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

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5 Big Lies About Homelessness

Posted June 3, 2024 by

Spreading Falsehoods About Homeless Policies “SF has more commissions per capita than comparable cities. With 5 commissions on homelessness, you’d think we’d have fewer homeless residents than Fort Worth. Instead, SF has about 4x as many homeless residents as FW.
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SF Supervisor Races Heat Up

Posted May 28, 2024 by

Board Control Up for Grabs San Francisco has tightly contested supervisor races in Districts 1, 3, 5, 9 and 11. That’s the most since district elections returned in 2000. Here’s our latest analysis of the key races. District 1 Supervisor
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Does Debate Fiasco Signal Moderate Crackup?

Posted May 20, 2024 by

San Francisco’s Moderate Disunity Until last Thursday afternoon, there were two competing San Francisco mayoral debates set for Monday night, May 20. Mark Farrell, Daniel Lurie and Ahsha Safai were debating at the Tenderloin’s historic Hibernia Bank; London Breed and
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Ballot Measure Threatens CA’s Future

Posted May 13, 2024 by

Decimating Local and State Government Last week,  oral arguments were held in Governor Newsom’s legal challenge to a draconian November ballot measure with dire implications for California. It did not go well. It appears the California Supreme Court will keep
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Is SF’s Mid-Market Turning a Corner?

Posted May 6, 2024 by

City Help Needed I could make a strong case that no neighborhood in the nation has suffered a bigger reversal since COVID began than San Francisco’s Mid-Market. A neighborhood rising when 2020 began lost its office workers, retail, and new
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