Jan Wahl reviews “Fruitvale Station,” a controversial and emotional story about Oscar Grant on the last day of his life…
Hundreds of people gathered at the Grand Lake Theater near Oakland’s Lake Merritt Thursday evening for a private screening of the film “Fruitvale Station” which depicts the last 24 hours in the life of Oscar Grant III.
BART police announced Wednesday that retired Police Chief Patrick Oliver, a leading law-enforcement consultant, will begin an assessment on the department’s reforms this July.
After earning top marks at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, the film “Fruitvale Station,” which depicts the last day of Oscar Grant III’s life before he was fatally shot by a BART police officer, will be screened for the first time in the Bay Area on Thursday.
One victim was injured in a shooting on Fruitvale Avenue in East Oakland early Tuesday morning, according to police.
A dramatic film about the last day in the life of a man shot to death in Oakland by a BART police officer on New Year’s Day 2009 was awarded a top prize for a dramatic film at the Sundance Film Festival.
A movie about the shooting death of BART passenger Oscar Grant by officer Johannes Mehserle on the Fruitvale Station platform on New Year’s Day 2009 appears to be the hottest flick at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
Police are investigating how a man was struck by an Amtrak train in East Oakland Thursday afternoon, a spokeswoman said.
Oakland police have released a sketch of a man wanted in connection with the attempted kidnapping of a 25-year-old woman near the Fruitvale BART station last month.
The Sundance Film Festival returns to Park City, Utah with some films featuring the Bay Area through Steve Jobs and a film depicting the events around Oscar Grant…