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. His new book is The Tenderloin: Sex, Crime and Resistance in the Heart of San Francisco

Articles by Randy Shaw

City Delays Preceded the New 6x6 Retail Center in Mid-Market

City Delays Slowed Mid-Market’s Retail Progress

Posted February 21, 2017 by

The SF Chronicle’s always astute J.K. Dineen described on February 18 how Mid-Market housing projects took years to get approved despite strong neighborhood support (“Popular Mid-Market housing proposals wait years for OK”). But Mid-Market’s progress was also slowed by city
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D6 Supervisor Jane Kim joins Tenderloin tenants and labor in celebrating victory

Supes Back Tenderloin Step-Up Housing (Updated)

Posted February 13, 2017 by

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors Land Use Committee voted 3-0 today to approve  a Tenderloin affordable housing project backed by tenants, labor, D6 Supervisor Jane Kim, the developer of the inextricably linked 950-974 Market Street project  and just about
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Remembering Hank Wilson’s Trans Legacy

Posted February 13, 2017 by

As San Francisco’s historic Tenderloin neighborhood is slated to be the nation’s first transgender district (to be named the Compton’s Transgender, Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual (TLGB) District), it’s a good time to recall the late Hank Wilson’s special role in
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With retail sagging, developers could fill ground floor space with housing.

Should the Internet Change How SF Uses Land?

Posted February 7, 2017 by

Shift Ground-Floor Uses from Retail to Housing The closing of once popular San Francisco restaurants like AQ and the decline of longtime Union Square pillar Macy’s raise a larger question: Have the fundamentals of urban retail changed? If the answer
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Super Bowl Politics

Posted February 6, 2017 by

Trump Values Dominate the NFL No, the Patriots 34-28 Super Bowl win was not a victory for Donald Trump. I realize that many progressive saw the game in political terms. They were united against the Patriots due to the friendly
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