Tag Archives: San Francisco Bay

Alcatraz Prison Is Shuttered

You might say Alcatraz Island is famous for its birds.  Certainly there are plenty of sea gulls, but I’m thinking more about its jailbirds. Yes, there was the “Bird Man of Alcatraz” Robert Stroud.  Some of America’s most infamous, notorious … Continue reading

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Bay Bridge Grand Opening

My first childhood entrance into San Francisco was from the East Bay in the winter of 1962.  The grand welcome was the drive over the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. It’s the Interstate 80 link between San Francisco and points to … Continue reading

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