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


SF’s Unfinished Business For 2016

Posted July 19, 2016 by

2016 has already been a productive political year in San Francisco. The highlights: a long needed Department of Homelessness was launched, consensus for police reforms emerged, and legislation sought to close a critical loophole promoting illegal short-term rentals. In June,
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Restored historic mural on side of Warfield Hotel, Turk and Taylor

1980 Letter Reveals Tenderloin’s Other Side

Posted July 19, 2016 by

I recently came across a Letter to the Editor I wrote published in the San Francisco Examiner on September 3, 1980: Tenderloin’s other side Dexter Waugh’s otherwise excellent article on children in the Tenderloin spoke of the “many myths” about
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LET'S MAKE A DEAL, Host Monty Hall, 1963-76

City Hall Plays Let’s Make a Deal

Posted July 18, 2016 by

Among the best game shows of the 1960’s and 1970’s (and in syndication decades later) was Monty Hall’s Let’s Make a Deal. It worked like this: after a contestant was given a refrigerator, sofa or similar prize, Hall would entice
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The Tenderloin Museum Celebrates Anniversary

Posted July 14, 2016 by

On July 16th, the Tenderloin Museum celebrates its one year anniversary with a free event with arts, music and cultural programming from 1pm-8pm. It’s been quite a year. Last December the UK-based Guardian honored the Tenderloin Museum as one of
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Reinventing SF’s Transit Future

Posted July 11, 2016 by

The recent killing of two bicyclists by cars and the installation of a defective bike lane on Golden Gate Avenue in the Tenderloin should further convince us: San Francisco’s recent growth in population, employment and affluence demands a radical reinvention
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