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

Who Really Runs San Francisco?

Posted February 6, 2018 by

It’s Not a Handful of Rich White Men In Matier & Ross’s  column  highlighting Mark Farrell’s financial connections to Ron Conway, Supervisor Hillary Ronen admitted to “hypocrisy” in backing Farrell but said the city needs someone   “independent — not only
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Frustrated Over Homelessness?

Posted February 1, 2018 by

Blame the Feds! Each day brings news about rising public frustration over homelessness. The Los Angeles Times’ Sunday January 28 front page story blamed local officials for not doing more.  Adam Murray of the Inner City Law Center noted that
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Will Backlash Return London Breed to Room 200?

Posted January 30, 2018 by

A Candidate for Change? After London Breed’s ouster as Acting Mayor, social and traditional media were busy creating a new narrative: namely, that voter backlash against Breed’s replacement by a “rich white man” could carry her to victory. But before
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SF’s Twisted Racial Politics

Posted January 25, 2018 by

The same rich white men that steered the policies that have created the mess we are in today are the same people who are firmly behind the candidacy of London Breed. —-Supervisor Hillary Ronen The Board of Supervisors has spoken:
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Christine Johnson Enters D6 Race

Posted January 23, 2018 by

Why She Can Win Christine Johnson, a former Planning Commissioner who was previously the San Francisco director for SPUR, has filed papers to run for D6 Supervisor. She faces Matt Haney and Sonya Trauss in a marquee local race for
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Why New SF Homeless Funds Are At Risk

Posted January 18, 2018 by

Competing Tax Measure Imperils Voter Approval After San Francisco voters rejected a sales tax increase to address homelessness in the ill-conceived Props J and K of November 2016, Mayor Lee vowed to get a new homeless funding plan on the
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Democrats Push Costa Hawkins Repeal to Ballot

Posted January 16, 2018 by

Assembly Closes Door on Legislative Fix Last week, the Democratic-controlled Assembly Housing Committee voted down a bill to repeal the Costa-Hawkins Act.  And with committee members like Ed Chau, who represents Monterrey Park, treating the tenant side with contempt, Democrats
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