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Oaktown Gears Up for New Year’s With March, Vigil

December 30, 2013 | 3:52 pm

Oaktown Gears Up for New Year’s With March, Vigil

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March tonight is in solidarity with inmates; vigil tomorrow honors fifth anniversary of Oscar Grant shooting.

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Watch Oakland Filmmaker Ryan Coogler Accept the Sundance Grand Jury Prize for ‘Fruitvale’

January 28, 2013 | 7:00 am

Watch Oakland Filmmaker Ryan Coogler Accept the Sundance Grand Jury Prize for ‘Fruitvale’

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And the winner is…. “Fruitvale.” The film about the final days of Oscar Grant, who was shot dead by BART police officer Johannes Mehserle in 2009, won big at Saturday’s Sundance Film Festival Awards. “Fruitvale” earned both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award in the U.S. Dramatic competition. The movie was directed by Oakland’s […]

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January 22, 2013 | 2:52 pm

Oakland Filmmaker’s Oscar Grant Film Picked Up by Weinstein Co.

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The Weinstein Co. has purchased rights to a feature film about the death of Oscar Grant, according to the Los Angeles Times: In a deal for about $2 million, the Weinstein Co. has acquired rights to the drama “Fruitvale,” shown at the Sundance Film Festival, according to a person close to the film who was […]

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Oscar Grant Family Looking Forward to ‘Fruitvale’,  Film About the Shooting

July 24, 2012 | 3:49 pm

Oscar Grant Family Looking Forward to ‘Fruitvale’, Film About the Shooting

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Fruitvale, a film about the shooting death of Oscar Grant, has been in production around Oakland, as some have been tweeting… Shot crazy scenes last night with a rad cast on a socially important film- “Fruitvale” Intensity at its finest. Solid work @michaelb4jordan — Chad Michael Murray (@ChadMMurray) July 23, 2012 just wrapped Fruitvale w/ […]

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February 24, 2012 | 2:02 pm

Judge Approves Fruitvale Gang Injunction; Read The Order

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by Dan Brekke and Andrew Stelzer An Oakland judge has issued an injunction against 38 alleged members of the Norteños gang in the city’s Fruitvale neighborhood. The order. issued this week by Alameda County Superior Court Judge Robert Freedman, places severe restrictions on the daily activities of those named in the injunction, including whom they […]

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Morning Splash: Oakland Zoo Controversy; Fruitvale Gang Injunction Arrests

May 9, 2011 | 7:55 am

Morning Splash: Oakland Zoo Controversy; Fruitvale Gang Injunction Arrests

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Oakland Zoo plans recently approved by the Oakand Planning Commission will be appealed by opponents (Oakland Tribune) A battle over using 54 acres of prime parkland for a multimillion dollar Oakland Zoo expansion into Knowland Park has pitted those rallying to showcase California grizzlies and native condors against environmentalists striving to protect purple needlegrass and […]

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The Close of Oakland’s Charcoal Park

April 28, 2011 | 9:24 am

The Close of Oakland’s Charcoal Park

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A few days ago I visited a unique Oakland spot called Charcoal Park. Probably for the first and last time, as it closes up next week due to financial reasons. Charcoal Park isn’t really a park. Formerly a carpet store, the space now feels like a cross between a museum and your favorite aunt’s living […]

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Outpouring of Affection, Grief, and Anger at Jesus “Chuy” Campos Funeral in Fruitvale

April 14, 2011 | 12:35 pm

Outpouring of Affection, Grief, and Anger at Jesus “Chuy” Campos Funeral in Fruitvale

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An estimated thousand-plus people attended the funeral in Oakland’s Fruitvale district yesterday of Jesus “Chuy” Campos, a 58-year-old, beloved community leader who was shot dead in an apparent robbery attempt at the restaurant he owned last Friday. At Hugo’s Travel just down the street, two of Chuy Campos’ friends were waiting for the memorial service […]

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Oakland Gang Injunctions

October 14, 2010 | 10:54 am

Oakland Gang Injunctions

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As we reported on-air this morning: “Oakland community groups are planning to rally at noon today in opposition to gang injunctions requested by police. The injunction, issued in June, prohibits gang members in a North Oakland neighborhood from hanging out in public, recruiting, or carrying guns or drugs. The groups who are rallying say the […]

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