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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Oakland Unified Considers Building Affordable Housing For Teachers

Looking to solve their shortage of teachers, the Oakland Unified School district is looking at a plan to build its own affordable housing to attract candidates.

08/26/2015

Drone in Flight

FAA: Growing Number Of Close Calls Between Drones, Planes Above Bay Area

A new report from the Federal Aviation Administration details just how often drones cause problems for airplanes above the Bay Area.

08/21/2015

Construction crews place a chain link fence around Chancellor Nicholas Dirks' home on the UC Berkeley campus. (CBS)

UC Berkeley Students Criticize New Security Fence Around Chancellor’s Home

The University of California at Berkeley is putting up a fence around Chancellor Nicholas Dirks’ on campus house. While school officials are calling the fence a security measure, the project is under fire from faculty members and students.

08/20/2015

Oakland Police Badge

FBI Steps In To Help Overworked Oakland Homicide Investigators

Just 10 Oakland police detectives work the streets every day. Now, the FBI is stepping in to help.

08/12/2015

Image from surveillance video shows a mover for Starving Students moving company discarding furniture on an Oakland sidewalk. (Edison VanWagoner/YouTube)

Caught On Camera: Moving Company Dumps Furniture In Oakland Neighborhood

A moving company has been caught on camera dumping furniture on an Oakland street and dashing away.

08/06/2015

Surveillance footage of a serial burglary suspect targeting homes in Concord. (Erick Molnar)

Concord Serial Cat Burglar Breaking In While Residents Sleep Inside

Police in Concord are looking for a serial cat burglar who they say is responsible for numerous break-ins.

07/10/2015

Paramount Theater in Oakland. (CBS)

Warriors Victory Parade To Showcase Revitalized Part Of Downtown Oakland

As the Golden State Warriors prepare to celebrate their first NBA championship in four decades with their fans, Oakland is especially ready to show off a revitalized downtown along Friday’s parade route.

06/17/2015

The 2015 Berkeley High School yearbook has been recalled after pranksters placed an offensive message. (CBS)

Berkeley High School Recalls Yearbooks Over Offensive Prank

Berkeley High School has asked all students to bring back their yearbooks after offensive language was placed into the yearbook. The students affected believe the comment was motivated by race.

06/04/2015

Protesters upset with a grand jury's decision not to charge a New York City police officer in the death of Eric Garner march in Oakland on December 3, 2014. (CBS)

Oakland Officials To Enforce Ban On Nighttime Protests In The Streets

Saying protests that turn violent need to end, the Mayor of Oakland has come up with a new strategy, by cracking down on people who march on the streets at night.

05/22/2015

Five-pound packages of Harris Ranch ground beef from Grocery Outlet. (CBS)

Grocery Outlet Pulls Ground Beef Packages After Customer Finds Glass Pieces Inside

A grocery chain pulled ground beef packages from its shelves after a customer reported finding pieces of glass inside the meat. UPDATE: Testing confirmed the crystals were coarse salt.

05/20/2015

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