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 latest book is Generation Priced Out: Who Gets to Live in the New Urban America. He is the author of four prior 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. He is also the author of The Tenderloin: Sex, Crime and Resistance in the Heart of San Francisco

Articles by Randy Shaw

Democratic Cities Failing on Climate Change

Posted December 3, 2019 by

Local Politicians Deny Housing Policy is Climate Policy The United Nations Emissions Gap Report found last week that “countries collectively failed to stop the growth in global GHG emissions, meaning that deeper and faster cuts are now required.” The report
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Los Angeles Desperately Needs SB50

Posted December 3, 2019 by

Challenging False Claims of Gentrification and Displacement Los Angeles has the nation’s worst homelessness and affordability crisis. So why is the city intent on continuing the policies that helped create this situation? I’m heading to my hometown of Los Angeles
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What Does SF’s Progressive Board Want?

Posted November 19, 2019 by

Ambitious Agenda Will Find Strong Support San Francisco already has the most progressive Board of Supervisors in its history. And Dean Preston’s election in D5 will soon give supervisors identified as “progressive” a ninth vote on the eleven member body.
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SF’s Secret Plan for the Tenderloin

Posted November 19, 2019 by

City Plans New Homeless Services for Already Over-Saturated Neighborhood San Francisco city officials, without any public input, are moving to open “DayBreak” shelters and a possible Navigation Center in the already over-saturated Tenderloin neighborhood. The plan comes two years after
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Will Chesa Boudin Prosecute Tenderloin Drug Dealers?

Posted November 12, 2019 by

A True Progressive Protects Low-Income Neighborhoods After eight years of George Gascon refusing to vigorously prosecute Tenderloin drug dealers, many in the neighborhood were looking forward to Suzy Loftus permanently replacing him as San Francisco District Attorney. Loftus backed community
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