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

Gavin Newsom’s Big Lead Foreshadows Low June Turnout

Posted March 27, 2018 by

Absentee Voting by Older White Homeowners Will Disproportionately Impact June Elections Saturday’s March For Our Lives rallies showed that young people are mobilized and enthusiastic about voting in  November. But with Gavin Newsom’s big lead in California’s June primary, millennial
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Tenderloin Times Exposes San Francisco

Posted March 22, 2018 by

Special Exhibit at Tenderloin Museum Ends Soon If you believe San Francisco has radically changed in the past 35 years, visit the Tenderloin Museum by March 30 (Now extended to April 15!) to see how some of the city’s key
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Leno’s Flawed Homeless Plan

Posted March 20, 2018 by

Promotes Unavailable SRO Vacancies Over Real Solutions Since I head an organization that contracts with the city to house homeless single adults, I planned to not critique the mayoral candidates’ homeless plans. But Mark Leno’s homeless plan promoted a false
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Should CA Bring Back Redevelopment?

Posted March 20, 2018 by

Boosting Housing Without Patronage and Cronyism San Francisco Assembly member David Chiu is seeking to bring back a version of the Redevelopment Agencies that Governor Brown and the legislature abolished in 2011. Chiu’s Assembly Bill 3037 would raise $1 billion
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Can Suzy Loftus Unseat DA Gascon?

Posted March 15, 2018 by

Former San Francisco Police Commission President Suzy Loftus announced plans last week to challenge District Attorney George Gascon in the November 2019 election. Here’s why I think Loftus has an excellent chance to win. Gascon Is Vulnerable George Gascon has
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