Friday, February 27, 2009

Berger Leads NBC Poll

NBC's News RAW is holding a "Quick Poll" for the City Attorney race.

As of Thursday, I was in second place:

Today, Friday, I'm leading the polls:

If you haven't already taken part in the poll, please use this link to go to the New RAW website. When you see the "Quick Poll" box about halfway down the page, click on my name and you've voted!

I don't know how long the poll will stay open, so be quick!

Here's the link to the poll:

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Campaigning Appeals to Kids

Nina and Emily had a great idea to help my campaign. Watch the video:

Thankfully my good friend Ardy had a video enabled cellphone handy to capture the moment!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

News from the Campaign Trail

Tuesday, Westchester Neighborgood Council

With two weeks to go to Election day, I'm busy attending as many public meetings as possible. Often these meetings go on late into the night, but a couple of things impress me; Ordinary people care enough to come out and see the candidates, and my message - that they can kick out the career politicians and elect real people to do the job, is resonating.

You can see all the places I will be visiting on my website. Hope to see you there!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Hit The Road Jack!

It's been a busy week on the campaign trail, more details to follow, but the highlight of the week was Friday's interview by Doug McIntyre on KABC 790AM.

'See' the interview here:

Please share this with everyone you know!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Tune In To AirTalk on KPCC 89.3FM on Tuesday Feb 10

All City Attorney Candidates have been invited to Tuesday's live on-air Candidates Forum on AirTalk which 'airs' on daily NPR's KPCC from 10:00am to 12:00noon If you cannot tune in live, you can listen to a podcast later in the day from their website. Will Jack Weiss show up? Will he answer hard questions? Tune in and find out!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

TWTWTW - That Was The Week That Was!

It's been a busy week with Neighborhood Councils throughout the City of Los Angeles hosting Forums and Meet the Candidates events.

I have been blown away by the warm and friendly reception at every event, without exception or reservation. Here are some of my observations and comments. First and foremost, however, I must extend a sincere "Thank You" to all the residents who gave up two or three hours of their time to find out about their choices in the March election. Second, to the officers of the Neighborhood Councils who hosted the events, I truly appreciate your efforts in hosting these important opportunities for voters to be better informed, and for making all of the candidates feel welcome.

Monday, February 2, 2009
North Hills West Neighborhood Council City Attorney Forum
All candidates gave the audience some spirited answers to tricky questions. When I say "all candidates" I have to exclude Jack Weiss, as he could not be bothered to attend. He's either too important for 'ordinary voters,' or he's scared of being confronted by me over his dismal record as Councilmember for CD5, and his unethical conduct in failing to repay tax-payers for the matching funds he received by using illegal money-laundered campaign contributions. The Forum was expertly conducted by David Hyman, the North Hills West Neighborhood Council Outreach Chair, who graciously allowed all candidates to be heard, and all questions to be answered.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Harbor Gateway Neighborhood Council Candidates Forum
Again, Jack Weiss was a no-show. The cowardice and spinelessness of the man who claims to be some sort of super crime-fighter is palpable, and so I used a photo of the tight-lipped disgraced soon-to-be former councilmember to the delight of the audience. Gang crime, graffiti and overcrowded rental housing seemed to top the list of concerns in this neighborhood, all of which are matters I would be delighted to tackle as City Attorney.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Chatsworth Neighborhood Council - City Attorney Forum
Guess what? Jack Weiss was a no-show again! Jack's speechless photo again entertained the audience as I questioned the self-professed super crime-fighter's arrogance, distain and utter contempt for homeowners. On a personal note, I truly appreciated the delicious food and coffee provided by Vicky as I didn't have time to eat as I battled the rush hour traffic to get to Chatsworth on time. I also appreciated some pointed questioning from Dan, who should seriously consider a career in politics - I'd vote for him in a heartbeat! I also appreciated the way that Judy Daniels conducted the meeting and moved things along with her inimitable style and sharp wit.

Even though the Chatsworth Neighborhood Council officers were kind enough to let the candidates speak before they conducted their important regular business, all candidates stayed to learn a little about the issues that concern this friendly equestrian community.

Thursday, February 5, 2009
South Robertson & Palms Neighborhood Council
This was a forum for Councilmember candidates seeking to win the seat Jack Weiss is leaving in disgrace. The meeting room at Hamilton High School was packed with standing room only. Of course it now goes without saying that Jack Weiss was not in attendance. While the audience struggled to decide which councilmember candidate they dare to trust to be their voice against over-development and billboard blight, every member of the audience that I spoke to were decided on one thing - they do not want Jack Weiss to be City Attorney. Music to my ears, as almost all the people I spoke to were interested and intrigued by my candidacy.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Best Yard Sign Picture

OK, so it's not a Lion, but it's certainly not a lap-dog!

The spirit of this campaign is capturing the imagination of ordinary people throughout the City, and worrying the big budget campaign of Jack Weiss.