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's 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

City Must Modify SRO Visitor Ban

Posted September 22, 2020 by

New Facts Have Emerged When San Francisco banned non-essential SRO hotel visitors last April, it made perfect sense. Congregate living spaces were seen as prime venues for spreading COVID. Protecting tenants demanded that those from outside the building not roam
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San Francisco’s D7 Has Another Tight Race

Posted September 8, 2020 by

Four Candidates Can Win The most competitive San Francisco race this November is for D7 supervisor. This is consistent with its past races. When San Francisco resumed district elections in 2000 Tony Hall defeated Mabel Teng in the December runoff
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California’s Epic Housing Fail

Posted September 1, 2020 by

Voters Must Elect Pro-Housing Candidates In May 2019 I described how Democratic leaders were failing to address California’s housing shortage. The just completed 2020 legislative session was even worse, as it topped off at last night’s midnight deadline with the
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