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


Giants on Parade

Posted October 31, 2014 by

Today’s parade down Market Street honors the most surprising SF Giants team of the three recent World Series winners. Many teams claim that “nobody believed in us but ourselves,” but in the Giants case it was true. How does a
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Leno and Lee worked together to pass Ellis Act reform

Can Leno Defeat Lee?

Posted October 30, 2014 by

The Chronicle’s Matier & Ross finally reported what political insiders have been discussing for weeks: State Senator Mark Leno is seriously considering challenging San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee in the November 2015 election. Their story cited April poll numbers that
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The great, and now legendary, Madison Bumgarner

SF Giants Make History

Posted October 30, 2014 by

When Pablo Sandoval caught the third out making the Giants World Series champs, my first thought was “We are all so blessed to be San Francisco Giants fans.” Our team won its third World Series in five years with a
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Can Giants Defy History?

Posted October 29, 2014 by

Tonight, the San Francisco Giants seek to do something the franchise has never done: win a World Series Game 7. The Giants have plenty of experience losing game 7’s: 1912, 1924, 1962 and 2002. If I were the superstitious type,
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No on 46 claims attorneys are the problem, not outdated medical malpractice damage caps

What Big Money “No” Campaigns Really Want

Posted October 28, 2014 by

Giants’ fans listening to KNBR have been deluged with political ads opposing three ballot measures. One ad promises to stop “a single politician” from doing terrible things to people. Another to prevent “billions” in additional health care costs. The third
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Wiener Makes Case for No on B

Posted October 27, 2014 by

As I have noted in prior pieces, San Francisco’s Prop B  guarantees the SFMTA $22 million a year by raiding funding from other city programs. It gives SFMTA this money on top of the additional nearly $8 million in automatic
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Hastings Board President Carin Fujisaki, David Seward, and Supervisor Jane Kim

Tenderloin Street Revival

Posted October 24, 2014 by

On October 23, a key phase of the Tenderloin-Little Saigon Transit Plan moved forward as construction began on the McAllister Streetscape project. Funded by the SF County Transportation Authority (SFCTA) and Hastings College of the Law, the long two block
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Will Mayor Lee’s Endorsing Chiu Impact Race?

Posted October 23, 2014 by

San Francisco Mayor Lee endorsed David Chiu yesterday, wading into the race less than two weeks before the election. Lee’s endorsement came one day after California Democratic Party Chair John Burton announced his support for David Campos. My first reaction
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