President Barack Obama breezed into California yesterday for some high-profile fundraisers (with Lady Gaga!) in Silicon Valley, and today he's expected to land in Los Angeles at 4:40pm for more of the same.
Scroll down to see President Obama's Southern California itinerary.
After a lunch in San Diego, the President will be rolling deep into the heart of West Hollywood, where he's attending two fundraisers less than one mile away from each other. First he'll hit up the iconic House Of Blues on Sunset with singer B.o.B. and the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles (and since tickets started at $250, this event is sold out). It's followed by a $17,900/plate dinner at Fig & Olive on Melrose Place (surprisingly, tickets are still up for grabs if you have some pocket change lying around).
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This is President Obama's seventh visit to the Golden State since being sworn into office, and SF Gate notes that he's in search of "fundraising gold mines" in Silicon Valley and Hollywood. In the past, the President's visits to Los Angeles have been characterized by massive gridlock and inconvenience for commuters, but a few things are different about today's trip. Firstly, last summer's Carmageddon showed that Angelenos are capable of planning ahead, taking alternate routes or simply staying home; maybe we'll do so again today. Secondly, gay Americans across the nation recently celebrated the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell -- and we're guessing he'll be warmly welcomed in West Hollywood.
President Barack Obama's Schedule: Monday, September 26th, 2011 :
What: A lunch in San Diego
Hosts: Elizabeth and Mason Phelps
Where: The Phelps Home in La Jolla, California
Who: 160 attendees total
Price: $5,000 per person or $25,000 in raised donations gets a General Admission ticket, $10,000 per person or $50,000 in raised donations gets a photo with the President, and $35,800 per couple or $100,000 in raised donations lands you an "event co-chair" title.
What: Obama Victory Fund 2012 Concert
Host: Actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson of ABC's 'Modern Family,' featuring performances by B.o.B., Adam 12 and the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles
Where: House of Blues, 8430 West Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Who: 1,200- 1,500 people are expected.
Price: Starts at $250 per person and goes up to $10,000 per person. People that pay either $10,000 per person or raise $50,000 get a VIP designation and a photo with the President.
What: Obama Victory Fund 2012 Dinner & Discussion
Where: Fig & Olive Melrose Place, 8490 Melrose Place, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Who: 100 people expected
Price: $35,800 per couple or $17,900 per person. If you give enough for one half-table (five people) at $89,500, you get one extra seat and a co-host designation. If you give enough for one table (five couples) at $179,000, you get an extra two dinner seats an an event co-chair designation.
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