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

The Tenderloin at Night

Posted August 25, 2014 by

Last week, I and 22 others walked the Tenderloin from 8-10pm to survey locations for new streetlights. It was an illuminating experience. It wasn’t news that the Tenderloin is so poorly lit—-a class at Hastings Law School conducted a lighting
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Mayors Unite Behind Fred Ross Sr.

Posted August 21, 2014 by

The Giants and Dodgers are bitter rivals, but that did not stop San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti from organizing a Big City Mayors campaign in support of legendary organizer Fred Ross Sr. The campaign
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The Roots of #Ferguson

Posted August 21, 2014 by

As media flock to Ferguson, the roots of the current crisis are often overlooked. Laura Barrett, who began organizing tenants in St. Louis in the 1990’s and is now the National Campaign Director for Gamaliel, provides this critical back story
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Oakland’s Quiet Mayor’s Race

Posted August 19, 2014 by

Oakland’s  competitive mayor’s race has strong candidates  and comes at a pivotal time for the city’s  future. So why aren’t Oakland voters more excited? I’ve talked to many Oakland residents and found that I’m more interested in the mayoral election
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San Francisco’s Car Towing Racket

Posted August 18, 2014 by

As San Franciscans left town for a summer vacation, many returned home to a surprise: their car had been towed for violating a little-known local law prohibiting parking on the same block for more than 72 hours. And they have
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How SF Tenants Swayed Democrats on Prop G

Posted August 15, 2014 by

On the night of August 13, San Francisco’s tenant advocates turned impending defeat into a critical SF Democratic Party endorsement for Prop G, the speculation tax initiative. Although it looked like a “No Endorsement” would prevail only hours before the
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Good Riddance to Candlestick

Posted August 14, 2014 by

Nearly 50 years after Candlestick Park hosted the Beatles last live performance, Sir Paul McCartney returns on August 14 for the venue’s last public event. The last concert is among Candlestick’s top three memorable moments. It ranks above Stu Miller
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