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

Ellis Reform Bill Faces New Test

Posted June 16, 2014 by

After a comeback win in the State Senate, San Francisco’s Ellis Act reform bill (SB 1439) faces a critical June 18 vote in the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee. It’s already proving a tough fight. Landlord interests have nothing
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SF Heading for Housing Civil War

Posted June 10, 2014 by

There is a quiet war raging in San Francisco’s housing community. It concerns Supervisor Jane Kim’s proposal for a housing balance, a strategy designed to ensure that market-rate housing does not exceed 70% of the total housing built. Proponents argue
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Mid-Market Resumes Resurgence

Posted June 9, 2014 by

In the past two weeks, the two most important dormant sites in Mid-Market announced plans to begin construction. This cements the area’s resurgence. San Francisco’s Mid-Market neighborhood has seen massive investment in recent years, but until recently two of its
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SF Voters Back Chiu, Prop B

Posted June 4, 2014 by

San Francisco voters want to approve certain waterfront projects, but the more progressive sector of the city voting in the Campos-Chiu Assembly race favored the candidate who took no position on the issue. To nobody’s surprise, San Francisco’s Prop B
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Lack of Funding is the Real VA Scandal

Posted June 3, 2014 by

As the firestorm about wait times at VA facilities continues, political representatives from both parties insist that waits must be eliminated for veterans seeking care. Now that Republicans have succeeded in forcing the resignation of Secretary of the Department of
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