Articles Posted in the Politics Category

  • Newsom Tempers Gubernatorial Bid Expectations

    Newsom Tempers Gubernatorial Bid Expectations

    San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom File Photo by Luke Thomas By Elaine Santore July 2, 2008 Mayor Gavin Newsom ended speculation about his possible 2010 gubernatorial bid Tuesday when he officially opened an exploratory committee,…

  • Peskin Passes the Baton

    Peskin Passes the Baton

    By Luke Thomas July 2, 2008 District 3 Supervisor and Board President Aaron Peskin yesterday delivered a passing of the baton speech to a new crop of candidates vying to replace him in November. “The…

  • Moyers on Big Oil

    Moyers on Big Oil

    June 30, 2008 Luke ThomasLuke 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…

  • Newsom: “We will fight back” against the NRA

    Newsom: “We will fight back” against the NRA

    June 30, 2008 Part 1 Part 2 Luke ThomasLuke 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…

  • Dancing With the One Who Brung Ya

    Dancing With the One Who Brung Ya

    ” District 6 Supervisor Chris Daly Photos by Luke Thomas By Chris Daly June 30, 2008 Because of you, tonight I can stand here and say that I will be the Democratic nominee for the…

  • Herrera Vows to Seek Sanctions Against NRA

    Herrera Vows to Seek Sanctions Against NRA

    San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera Photo by Luke Thomas From the Office of City Attorney Dennis Herrera June 30, 2008 Gun Advocates’ ‘Factually Slipshod’ Legal Challenge Improperly Names S.F., Asserts Facts Contradicted By Their…

  • Open Letter to Supervisor Jake McGoldrick

    Open Letter to Supervisor Jake McGoldrick

    By Pat Monk June 30, 2008 Dear Jake, Good morning. I have to confess that sometimes the positions you take leave me totally bewitched, bothered and bewildered. You are frequently a strong voice for humane,…

  • LBAM

    A Legacy of Pain

    By Mike Lynberg June 30, 2008 After they made hundreds of people sick on the Central Coast, and nearly killed at least two children, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Secretary A. G. Kawamura of the CDFA…

  • Dub-ble Take: An Extraordinary Machine With Kamala and Gavin

    Dub-ble Take: An Extraordinary Machine
    With Kamala and Gavin

    By Elaine Santore June 30, 2008 Here’s a new feature at Fog City Journal where we take one really boring speech, set it to music, and see if the added music can make a video…

  • Sheehan Calls for a Revolution

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    Sheehan Calls for a Revolution

    Cindy Sheehan Speech at Fat City, 6/28/08 from fogcityjournal on Vimeo. By Luke Thomas June 29, 2008 Independent candidate for Congress Cindy Sheehan yesterday called for a revolution in America to help bring to an…

  • Dellums Gives Edgerly the Old Heave-Ho

    Dellums Gives Edgerly the Old Heave-Ho

    Mayor of Oakland Ron Dellums placed City Administrator Deborah Edgerly on administrative leave today following allegations that she interfered with the arrest of a relative. Photo by Luke Thomas By Jeff Shuttleworth June 27, 2008…

  • Fewer Kicks-Off Campaign for School Board

    Fewer Kicks-Off Campaign for School Board

    Sandra Lee Fewer (center left) and her extended family held a campaign for School Board kick-off event yesterday evening in the heart of Chinatown. Photos by Luke Thomas June 26, 2008 Joined by friends, family,…

  • Villaraigosa, Siebel and Newsom Caption Action!

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    Villaraigosa, Siebel and Newsom Caption Action!

    By Luke Thomas June 26, 2008 We just can’t resist a reader’s suggestion that we invite Foggers to provide “humorous” captions to accompany this photo of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa chatting up with Jennifer Siebel during…

  • Overheard in Fog City: Villaraigosa Has “Found Jesus”

    Overheard in Fog City: Villaraigosa Has “Found Jesus”

    Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa converses with Mayor Gavin Newsom and Jennifer Siebel during a fundraiser for Villaraigosa’s gubernatorial mayoral reelection bid held yesterday in San Francisco. Photos by Luke Thomas By Luke Thomas June…

  • Last Song of the Seven-Hearted Boy

    Last Song of the Seven-Hearted Boy

    By Adrian L. Jenkins, Special to Fog City Journal June 26, 2008 The last sleeps of martyrs, exiles and prophets are perhaps always starless. This fate, as ultimately told despite the wailing and weeping objections…