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

Mayor Breed Headed for Re-Election

Posted February 19, 2019 by

Breed Faces No Major Challengers The November 2019 election is less than nine months away. District Attorney candidates Suzy Loftus, Nancy Tung, Chesa Boudin and Leif Dautch are actively courting voters and endorsements. Vallie Brown, Dean Preston and Shanell Williams
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Newsom’s 2004 Housing Vision Finally Popular

Posted February 12, 2019 by

Governor Newsom’s  Housing Agenda Has Roots in 2004 Prop J Defeat In March 2004, newly-elected San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom suffered a devastating political defeat. His Prop J, the Workforce Housing Initiative, lost virtually every San Francisco neighborhood on route
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SF’s Moment of Truth on Housing

Posted February 5, 2019 by

Two Key Votes on Promoting Affordability All San Francisco politicians claim to support building more housing. But some also work against that goal. Now a “progressive” Board of Supervisors faces two key votes over expanding housing for low-income, working and
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Tonight in SF: Trounstine, Shaw Talk Housing

Posted February 5, 2019 by

Race, Class and the Urban Housing Crisis Tonight offers a rare opportunity to hear two related perspectives on the urban housing crisis from authors of new books on this subject: Professor Jessica Trounstine, author of: Segregation by Design: Local Politics
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Cure for Vacant Storefronts? Build Housing

Posted January 29, 2019 by

Housing Brings Foot Traffic, Customers Nobody likes vacant storefronts. They deaden street life, send a message of neighborhood decline, and deprive the community of needed retail services. The challenge is finding the cure. Many cities have seized upon a vacancy
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