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

Predicting SF’s Elections

Posted October 2, 2018 by

Key Races Remain Up For Grabs It’s a week before absentee balloting begins, a time when the likely winners of San Francisco elections are usually  clear. Not this year.  The combination of  voters’ atypically high preoccupation with national issues and
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Mayor Breed’s Fast Start

Posted September 25, 2018 by

Demanding Greater Accountability in SF San Francisco Mayor London Breed has only been in office since July 11 but is already making a mark. Breed has targeted new resources to the longstanding problem of dirty sidewalks, pushed for faster housing
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5 Big Takeaways from YIMBYtown

Posted September 25, 2018 by

An Urbanist Movement on the Rise Virtually everyone I spoke to at last week’s YIMBYtown 2018 conference in Boston left invigorated, encouraged, and ready to work even harder. Huge credit goes to the local Boston-area folks who put on the
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No Regional Solution to Homelessness

Posted September 18, 2018 by

Cities Won’t Be Compelled to Spend A recent SF Chronicle story characterized  as a “new idea”  plans to build Navigation Centers outside San Francisco. It’s actually less of a “new” idea than a variation of a long hoped homelessness cure
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