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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Security line at Oakland International Airport. (CBS)

Oakland Airport Hires Private Security Guards To Help Speed Up TSA Lines

Oakland is trying to keep passengers happy. The airport will hire 30 private security guards to help speed up the line.


Celeste Guap, the woman at center of alleged OPD sex scandal (CBS/Facebook)

Underage Sex Scandal Rocks Oakland Police Department

An internal affairs investigation is underway focusing on a sordid tale of several Oakland police officers who allegedly had sex with an underage girl.


Vallejo Real Estate Market

Vallejo Rebounds From Recession And Realtors Rejoice

The city of Vallejo is bouncing back from recession and bankruptcy and local real estate prices show it.


Fast Food

Oakland Set For Fast Food Influx

Oakland has been fighting to become healthier in recent months, but it looks as though several fast food companies are looking to make the move to the town.


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Dublin Residents Patrolling Their Own Streets After Burglaries Spike

Residents in Dublin say property crime has gotten so bad that they aren’t waiting for police to solve the problem, and are patrolling the streets of their own neighborhoods.


Ray McDonald at Tennyson HS (Facebook/Hayward Unified School District)

Parents Outraged After Former 49er McDonald Speaks At Hayward School

Some parents in the East Bay were furious Wednesday after former 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald was invited to speak to Hayward high school students about self-control, despite the fact that he is facing rape charges.



Sliding Hillsides Caused By Leaking Water Pipes

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.



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