Fruitvale

Michael B. Jordan as Oscar Grant in 'Fruitvale'  (credit: The Weinstein Company)

Sundance Prize Goes To Dramatization Of Fruitvale BART Shooting Victim

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.

01/27/2013

Scene from "Fruitvale" (credit: Sundance Film Festival)

Oscar Grant ‘Fruitvale’ Film Creates Sundance Buzz

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.

01/22/2013

Amtrak Train at Crossing

Oakland Man Hospitalized After Being Struck By Amtrak Train

Police are investigating how a man was struck by an Amtrak train in East Oakland Thursday afternoon, a spokeswoman said.

01/17/2013

Police sketch of suspect in attempted kidnapping near Fruitvale BART station. (Oakland Police Dept.)

Suspect Sketch Released In Attempted Kidnap Near Fruitvale BART Station

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.

01/17/2013

Scene from "Fruitvale" (credit: Sundance Film Festival)

Bay Area Featured In Film At The Sundance Film Festival

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…

01/09/2013

Oakland police cruisers (CBS)

Spate Of Sex Assaults, Robberies Plagues Oakland’s Fruitvale Neighborhood

Oakland police are seeking suspects in connection with a string of sexual assaults and robberies in the city’s Fruitvale neighborhood.

08/31/2012

Wanda Johnson, mother of Oscar Grant III, speaks to reporters in Oakland, May 11, 2012. (CBS)

Oscar Grant Family Outraged Over Mehserle Appeal Process

The mother and uncle of Oscar Grant III, an unarmed man who was killed by former Bay Area Rapid Transit police Officer Johannes Mehserle three years ago, expressed outrage Friday that they weren’t informed of Mehserle’s appellate hearing on Wednesday.

05/11/2012

Johannes Mehserle

Ex-BART Officer Mehserle Asks Appeals Court To Overturn Manslaughter Conviction

Lawyers for former Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer Johannes Mehserle asked a state appeals court in San Francisco Wednesday to overturn his involuntary manslaughter conviction in the killing of unarmed passenger Oscar Grant at an Oakland station in 2009.

05/09/2012

Oscar Grant III (CBS)

Oscar Grant Shooting Set To Become Feature Film

Hollywood filmmakers plan to bring the shooting death of Bay Area Rapid Transit passenger Oscar Grant on the Fruitvale Station platform to the big screen. Some well-known actors have apparently signed on for the film.

04/18/2012

An Oakland Police Cruiser.

Judge Approves 2nd Oakland Gang Injunction

A judge has approved a second gang injunction in Oakland—this one in the city’s Fruitvale neighborhood.

02/25/2012

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