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


Obama Goes Big

Posted November 21, 2014 by

President Obama went big. More than eight years after the massive spring 2006 immigrant rights marches put the movement on the national political radar, President Obama has protected roughly five million immigrants from deportation. This first step toward broader immigrant
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San Francisco's Broad Support for Raising Minimum Wage

San Francisco Moves Left

Posted November 20, 2014 by

At Ted Gullicksen’s November 18 memorial, former Board of Supervisors President Matt Gonzalez offered the crowd an astute assessment of San Francisco politics. Refuting claims that progressives are on the decline, Gonzalez observed that the progressive agenda was adopted often
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Panda Should Stay Home

Pablo Sandoval’s Choice

Posted November 20, 2014 by

Yesterday was a harrowing day for San Francisco Giants fans. Tweets out of Boston and San Francisco had Pablo Sandoval on the verge of signing a potential $100 million deal to join the Red Sox. Inside sources said that Pablo
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Leno to Challenge SF Mayor Lee in November

Posted November 18, 2014 by

State Senator Mark Leno will announce after Thanksgiving that he will run against San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee in the November 2015 election, Beyond Chron has learned from multiple sources. Leno has been floating his intentions for some time, and
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Avalos is pushing to prevent Board Presidency vote in Campos' absence

Chiu’s Board President Power Play

Posted November 17, 2014 by

After winning a hard-fought Assembly victory over David Campos, one would think that David Chiu would be eager to put the Board of Supervisors behind him and move on to his new job. But that thought would be wrong. It
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The future Market Street Place

Retail Comes to Mid-Market

Posted November 13, 2014 by

In 2007, well before any tech company considered moving to Mid-Market, a project was proposed that I thought would be the linchpin of Mid-Market’s revival. It was called CityPlace. The brainchild of developer David Rhodes, CityPlace offered retail shopping for
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Negev folsom

SRO Fire Displacees Sue “Tech Coop”

Posted November 13, 2014 by

On November 12, 1014, 6 former tenants of the Park Hotel, 1040 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA filed a lawsuit in San Francisco Superior Court for wrongful eviction against the owner Nasir Patel and lessee Danny Haber, who have refused
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