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


Why GOP Will Go Rubio-Kasich in 2016

Posted October 6, 2015 by

The first Republican presidential primary is months away, but the outcome is now clearer. The GOP is heading for a Marco Rubio- John Kasich ticket.  It combines outsider and insider politics with candidates that can best help the GOP win
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One Solution to SF’s Mental Health Crisis

Posted October 5, 2015 by

San Francisco, like all major cities, struggles to assist those on the streets with mental health issues. So here’s one solution: the city should assign workers to walk neighborhoods identifying those in public crisis and getting them the help they
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Dolby President and CEO Kevin Yeaman at opening event

Dolby Opening Continues Mid-Market’s Revival

Posted October 1, 2015 by

Dolby Laboratories officially opened its 9th and Market headquarters yesterday, joining Square and other businesses relocating to the area without the incentive of a  tax break. Dolby did not get the Mid-Market/Tenderloin tax credit because the Board of Supervisors wisely
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Rally closes downtown SF streets, 9/28

Has SF Lost Its Non-Conformist Spirit?

Posted September 29, 2015 by

Last weekend, San Francisco featured a nude march down Dolores Street, the BDSM-themed Folsom Street Fair, and an anti-eviction themed Mission block party. Does this look like a city that, as one recent article described, “is starting to resemble a
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Media Applauds Tenderloin Museum

Posted September 29, 2015 by

Since the Tenderloin Museum opened on July 16, the media response has been overwhelmingly positive. Peter Kane from SF Weekly wrote, “the Tenderloin Museum is already making an indelible mark on the neighborhood’s cultural map.” USA Today described the Tenderloin
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HBO’s Dishonest San Francisco 2.0

Posted September 28, 2015 by

Alexandra Pelosi’s San Francisco 2.0 is on HBO on September 28, and the forty minute documentary is often entertaining. But in her zeal to prove that the “tech invasion” is destroying the city, Pelosi promotes outright falsehoods and ignores facts.
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CHP's Rene Cazenave Apts provides supportive housing

The Perfect Solution to Homelessness

Posted September 26, 2015 by

The past month  has seen national media stories on rising homelessness in New York City, San Francisco, Madison, Los Angeles and other cities. Each story describes the problem, the local government response, and the insistence from homeless advocacy groups that
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Al Gore in 2000 and Hillary Clinton today are both victims of unfairly negative media

Dems Fear Repeat of 2000 in Election 2016

Posted September 22, 2015 by

The 2016 presidential race is showing remarkable similarities to 2000. And that has Democrats and progressives understandably nervous. Recall that Democrats entered the 2000 presidential nomination cycle with Vice-President Al Gore the virtually certain nominee. Gore’s backing by Party insiders
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