The move is the latest to distance the organization from the era of late owner Al Davis. Kelly originally signed with Oakland as an undrafted free agent in 2004 and quickly became a mainstay on the defense, signing a $50.1 million, seven-year contract to remain with Oakland in 2008.
One of the three men who kidnapped a busload of Chowchilla schoolchildren in 1976 and buried them in a quarry in Livermore has been released from state prison after serving more than 35 years behind bars.
Concord police may take a few more weeks to complete their investigation of a deadly bicycle accident that claimed the life of a father and his nine-year-old daughter last weekend, but the 17-year-old driver was released Tuesday.
Powell has been Oakland’s backup catcher behind Kurt Suzuki each of the past three seasons, but played in only 36 games in 2011 with a .171 batting average, one home run and four RBIs.
Turns out that the FBI did a background check on Steve Jobs in 1991, when he was considered for an appointment on George H. W. Bush’s President’s Export Council.
The Oakland Raiders have released cornerback Stanford Routt less than one year after signing him to a blockbuster contract.
Three federal appeals court judges were hearing arguments in San Francisco Thursday afternoon on two issues related to last year’s trial on Proposition 8, California’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage.
Monterey Bay Aquarium staff are reeling from the sudden death of a young great white shark that had been on exhibit the past few months and was released into the wild last week.
A red-tailed hawk that was found shot in the head with a nail gun in San Francisco last month was released back into the wild Wednesday after recovering at a San Jose animal hospital.
Monterey Bay Aquarium officials successfully released a young great white shark back into the ocean on Tuesday afternoon.