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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Lawsuit Alleges Abuse Of Pregnant Inmates At Santa Rita Jail

Six current and former inmates who were pregnant at Santa Rita Jail leveled accusations of abuse against guards in a lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court in Oakland,


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Bay Area Still Has Some Homes Listed For Under $500K

Bay Area area home prices are up almost 13 percent from a year ago, but we found some Bay Area cities where you can still buy a home for under $500k.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–12/29/2017

Traffic passes through the toll plaza of the San Francisco Bay Bridge November 2, 2009 in San Francisco, California. The San Francisco Bay Bridge reopened this morning after being closed for six days to undergo emergency repairs of cross beams and rods that broke and fell into traffic damaging three vehicles. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Voters Who Don’t Use Bridges To Weigh In On Proposed Toll Hike

A proposed toll hike on Bay Area bridges is likely headed for the ballot, but not everyone who’s voting on it will be paying the higher tolls.


Apple Gets Huge Windfall in GOP Tax Plans

The Republican tax plan which would lower corporate tax rate could mean Apple Inc might save as much as $47 billion.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–12/07/2017


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

Lake Merritt in Oakland. (CBS)

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.




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