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

From Nevius to Talbot, SF Chronicle Moves Left

SF Chronicle Moves Left

Posted December 1, 2016 by

David Talbot to Replace Nevius C.W. Nevius retires from 36 years at the San Francisco Chronicle today. Once a sportswriter, Nevius became San Francisco’s version of Boston’s Mike Barnicle or New York City’s Pete Hamill—-he was the voice of San
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Baylor Should Hire Cal’s Sonny Dykes

Posted December 1, 2016 by

Baylor University is reportedly pursuing Cal football coach Sonny Dykes. They should hire him in a hearbeat. Dykes began the year with a big win over nationally ranked Texas, and ended it with a crushing defeat of UCLA. He has
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SF's tenant movement must be heard at City Hall

Are SF Supes Abandoning Tenants?

Posted November 29, 2016 by

Despite ongoing rent hikes and evictions, San Francisco’s self-proclaimed progressive Supervisors appear to have other priorities. Consider: *A massive, only in San Francisco rent control loophole that allows huge operating and maintenance passthroughs continues to cause tenants hardship without Supervisor
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Ahsha's Safai's victory in D11 undermines SF's political labels

SF’s New Political Landscape

Posted November 28, 2016 by

San Francisco politics are changing. Donald Trump has unified the city’s politicians in staunch resistance to federal attacks on city residents and policies.  Mayor Lee’s defeat of four ballot measures attacking his power (Props D, H, L. and M) repudiated
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Lower Turk in 1944. The Silver Rail, then an underground gay bar, is on the right.

Tenderloin Twilight Zone

Posted November 24, 2016 by

Fake News About Tunnels and the Compton’s Cafeteria Site The November 17 San Francisco Planning Commission hearing on the 950-974 Market Street project became a Tenderloin Twilight Zone. Activists pushed to preserve the legacy of Compton’s Cafeteria while turning down
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Did Obama Fail Urban America?

Posted November 22, 2016 by

Donald Trump’s pledge to cut federal funds to sanctuary cities now frames the agenda of urban America. But before we move on to Trump, and in order to create a better post-Trump future, consider President Obama’s legacy toward cities. As
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Mayor Lee swears in Alex Randolph for College Board in 2015.

Will Alex Randolph Replace Wiener?

Posted November 17, 2016 by

With D8 Supervisor Scott Wiener the all but official winner of the State Senate race, attention now turns to his replacement. The choice appears surprisingly obvious: recently elected Community College Board Trustee Alex Randolph. Randolph offers several critical assets that
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