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

05/20/2015

A van that went over an embankment in the Oakland Hills on May 15, 2015. (CBS)

3 Injured When Van Takes Wrong Turn In Oakland Hills, Goes Over Embankment

A family who wanted to take their graduating daughter out to dinner made a wrong turn in the Oakland Hills Friday night and drove straight into trouble.

05/15/2015

Elementary school children in Oakland. (CBS)

Every Kindergartner Gets $50 Saving Account In Oakland Leader’s Proposal

Some Oakland leaders want to give every student entering kindergarten a college savings account. It sounds like a noble idea, but critics said the city has more pressing needs.

05/15/2015

Berkeley High School campus. (CBS)

Berkeley High School Students Say District Not Doing Enough To Combat Sexual Harassment

Students in Berkeley say their high school has become a hostile learning environment, saying they are being harassed in the hallways and administrators aren’t doing anything about it.

05/07/2015

Computer Server

‘Cyber Attack’ On California Common Core Testing Shuts Down Access For Hours, State Denies Deliberate Tampering

“It was a deliberate attack. Not just a malfunction,” educators said after hundreds of thousands of California students were blocked from logging on to take mandatory Common Core tests Thursday.

05/01/2015

Alemu Solomon booking photo (San Francisco Police Dept.)

4-Month-Old Safe After Car She Was Riding In Stolen From San Francisco Street; Suspect Arrested

A 4-month-old was back with her family safe and sound after the car she was riding in was stolen Wednesday in San Francisco.

04/29/2015

Antioch School Board candidate Jeff Belle (CBS)

Troubled East Bay School Board Member Being Evicted For 3rd Time Since 2009

Trouble seems be following Contra Costa County School Board Trustee Jeff Belle, who is being evicted on top of having police called on him over the weekend after an alleged domestic violence incident.

04/08/2015

A mummified body was found inside this home in San Francisco's Inner Richmond. (CBS)

Mummified Body Found Inside San Francisco Inner Richmond Hoarder Home

A reportedly mummified body was found inside a home in San Francisco’s Inner Richmond neighborhood Saturday so full of trash that it forced firefighters to wear oxygen masks.

04/05/2015

Collapsed House

Contractor Says Collapsed Oakland House Was Accident Waiting To Happen, Inspectors Look For Violations

Cal/OSHA and city inspectors are investigating for potential violations by contractors after a North Oakland home collapsed Thursday, nearly crushing a person inside. A veteran contractor who examined this house told KPIX 5 that workers failed to brace the wall framing, which could have led to the collapse.

04/03/2015

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