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Monday, October 21, 2013

Third Alameda County Supervisor Chief Of Staff Let Go Over Past Year

Supervisor Richard Valle last November
2012 in Union City. PHOTO/Matt Santos
ALCO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS | Being an Alameda County supervisor is a tough job. As the face of many county social services, their decisions often have direct consequences on their constituent's livelihood. This clear link can be taxing on the soul. Apparently, it’s also hard on their chiefs of staff. Last week, Supervisor Richard Valle let go his chief of staff, Ruben Briones, and the third chief of staff among the five-member Board of Supervisors to be dismissed since June 2012.

Sources say the clear influence of labor unions within Valle’s rise from the Union City Council to the Board of Supervisors is the main reason for Briones’ fate, not any issues with performance. The Alameda County Labor Council was a strong presence in support of Valle during and after his appointment to replace Nadia Lockyer last year. Newark Councilmember Ana Apodaca was an earlier favorite for the appointment, until organized labor pressured Supervisors Nate Miley and Wilma Chan to switch support to Valle. Despite having already won a special election last November, Valle is again up for re-election next year to complete what would have been the conclusion of Lockyer’s first four-year term in office.

Briones’ tenure leading Valle’s office was already seen a tenuous before his dismissal because he was a holdover from Lockyer’s staff. Briones, himself, took over from a previous chief of staff who resigned in what is believed to be conflict resulting from Lockyer’s infamous extramarital affair and drug addiction during her short term as county supervisor.

Starting with the firing of Supervisor Scott Haggerty’s long-time chief of staff Chris Gray in the summer of 2012, Supervisor Nate Miley’s chief, Seth Kaplan was also dropped from his staff. Gray’s dismissal resulted in a still pending lawsuit alleging age discrimination. Earlier this year, Gray’s legal complaint made news when it alleged various tales of corruption against his former boss and claimed Haggerty made sexually inappropriate comments about fellow Supervisors Wilma Chan and Gail Steele.

A possible landing spot for Briones, by all accounts, a loyal and hardworking public servant, might be Haggerty’s office, according to some county observers. Briones originally worked for former Supervisor Alice Lai-Bitker under Shawn Wilson, who is now Haggerty’s chief of staff. The move, they say, would be shrewd since Haggerty and Valle have routinely butted heads this year, primarily over law and order issues.

Valle’s strong progressive stances against the Alameda County sheriff’s plan to purchase two domestic drones and a call for an end of the county’s involvement with the controversial federal immigration program, Secure Communities, has repeatedly riled Haggerty; easily the board's most conservative member. What could be better for Haggerty than hiring Briones and having access to his rival’s playbook?

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Dick Valley is so full of shit it is beyond contemptible. Nothing but the biggest of union whores. Hope he and fatal heart attack get introduced to each other yesterday.

We need Gail Steele again!!!!!!!!

Heard Valle is still paying him another month's pay. If he was so bad why not let the door hit him in the ass?

Let's see Briones has been with County for many many years and has a stellar reputation is gone but the Valle cronies, MileyJr and Ginny "nadiaisasaint" deMartini are still there?

Don't forget that BIG union stooge Sonia Bustamante. She comes from Labor, which told Dick "You put her on the county payroll and give her a cushy 'job!' Dianda is nothing to brag about either.

If we're talking Chief of Staffs, how is that witch Dong still employed? She's gone through dozens of staff and everyone hates her.

That's because of her Whore-in-Protector, Wilma.

Ruben Briones is a very hard working, trustworthy, loyal man that should have never been termited. It really goes to show just how poor Valle's decision making skills are. Who fires a loyalist, especially in politics? You will never see Briones trying to sabotage Valle's reputation like Gray tried to do to Scott Haggerty. If Valle had even half of a male anatomy he would work to help relocate Briones who is a father and all around good guy. If Valle promotes the Hippi Ginnie, or the Cruz gal he will truly show his Union colors, which to this point are YELLOW

Dick Valley is so full of shit it is beyond contemptible. Nothing but the biggest of union whores. Hope he and fatal heart attack get introduced to each other yesterday.

Ruben should fuckup Valley in the same way and trash him to the hilt. What do you mean 'If?' Dick Valley's complexion matches that of his spine--ALL YELLOW!

We need Gail Steele again!!!!!!!!

All hail to Gail!!
Salinas, Apodaca, Green and Dowling would all have been better to serve as the Supervisor. Its too bad Ellen Corbett is part of the Union "F" Fest because if she had ANY political skills left she would run for Supervisor and WIN.....She has a better chance than losing her congressional seat....

1:22pm......What comments are you reading? It is very clear that the last writer gave Corbett some kudos, they said she could BEAT Valle and become the Supervisor....IF...she ran...thats not sexist

It does appear one individual has written most of the articles against our Supervisor Richard Valle, as that same person did the last time there was an article about Richard. Richard is very popular in our District and will be elected easily in spite of the Troll's vindictiveness. His writing style is very apparent and always anti-union.

In Summary-
Valle wrongfully fires Ruben but gets a pass because Valle is loved by his district and the Unions.
A person, guy or gal who knows, gets verbally assaulted for stating the obvious, Corbett should run for Supervisor. The State Legislature does NOT pay into a retierment account so essentially Corbett has nothing to fall back on. She runs and the author says she wins, but she will NOT run because she is too entrenched, maybe not with Labor but certainly the PARTY. The same party that told her to sit on the sideline and be a good old sport and run AFTER Stark is in office one more time....that plan fell to crap. Now, nobody is discussing the obvious.....Ellen running for Supervisor? OK....I am not a sexist, racist or any other ist...however it makes sense to me..If he loves Haggerty maybe he should move to Livermore. Isn't there way Pareja is now living?

Agree with anon 2:40---The last time there was and article about Valle one troll posted over 99% of the posts against him. The same person is against all electeds who he thinks have union support. He has used abusive, sexist and sometimes racist language in his past rantings.

Some believe the Hayward troll is a shill for Swalwell and is pissed Ellen is running against him because Ellen will probably win. Some believe he is a Swalwell staffer who's afraid of losing his job. Anyway it doesn't matter because Ellen has said many times she is running for Congress and will get plenty of support. Now this shill wants her to run against Valle. What a joke. You should see what he calls Ellen in some of his Swalwell postings. Check them out on the Citizen. Valle will get re-elected easily no matter what the troll thinks.

ick Valley is so full of shit it is beyond contemptible. Nothing but the biggest of union whores. Hope he and fatal heart attack get introduced to each other yesterday.

Ruben should fuckup Valley in the same way and trash him to the hilt. What do you mean 'If?' Dick Valley's complexion matches that of his spine--ALL YELLOW!

We need Gail Steele again!!!!!!!!

It does appear one individual has written most of the articles against our Supervisor Richard Valle, as that same person did the last time there was an article about Richard. Richard is very popular in our District and will be elected easily in spite of the Troll's vindictiveness. His writing style is very apparent and always anti-union.

By MW:

Concerning the comment of 9:55AM who said Ruben Briones should never have been "termited."

Does Briones have a wooden leg?

I happen to know that Seth Kaplan left to go to work for the health care services agency. He got more $$$. I don't believe he was forced out by Miley, who eliminated the position. He has a staff of more than 20, but some of them are part-time. All are listed on his home page.

Agree with anon 3:50---The last time there was and article about Valle one troll posted over 99% of the posts against him. The same person is against all electeds who he thinks have union support. He has used abusive, sexist and sometimes racist language in his past rantings.

It does appear one individual has written most of the articles against our Supervisor Richard Valle, as that same person did the last time there was an article about Richard. Richard is very popular in our District and will be elected easily in spite of the Troll's vindictiveness. His writing style is very apparent and always anti-union.

Dick Valley is so full of shit it is beyond contemptible. Nothing but the biggest of union whores. Hope he and fatal heart attack get introduced to each other yesterday.

Ruben should fuckup Valley in the same way and trash him to the hilt. What do you mean 'If?' Dick Valley's complexion matches that of his spine--ALL YELLOW!

We need Gail Steele again. She never took shit from no stinking union whores!!!!!!!!

Anon 7:07, 7:08 and 7:08 are all the same Hayward anti-union and sexist Troll who lives in his own fantasy world. LOL

The last time there was and article about Valle one troll posted over 99% of the posts against him. The same person is against all electeds who he thinks have union support. He has used abusive, sexist and sometimes racist language in his past rantings. He really has no choice because he is intellectually and mentally challanged.

It does appear one individual has written most of the articles against our Supervisor Richard Valle, as that same person did the last time there was an article about Richard. Richard is very popular in our District and will be elected easily in spite of the Troll's vindictiveness. His writing style is very apparent and always anti-union.

By MW:

While it has not become public who blew the whistle on the fact that Nadia Lockyer was a drug addict during her time as a member of the Board of Supervisors, however Briones, and due to the fact that he was a member of her staff and also the member of her staff who probably had to spend far and away the most time, work, and effort covering for her and her lies and while she was absent due to her drug binges, is certainly a major suspect as far as possibilities on who blew the whistle on Nadia.

And one thing Alameda County government absolutely will not tolerate is employees telling the truth and/or blowing the whistle, or in fact even being suspected of doing so. So the only surprising thing is that Briones lasted as long as he did after Nadia was exposed by the media for being the erratic drug addict she was.

And if Briones was given one month severance pay, and his termination from Valle's office was also done in an at least semi friendly and semi civilized way, it was very likely on the understanding that Briones would not make a big royal stink, also not file a lawsuit, and also not scream from the rooftops in regard to what he knows about all of the sleaze and illegal backroom fixes that go on as standard procedure on Alameda County government.

Dick Valley is so full of shit it is beyond contemptible. Nothing but the biggest of union whores. Hope he and fatal heart attack get introduced to each other yesterday.

Ruben should fuckup Valley in the same way and trash him to the hilt. What do you mean 'If?' Dick Valley's complexion matches that of his spine--ALL YELLOW!

We need Gail Steele again. She never took shit from no stinking union whores!!!!!!!!

Gail Steele is not going to run again so Richard Valle is going to be our Supervisor for a long time. She loves retirement. Move on dreamer. Most of us love Richard but we can tell you don't. How about you post only a couple of comments instead of basically the same thing multiple times. You are really getting boring and mundane.

Dick Valley is so full of shit it is beyond contemptible. Nothing but the biggest of union whores. Hope he and fatal heart attack get introduced to each other yesterday.

Ruben should fuckup Valley in the same way and trash him to the hilt. What do you mean 'If?' Dick Valley's complexion matches that of his spine--ALL YELLOW!

We need Gail Steele again. She never took shit from no stinking union whores!!!!!!!!

The Hayward troll above is so full of shit, it is beyond contemptible. Nothing but the biggest of antiunion assholes. Hope he and fatal heart attack get introduced to each other yesterday.

Someone should fuckup the Hayward troll in the same way and trash him to the hilt. What do you mean 'If?' The Hayward troll's complexion matches that of his spine--ALL YELLOW!

We need Richard Valle again. He never takes shit from no stinking antiunion assholes!!!!!!!!

Two can play the game you idiot. What are you a mental case?
How does a statement like you have posted at 11:20 lead to any meaningful discussion? By my count that's the 6th time you posted the same statement. What are you hoping to accomplish? LOL
p.s. Get the help you need before you're committed.

A large majority of us who live in the District like Valle a lot. That's why he was elected and why he will keep getting elected. It seems like there is a Tea Party extremist who doesn't like him. Fine, then vote against him. However, as you found out, you are in a minority. Most of us voted for him and will again. Let's all of us try and keep the conversation civil instead of trying to intimidate, because that never works.

Before this denigrated to another union troll vs. anti union troll, the legitimate question was asked: Why did Valle get rid of Ruben if by all accounts Ruben is the most experienced staffer and well respected by everyone?

Of course, Valle can do as he sees fit but it just seems weird that he would dismiss such an asset.

HELLO!

Dick Valley is the ass-licker of the Unions! He is THEIR whore. Get it?

They tell him to jump and he asks "How high?"

Ruben is a good man and a friend of mine. I don't know the inside details, but clearly Tavares got this one right-on. Labor tells you to squat and kiss their ring, and their chief-in-whore kneels on command.

It really is that simple.

There were those of us who supported Liz Figueroa. Yes, I'm going back in time. Bottom line is that had she been elected against all the larded Lockyer loot--the most expensive supervisorial race in the entire country to date--everything would have been different. No drug addict skank. No union whore. No rotten and corrupt decisions.

We can't go back in time. I get it. However, just saying things would have been SO, SO different, and for the better.

It does appear one individual has written most of the articles against our Supervisor Richard Valle, as that same person did the last time there was an article about Richard. Richard is very popular in our District and will be elected easily in spite of the Troll's vindictiveness. His writing style is very apparent and always anti-union.

HELLO!

The Hayward anti-union Troll is the ass-licker of management! He is THEIR whore. Get it?

They tell him to jump and he asks "How high?"

Richard is a good man and a friend of mine. I don't know the inside details, but clearly the troll got this one wrong. The extremist Tea Party tells you to squat and kiss their ass, and their chief-in-whore kneels on command.

It really is that simple. LMAO Temper,temper psycho troll.

Two can play the game you idiot. Anti-union troll-I can keep doing this if you don't want any meaningful discussion. LOL

HEY PRO-LABOR PERSON ... YOU STILL DON"T ANSWER THE QUESTION. WHY WAS RUBEN DISMISSED?

Ruben worked for 3 supervisors, worked for county for like a decade, stellar reputation. He probably knows more about County government than all of Valle's other staff combined.

WHY RICHARD WHY?

To 6:22: Your question was answered in 9:24, with a wonderful commentary at 9:27. After that the ramblings of a demented single individual, who could neither add anything nor refute the previous two posts, devolved into a paste-it rambling session of vitriol and frankly spaced- or whacked-out craziness. You know that it's this crazy woman; style of rantings never change and she loves to use LOL.

Bottom line: Labor told him to dismiss Ruben and replace him with another Laborite. That is exactly what he did when they told him to put Sonia Bustamante on his staff. She came from the Federation. You might not like the answer and find it hard to fathom, but it is really that simple. They simply said do it, and did exactly as he was told. No questions asked.

He is a poor legislator and and even sorrier excuse for a human being.

Also, please don't take my word for it. Tavares himself said exactly that in his article. On this one, he's got it nailed.

Ruben is a good guy- Valle is an idiot. I had not heard that Seth left Miley's office- he was the voice of reason there.

If Valle wants staff that really know his District he should recruit Allison Lewis and Paul Frumkin. They did well for Gail.

Alison is retired and would never work for a lowlife like him. Frumkin knew the district but did terrible on the school board; he was the chief instigator of appointing Armas, and has since moved to southern CA. Steele's remaining extremely competent staff would never work for him either, and they have moved on.

Old Boss Miley was the chief architect of getting Lockyer elected. The quid pro quo was that she would put young son Chris on her payroll in exchange for his support. A real SOB. The son is a nice fellow, but this had all the makings of dirty, back room politics written all over it. Once she imploded, he was gung ho to get Valle in. The same deal was made: "I'll support you to the hilt, and you keep junior on your payroll."

These are all political appointments, not civil service. This is how it is supposed to work; you hire whomever you want. That's o.k. Same applies for Jerry Brown, Obama, et al. What stinks to the heavens is that old Boss Miley could have put sonny boy on his own payroll and it would have been perfectly legal, and even ethical. After all, we all know that Haggerty's sister has been with him since day one. No problem. But ol' Nate didn't think it looked right in 'his eyes,' so he decided to engage in Tammany Hall politics to get junior hired onto the office next door. Disgusting that all of his machinations resulted in giving us first the drug addict nymphomaniac and now the labor-shilling unethical fellow who lacks balls.

I've lived in Hayward for more than thirty years, and this is the biggest 'open' secret we've had for the past three years.

Now it all makes sense.
Perhaps Mike Mahoney ran out of his 1.2 Million Dollar pay out he received as a thank you gift from Richard Valle and fellow St. Rose Board Members after they found out that Mike Mahoney was a thief and robbed St. Rose for millions and if this is true, we all know his recent appointment by his Pal Valle to place Mahoney on the new Measure A Task Force does not pay...and perhaps Mahoney repeated his trend of placing his hand in the cookie jar at Tri Ced and was caught but instead of reprimanded he is awarded the newly vacated Chief of Staff position...all the while you all thought Valle was wrong for letting Ruben go...he is Brilliant for doing so! Apparently Mahoney has more dirt on Valle than Trisha has on Torrico!

There are only 2 people that know the truth and you are not one of them. You are assumption after assumption after assumption. I also lived in Hayward and moved, but still have friends and relatives there. I do live in the Supervisorial District and voted for Lockyer, which turned out to be a mistake. Miley's endorsement probably hurt more than helped. It was her husband's 1.5 million that was the difference in a not even close race. Your anti labor positions are full of assumptions and something else that rhymes pull stick. By the way I will vote for Valle when he runs for re-election and I do not belong to any union. I also liked Ruben and hope he lands on his feet.
p.s. Briones was very much pro labor when I talked to him.

It is very clear, and you have given yourself away, that you are a shill for labor. No surprise. You get what you deserve.

Never let the facts get in the way of your labor zealotry. They'll bite you in the ass each and every time.

Here's to a new day with clean Mark Green, who did a hell of a lot better the last time around than anyone ever thought. In a one-to-one with the creep who's in office now, Green takes it.

Maybe we are all missing the boat. Maybe Valle and Michael Mahoney are onto something. I mean...lets do the math...it really could be that Valle is trying to make room to hire Michael Mahoney as his chief of staff. Think I am crazy?
Lets look at the history.
Mike Mahoney runs St Rose in the Ground, extorts money from them and then gets a 1.2 million dollar pay out.....lead by VALLE, who sat on the board at that time. Then VALLE hires MAHONEY at Tri Ced.....yes...the same guy that ripped off St Rose under Valle's nose, gets Hired By Valle...WOW..
Wait...it gets better...then VALLE, after st rose loses their tail......decides to appoint Mahoney to the Measure A task force...the group that will decide the allocation of the new Measure A Campaign if passed.....so, since this position is unpaid...maybe valle feels like he owes Mahoney for his work and perhaps can be his right hand man!! What is it that he has over valle? Hmmmm?
Same thing that Torrico has over Wieckowski? or Trisha??

Oh yeah.......Al Torrico is a Ho.
Ask his wife Raquel.........I guess Raquel in Spanish means " I love to share my man!"

This all sounds very reasonable to me. When they pen Dick's song it will be entitled "Ain't nothing but an old ho!"

Wow...torrico cheated on his wife...? No way...he wasy such a devout Christian...I mean..F bomb here...F bomb there...Fbomb everywhere....do christains really sware that much...then again...do they cheat??
I guess if their spouse allows them to...WHY NOT---PARTY

SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.....Raquel doesn't know.....they are in Christian Counseling.......Does the counselor sware????

Assumptions, assumptions and more assumptions. Some might
even call it falsehoods. Just make up things and hope they hit
the wall. Mark Green got his clock cleaned last time, as far as I know he is not running, but if he did he would get drubbed
again. He doesn't have the money to run a mail campaign, and
he doesn't have the campaign workers to walk door to door.
The district is too big for Mark to get elected without one or the
other. I like him as a person, but he's no fool.

It's a lifetime before the election, but if Clean Mark Green hasn't decided to run yet we need to draft him. After all, the loser incumbent has done just as bad as Madam Skank before him. We need someone we can trust and respect.
I'm sure Mark would bring Ruben back.

We need you, Mark Green!!!!!

Signed,

The communities of:
Hayward
Newark
Union City
Niles
Sunol

Mark's not running, but you seem to have strong opinions. I hope you run. Talk is cheap.

Until I hear Mark Green himself say that, all bets are on.

But I do agree, your talk is bargain basement rate at best.

If Mark doesn't run, will you run? Hope you do.
You will see Richard Valle is very popular.

So popular he lost the first time he ran. He had to be appointed first. Between the two, Green takes it.

Thank you for the compliment but I have neither the time, resources nor desire for that position.

He'll be elected in a land slide if anyone even runs against him.

Last time I talked to Mark-he was not interested. Looks like no viable candidate will run against Richard.

A large majority of us who live in the District like Valle a lot. That's why he was elected and why he will keep getting elected.

Looks like Richard Valle will be our Sup. for a while.

I live in Union City and I like both Richard and His wife Barbara.
I also like Briones and wish him well. He doesn't seem bitter like
Chris Grey was with Haggerty. Maybe Ruben wanted to move on.

Ruben was thrown to the curb by Dick Valley.

Last time I talked to Mark he said that if anything such as these ongoing scandals came up, he would feel it was his duty to save the district. He came in second the last time, and that was with two others in the race. In a one-to-one, he will throw Valley to the curb. Those of us who put up with the drug-addicted nymphomaniac aren't willing to have yet another go around with Dick "I"m such a shill" Valley. When Mark runs Valley is toast[ed].

Mark doesn't have the money or the ground troops to take on an
incumbent Supervisor who does have those two. He's not one to
go on a suicide mission as he's smart, not foolish. He has better
things to do with his time as he has told others.

Same crap put out by another Valley union whore.

I know Mark, will be speaking to him shortly, and it's a good thing for the district that jerks like you are few and far between.

It's a lifetime before the election, but if Clean Mark Green hasn't decided to run yet we need to draft him. After all, the loser incumbent has done just as bad as Madam Skank before him. We need someone we can trust and respect.
I'm sure Mark would bring Ruben back.

We need you, Mark Green!!!!!

Signed,

The communities of:
Hayward
Newark
Union City
Niles
Sunol

Mark doesn't have the money or the ground troops to take on an
incumbent Supervisor who does have those two. He's not one to
go on a suicide mission as he's smart, not foolish. He has better
things to do with his time as he has told others.

It's a lifetime before the election, but if Clean Mark Green hasn't decided to run yet we need to draft him. After all, the loser incumbent has done just as bad as Madam Skank before him. We need someone we can trust and respect.
I'm sure Mark would bring Ruben back.

We need you, Mark Green!!!!!

Signed,

The communities of:
Hayward
Newark
Union City
Niles
Sunol

Same crap put out by another Valley union whore.

I know Mark, will be speaking to him shortly, and it's a good thing for the district that jerks like you are few and far between.

Mark doesn't have the money or the ground troops to take on an
incumbent Supervisor who does have those two. He's not one to
go on a suicide mission as he's smart, not foolish. He has better
things to do with his time as he has told others.

Looks like Richard Valle will be our Sup. for a while.
He'll be elected in a land slide if anyone even runs against him.

If Mark runs he will get beat easily by Valle. The district thinks and votes more progressive than Green and aligns itself with Richard's ideology. Everyone who lives here knows that.

Same crap put out by another Valley union whore.

I know Mark, will be speaking to him shortly, and it's a good thing for the district that jerks like you are few and far between.

He takes it.

Mark Green is the closest thing to Gail Steele that we have.

THAT is how the district votes--for 18 years solid!

Mark doesn't have the money or the ground troops to take on an
incumbent Supervisor who does have those two. He's not one to
go on a suicide mission as he's smart, not foolish. He has better
things to do with his time as he has told others.

Looks like Richard Valle will be our Sup. for a while.
He'll be elected in a land slide if anyone even runs against him.

The District is a lot more progressive and Hispanic since Gail ran.
It has changed to favor Valle more and more each day. Not a
chance for Green

Mark is not going to run. If you don't believe everyone else
ask him. You better come up with another candidate if you
don't like Valle. I can't think of anyone with a chance.

Dick Valley continues to dig his own grave. You union whore stooges who troll for him are the same ones who are against our congressman. The Space HO brigade. It's a LONG, LONG time between now and next November. I have a long memory, plenty of time in retirement, and more tenacity than all of you two put together. I'll keep posting refutes to pathetic rantings like yours each and every time.

If anybody, anybody at all, believes that Valley will be unopposed or that Green will not react to the smell of Dick's blood in the water, I'll take that bet and lay you odds. Politics is a strange and contorted beast. Dick is about to go the way of the drug addict skank. Couldn't win is first election against Steele and he won't be able to win this one against Green.



Mark Green is the closest thing to Gail Steele that we have.

THAT is how the district votes--for 18 years solid!

Richard has too much money, volunteers, and is too popular
in his District. Every time he has an event or a fundraiser it's
jam packed. People are very supportive of him and like what
he is doing, even though one person doesn't who always posts
on this blog.

Mark is not going to run. If you don't believe everyone else
ask him. You better come up with another candidate if you
don't like Valle. I can't think of anyone with a chance

As for the comment about Spanic voters. Doesn't fly. Steele had the support of many of those people. Not all of them have to have a 'brown' candidate.

In fact Valley is pale, pale brown at best. Hell, anyone who know that old boy knows that his papa was Kraut, a German, who spelled the family name 'Valley.' Dick's mamasita was Mexican. It is because I honor Dick's daddy that I always use the true family spelling. Dick was too damn disrespectful and too quick to curry favor with the Hispanics that he dropped the 'y.'

Nothing but a rotten and miserable son to his Kraut daddy and an opportunist panderer for the 'brown' vote. All of this and being an ass-licker for the unions paints a pretty sickening and revolting picture of poor, pathetic Dick Valley.

Why don't you say how you really feel. Doesn't matter if you hate on him. Most of us like him a lot, and he will be re-elected wether you like it or not. I can tell you don't. Too bad. The fact that you are so upset means you know he's a cinch to win. The rest of us in the district are very happy.


Looks like Richard Valle will be our Sup. for a while.
He'll be elected in a land slide if anyone even runs against him.

Richard has too much money, volunteers, and is too popular
in his District. Every time he has an event or a fundraiser it's
jam packed. People are very supportive of him and like what
he is doing, even though one person doesn't who always posts
on this blog.

Voted for Richard before and will vote for him again.

When was the last time an incumbent supervisor in Alameda
County was defeated? It sure hasn't happened since I was old
enough to vote! Nuf said---Richard will be elected. Just saying.

As for the comment about Spanic voters. Doesn't fly. Steele had the support of many of those people. Not all of them have to have a 'brown' candidate.

In fact Valley is pale, pale brown at best. Hell, anyone who know that old boy knows that his papa was Kraut, a German, who spelled the family name 'Valley.' Dick's mamasita was Mexican. It is because I honor Dick's daddy that I always use the true family spelling. Dick was too damn disrespectful and too quick to curry favor with the Hispanics that he dropped the 'y.'

Nothing but a rotten and miserable son to his Kraut daddy and an opportunist panderer for the 'brown' vote. All of this and being an ass-licker for the unions paints a pretty sickening and revolting picture of poor, pathetic Dick Valley.

As a matter of fact, the appointed incumbent of District Two in 1992 was defeated. A son of a bitch named arrogant Bill Aragon was defeated by none other than Gail Steele herself. He was the intrenched Hispanic that Boss Don Perata hand-selected.

Same reason Dick Valley will be undone. Still hasn't been elected to a FULL four year term. Mark Green will kick his sorry old ass right back to Union City. Just sayin'.

I agree. He is in bed with the unions. Sick!

You can agree with yourself all you want but it's been over 20
years since an incumbent was defeated and that was when the
district was more conservative. Richard Valle has it in the bag
and you know it. That's why your posts are so virulent and
nasty. There will be NO viable candidate run against him. Get
ready for another four years. You are like a child with your
name calling. I guess that's what a extreme conservative
does.

As a matter of fact, the appointed incumbent of District Two in 1992 was defeated. A son of a bitch named arrogant Bill Aragon was defeated by none other than Gail Steele herself. He was the intrenched Hispanic that Boss Don Perata hand-selected.

Same reason Dick Valley will be undone. Still hasn't been elected to a FULL four year term. Mark Green will kick his sorry old ass right back to Union City. Just sayin'.
Anonymous says:
October 28, 2013 at 8:33 AM Reply

Same crap put out by another Valley union whore.

I know Mark, will be speaking to him shortly, and it's a good thing for the district that jerks like you are few and far between.

He takes it.

Si, senor!

Mi vota es por Alcalde Mark Green!

Amigo de los personas.

You can agree with yourself all you want but it's been over 20
years since an incumbent was defeated and that was when the
district was more conservative. Richard Valle has it in the bag
and you know it. That's why your posts are so virulent and
nasty. There will be NO viable candidate run against him. Get
ready for another four years. You are like a child with your
name calling. I guess that's what a extreme conservative
does.

Same crap put out by another Valley union whore.

I know Mark, will be speaking to him shortly, and it's a good thing for the district that jerks like you are few and far between.

He takes it.

Agreed. Valley has all
of his stooge whores--all
14 of them--writing rants
against Mark Green. Dick
is shitting in his pants. Enjoy
it while you can, Dick. You're
days are numbered. Not to worry
your dirty union whores will
take you in. You belong
together.

Same crap put out by another Valley union whore.

I know Mark, will be speaking to him shortly, and it's a good thing for the district
that jerks like you are few and far between.

He takes it.

As for the comment about Spanic voters. Doesn't fly. Steele had the support of many
of those people. Not all of them have to have a 'brown' candidate.

In fact Valley is pale, pale brown at best.
Hell, anyone who know that old boy knows
that his papa was Kraut, a German, who spelled
the family name 'Valley.' Dick's mamasita was
Mexican. It is because I honor Dick's daddy
that I always use the true family spelling.
Dick was too damn disrespectful and too
quick to curry favor with the Hispanics that
he dropped the 'y.'

Nothing but a rotten and miserable son to his
Kraut daddy and an opportunist panderer for
the 'brown' vote. All of this and being an
ass-licker for the unions paints a pretty
sickening and revolting picture of poor,
pathetic Dick Valley.

The last 4 posts were from the same troll.

You can agree with yourself all you want but it's been over 20
years since an incumbent was defeated and that was when the
district was more conservative. Richard Valle has it in the bag
and you know it. That's why your posts are so virulent and
nasty. There will be NO viable candidate run against him. Get
ready for another four years. You are like a child with your
name calling. I guess that's what a extreme conservative
does.

Those 4 posts above yours were from the Hayward antiunion
sexist and racist troll who posts on every string multiple articles
and is a very sick and mentally disturbed individual. He really needs professional help if he thinks he represents the majority
of our District. His politics are more in line with Texas.

This Adele Kanickerbocker, I'm the mother of Dorcas Wentzel, the one they call Space Ho. I just want to apologize to everyone on behalf of my adopted daughter. She has been nothing but one disappointment after another to her father and me. Thank the good Lord she didn't come from my womb. Hell, I would take two bits to be shed of that miserable bitch. She aint never had a man before. All she does is live in the basement of our Berkeley house and stay glued to that computer. I am 89 years old. She is 67. What a tragedy for a mother to have a messed up bitch like that for an adopted daughter. Hurts me terribly to write all this, but Dorcas is just nothing but useless. I have had to call congressman MR. Swalwells office to apologize for her. They know she needs to go back to Napa but I can't get that poor pathetic old bitch up there without the restraints. Dorcas can't do nothing in that election. She hates on congressman Mr. Swalwell since he's a man and she prefers women, in the bed to. Please forgive this old mother having to clean up the pile of shit that her pathetic old adopted daughter causes. My man and I are hoping that she passes from the earth fast. She is a real abomination. Tears at mothers apron strings to have a fat ass bitch for an adopted daughter.

As for the comment about Spanic voters. Doesn't fly. Steele had the support of many
of those people. Not all of them have to have a 'brown' candidate.

In fact Valley is pale, pale brown at best.
Hell, anyone who know that old boy knows
that his papa was Kraut, a German, who spelled
the family name 'Valley.' Dick's mamasita was
Mexican. It is because I honor Dick's daddy
that I always use the true family spelling.
Dick was too damn disrespectful and too
quick to curry favor with the Hispanics that
he dropped the 'y.'

Nothing but a rotten and miserable son to his
Kraut daddy and an opportunist panderer for
the 'brown' vote. All of this and being an
ass-licker for the unions paints a pretty
sickening and revolting picture of poor,
pathetic Dick Valley.

Forgot to mention that Dick's a breed. Before anyone invokes 'racism,' you should know that Green is married to a Flip and they're very happy, thank you very much.

Forgot to mention that Dick's a breed. Before anyone invokes 'racism,'
you should know that Green is married to a
Flip and they're very happy, thank you very much.

The last 4 posts above were from the same troll.

You can agree with yourself all you want but it's been over 20
years since an incumbent was defeated and that was when the
district was more conservative. Richard Valle has it in the bag
and you know it. That's why your posts are so virulent and
nasty. There will be NO viable candidate run against him. Get
ready for another four years. You are like a child with your
name calling. I guess that's what a extreme conservative
does.

Those 4 posts above yours were from the Hayward antiunion
sexist and racist troll who posts on every string multiple articles
and is a very sick and mentally disturbed individual. He really
needs professional help if he thinks he represents the majority
of our District. His politics are more in line with Texas.

Richard has too much money, volunteers, and is too popular
in his District. Every time he has an event or a fundraiser it's
jam packed. People are very supportive of him and like what
he is doing, even though one person doesn't who always posts
on this blog.

Agreed. Valley has all
of his stooge whores--all
14 of them--writing rants
against Mark Green. Dick
is shitting in his pants. Enjoy
it while you can, Dick. You're
days are numbered. Not to worry
your dirty union whores will
take you in. You belong
together.

The post above your was from the Hayward antiunion
sexist and racist troll who posts on every string multiple articles
and is a very sick and mentally disturbed individual. He really
needs professional help if he thinks he represents the majority
of our District. His politics are more in line with Texas.

Richard has too much money, volunteers, and is too popular
in his District. Every time he has an event or a fundraiser it's
jam packed. People are very supportive of him and like what
he is doing, even though one person doesn't who always posts
on this blog.

Mark is not going to run. If you don't believe everyone else
ask him. You better come up with another candidate if you
don't like Valle. I can't think of anyone with a chance

Agreed. Valley has all
of his stooge whores--all
14 of them--writing rants
against Mark Green. Dick
is shitting in his pants. Enjoy
it while you can, Dick. You're
days are numbered. Not to worry
your dirty union whores will
take you in. You belong
together.

Nobody is writing rants against Green. You ARE the only one
writing rants and calling people names, like that will help. You
are definitely sexist and some of your posts are racist. You are too extremely conservative for our district. Tea Party maybe?

Mark is not going to run. If you don't believe everyone else
ask him. You better come up with another candidate if you
don't like Valle. I can't think of anyone with a chance

To the anti Valley person:
Why don't you say how you really feel. Doesn't matter if you hate on him. Most of us like him a lot, and he will be re-elected wether you like it or not. I can tell you don't. Too bad. The fact that you are so upset means you know he's a cinch to win. The rest of us in the district are very happy.


Looks like Richard Valle will be our Sup. for a while.
He'll be elected in a land slide if anyone even runs against him.

A large majority of us who live in the District like Valle a lot.
That's why he was elected and why he will keep getting elected.

He'll be elected in a land slide if anyone even runs against him.

Richard has too much money, volunteers, and is too popular
in his District. Every time he has an event or a fundraiser it's
jam packed. People are very supportive of him and like what
he is doing, even though one person doesn't who always posts
on this blog.

Remember that's what poor old
Bill Aragon said just before
he was thrown to the curb.
Just saying.


Agreed. Valley has all
of his stooge whores--all
14 of them--writing rants
against Mark Green. Dick
is shitting in his pants. Enjoy
it while you can, Dick. You're
days are numbered. Not to worry
your dirty union whores will
take you in. You belong
together.

I heard all the Chicanos are abandoning
him since he showed brother Ruben
the door. That and having a Kraut daddy
makes him one of the tainted ones.
Should be proud of your name Dick Valley.

You ARE the only one
writing rants and calling people names, like that will help. You
are definitely sexist and some of your posts are racist. You are
too extremely conservative for this District. Tea Party for sure.

To the anti Valley person:

Why don't you say how you really feel. Doesn't matter if you hate on him. Most of us like him a lot, and he will be re-elected wether you like it or not. I can tell you don't. Too bad. The fact that you are so upset means you know he's a cinch to win. The rest of us in the district are very happy.

Looks like Richard Valle will be our Sup. for a while.
He'll be elected in a land slide if anyone even runs against him.

Richard has too much money, volunteers, and is too popular
in his District. Every time he has an event or a fundraiser it's
jam packed. People are very supportive of him and like what
he is doing, even though one person doesn't who always posts
on this blog.

A large majority of us who live in the District like Valle a lot.
That's why he was elected and why he will keep getting elected.

It does appear one individual has written most of the articles
against our Supervisor Richard Valle, as that same person did
the last time there was an article about Richard. Richard is
very popular in our District and will be elected easily in spite
of the Troll's vindictiveness. His writing style is very apparent
and always anti-union.

I'll be voting for Richard again in spite of the Troll's name calling.

He IS a very SEXIST troll and I'm a Hispanic male who's a
Valley supporter. What does calling people names do for you?
You must have low self worth issues or mental problems.

I heard all the Chicanos are abandoning
him since he showed brother Ruben
the door. That and having a Kraut daddy
makes him one of the tainted ones.
Should be proud of your name Dick Valley.

Mark Green isn't running for some of the reasons other posters
Have mentioned. I'm a female Latina who does support
Richard Valle and he has strong support in our community
because of his immigration policies and progressive issues
which you probably don't support either.

It does appear one individual has written most of the articles
against our Supervisor Richard Valle, as that same person did
the last time there was an article about Richard. Richard is
very popular in our District and will be elected easily in spite
of the Troll's vindictiveness. His writing style is very apparent
and always anti-union.

We in the Chicano neighborhoods support unions very strongly.
That's why we support Mr Valle.

With you and the rest of the illegals supporting Valley, that is why the community will be voting for Mark Green, our next county supervisor.

Oh, what a difference one year will make!

Adios, Dick Valley!

With you and the rest of the illegals supporting Valley,
that is why the community will be voting
for Mark Green, our next county supervisor.

Oh, what a difference one year will make!

Adios, Dick Valley!

Mark Green isn't running for some of the reasons other posters
Have mentioned. I'm a female Latina who does support
Richard Valle and he has strong support in our community
because of his immigration policies and progressive issues
which you probably don't support either.

A large majority of us who live in the District like Valle a lot.
That's why he was elected and why he will keep getting elected.

We in the Chicano neighborhoods support unions very strongly.
That's why we support Mr Valle.

The District is a lot more progressive and Hispanic since Gail ran.
It has changed to favor Valle more and more each day. Not a
chance for Green

With you and the rest of the illegals supporting Valley,
that is why the community will be voting
for Mark Green, our next county supervisor.

Oh, what a difference one year will make!

Adios, Dick Valley!

Mark is not going to run. He's too smart. If you don't believe everyone else
ask him. You better come up with another candidate if you
don't like Valle. I can't think of anyone with a chance

Mark doesn't have the money or the ground troops to take on an
incumbent Supervisor who does have those two. He's not one to
go on a suicide mission as he's smart, not foolish. He has better
things to do with his time as he has told others.

Looks like Richard Valle will be our Sup. for a while.
He'll be elected in a land slide if anyone even runs against him.

It does appear one individual has written most of the articles
against our Supervisor Richard Valle, as that same person did
the last time there was an article about Richard. Richard is
very popular in our District and will be elected easily in spite
of the Troll's vindictiveness. His writing style is very apparent
and always anti-union.

Live in the District. Don't belong to a union. Am moderate
female. Will vote for Valle. Just like his policies.


With you and the rest of the illegals supporting Valley,
that is why the community will be voting
for Mark Green, our next county supervisor.

Oh, what a difference one year will make!

Adios, Dick Valley!

With you and the rest of the illegals supporting Valley,
that is why the community will be voting
for Mark Green, our next county supervisor.

Oh, what a difference one year will make!

Adios, Dick Valley!

The District is a lot more progressive and Hispanic since Gail ran.
It has changed to favor Valle more and more each day. Not a
chance for Green

She didn't support Green either and you know that.

That was last time.

She can't believe what a horse's ass
Dick is. Fucks up again and again.

I bet Gail supports Richard Valle this time, certainly over Green
if Green changes his mind and decides to go on a stupid
mission. I think you know Green is too smart to run without
money and are just venting your anti-union venom.

The District is a lot more progressive and Hispanic since Gail ran.
It has changed to favor Valle more and more each day. Not a
chance for Green

A large majority of us who live in the District like Valle a lot.
That's why he was elected and why he will keep getting elected.

I bet Gail supports Richard Valle this time, certainly over Green
if Green changes his mind and decides to go on a stupid
mission. I think you know Green is too smart to run without
money and are just venting your anti-union venom.

Mark doesn't have the money or the ground troops to take on an
incumbent Supervisor who does have those two. He's not one to
go on a suicide mission as he's smart, not foolish. He has better
things to do with his time as he has told others.

Looks like Richard Valle will be our Sup. for a while.
He'll be elected in a land slide if anyone even runs against him.

Mark is not going to run. He's too smart. If you don't believe everyone else
ask him. You better come up with another candidate if you
don't like Valle. I can't think of anyone with a chance

The only ones who will support Dick are the union whores. Steele can't stand them.
Mark Green won't whore himself for their larded interests.

He'll definitely be our next supervisor come
next November. In politics that's an eternity.
Dick has been sticking his up his ass one time
too many. And now showing brother Ruben
the door. He's finished.

holo Charlie here. No supporto
Dick Valley. Clean Mark Green
all the way. Even Gail Steele
dont support the Dick. I know
I ask her.

Cholo Charlie here. No supporto
Dick Valley. Clean Mark Green
all the way. Even Gail Steele
dont support the Dick. I know
I ask her.

The District is a lot more progressive and Hispanic since Gail ran.
It has changed to favor Valle more and more each day. Not a
chance for Green

I bet Gail supports Richard Valle this time, certainly over Green
if Green changes his mind and decides to go on a stupid
mission. I think you know Green is too smart to run without
money and are just venting your anti-union venom.

Mark Green isn't running for some of the reasons other posters
Have mentioned. I'm a female Latina who does support
Richard Valle and he has strong support in our community
because of his immigration policies and progressive issues
which you probably don't support either.

We in the Chicano neighborhoods support unions very strongly.
That's why we support Mr Valle.

A large majority of us who live in the District like Valle a lot.
That's why he was elected and why he will keep getting elected.

The District is a lot more progressive and Hispanic since Gail ran.
It has changed to favor Valle more and more each day. Not a
chance for Green

I bet Gail supports Richard Valle this time, certainly over Green
if Green changes his mind and decides to go on a stupid
mission. I think you know Green is too smart to run without
money or walkers and are just venting your anti-union venom.

Gail didn't support Green last time he ran and won't this time
either. However, Mark Green is not running for all the reasons
mentioned above. You better come up with another candidate.
If you don't believe me go ask him yourself.

Mark Green isn't running for some of the reasons other posters
Have mentioned. I'm a female Latina who does support
Richard Valle and he has strong support in our community
because of his immigration policies and progressive issues
which you probably don't support either.

We in the Chicano neighborhoods support unions very strongly.
That's why we support Mr Valle.

Gail didn't support Green last time he ran and won't this time
either. However, Mark Green is not running for all the reasons
mentioned above. You better come up with another candidate.
If you don't believe me go ask him yourself.

A large majority of us who live in the District like Valle a lot.
That's why he was elected and why he will keep getting elected.

The District is a lot more progressive and Hispanic since Gail ran.
It has changed to favor Valle more and more each day. Not a
chance for Green

Gail didn't support Green last time he ran and won't this time
either. However, Mark Green is not running for all the reasons
mentioned above. You better come up with another candidate.
If you don't believe me go ask him yourself.

Mark Green isn't running for some of the reasons other posters
Have mentioned. I'm a female Latina who does support
Richard Valle and he has strong support in our community
because of his immigration policies and progressive issues
which you probably don't support either.

The District is a lot more regressive and Hispanics want good conservative values.
It has changed to favor Green more and more each day. Not a
chance for Dick up his ass Valley to get in one year from now.

Aqui! Aqui!

What an idiot---Green is not running---ask him. What a fantasy
dream world you live in. Just saying it won't make it happen.
BTW Hispanics vote Democratic in increasingly larger
percentages each year. Green is not a Dem. You make me laugh at your stupid statements though. Gail Steele doesn't support Green. Richard Valle wins easily and you know it.

Gail didn't support Green last time he ran and won't this time
either. However, Mark Green is not running for all the reasons
mentioned above. You better come up with another candidate.
If you don't believe me go ask him yourself.

I bet Gail supports Richard Valle this time, certainly over Green
if Green changes his mind and decides to go on a stupid
mission. I think you know Green is too smart to run without
money or walkers and are just venting your anti-union venom.

Mark doesn't have the money or the ground troops to take on an
incumbent Supervisor who does have those two. He's not one to
go on a suicide mission as he's smart, not foolish. He has better
things to do with his time as he has told others.

Looks like Richard Valle will be our Sup. for a while.
He'll be elected in a land slide if anyone even runs against him.

Cholo Charlie here. No supporto gringo
Dick Valley. Clean Mark Green
all the way. Even Gail Steele
dont support the Dick. I know
I ask her.

Gail didn't support Green last time he ran and won't this time
either. However, Mark Green is not running for all the reasons
mentioned above. You better come up with another candidate.
If you don't believe me go ask him yourself.

I bet Gail supports Richard Valle this time, certainly over Green
if Green changes his mind and decides to go on a stupid
mission. I think you know Green is too smart to run without
money or walkers and are just venting your anti-union venom.

Gail didn't support Green last time he ran and won't this time
either. However, Mark Green is not running for all the reasons
mentioned above. You better come up with another candidate.
If you don't believe me go ask him yourself.

Mark Green isn't running for some of the reasons other posters
Have mentioned. I'm a female Latina who does support
Richard Valle and he has strong support in our community
because of his immigration policies and progressive issues
which you probably don't support either.

Looks like Richard Valle will be our Sup. for a long, long time.
Whether you like it or not---it will definitely happen. LMAO

Live in the District. Don't belong to a union. Am moderate
female. Will vote for Valle. Just like his policies.

The District is a lot more progressive and Hispanic since Gail ran.
It has changed to favor Valle more and more each day. Not a
chance for Green

The 4:40 post was from the same anti union, sexist, racist Hayward troll who still is wishing and hoping and huffing and puffing that Mark Green will change his mind because the extreme Tea Party troll wants him to. What a joke and mental case he is. LMAO

Live in the District. Don't belong to a union. Am moderate
female. Will vote for Valle. Just like his policies.

For me and my family, friends and neighbors...We will NEVER vote for Valle for any elected public office again. NEVER AGAIN!!!

Steve-

Are you sure that Ruben has been let go? He is still listed on Valle's web site, and he updated his photo on LinkedIn. He lists his job as still being with Valle--present tense.

Are you sure he is actually out?

The District is a lot more progressive and Hispanic since Gail ran.
It has changed to favor Valle more and more each day. Not a
chance for Green

Mark doesn't have the money or the ground troops to take on an
incumbent Supervisor who does have those two. He's not one to
go on a suicide mission as he's smart, not foolish. He has better
things to do with his time as he has told others.

Looks like Richard Valle will be our Sup. for a while.
He'll be elected in a land slide if anyone even runs against him.

To the Space HO: you aint no Mex.

Cholo Charlie here. No supporto gringo
Dick Valley. Clean Mark Green
all the way. Even Gail Steele
dont support the Dick. I know
I ask her.

The only ones who will support Dick are the union whores. Steele can't stand them.
Mark Green won't whore himself for their larded interests.

He'll definitely be our next supervisor come
next November. In politics that's an eternity.
Dick has been sticking his up his ass one time
too many. And now showing brother Ruben
the door. He's finished.

Mark Green isn't running for some of the reasons other posters
Have mentioned. I'm a female Latina who does support
Richard Valle and he has strong support in our community
because of his immigration policies and progressive issues
which you probably don't support either.

Gail didn't support Green last time he ran and won't this time
either. However, Mark Green is not running for all the reasons
mentioned above. You better come up with another candidate.
If you don't believe me go ask him yourself.

Live in the District. Don't belong to a union. Am moderate
female. Will vote for Valle. Just like his policies.

The District is a lot more progressive and Hispanic since Gail ran.
It has changed to favor Valle more and more each day. Not a
chance for Green

For me and my family, friends and neighbors...We will NEVER vote for Green for any elected public office again. NEVER AGAIN!!!

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