Articles Posted by Luke Thomas

Luke Thomas

Luke Thomas is a former software developer and computer consultant who proudly hails from London, England. In 2001, Thomas took a yearlong sabbatical to travel and develop a photographic portfolio. Upon his return to the US, Thomas studied photojournalism to pursue a career in journalism. In 2004, Thomas worked for several neighborhood newspapers in San Francisco before accepting a partnership agreement with the SanFranciscoSentinel.com, a news website formerly covering local, state and national politics. In September 2006, Thomas launched FogCityJournal.com. The BBC, CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox News, New York Times, Der Spiegel, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Magazine, 7x7, San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco Bay Guardian and the San Francisco Weekly, among other publications and news outlets, have published his work. Thomas is a member of the Freelance Unit of the Pacific Media Workers Guild, TNG-CWA Local 39521 and is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists.

  • Women gathered for a photo to express their support for Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi.

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    Mirkarimi Kicks Off Re-Election Campaign for Sheriff

    San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi officially kicked off his campaign for re-election Wednesday, vowing to build upon the progressive reforms of his predecessor while continuing to advance a progressive criminal justice vision of his own.

  • Former Board of Supervisors President Aaron Peskin announced Monday his second candidacy for District 3 Supervisor.  Photos by Luke Thomas.

    Political Shock Wave: Peskin Announces D3 Candidacy

    Former Board of Supervisors President Aaron Peskin sent a shock wave through the San Francisco political establishment when he announced yesterday his candidacy to retake the District 3 supervisorial seat he previously held for two terms beginning in 2000.

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    Alleged Gang Member Acquitted in Japantown Slaying

    An alleged gang member accused of executing a rival gang member in Japantown in January has been found not guilty of all charges following a three week jury trial.

  • San Francisco Bay Guardian Editor Tim Redmond was fired today by San Francisco Newspaper Company publisher Todd  Vogt.  Photo by Luke Thomas.

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    Vogt Fires Bay Guardian Editor for Refusing to Cut Half of News Staff

    Todd Vogt, co-owner of the San Francisco Newspaper Company, which owns a growing portfolio of San Francisco print publications, today fired longstanding San Francisco Bay Guardian editor Tim Redmond.

  • A rally was held on the steps of City Hall, 2/22/12, in an effort to drum up support for the honorific renaming of San Francisco International Airport after Harvey Milk.  Photos by Luke Thomas.

    Supporters Rally to Rename SFO After Gay Civil Rights Leader

    As many as two-hundred supporters representing a growing coalition of organizations convened Friday on the steps of City Hall to rally support for the renaming of San Francisco International Airport in honor of Harvey Milk, the slain civil rights leader and LGBT icon.

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    Sheriff Mirkarimi, Lopez Shine During One Billion Rising Campaign Event

    San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, his wife, Eliana Lopez, and their four-year-old son, Theo, shone Thursday during a Valentine’s Day celebration of “One Billion Rising,” a global awareness campaign demanding an end to violence against women and girls.

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    Axe Falls on SF Weekly Editor

    SF Weekly editor Tom Walsh was terminated with immediate effect Thursday, confirmed Todd Vogt, co-owner of the San Francisco Newspaper Company, the parent company that previously added the SF Examiner daily in 2011 and the SF Bay Guardian weekly in 2012 to its ever-expanding acquisitions portfolio.

  • Norman Yee is the presumed victor in the race for District 7 Supervisor. File photo by Luke Thomas.

    Yee Declares Victory in D7 Race

    In a contest that may go down as one of the closest in San Francisco political history, School Board President Norman Yee today declared victory in the race for District 7 Supervisor.

  • High school drill teams and marching bands alight outside City Hall.

    Leno, Lee, Mirkarimi Walk Parade to Honor Veterans

    Senator Mark Leno, Mayor Ed Lee and Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi were the only elected officials to honor US veterans Sunday during San Francisco’s 93rd annual Veterans Day Parade.

  • Euphoria erupted when it was known Barack Obama defeated Mitt Romney.

    SF Election Night Photos

    A selection of photos from various election parties last eve, beginning at Obama SF campaign headquarters in the Castro and ending at London Breed’s presumed election victory party in the lower Haight neighborhood of District 5. All photos by Luke Thomas.

  • Francis Xavier Crowley, who is endorsed by U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, is leading the field in the ranked choice race for District 7 Supervisor.  Photo via Facebook.

    SF Election Update: D7 too Close to Call

    With over 93,000 citywide ballots yet to be processed and counted, the District 7 race for Supervisor is looking more and more like a nail biter between the race current leader, Francis Crowley, and Norman Yee.

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    Video: Lopez Chides Olague “Bullies”

    Eliana Lopez, the wife of reinstated Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, today released a video in support of District 5 Supervisor Christina Olague while condemning the exploitation of domestic violence by billionaire backers of Mayor Ed Lee for political gain.

  • A mailer funded by an independent expenditure committee controlled by SEIU 1021 depicts former Redevelopment Agency Commissioner London Breed as being in the pockets of real estate interests.

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    Breed Responds to SEIU 1021 “Hit Piece”

    London Breed, a leading candidate in the race for District 5 Supervisor, pledged Friday in an interview with Fog City Journal to protect tenant’s rights and to oppose any attacks on rent control if she were to be elected to the most progressive and tenant-heavy seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

  • Candidate for District 5 Supervisor Julian Davis.  File photo by Luke Thomas.

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    New Details Emerge in Smear Campaign Against Davis

    New details have emerged in the effort to derail the Julian Davis campaign for District 5 Supervisor, details that shed light on why Kay Vasilyeva, the woman who has accused Davis of sexual assault, went public with her claim six years later, and three weeks before Election Day.

  • District 11 Supervisor John Avalos. File photo by Luke Thomas.

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    Avalos Explains Endorsement Revocation, Calls for Davis to “Consider” Withdrawing Candidacy

    District 11 Supervisor John Avalos posted a statement on Facebook Wednesday denouncing “tactics of marginalization and disenfranchisement,” a reference to a cease-and-desist letter sent by District 5 candidate Julian Davis to Kay Vasilyeva, the woman who has publicly accused Davis of sexual assault, an allegation Davis refutes.