Da Lin


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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Even though it’s been a dry day in the Oakland Hills, water continues to seep out of a hillside with homes on it, causing a landslide.


Nathaniel Jones is seen dumping trash on a sidewalk in his West Oakland neighborhood.  (CBS)

Former Oakland Pastor Caught On Camera Dumping Trash On Street In His Neighborhood

A local pastor was caught on camera dumping trash on a street in his own West Oakland neighborhood.


A sign advertising an apartment for rent is displayed in a window in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Richmond Rent Control Repealed After Opponents Gather Signatures

A few months after Richmond leaders approved rent control, the measure has been repealed after a signature drive backed by the California Apartment Association.


On the left, a Xanax pill. On the right, a counterfeit pill that is being sold as Xanax. (San Francisco Department of Public Health)

Fake Xanax Blamed In San Francisco Woman’s Death, Others Sickened

Health officials in San Francisco say fake Xanax pills have killed one woman and are making others extremely sick.


Mount Diablo Elementary School in Clayton. (CBS)

Father: East Bay School District ‘Failed’ 3rd Grader Blamed For Campus Lockdown

The father of a third grader attending Mount Diablo Elementary School knows his son has major behavior problems, but didn’t know it was to the point of disrupting the entire school.


Children playing at school. (CBS)

Parents, Students Say 3rd Grader Terrorizing East Bay Elementary School

Some parents at Mount Diablo Elementary School have stopped sending their kids to class because they say the school has become dangerous because of a third grader.


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Arrest Of Benicia Teen Accused Of Killing His Own Family Stuns Classmates

The arrest of 16-year-old Nolan Buchanan has shocked people in his hometown of Benicia. Nolan is accused of killing his family at their cabin in the Sierra Foothills before burning the cabin down.


Berkeley House Sold

Berkeley Median Home Prices Reach $1 Million Mark

The latest Bay Area community to hit the $1 million mark for home prices isn’t located in Silicon Valley or Marin County, it’s Berkeley.


Residents of this Oakland home said their landlord has become violent as he attempts to evict them. (CBS)

Oakland Landlord Accused Of Using Violence To Force Family To Leave

Neighbors are rallying around an East Bay family being threatened with eviction. The family said the landlord has even turned violent.


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Oakland Unified Looks To Integrate Special Ed Students In Regular Classrooms

The Oakland Unified School District is trying to sell teachers and parents on a plan to move special education students into regular classrooms.



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