Stories about Dean Preston

Statewide tenant group celebrates ten years of organizing

Friday night event celebrates the first effort to organize California renters since the 1980s

Prop. C kickoff puts politicians in the spotlight: Whose side are you on?

It's the most important effort to address homelessness in SF history; who is with the community and who is running away?

Dean Preston files for D5 supe

Plus: Progressives rally around Gordon Mar -- and a powerful housing measure needs help

Breed now well ahead with only 8,000 to count

It seems likely at this point that Mayor Breed will take office in July -- and the next stage of the battle for the city will begin immediately

The flaws in Stanford’s anti-rent-control study

Two economists argue that rent control raises housing costs -- but that assumes we allow speculators to evict tenants

How we beat Airbnb

The news media have missed the real story of how a community coalition organized, ran campaigns, educated, and eventually forced the giant corporation to quit posting illegal listings

The narrow loophole that lets Breed control both branches of government

She's the acting mayor, has all the powers of the mayor -- but didn't take the oath of office. That's why, according to the city attorney, she can do both jobs

Can Breed be both mayor and supervisor? Maybe not

Acting mayor faces legal and political challenges as the campaigns start to shape up for June

Proposal calls for every renter facing eviction to have the right to a lawyer

Ballot measure for June, 2018 could be litmus test for local politicians