Articles Posted by 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, a news website formerly covering local, state and national politics. In September 2006, Thomas launched 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.

  • Mandelman Concedes Defeat

    Mandelman Concedes Defeat

    Though the final vote tallies from the ranked-choice race have not been officially certified by the San Francisco Department of Elections, Scott Wiener, a moderate, is the presumed Supervisor-elect for the District.

  • Newsom to Veto Healthy Foods Ordinance

    Dubbed “Healthy Food Incentives Ordinance,” the legislation requires restaurants and fast-food chains to discontinue using toys as a marketing ploy to induce children to consume unhealthy foods. Instead, the legislation mandates toys can only be used as an inducement to purchase healthy foods.

  • San Francisco Election Night Party Photos and Quotes

    San Francisco Election Night Party Photos and Quotes

    “As only San Franciscans can appreciate, we learned what the word ‘torture’ meant in this election,” Lt. Governor-Elect Gavin Newsom said referring to the San Francisco Giants clinching of the World Series and the close race he ran against Republican Lt. Governor Abel Maldonado.

  • Meko Receives Campaign Boost from Adachi, Gonzalez

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    Meko Receives Campaign Boost from Adachi, Gonzalez

    Meko, who is running in a close race with School Board President Jane Kim, Human Rights Commission Executive Director Theresa Sparks and Building Inspections Commissioner Debra Walker, is the only progressive candidate in the D6 race that supports Proposition B, a controversial pension and healthcare reform measure on the November ballot that aims to rein in unsustainable pension and healthcare costs projected to exceed $1 billion by 2016.

  • Daly Honored During Annual SRO Convention

    Daly Honored During Annual SRO Convention

    The convention program included entertainment from SRO tenants, speeches from TURN Executive Director Mark Toney, Shaw and Daly, an awards ceremony led by CSCC Executive Director Jeff Buckley, and workshop sessions dealing with bed bugs, tenants’ rights, neighborhood issues, drug overdose prevention and mental health issues.

  • Daly honors Public Comment Man, Walter Paulson

    Daly honors Public Comment Man, Walter Paulson

    Outgoing District 6 Supervisor Chris Daly did the unthinkable today during the weekly Board of Supervisors meeting. The oft-unabashed, activist legislator known for his f-bombs and wily rhetoric, sang a duet – an adaption of Piano Man no less – with the man he was honoring during commendations, public comment maestro, Walter Paulson.

  • Rev. Billy Talen Leads Congregation Against Sit/Lie Measure

    Rev. Billy Talen Leads Congregation
    Against Sit/Lie Measure

    Set against a backdrop of dozens of green and yellow ‘No on L’ signs on the corner of Mission and 16th streets, Talen and the Life After Shopping Gospel Choir sang a rendition of the First Amendment before Talen began a short sermon denouncing what he called fundamentalism and a paranoia of fear.