Da Lin

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Da Lin is an award-winning journalist at KPIX 5 News. He joined KPIX 5 in 2012, but has been reporting the news in the Bay Area since 2007. Da grew up in Oakland, and before his return to the Bay Area, he spent five years covering the news at three other television stations in Texas, Southern and Central California. He also spent five years reporting at KRON 4.

Da has traveled and lived all over the world, from China to England, but he says his heart belongs in the Bay Area. He says there’s simply no place like it. Da’s coverage of major stories including the Oscar Grant killing has earned him 10 awards from the Bay Area Press Photographers’ Association and the Northern California Radio and Television News Directors’ Association.

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Antioch School Board candidate Jeff Belle (CBS)

Troubled East Bay School Board Member Being Evicted For 3rd Time Since 2009

Trouble seems be following Contra Costa County School Board Trustee Jeff Belle, who is being evicted on top of having police called on him over the weekend after an alleged domestic violence incident.

04/08/2015

A mummified body was found inside this home in San Francisco's Inner Richmond. (CBS)

Mummified Body Found Inside San Francisco Inner Richmond Hoarder Home

A reportedly mummified body was found inside a home in San Francisco’s Inner Richmond neighborhood Saturday so full of trash that it forced firefighters to wear oxygen masks.

04/05/2015

Collapsed House

Contractor Says Collapsed Oakland House Was Accident Waiting To Happen, Inspectors Look For Violations

Cal/OSHA and city inspectors are investigating for potential violations by contractors after a North Oakland home collapsed Thursday, nearly crushing a person inside. A veteran contractor who examined this house told KPIX 5 that workers failed to brace the wall framing, which could have led to the collapse.

04/03/2015

National Autism Resources in Benicia. (CBS)

First Autism Shop In Bay Area Provides Valuable Resource To Parents, Kids Alike

April 2 marks the eighth annual World Autism Awareness Day in which organizations around the world celebrate the day with unique fundraising and awareness-raising events. And this time around–for the first time–parents of kids with Autism spectrum disorder in the Bay Area have place where they can find materials and products tailored for them.

04/02/2015

San Francisco schools' Superintendent Richard Carranza. (CBS)

San Francisco School District Approves $65,000 Raise For Superintendent, Teachers Lament

The school board voted unanimously to approve a 25 percent raise over three years for Superintendent Richard Carranza, a move drawing criticism from teachers.

02/12/2015

Star of the Sea Church Sign

Peeved Parishioners Leaving SF Catholic Church Over Ban On Girls As Altar Servers

A Bay Area church is now under fire over a controversial new policy saying only boys can be altar servers.

01/23/2015

Map of schools the Oakland Unified School District is looking for outside groups to take over. (CBS)

Oakland Unified Seeks Outside Groups To Take Over Several Schools

The Oakland Unified School District is looking for charter schools and other outside groups to take over the district’s most underperforming schools.

01/15/2015

(CBS SF)

‘Crazy Legs Howard’ May Have Danced His Last Oakland Raiders Season As Nation’s Oldest Stadium Vendor

Raiders ended their season Sunday with a disappointing 3 and 13 record leaving fans without a whole to cheer for. But there’s something else that has many fans literally up on their feet dancing at the Oakland Coliseum.

12/31/2014

Salvation Army kettle

Oakland Protests Blamed For Huge Drop In Salvation Army Donations

A charity group is blaming violent protests in Oakland for a huge drop in donations this holiday season.

12/25/2014

Former Richmond Police Officer Michael Wang. (CBS)

Veteran Richmond Police Officer Fired, Accused Of Corruption In Many Drug Cases

Police in Richmond have fired an officer accused of corruption involving years of drug cases. The fallout could clog the court system in Contra Costa County and lead to many convictions being overturned.

12/19/2014

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