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

Special Report: Why SB 827 Failed

Posted April 19, 2018 by

Applying the Lessons of SB 827 For Future Housing Wins California Senate Bill 827, which was sponsored by State Senators Scott Wiener and Nancy Skinner, was formally defeated in committee this week. But this outcome was foreseen for months, with
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San Francisco Battles Over Workers’ Pay

Posted April 17, 2018 by

Labor Pushes Supervisors to Support Nonprofit Workers San Francisco prides itself on being a progressive city, but there is a major gap in this description when it comes to nonprofit workers paid by city contracts. This sphere has not seen
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SF’s Mayor’s Race Nears Homestretch

Posted April 3, 2018 by

Breed Wins Key Endorsements, Kim Stays Strong With absentee voting in the San Francisco’s mayor’s race beginning May 5, the three leading candidates are pursuing what they perceive as their surest path to victory. Securing firm voter support now is
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The Remarkable Satchel Paige

Posted April 3, 2018 by

“No more talented or colorful figure ever played the game of baseball than Satchel Paige” —-from The Pitcher and the Dictator I am a longtime admirer of Satchel Paige. After learning of his exploits from baseball books I connected with
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Gavin Newsom’s Big Lead Foreshadows Low June Turnout

Posted March 27, 2018 by

Absentee Voting by Older White Homeowners Will Disproportionately Impact June Elections Saturday’s March For Our Lives rallies showed that young people are mobilized and enthusiastic about voting in  November. But with Gavin Newsom’s big lead in California’s June primary, millennial
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