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

Who Transformed “Horror Show” SRO?

Posted September 25, 2014 by

In his September 23, 2014 story on the opening of a renovated SRO, “‘Horror show’ hotel transformed into home for veterans,” SF Chronicle reporter John Cote fails to clearly credit who is responsible for this transformation. That’s no accident. In
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Campos-Chiu Race Gets Clearer

Posted September 23, 2014 by

The David Campos- David Chiu Assembly race is San Francisco’s tightest head to head contest  since the 2003 mayoral runoff between Gavin Newsom and Matt Gonzalez. Local ranked choice voting eliminated the drama of these classic political tilts, but since
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SF Nonprofits Unite to Defeat Prop B

Posted September 22, 2014 by

San Francisco’s  two largest coalitions of nonprofit  organizations have joined the growing opposition to Prop B, which raids $22 million from vital city services. Both the 22-member Council of Community Housing Organizations (CCHO) and the 80-member San Francisco Human Services
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Oakland Should Fund Schools, Not Raiders

Posted September 18, 2014 by

Is Oakland really going to give the failed Raiders franchise free land and another $120 million in taxpayer funds? That’s what Mayor Jean Quan pledges to do. Yet when asked where the city would find the money her press spokesperson
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Judge Throws Out Ellis Evictions in Mission

Posted September 17, 2014 by

In another major legal victory for San Francisco tenants battling Ellis Act evictions, Superior Court Judge Ronald Quidachay ruled on September 16 that the lawsuits filed against Patricia Kerman, Tom Rapp and Mark Hidzick of 3305 20th Street must be
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Will SF’s New Tech Workers Vote?

Posted September 16, 2014 by

Those who believe and/or fear that tech workers will reshape San Francisco politics are in for a surprise come Election Day: much of this group will not vote. I base this on two factors. First, I have heard too much
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Campos-Chiu Politics and Airbnb

Posted September 15, 2014 by

The SF Board of Supervisors Land Use Committee holds a hearing on September 15 on new rules governing Airbnb and other tourist rentals of apartments. Unfortunately, the process surrounding this vital  legislation has become a mess. (Update: After a 7
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49ers Hide Behind “Due Process”

Posted September 11, 2014 by

Claiming “Ray McDonald is not Ray Rice,” San Francisco 49ers owner Jed York said on Tuesday that “due process” must play out before the team would suspend the team’s alleged woman batterer. But York soon made clear that he had
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