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

Ed Lee’s Historic Legacy

Posted December 11, 2018 by

(We are reposting this article from Dec. 14, 2017 to honor the one year anniversary of Ed Lee’s death) I envisioned writing about San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee’s historic legacy—-in December 2019, as his days in office ended. It is
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Green New Deal Requires Green Zoning

Posted December 4, 2018 by

Exclusionary Single-Family Home Zoning Must End As Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other House Democrats promote a “Green New Deal,” one key element has been missing: green-oriented zoning reforms. A truly Green New Deal must end exclusionary single-family home zoning laws that
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Will 2019 Bring Housing Breakthrough?

Posted November 27, 2018 by

Advocates Mobilizing for National, State, Local Campaigns Democrats’ takeover of the House and key state and local wins sets the stage for major housing gains in 2019. This includes major HUD funding increases, boosting California’s housing spending along with increased
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Celebrating Hank Wilson at Tenderloin Museum

Posted November 20, 2018 by

Thanks to Hank: Kickoff for the Kickstarter Tonight at the Tenderloin Museum, the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club and Cleve Jones present Thanks to Hank: Kickoff for the Kickstarter, an evening celebrating the life of storied Tenderloin hero, Hank Wilson.
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San Francisco Must Implement Prop C

Posted November 13, 2018 by

Prop C Won: It’s Time to Get to Work There is no reason for San Francisco to delay implementing Prop C, which raises $300 million annually for homeless housing services. The reason given for a delay, a very dubious legal
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