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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Chief Charles Hanley of the Rodeo Hercules Fire Protection District. (CBS)

East Bay Fire Chief Says $380,000 In Salary, Benefits Is ‘Outrageous,’ Wants Department Eliminated

Chief Charles Hanley of the Rodeo-Hercules Fire District made about $177,000 a year in salary. But including retirement benefits, his total compensation comes out to roughly $380,000.

11/12/2014

Antioch School Board candidate Jeff Belle (CBS)

Antioch School Board Candidate Feuding With Ex-Wife Tries To Clear Name, But Refuses To Answer Questions

A board of education race in the East Bay which would normally not draw widespread attention is getting more interest over one candidate’s background, and his feud with his ex-wife.

10/22/2014

Surveillance video of confrontation between Santa Rosa councilman Gary Wysocky and a paratransit bus. (Santa Rosa Press Democrat)

Santa Rosa Councilman Under Scrutiny For Cursing At Bus Driver In Incident Caught On Video

A Santa Rosa City Councilmember is under scrutiny following a confrontation with a bus driver that was caught on camera earlier this year.

10/03/2014

Hillside Apartments in Oakland. (CBS)

Oakland City Attorney Sues Landlords Of Apartment Complex Notorious For Violence, Shootings

The Oakland City Attorney has sued the landlords of an apartment complex that they said has become a base for a violent gang. Residents said they have experienced robberies, shootings and gang members chasing down tenants.

09/25/2014

(CBS SF)

Controversy Grows Over Signature Drive Using ‘Bullying’ Tactics To Overturn Oakland Garbage Contract

The controversy over the push to overturn Oakland’s $1 billion garbage contract is growing, with signature gatherers accused of missing the facts.

09/11/2014

Waste Management garbage and recycling bins in Oakland. (CBS)

Oakland Accuses Waste Management Of Dirty Tricks In Campaign To Overturn New Garbage Contract

After Waste Management lost a $1 billion contract to pick up Oakland’s garbage, the company is trying to put a ballot measure on the November ballot to overturn the city’s decision. Officials are accusing Waste Management of dirty tricks as they attempt to gather signatures.

09/08/2014

Image from 'Welcome to County' rap video produced by Oakland doctors. (Humanized Medicine/YouTube)

Oakland Doctors Produce ‘Welcome To County’ Rap Video To Publicize Hospital Funding Needs

Oakland doctors concerned about the funding of county hospitals are taking a one-of-a-kind approach to publicizing that concern, with the release of a slickly-produced rap video.

09/05/2014

A Caltrans construction project along East 8th Street in Oakland. (CBS)

Oakland Upholstery Shop Owner Says Business Down 90-Percent Because Of Caltrans Project

The owner of a 30-year old business in Oakland says a Caltrans construction project is running him out of town.

09/01/2014

A Caltrans construction project along East 8th Street in Oakland. (CBS)

Oakland Residents Say Caltrans Sound Wall Project Leading To Spike In Crime

Residents in an Oakland neighborhood say a Caltrans construction project is leading to a spike in crime on their street.

09/01/2014

Keith Jones and Sons

Race Issues Raised When Oakland Firefighter, Kids Detained By Police Officer

A black Oakland firefighter has filed a complaint with the Oakland Police Department after he and his young kids were detained by a white police officer outside the station where the firefighter worked.

08/29/2014

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