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Da Lin

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Da Lin is an award-winning journalist at CBS 5 Eyewitness News. He joined CBS 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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Dueling groups of protesters sounded off on the Israel-Palestine conflict Sunday outside a temple in San Francisco. (CBS)

Dueling Protests Face Off On Israel-Palestine Conflict Outside Jewish Temple In San Francisco

Dueling groups of protesters sounded off on the Israel-Palestine conflict Sunday outside a temple in San Francisco, with both sides blaming each other.

07/20/2014

Homeless Camp

Berkeley Removes Homeless Camp, Tents Reemerge Soon After

The City of Berkeley cleared out a homeless encampment of about a dozen people on Friday, following complaints about rotting food, animal waste, and rats. But moments after police left, some of the tents popped up nearby.

07/18/2014

Robbery Suspect

Search Continues For Suspect In Violent Santa Rosa Jewelry Store Robbery

Authorities are analyzing store surveillance video and monitoring Bay Area hospitals as they look for a suspect in a violent robbery at a Santa Rosa jewelry store on Thursday. One other suspect has been arrested.

07/11/2014

Neighbors said the area near Bonita Avenue and Bayview Road in San Pablo has been the site of a water leak for more than two years. (CBS)

EBMUD, Richmond In Dispute Over Who Should Fix Endless Water Leak

While the Bay Area can’t afford to waste a single drop of water during this drought, a leak in the East Bay has been going on for years, and no one can decide whose job it is to fix it.

07/10/2014

A Half Moon Bay pilot was killed in a crash during a show at Travis Air Force Base Sunday. (CBS)

Fire Killed Pilot After He Crashed During Travis AFB Airshow, Autopsy Finds

An autopsy report said it wasn’t the crash or the upside-down slide that killed pilot Eddie Andreini during an airshow at Travis Air Force Base last month. The report indicates he had survived the crash, only to be burned to death.

06/26/2014

Rebecca Kaplan

Oakland Mayoral Hopeful Rebecca Kaplan Faces Backlash For Leaving Behind Trash After Announcing Candidacy

Some people in East Oakland said City Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan used their community as a prop for political advancement, but did nothing to help them. Now, they’re taking action to make sure she won’t be their next mayor.

06/20/2014

A general view during the playing of the National Anthem before the Oakland Athletics played against the Cleveland Indians on Opening Day at O.co Coliseum on March 31, 2014 in Oakland.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Proposed Oakland A’s Lease Extension At O.co Coliseum Could Drive Raiders Out Of Town

A proposed 10-year lease extension at O.co Coliseum by the Oakland A’s have some saying the deal would be the catalyst to drive the Raiders out of town.

06/12/2014

Oakland School Security Guard Accused Of Assaulting Student In Wheelchair, Dumping Him On Floor

Oakland Students Voice Support For Security Guard Seen Hitting Student In Wheelchair

A group of students at a high school in Oakland are voicing support for a security guard who was recently fired for hitting a student in a wheelchair, in an incident caught on camera.

05/30/2014

(Adam Jan/AFP/Getty Images)

Questions Raised Over Spending In East Bay School District As Voters Weigh Bond Measure

In less than two weeks, voters in the West Contra Costa County Unified School District will decide on a $270 million bond measure. But the committee tasked with how the district spends tax money is frustrated over a lack of information.

05/22/2014

'Robo-grader' in use at Bristow Middle School in Brentwood. (CBS)

More Bay Area Teachers Using Robo Readers To Grade Essays

More Bay Area teachers are using so-called “robo-readers” to grade assignments, such as essays. While it saves time, some educators worry the technology could hurt learning.

05/19/2014

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