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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Toxic Algae In Discovery Bay Prompts Warnings From Health Officials

Ignoring a warning issued by health officials, swimmers and their pets on Friday were still using a popular body of water in eastern Contra Costa to cool off, even though it’s now contaminated with toxic algae.


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BART Board Nixes $1.6 Billion Extension To Livermore

The BART board of directors rejected the proposed 5.5-mile extension of the Dublin-Pleasanton line into Livermore at a meeting at Oakland headquarters Thursday night.


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Vallejo Billboards Protesting Cement Factory Send Concrete Message To Legislators

New billboards tell Vallejo city leaders: approve the cement plant near the mouth of the Napa River and get voted out.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–04/27/2018

A view of the home of accused rapist and killer Joseph James DeAngelo on April 24, 2018 in Citrus Heights, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Who Is Golden State Killer Suspect Joseph DeAngelo?

The district attorney’s office said investigators tracked down the golden state killer suspect by using genealogy websites.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–04/26/2018

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San Quentin Inmate Free After 25 Years On Death Row

A man who spent almost a quarter of a century on California’s Death Row took his first steps of freedom right into his family’s arms Thursday after his conviction in the rape and killing of his girlfriend’s two-year-old daughter was overturned.


RV Dwellers Near Berkeley Marina Face Evictions

Dozens of people living in RVs along the Berkeley waterfront are being told to pack up and leave. But many say they have nowhere else to go.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–04/05/2018

Occupants of Tiny Homes Community in Alameda Face Evictions

Some folks who have created a tiny home community in Alameda may be forced out soon.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–02/16/2018

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Tiny Homes Fill A Need For Many Californians Who Can’t Buy Big Homes

When buying a full-size home isn’t an option, many people are turning to tiny homes.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–02/15/2018

Alameda’s Crime-Fighting License Plate Readers Prompt Privacy, ICE Concerns

Alameda is monitored by four license plate readers and there’s a push to get more. But worries about ICE and privacy abound.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–02/01/2018

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Wildfire Victims Hit A Snag On The Road To Rebuilding

A shortage of labor has stalled rebuilding efforts in one of Santa Rosa’s hardest hit neighborhoods.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–01/26/2018

Bike Share Racks Block View Of Oakland Firestorm Memorial

The latest installation of bike sharing racks at a BART station in Oakland has set off a major pushback because of its location – directly in front of a memorial display for victims of the 1991 Oakland firestorm.


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Alameda Family Faces $2,000 Rent Increase

A family in the East Bay just learned their rent is about to go up by 133 percent: from $1,500 dollars a month to $3,500.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–01/11/2018

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

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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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Piece Of Berkeley History Uncovered At Estate Sale

It is a piece of Berkeley history that most thought they would never get a chance to see in person.


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Benicia Residents Worry Their Homes Will Flood When Storm Drains Fill

Major storms will sometimes overwhelm a Benicia drainpipe, sending water onto the street and flooding homes.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–04/06/2017

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BART Wrestles With Ridership Slump, Considers Rolling Back Services

Despite packed trains, BART ridership is down. And commuters could end up paying the price.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–02/24/2017

Founder Of Bette’s Oceanview Diner In Berkeley Leaves Behind A Legacy

Bette Kroening, the founder of Bette’s Oceanview Diner in Berkeley, is remembered and missed by her family, longtime customers and employees.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–02/23/2017

Waves, Wind, Rain Force Closure Of Pacifica Pier

The storm sent huge waves pounding the coastline and in Pacifica sneaker waves posed a real threat.


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13-Year-Old Student Arrested For Attacking Antioch Substitute Teacher

An East Bay middle school student allegedly punched a substitute teacher several times.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–02/03/2017

Fallen Trees In San Pablo Creek Raise Flooding Worries

Several downed trees are raising flooding concerns for people living near an East Bay Creek as a new round of storms rolls into the region.


East Bay Mother’s Body Remains Submerged In The Sacramento River

An East Bay mother was killed in a car crash and days later, officials still can’t get to her body.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–01/19/2017

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Orinda Sinkhole Causes Major Suburban Gridlock

Another growing sinkhole has opened up in Contra Costa County with a new crater in Orinda rupturing sewer lines and creating gridlock for drivers.


USF Hosts Police Use Of Force Symposium

Some of California’s top cops came together in San Francisco Thursday to discuss big questions over the use of force during a two-day symposium.


Harbor Seals Sun Themselves In Alameda Despite Ferry Construction Project

Harbor seals are still sunning themselves in Alameda despite a nearby construction project.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–12/29/2016

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Unofficial Signs Condemning Hate Posted on BART Trains

A vigilante message is getting double takes on BART.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–12/02/2016

Environmental Groups Fight Expansion Of East Bay Dirt-Bike Park

A heated fight in Alameda County is pitting dirt-bike enthusiasts against wildlife advocates as county officials sue to put the brakes on a major expansion to an off-road park.


Bicyclist Draw Bridge Proposed Between Alameda And Oakland

Alameda wants to build a new bridge to Oakland, just for bicyclists and pedestrians.