Swalwell, Minorities, School Children In Hayward Were Big Election Day Winners

Eric SwalwellERIC SWALWELL What can you say? The kid shocked the entire political establishment in the East Bay. Through hard work and boats load of good luck, namely, his opponent’s astonishing self-destruction, Swalwell is a United States representative. How did he do it? His greatest accomplishment was selling new voters in the 15th District something they … Continue reading Swalwell, Minorities, School Children In Hayward Were Big Election Day Winners

Hayashi Skips Final Forum Before Election Day As TV Cameras Await

| ALCO SUPERVISOR DISTRICT 2 |Supervisor Richard Valle speaks to voters Nov. 3 outside Paddy's coffee house in Union City. PHOTO/MATT SANTOS msantosphotographer.com A cameraman from NBC Bay Area and reporter with mic in hand were waiting for Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi to make her grand entrance last Saturday morning at Paddy’s Union City’s venerable coffee house. Except … Continue reading Hayashi Skips Final Forum Before Election Day As TV Cameras Await

Mary Hayashi: The Comeback Kid?

ELECTION '12//ALCO SUPERVISOR DIST 2 | Sometime before Richard Valle was appointed to replace disgraced Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer in June, Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi was already lurking in the background, gauging political support in advance of her likely campaign this fall. However, conventional wisdom quickly coalesced around the belief that her run for District … Continue reading Mary Hayashi: The Comeback Kid?

Gascon Says He Had Plenty Of Evidence To Prosecute Hayashi

ELECTION ‘12//ALCO SUPERVISOR DIST 2 | San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon reiterated Thursday morning his office had the goods on Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi following her then-felony shoplifting charge last year. Appearing on KGO’s Ronn Owens radio program, Gascon said Hayashi showed intent to steal $2,450 worth of apparel from a Neiman Marcus at Union … Continue reading Gascon Says He Had Plenty Of Evidence To Prosecute Hayashi

My Opponent Is Getting Help From Text Messages During Our Debate! OMG!

ELECTION ‘12//TEXT MESSAGING | Calling out your opponent for receiving help during candidate’s forums via text messages--it’s the campaign bombshell sweeping the nation! Well, at least, in our little corner of the East Bay. On at least four notable occasions this election season, local candidates have lobbed the specious, often times suspect, allegation against opponents … Continue reading My Opponent Is Getting Help From Text Messages During Our Debate! OMG!

Wake Up, Richard Valium!

ELECTION ‘12//ALCO SUPERVISOR DIST 2 | The catatonic demeanor of Alameda County Supervisor Richard Valle is not a new thing, says Union City Mark Green. The two worked together on the Union City City Council for over a decade ending in 2010. They now face off next month, along with Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi and Mark … Continue reading Wake Up, Richard Valium!

Hayashi Repeatedly Places Blame For ACAP’s Demise On Valle, Miley

ELECTION ‘12//ALAMEDA COUNY SUPERVISOR DIST 2 | In one of the first contentious forums thus far between Alameda County Supervisor Richard Valle and Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi, the challenger, repeatedly used a grand jury report that came down hard on the county’s mishandling of contracts to non-profits to paint Valle in a negative light.Hayashi repeatedly referenced … Continue reading Hayashi Repeatedly Places Blame For ACAP’s Demise On Valle, Miley

Furious Over No-Confidence Vote, Hayashi Confronted Colleague On Assembly Floor

ELECTION ‘12//ASSEMBLY | Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi’s reign of terror in Sacramento is nearly its climax, but not without the convicted shoplifter going out in a blaze of glory.According to sources in the Capitol, Hayashi went ballistic following a blistering rebuke meted out against her two weeks ago by the Tri-Cities Democratic Forum. The group centered in … Continue reading Furious Over No-Confidence Vote, Hayashi Confronted Colleague On Assembly Floor

South County Dems Issue Hayashi A Vote Of No-Confidence

ELECTION ‘12//ALCO DIST 2 | Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi received one of her most stunning rebukes yet last Wednesday from members of a local Democratic club that lies within the supervisorial district seem hopes to represent this fall.The chair of the Tri-Cities Democratic Forum, Dr. Raj Salwan, also a planning commissioner in Fremont, said its members … Continue reading South County Dems Issue Hayashi A Vote Of No-Confidence

The Mystery Of Mary Hayashi, Jesus Armas And A Seedy Porn Shop In Hayward

L'amour Shoppe in Hayward.ELECTION '12//HAYWARD | Two weeks ago, Hayashi's rudimentary campaign Web site included her committee's mailing address of 22561 Main St., Suite 200 in Hayward. Coincidentally, that is also the address of Armas Consulting, the influential Hayward firm headed by disgraced school board member Jesus Armas.The address is also connected to the city's … Continue reading The Mystery Of Mary Hayashi, Jesus Armas And A Seedy Porn Shop In Hayward

Hayashi’s Paltry Support Among Local Pols Reaches Outside Supervisorial District

ELECTION '12//ALCO DIST 2 | As expected, many elected officials in the contested Alameda County Board of Supervisors District 2 race view Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi's run for the seat as something as uncomfortable as a pair of leather pants filled with itching powder.Of the nine endorsers thus far, according to Hayashi's campaign Web site, just … Continue reading Hayashi’s Paltry Support Among Local Pols Reaches Outside Supervisorial District