Randy Shaw

Randy Shaw is the Editor of Beyond Chron and the Director of San Francisco’s Tenderloin Housing Clinic, which publishes Beyond Chron. Shaw is the author of four books on activism, including The Activist's Handbook: Winning Social Change in the 21st Century, and Beyond the Fields: Cesar Chavez, the UFW and the Struggle for Justice in the 21st Century.

Articles by Randy Shaw


Warriors Fans vs. the World

Posted May 28, 2015 by

The Golden State Warriors are making their first NBA Finals appearance in forty years—and the entire world of fandom outside the Bay Area will be rooting against them. Fans who should have been enraptured by the story of a long
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Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf

Testing Libby Schaaf

Posted May 26, 2015 by

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf only took office in January, but she already faces two career-defining tests. One involves the Raiders stadium, the other nighttime street protests. Mayor Jean Quan, Schaaf’s predecessor, mishandled both challenges, which is why she is now the
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Steve Glazer pushed banning BART strikes

Glazer Sends Message to Democrats

Posted May 21, 2015 by

Corporate and Republican-backed Steve Glazer easily won Tuesday’s East Bay D7 State Senate race, defeating union-backed Assemblymember Susan Bonilla by a 54-46% margin. A registered Democrat, Glazer rode to victory on a Scott Walker-type campaign of bashing public employee unions,
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Should Mayors Influence Commissioners?

Posted May 19, 2015 by

According to the May 17 SF Examiner, a San Francisco Planning Commissioner changed their vote on a key short-term rental policy after getting a text message from Mayor Lee’s liaison to the commission. The vote switch angered Planning Department staff
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Revisiting the SF Housing Debate

Posted May 18, 2015 by

As the San Francisco Board of Supervisors holds a hearing today on new short-term rental legislation, the real news was last week’s Harvey Rose report showing that Airbnb rentals take up as many as 24% of vacant units. This amounts
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Moratorium backers filled City Hall on May 8

SF’s Mission After the Moratorium

Posted May 12, 2015 by

Let’s assume that either the Board of Supervisors or voters pass the proposed Mission moratorium on market rate housing. And that it continues for the maximum allowable time of two years. How will this change the neighborhood’s future? Best Case
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