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Aldon Smith (Getty Images)

49ers Activate Troubled Linebacker Aldon Smith

All-Pro 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has been activated to the roster from the non-football injury list, two days after he turned himself in to Santa Clara County authorities as he faces weapons charges.

10/31/2013

Usher (R) and his son, Usher Raymond V (credit: Chris McKay/Getty Images)

Usher’s Son Released From Hospital After Pool Accident

Usher Raymond V, 5, was released from an Atlanta hospital Sunday after nearly drowning in a pool on August 5…

08/13/2013

Golden Gate Transit bus

Retired Driver Arrested In Golden Gate Transit Bus Theft Released From Jail

A retired Golden Gate Transit bus driver who was arrested for allegedly stealing a Golden Gate Transit bus in Novato on Tuesday has been released from Marin County Jail pending the filing of charges against him.

07/25/2013

Tommy Kelly #93 of the Oakland Raiders looks on during the game against the Oakland Raiders at Georgia Dome on October 14, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Longest-Tenured Raider Tommy Kelly Released

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.

03/27/2013

Chowchilla kidnapper Richard Schoenfeld. (California Department of Corrections)

Chowchilla Kidnapper Schoenfeld Released From California Prison

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.

06/21/2012

Scene of crash at Treat Boulevard and Oak Grove Road in Concord where a father and two daughters on bicycles were hit by an out-of-control Cadillac Escalade, April 7, 2012. (CBS)

Teen Driver In Fatal Concord Crash Released From Custody

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.

04/10/2012

Wilson Betemit #20 of the Detroit Tigers is tagged out at home plate by Landon Powell #11 of the Oakland Athletics in the six inning during an MLB baseball game at O.co Coliseum on September 16, 2011 in Oakland. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

A’s Release Backup Catcher Landon Powell

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.

03/09/2012

Apple chief executive Steve Jobs unveils the iPhone at the Macworld Conference in January, 2007 in San Francisco. (Photo credit: TONY AVELAR/AFP/Getty Images)

FBI Background Check Of Steve Jobs Released

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.

02/09/2012

Stanford Routt, Oakland Raiders

Raiders Release Cornerback Stanford Routt

The Oakland Raiders have released cornerback Stanford Routt less than one year after signing him to a blockbuster contract.

02/09/2012

Same-sex couple Richard Yoder (R) and William Rackin (L) of New York exchange vows during their wedding ceremony October 15, 2008 at City Hall in San Francisco (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Prop. 8 Appeals Argued In SF Courtroom

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.

12/08/2011

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