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 Is Liberal SF Blocking Cannabis?

Posted October 24, 2017 by

City’s Double Standard Over Exposing Kids to Drugs As I entered City Hall last Thursday I confronted a large crowd creating a huge line in front of the metal detectors. All were Asian and wore white baseball caps. I asked
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Remembering Johnny Appleseed

Posted October 17, 2017 by

Who was a real living person? a) Paul Bunyan b) Johnny Appleseed c) John Henry The answer is b, Johnny Appleseed. This great American hero is now the subject of a new graphic novel, Johnny Appleseed. Written by Paul Buhle,
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Art Walk Comes to SF’s 6th Street

Posted October 12, 2017 by

San Francisco’s 6th Street has had its troubles over the years, but it is bouncing back. And a great opportunity to see all the new businesses on the block and some great art comes on Friday, October 13 from 5-9pm.
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SF’s Drug Containment Zone

Posted October 10, 2017 by

SF Lets Anything Go on 400 Block of Turk When I first got involved in San Francisco’s Tenderloin in 1980, I wondered why so many openly illegal drug sales activities were allowed  in the neighborhood. Then residents explained to me
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Next Steps for CA Housing Advocates

Posted October 3, 2017 by

Costa-Hawkins Repeal, More Dollars on Table? At last Friday’s historic housing bill signing ceremony, legislators insisted that 2017 was not a one-time deal. Every speaker said that tackling the housing crisis required further action in 2018, and even Governor Brown
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