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.

  • “Lie, Ed, Lie” Video Surfaces

    “Lie, Ed, Lie” Video Surfaces

    “I stand before you to announce my candidacy for mayor,” the video, posted by “RunRosePakRun,” begins. “I did not make this decision lightly. After much pressure from Rose Pak, Willie Brown and Recology executives, I have decided that I really am a politician, a short mustached, lying one. My change of mind in seeking this office has everything to do with what’s best for Rose Pak and me. See, I’ve always been a liar, a stooge for Rose Pak and Willie Brown.”

  • Ed Lee to Announce Candidacy for Mayor

    Ed Lee to Announce Candidacy for Mayor

    “Mayor Ed Lee to make announcement about the San Francisco mayor’s race,” wrote former Mayor Gavin Newsom spokesperson Tony Winnicker in an email. “City Hall, Department of Elections, Room 48.”

  • Overheard in Fog City: Daly in D5?

    Overheard in Fog City: Daly in D5?

    According to Daly, who resides a stone’s throw away from the District 6/5 border at the intersection of Stevenson and McCoppin streets, he will consider a run for the D5 seat next year should Ross Mirkarimi and Ed Lee, who is expected to declare his candidacy tomorrow, win their respective races for Sheriff and Mayor in November.

  • Adachi Pension Reform Measure Qualifies for Ballot

    Adachi Pension Reform Measure Qualifies for Ballot

    Voters will be asked to consider Adachi’s proposal and a “consensus” proposal sponsored by Mayor Ed Lee and backed by financier Warren Hellman, as well as police and firefighter unions. The consensus proposal includes pension and healthcare costs reforms. Adachi’s proposal is singularly focused on reforming pension contributions. The city’s largest union, SEIU Local 21, has not, to date, endorsed either proposals.

  • Candidates Weigh In On Possible Ed Lee Candidacy

    Candidates Weigh In On Possible Ed Lee Candidacy

    The Board of Supervisors appointed Lee to the post of interim mayor in January to complete Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom’s term as mayor on the condition and explicit understanding that an appointed “caretaker” mayor would not use the position to run for a full-term. Lee acquiesced to the Board’s proviso, publicly and privately, before being sworn into office.

  • Arntz: Adachi Pension Reform Measure Qualifying With “Comfortable Margin”

    Arntz: Adachi Pension Reform Measure
    Qualifying With “Comfortable Margin”

    Expectations are that Public Defender Jeff Adachi’s pension reform measure, dubbed “Son of Prop B,” will qualify for the November ballot. Adachi said he pre-qualified the signatures before submission to the Department of Elections for qualification.

  • Tom Ammiano Discusses San Francisco Mayor’s Race

    Tom Ammiano Discusses San Francisco Mayor’s Race

    Never the one to shy away from a press interview, Ammiano discussed several topics of interest with FCJ, including this year’s mayor’s race.