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

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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Election Predictions

Posted June 2, 2014 by

As Californians vote in record low numbers on June 3, here are my predictions on Campos-Chiu in San Francisco and other key races. California faces a very low turnout election on Tuesday, and voters have themselves to blame. By passing
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Mark Leno Gets It Done

Posted June 2, 2014 by

Mayor Lee, tenant groups, organized labor, tech, Latino organizations and other elected officials all helped win State Senate passage of SB 1439, the Ellis Act reform bill. But it was Senator Mark Leno great legislative skills that made the difference.
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Why SF Needs New Commissioners

Posted May 13, 2014 by

Regularly changing the composition of San Francisco’s commissions brings fresh perspectives and limits the coziness between appointees and the agencies they oversee. But some San Francisco activists now see these appointments as virtual civil service jobs. According to the SF
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Campos-Chiu Race Offers Clear Choice

Posted May 12, 2014 by

For all the mailers, endorsements, and negative attacks on both sides, the Assembly race between David Campos and David Chiu offers an unusually clear choice. There is nothing complicated about the race for Assembly between Supervisors Campos and Chiu. Unlike
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