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.

Articles by Randy Shaw

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Obama’s Defining Moment

Posted July 22, 2014 by

President Barack Obama has a chance to define his presidency and vindicate the ideals of his 2008 campaign by one decisive act: issuing an Executive Order granting legal status to millions of undocumented immigrants. By doing so, Obama immediately renders
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Fans crowd Civic Center Plaza for World Cup

Reviving SF’s Civic Center Plaza

Posted July 21, 2014 by

For all the talk about a “housing balance,” San Francisco’s real balancing act involves increasing housing and open space at the same time. And the most cost effective way to expand open space is to revive underutilized land the city
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Tenderloin-pitstop

Tenderloin Pit Stop Gets “A” for Effort

Posted July 16, 2014 by

San Francisco’s Department of Public Works launched its toilet access project on July 15, sending another strong message about City Hall’s commitment to improving the Tenderloin. The plan consists of two Solar VIP trailer mounted toilets, a dog waste bag
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Media Reframes Successes as Failures

How the Media Promotes Failure

Posted July 15, 2014 by

NY Times columnist Paul Krugman has observed (“Obamacare Fails to Fail,” July 14) that the media was far more interested in the Obamacare website snafu than in reporting on the program’s striking success. This is no isolated case. From new
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A popular San Francisco small business

How SF Unfairly Penalizes Small Business

Posted July 14, 2014 by

San Francisco loves small business. The city restricts chain stores to protect them, and helps prospective businesses navigate the approval process. Small business revenue recirculates in the local economy, and they create the type of jobs the city desires.
So
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80 Turk Street:From  Porn Theater to Soon to be CounterPulse Arts Center

Business Crackdown Boosts Tenderloin

Posted July 10, 2014 by

Police swarmed the Café Kim Huong at 325 Leavenworth this week as part of a multi-agency investigation into CalFresh Benefits fraud. The arrests add to the number of business crackdowns in the Tenderloin, boosting opportunities for positive businesses to take
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