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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Nolan Buchanan

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.


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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.


Kumar Polk

Young Vallejo Boy Paralyzed In Shooting Returns To Football Field As Coach

The Vallejo Junior Jaguars on Friday were getting in their final practice before Saturday’s first regular season game. But life back on the football field is different for Kumar Polk.


Classroom before test (Getty Images)

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.


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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.


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.


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


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

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