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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Jesse Arreguin

Berkeley’s First Latino Mayor-Elect Is Also Its Youngest Ever

At 32, Jesse Arreguin becomes the youngest and the first Latino Mayor-elect in Berkeley.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–11/11/2016

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Milpitas Principal On Leave After Ending Speech To Students With Profanity Directed At Donald Trump

A Milpitas high school principal was placed on administrative leave after ending a speech to students with a profanity directed at President-elect Donald Trump Thursday.


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Laptops Stolen From South L.A. Youth Group Attending Oakland Tech Summit

A youth group from South Los Angeles attending a tech conference in Oakland were victims of a vehicle burglary. And when the victims asked for help, police were nowhere to be found.


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Oakland Police Officers Implicated In Sex Scandals Appear In Court

Two Oakland police officers were in court Friday in separate sex scandal cases.


Raider Boosters Hopeful In Face Of Vegas Stadium Bill Passing

The quick passage on Friday of the hotel tax bill that will help fund a Vegas football stadium was a blow to those hoping the Oakland Raiders will stay in the East Bay.


Black Panther Exhibit Opens in Oakland

New Exhibit Celebrates History Of Black Panthers

Long before the Black Lives Matter movement, the Black Panther Party was fighting to end police brutality in the Bay Area.


Oil Spill Near Phillips 66 Refinery, Tanker Remains Mysterious

Investigators are still trying to figure out how two large oil sheens near Phillips 66’s Rodeo refinery ended up in the San Pablo Bay.


A prostitute waits for clients in a street of the French southeastern city of Nice, on September 5, 2015.

Oakland Urges Residents To Report Sexual Solicitation On ReportJohn.org

Now there’s a new way to report suspected Johns to law enforcement.


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Judge Orders Landlord To Fix Squalid Conditions At Oakland Tenement

Tenants say that after the new owner purchased the building last year, he has been harrassing them, trying to get them to move out.


Creek View Apartments in Richmond. (CBS)

Richmond Tenants Face Mass Eviction Just Before Vote On Rent Control

Tenants at a large Richmond apartment complex are angry over mass evictions just several weeks before people are set to vote on rent control.


Oakland Family Plagued By Attempted Robberies

Police say would-be robbers went after people several times in a span of a few hours in an Oakland neighborhood that’s seen it before.


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Oakland’s Latham Square Reopens After 3-Year Makeover

People in Oakland got their first look at a transformed neighborhood centerpiece Thursday.


Caught On Video: Oakland Woman Robbed In Broad Daylight By Motorist

A young mother in Oakland got out of her car and moments later was confronted by a man with a gun. A video captured the robbery.


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Oakland’s Chinatown Tenement Residents Face Unbearable Conditions, Evictions

Dozens of residents enduring poor living conditions at a tenement building in Oakland’s Chinatown neighborhood may face eviction.


Neighbor Chases Down Hit-And-Run Driver Who Struck Teen Boy In Dublin

A 17-year-old boy took his dog for a walk and ended up in the hospital with serious injuries after a hit-and-run crash in the East Bay.


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Oakland Gospel Church Building Low-Income Housing Complex

An Oakland church is expanding its work from preaching to building. Acts Full Gospel Church recently broke ground on a low-income housing project in East Oakland.


Oakland Gospel Church Builds Low-Income Housing Complex

Low-income housing is scarce in Oakland, but one church is taking on the matter and working from the ground up.


Oakland Airport Hires Private Security Guards To Help Speed Up TSA Lines

Oakland is trying to keep passengers happy. The airport will hire 30 private security guards to help speed up the line.


Underage Sex Scandal Rocks Oakland Police Department

An internal affairs investigation is underway focusing on a sordid tale of several Oakland police officers who allegedly had sex with an underage girl.


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Vallejo Rebounds From Recession And Realtors Rejoice

The city of Vallejo is bouncing back from recession and bankruptcy and local real estate prices show it.


Oakland Set For Fast Food Influx

Oakland has been fighting to become healthier in recent months, but it looks as though several fast food companies are looking to make the move to the town.


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Dublin Residents Patrolling Their Own Streets After Burglaries Spike

Residents in Dublin say property crime has gotten so bad that they aren’t waiting for police to solve the problem, and are patrolling the streets of their own neighborhoods.


Parents Outraged After Former 49er McDonald Speaks At Hayward School

Some parents in the East Bay were furious Wednesday after former 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald was invited to speak to Hayward high school students about self-control, despite the fact that he is facing rape charges.


Sliding Hillsides Caused By Leaking Water Pipes

Even though it’s been a dry day in the Oakland Hills, water continues to seep out of a hillside with homes on it, causing a landslide.


Former Oakland Pastor Caught On Camera Dumping Trash On Street In His Neighborhood

A local pastor was caught on camera dumping trash on a street in his own West Oakland neighborhood.


A sign advertising an apartment for rent is displayed in a window in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Richmond Rent Control Repealed After Opponents Gather Signatures

A few months after Richmond leaders approved rent control, the measure has been repealed after a signature drive backed by the California Apartment Association.


On the left, a Xanax pill. On the right, a counterfeit pill that is being sold as Xanax. (San Francisco Department of Public Health)

Fake Xanax Blamed In San Francisco Woman’s Death, Others Sickened

Health officials in San Francisco say fake Xanax pills have killed one woman and are making others extremely sick.


Mount Diablo Elementary School in Clayton. (CBS)

Father: East Bay School District ‘Failed’ 3rd Grader Blamed For Campus Lockdown

The father of a third grader attending Mount Diablo Elementary School knows his son has major behavior problems, but didn’t know it was to the point of disrupting the entire school.


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Parents, Students Say 3rd Grader Terrorizing East Bay Elementary School

Some parents at Mount Diablo Elementary School have stopped sending their kids to class because they say the school has become dangerous because of a third grader.


Nolan Buchanan

Arrest Of Benicia Teen Accused Of Killing His Own Family Stuns Classmates

The arrest of 16-year-old Nolen Buchanan has shocked people in his hometown of Benicia. Nolen is accused of killing his family at their cabin in the Sierra Foothills before burning the cabin down.


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Berkeley Median Home Prices Reach $1 Million Mark

The latest Bay Area community to hit the $1 million mark for home prices isn’t located in Silicon Valley or Marin County, it’s Berkeley.


Residents of this Oakland home said their landlord has become violent as he attempts to evict them. (CBS)

Oakland Landlord Accused Of Using Violence To Force Family To Leave

Neighbors are rallying around an East Bay family being threatened with eviction. The family said the landlord has even turned violent.


Oakland Unified Looks To Integrate Special Ed Students In Regular Classrooms

The Oakland Unified School District is trying to sell teachers and parents on a plan to move special education students into regular classrooms.


Kumar Polk

Young Vallejo Boy Paralyzed In Shooting Returns To Football Field As Coach

The Vallejo Junior Jaguars on Friday were getting in their final practice before Saturday’s first regular season game. But life back on the football field is different for Kumar Polk.


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Oakland Unified Considers Building Affordable Housing For Teachers

Looking to solve their shortage of teachers, the Oakland Unified School district is looking at a plan to build its own affordable housing to attract candidates.


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FAA: Growing Number Of Close Calls Between Drones, Planes Above Bay Area

A new report from the Federal Aviation Administration details just how often drones cause problems for airplanes above the Bay Area.


Construction crews place a chain link fence around Chancellor Nicholas Dirks' home on the UC Berkeley campus. (CBS)

UC Berkeley Students Criticize New Security Fence Around Chancellor’s Home

The University of California at Berkeley is putting up a fence around Chancellor Nicholas Dirks’ on campus house. While school officials are calling the fence a security measure, the project is under fire from faculty members and students.


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FBI Steps In To Help Overworked Oakland Homicide Investigators

Just 10 Oakland police detectives work the streets every day. Now, the FBI is stepping in to help.


Caught On Camera: Moving Company Dumps Furniture In Oakland Neighborhood

A moving company has been caught on camera dumping furniture on an Oakland street and dashing away.


Surveillance footage of a serial burglary suspect targeting homes in Concord. (Erick Molnar)

Concord Serial Cat Burglar Breaking In While Residents Sleep Inside

Police in Concord are looking for a serial cat burglar who they say is responsible for numerous break-ins.