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

To Boost Retail, Build Housing

Posted February 20, 2018 by

New Housing, Not Vacancy Tax, Will Fill Vacant Storefronts Last week’s announcement of Whole Foods opening in San Francisco’s Mid-Market shows again how new housing  boosts ground floor retail. It also highlights new housing’s vital role in providing the foot
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World Premier: The Compton’s Cafeteria Riot

Posted February 8, 2018 by

The 1966 Compton’s Cafeteria Riot is now recognized as a landmark in the LGBT movement. It’s occurrence in San Francisco’s Tenderloin was no mere coincidence; the Tenderloin neighborhood launched the city’s LGBT movement before its geographic center moved on to
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