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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Orinda Sinkhole

Orinda Sinkhole Causes Major Suburban Gridlock

Another growing sinkhole has opened up in Contra Costa County with a new crater in Orinda rupturing sewer lines and creating gridlock for drivers.


Police officers listen to a presentation at a USF use of force symposium (CBS)

USF Hosts Police Use Of Force Symposium

Some of California’s top cops came together in San Francisco Thursday to discuss big questions over the use of force during a two-day symposium.


Seals sunning themselves off of Alameda. (CBS)

Harbor Seals Sun Themselves In Alameda Despite Ferry Construction Project

Harbor seals are still sunning themselves in Alameda despite a nearby construction project.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–12/29/2016

Vigilante Anti-Hate Signs at BART

Unofficial Signs Condemning Hate Posted on BART Trains

A vigilante message is getting double takes on BART.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–12/02/2016

Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area (CBS)

Environmental Groups Fight Expansion Of East Bay Dirt-Bike Park

A heated fight in Alameda County is pitting dirt-bike enthusiasts against wildlife advocates as county officials sue to put the brakes on a major expansion to an off-road park.



Bicyclist Draw Bridge Proposed Between Alameda And Oakland

Alameda wants to build a new bridge to Oakland, just for bicyclists and pedestrians.


Jesse Arreguin

Berkeley’s First Latino Mayor-Elect Is Also Its Youngest Ever

At 32, Jesse Arreguin becomes the youngest and the first Latino Mayor-elect in Berkeley.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–11/11/2016

Profane Principal

Milpitas Principal On Leave After Ending Speech To Students With Profanity Directed At Donald Trump

A Milpitas high school principal was placed on administrative leave after ending a speech to students with a profanity directed at President-elect Donald Trump Thursday.


Smash and Grab Vehicle Breakin

Laptops Stolen From South L.A. Youth Group Attending Oakland Tech Summit

A youth group from South Los Angeles attending a tech conference in Oakland were victims of a vehicle burglary. And when the victims asked for help, police were nowhere to be found.


Officers in Court

Oakland Police Officers Implicated In Sex Scandals Appear In Court

Two Oakland police officers were in court Friday in separate sex scandal cases.



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