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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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.
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.
New billboards tell Vallejo city leaders: approve the cement plant near the mouth of the Napa River and get voted out.
The district attorney’s office said investigators tracked down the golden state killer suspect by using genealogy websites.
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.
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.
Some folks who have created a tiny home community in Alameda may be forced out soon.
When buying a full-size home isn’t an option, many people are turning to tiny homes.
Alameda is monitored by four license plate readers and there’s a push to get more. But worries about ICE and privacy abound.
A shortage of labor has stalled rebuilding efforts in one of Santa Rosa’s hardest hit neighborhoods.
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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
The Republican tax plan which would lower corporate tax rate could mean Apple Inc might save as much as $47 billion.
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.
Robots may be replacing many factory workers, but a Bay Area company is working to make it possible for humans become “part robot” themselves.
The city of Oakland is making changes to its emergency alert system in the wake of the North Bay wildfires.
Alameda County is fighting high housing prices with a unique new program to help people get into a house or apartment.
A schoolyard taunt between first graders in Vallejo turned into a fatal showdown between two dads, according to police.
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.
A skateboarder who crashed into an SFPD patrol car was badly hurt and witnesses say an officer contributed to his wipeout.
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 says it’s cutting a popular reading clinic for special education students because the district can no longer afford it.
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.
It is a piece of Berkeley history that most thought they would never get a chance to see in person.
Major storms will sometimes overwhelm a Benicia drainpipe, sending water onto the street and flooding homes.
Despite packed trains, BART ridership is down. And commuters could end up paying the price.
Bette Kroening, the founder of Bette’s Oceanview Diner in Berkeley, is remembered and missed by her family, longtime customers and employees.
The storm sent huge waves pounding the coastline and in Pacifica sneaker waves posed a real threat.
An East Bay middle school student allegedly punched a substitute teacher several times.
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.
An East Bay mother was killed in a car crash and days later, officials still can’t get to her body.
Another growing sinkhole has opened up in Contra Costa County with a new crater in Orinda rupturing sewer lines and creating gridlock for drivers.
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 are still sunning themselves in Alameda despite a nearby construction project.
A vigilante message is getting double takes on BART.
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.
Alameda wants to build a new bridge to Oakland, just for bicyclists and pedestrians.