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

Mayors Lee and de Blasio face nearly four decades of federal cuts to cities

Tough Times for Big City Mayors

Posted May 24, 2016 by

What do the mayors of San Francisco, New York City, Chicago, Seattle, Los Angeles and other major U.S. cities have in common? All face rising public criticism over unaffordable housing, decaying transportation, rising homelessness, police shootings, inequality, and a perceived
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SF’s Big Rent Control Loophole

Posted May 23, 2016 by

As San Francisco works to prevent tenant displacement, a big loophole in its Rent Ordinance remains: the ability of new owners (and speculators) to obtain a 7% Operating & Maintenance (O&M) rent increase solely by virtue of buying the property.
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Octopus looms over new 826 Valencia Tenderloin Center

826 Valencia Promotes Fresh Vision for Tenderloin

Posted May 19, 2016 by

New Tenderloin Center Offers Innovative Cultural Space The latest example that San Francisco’s Tenderloin is steadily improving comes today as the nationally acclaimed 826 Valencia writing program opens its Tenderloin Center. Combining a writing program for kids with the King
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Market Street Place is the best SF fit for the Lucas Museum

Lucas Museum Better Fits Mid-Market

Posted May 19, 2016 by

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor Aaron Peskin have joined forces seeking to convince George Lucas to open his museum on Treasure Island. Peskin said “the museum could give Treasure Island a heart and a destination,” a sentiment I
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Chief Suhr: Stay or Go?

Posted May 16, 2016 by

Following a hunger protest, march to City Hall, call for a general strike and four supervisors asking for his replacement, the San Francisco Chronicle concluded that San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr’s political support is “eroding.” Supervisor Jane Kim’s call
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Gov. Brown Rejects New Housing Funds

Posted May 16, 2016 by

California’s affordable housing crisis is hurting millions but Governor Jerry Brown still refuses to do his part to  help. Brown released his May budget revise last Friday  and allocated $0 in new housing funds. The Governor offered a complete rebuff
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