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

Tenderloin Déjà Vu

Posted August 29, 2017 by

If San Francisco ignoring community input before opening a 24-hour homeless drop-in center in the Tenderloin sounds familiar, that’s because it is. In 1990, Mayor Art Agnos similarly bypassed the neighborhood in announcing the opening of a homeless shelter at
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Who’s Better? Glennon vs. Kaepernick

Posted August 22, 2017 by

I did not want to wade into the Colin Kaepernick story, but the Chicago Bears $14 million new quarterback Mike Glennon  compelled me. Glennon, a career backup, was handed a huge contract to be the Bears starting quarterback. He got
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Is Authentic SF Vanishing?

Posted August 15, 2017 by

The proposed sale of the Gangway, San Francisco’s oldest gay bar, revives questions as to what the loss of storied businesses means for the city. Located at 841 Larkin Street under the Hartland Hotel in the city’s Tenderloin neighborhood, the
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South Bay Inflicts Pain on SF Renters

Posted August 8, 2017 by

Last night in the south of San Francisco city of Brisbane, the City Council continued its deliberations over whether to include any housing on its “Baylands” site. The Brisbane Planning Commission has supported a project that includes two-million square feet
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Latino Mothers Say No to Another TL Drop-In Center

Posted August 8, 2017 by Garrett Bergthold

(Ed Note: This is the second in a series where Tenderloin residents and workers who oppose the lack of geographic equity in the city’s allocation of homeless services) As the debate rages on over a 24-hour homeless drop-in center coming
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SF Supes’ Stellar Year

Posted August 1, 2017 by

Has any prior San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed more critical housing legislation in a seven month period than the current group in 2017?  I don’t think so. Yet the Board’s stellar record has gotten little attention. The health care
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