Stories about Dean Preston

‘Families first’ public defender enters D7 race

Vilaska Nguyen says he offers an independent alternative and criticizes mayor's planning policies.

A culture of corruption at City Hall

A generation of mayors allowed this to happen -- and all it does is help Donald Trump's agenda.

Supes approve City College money; will mayor veto?

Money to prevent class cuts gets 7-4 approval, but chancellor shows no signs of wanting to accept it.

Could SF take over thousands of rent-controlled apartments?

Preston wants the city to put together a bid for some of the 2,164 units that a huge landlord has suddenly put on the market.

Teacher’s Union endorses Wiener opponent for state Senate

Upstart candidate Jackie Fielder wins UESF nod

Walton wants SF to get serious about reparations

Supe creating task force to look at how the city can pay back the Black community for 400 years of slavery.

Police Commission votes against using cops to address homelessness

Measure seeks to move the city away from sweeps and law-enforcement approaches to people living on the streets.

Preston wants rent control for Midtown

Legislation would protect tenants in the historic city-owned complex.

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City College chancellor wants to reject emergency funding

Sup. Walton wants to allocate $2.7 million to avoid massive class cuts, but chancellor says there is 'no emergency.'