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

Senator Tony Mendoza opposed bill stopping Ellis evictions of teachers, Latinos

Beyond Ellis Act Reform

Posted April 20, 2015 by

Last week was not a good one for backers of state Ellis Act reform. Senator Mark Leno’s SB 364 got an unexpectedly rocky reception at its April 14 committee hearing, losing by a 6-5 vote. While Leno can have the
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The SF Police Commission's April 15 hearing

Tenderloin Wins at SF Police Commission

Posted April 16, 2015 by

In a major victory for the Tenderloin, San Francisco’s Police Commission voted 6-0  last night to expand the boundaries of the new Tenderloin police district from Larkin to Polk Street. Tenderloin residents, merchants and nonprofit groups have pushed for this
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Proposed group housing at 145 Leavenworth

Confusion on the SF Housing Front

Posted April 14, 2015 by

A housing development proposed for San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood has exposed an ongoing confusion between a “loophole” and an “incentive.” In this case, a planned new group housing development for 145 Leavenworth and 361 Turk is described as benefitting from
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Hillary Rodham Clinton Signs Copies Of Her Book 'Hard Choices' In New York

Fired Up Over Hillary?

Posted April 13, 2015 by

Now that Hillary Clinton has formally entered the 2016 presidential race, expect even more unfair media criticism of her candidacy. The misleading private email “scandal”  was only the beginning. The media sees such negative stories as filling the void left
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Market St. during 2014 Prototype Festival

Big Steps Forward for Market Street

Posted April 10, 2015 by

A visionary Market Street Prototyping Festival begins tonight, another effort to bring people and excitement back to San Francisco’s former Great White Way. Spawned by the city’s Better Market Street plan, the festival is part of the larger goal of
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Media Goes Overboard on UVA Rape

Posted April 7, 2015 by

Rolling Stone got the story wrong. Way wrong. In fact, the reporter violated so many basic journalism rules that many wonder why she has not been fired. She should be. Her false reporting defamed the University of Virginia and specifically
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Parking ban on lower Turk is model for Eddy Street effort

Do Neighborhoods Need Street Parking?

Posted April 6, 2015 by

When the Tenderloin’s Sizzler restaurant failed in the late 1980’s, its backers blamed a lack of parking. Potential customers did not want to walk for blocks at night through a high crime neighborhood, which was often required due to the
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San Francisco, USA..

Can San Francisco Pass a Housing Bond?

Posted April 2, 2015 by

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee chose April Fool’s Day to convene a meeting of housing stakeholders tasked with drafting a $250 million affordable housing bond for the November ballot. Skeptics will see the date as reflecting the mayor is on
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