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?

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!

Has Richard Valle Really Never Killed A Fly?

ELECTION '12//ALCO SUPERVISOR DIST 2 | A reporter’s rule of thumb says, if a subject wants to talk, then let them talk and don’t you dare stop them. Sometimes the subject will take the conversation into a bizarre place. Last week, it wasn’t a reporter who asked Alameda County Supervisor Richard Valle about his beliefs … Continue reading Has Richard Valle Really Never Killed A Fly?

Unknown Alameda County Supervisor Candidate Makes Public Safety Top Priority

Mark TurnquistELECTION ‘12//ALCO SUPERVISOR DIST 2 | In the high-profile Alameda County District 2 supervisor special election, Richard Valle and Mary represented varying degrees of liberalism, Mark Green carries the center of the electoral spectrum and political novice Mark Turnquist definitely treads far to the right. But, who is Turnquist?Up until recently, Turnquist was a … Continue reading Unknown Alameda County Supervisor Candidate Makes Public Safety Top Priority