Stories about Dean Preston

Behind the ‘dark money’ in the DA’s race

There's a grassroots committee for Chesa Boudin, with some unlikely donors; Suzy Loftus is making it an issue. Here's what's really going on.

Planners keep wanting to streamline approvals for housing that won’t get built

Plus: The politics of the Rose Pak subway station and students get to weigh in on the D5 supes race. That's The Agenda for Aug. 18-25

Vallie Brown’s big real-estate money

The landlords, speculators, realtors and developers have clearly chosen a favorite in the D5 supes race

Housing is focus of D5 debate

Brown, Preston differ sharply on SB 50 and the amount of affordable housing developers can afford.

Big project at Divis and Oak could be issue in D5 supe race

Challenger Preston says luxury housing development needs more affordability and transit funding; where will incumbent Brown stand?

Tech IPOS will radically increase housing costs and inequality, report shows

Tech gets big tax breaks, small businesses have to pay more -- and Sup. Gordon Mar's IPO tax plan will be a defining issue in city politics this year.

Critical housing measure comes to the board of supes

Mar wants the city to oppose Wiener's radical deregulation bill -- and has seven votes. Will the mayor veto?

Mayor makes smart move with public defender appointment

Manohar Raju is an excellent choice -- and he will almost certainly run unopposed in November.

Breed may not be opposed in November—but her policies will be

In D5, the mayor's appointee faces a serious challenge. Her candidate for district attorney does, too. And if she appoints a political crony as public defender, the allies of Jeff Adachi will almost certainly mount a challenger.

Community celebrates the life of Jeff Adachi

More than 1,000 gather to mourn -- but also to insist that the public defender's legacy will continue.