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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Crematorium Opens In East Oakland Despite Belief It Had Been Stopped

A huge crematorium has quietly begun operation in east Oakland, despite the belief of area residents that they had stopped the business from opening because of health concerns.


Richmond Company Makes Exoskelton Vests To Aid Factory Workers

Robots may be replacing many factory workers, but a Bay Area company is working to make it possible for humans become “part robot” themselves.  


Oakland Revamps Emergency Alert System Following North Bay Wildfires

The city of Oakland is making changes to its emergency alert system in the wake of the North Bay wildfires.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–11/09/2017

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Oakland To Turn Tax-Defaulted Vacant Properties Into Low-Income Homes

Alameda County is fighting high housing prices with a unique new program to help people get into a house or apartment.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–10/27/2017

Vallejo Schoolyard Taunt Leads To Fatal Shooting Between Kids’ Fathers

A schoolyard taunt between first graders in Vallejo turned into a fatal showdown between two dads, according to police.


Horrific Oakland Crash Into Three Children Caught On Camera

Shocking surveillance video that shows a terrifying recent collision as a car slams into three children walking through an Oakland crosswalk has neighbors calling for changes.


SFPD Investigates Skateboard Collision Caught On Camera

A skateboarder who crashed into an SFPD patrol car was badly hurt and witnesses say an officer contributed to his wipeout.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–07/13/2017

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Stinky, Smelly Drinking Water In Tri-Valley Deemed Safe To Drink

The drinking water for hundreds of thousands of Bay Area residents is leaving them with a bad taste in their mouths, along with a smell of rotten eggs.


Oakland Unified Moves To Cut Reading Clinic For Special Ed Students

Oakland Unified says it’s cutting a popular reading clinic for special education students because the district can no longer afford it.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–06/01/2017

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Approval Given To Develop Old Mervyn’s Headquarters In Hayward

Hayward is finally moving forward with one of the biggest business development projects in the East Bay in years — redeveloping the old Mervyn’s headquarters.




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