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President Obama Scheduled to Visit East Bay Monday

The president will attend three fundraisers in Oakland and Piedmont.

 

Barack Obama has since becoming president three and a half years ago. But more often than not, his stops are on the other side of the bay -- in the homes of wealthy Democrats in Pacific Heights or Atherton, and the . On Monday, President Obama will be in the East Bay, raising money, rallying his base, and possibly ruining traffic in Piedmont and Oakland.

President Obama was scheduled to land at San Francisco International Airport Sunday evening after visiting with victims of the movie theater shooting in Colorado, according to Bay City News Service. 

Here’s the schedule for Monday provided by the White House:

11:25 a.m.: Air Force One leaves SFO for Reno.
12:35 p.m.: Obama speaks to the 113th national convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Reno.
2:50 p.m.:The president returns to the Bay Area, landing at Oakland International Airport.
3:20 p.m.: Obama attends a $35,800-a-ticket fundraiser at the Scottish Rite Temple on Lake Merritt in Oakland.
5:35 p.m.: Obama heads up to 1 Sea View Drive in Piedmont for another $35,800-a-ticket event at the home of Wayne Jordan and Quinn Delaney.
7:55 p.m.: The president speaks at a campaign event at the Fox Theater in Oakland.  

The Piedmont Police Department advised residents to check their street for no parking signs in anticipation of what they’ve dubbed a “visit by a high profile person.”

Protests are planned for the Oakland event.

Here’s the advisory from the Oakland Police Department:

OPD will be posting no parking signs on affected streets on Friday, July 20. The time period for no parking will be Monday, July 23, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The following streets are currently scheduled for closure. Please be advised that these closures may be altered or cancelled per the direction of the OPD and the U.S. Secret Service:
●       Telegraph Avenue between 17th Street and Thomas L. Berkley Way
●       17th Street between Broadway and San Pablo Avenue
●       18th Street between Telegraph and San Pablo avenues
●       19th Street between Broadway and San Pablo Avenue
●       William Street between Telegraph and San Pablo avenues
●       Rashida Muhammad Street between 19th and 20th streets
●       San Pablo Avenue from 17th Street to Thomas L. Berkley Way

This won’t be the first time Obama has been feted in the Delaney and Jordan home at 1 Sea View Drive in Piedmont (Estimated value: $4.8 million). Obama was the guest of honor at a fundraiser there when he was running for president in 2007. Around 60 people are expected at the Piedmont event on Monday. 

Delaney and Jordan are heavyweight donors to Democratic causes and politicians. The pair have given $649,540 since the 2008 election cycle, including $200,000 this year to Priorities USA and $30,000 to the Democratic National Committee, according to Opensecrets.org

Delaney is the president of Oakland’s Akonadi Foundation, which makes grants to a number of left-leaning organizations such as the Tides Foundation.  
Jordan is the president of Jordan Real Estate Investments in Oakland.

David Ross July 23, 2012 at 02:20 PM
Obama has no respect for people. He's been to the Bay Area several times. Not because he loves the Bay Area but only to con people out of their money. This trip is going to be especially bad. He flies into SFO. That means thousands of people are delayed while his plane lands. Then thousands more area delayed again when he leaves SFO for Reno. Same thing for departing Reno and arriving/departing at Oakland. Then there are the thousands inconvenienced when he travels the streets. All this so that the "president for the people" can collect money.
C Washington July 23, 2012 at 06:59 PM
Mr Ross, When you and your hateful fellow constituents stop this toxic and unbelievably ungrateful discourse- we can roll up our sleeves and get something done in this country. In order to effectively compete in this presidential race- the candidates MUST raise money and lots of it...especially since our conservative court decided corporations are people- and canb give unlimited anonymous amounts to their candidate of choice. Assuming that all this poison rhetoric indicates you are a so called "conservative", (most of them have been displaced by extreme right wing ideologues who run the Republican party) I would guess you are a Romney supporter. He is also in the Bay Area this WE collecting money from wealthy donors. Personally, bad mouthing anyone- especially our President, or any of the candidates is simply indicative of your troubled character. Get a character transplant and "Man up", sir.
David July 23, 2012 at 07:41 PM
You must have an unbelievably delicate sense of manners to consider Ross's post "hateful." Hope you have a fainting couch.
Smart guy July 23, 2012 at 08:16 PM
Gee David Funny that you flagged Obama for being disrepectful of people while you never mentioned Romney who is doing almost the exact same thing; visiting and fund raising in several different CA location in a short period of time. In fact both Romney and Obama flew into and out of SF the same day, but for some reason, in your view, Obama is the only one that is disrepecting people for doing that. Obama also left CA to fly to CO to console victims and their friends and families of the terrible shooting there this weekend. Funny that Romney didn't take time out of his campaiging to do that. To me that shows a lot more disrepect for people on Romney's part.
Bob July 23, 2012 at 08:34 PM
Thank the supreme court. Their decision on citizen’s united has opened the flood gates for the Koch brothers and friends into dumping $400 MILLION AND COUNTING because corporations, uh I mean people, can “vote” and money is "speech". THE ELECTION PROCESS HAS BECOME A BLATANT BUSINESS INVESTMENT FOR CORPORATIONS. Anyone who wants to have a serious chance of fighting that kind of investment money HAS TO RAISE THAT KIND OF MONEY AS WELL.
Richard Mellor July 23, 2012 at 08:57 PM
Well there's some personal rather than political motive behind David Ross's comments I would say. Isn't this treatment afforded all presidents at public expense? And the imbecile Bush had a lot of respect for people I suppose. And as both representatives of the corporations they are both banked by them, its not about a con. At this point Romney is leading the fundraising in the best democracy money can buy. They don't con their backers out of money, their backers fund their election in order to continue looting public treasuries and plundering social wealth. It pays off. Yesterday, the BBC reported that the world's 92,000 richest individuals have stashed away at least $21 trillion in secret tax havens. That's one and a half times the Gross Domestic Product of the U.S., and it doesn't even count their properties, yachts, and other luxury items or corporate money. Meanwhile, also yesterday, the Associated Press reported that poverty in the U.S. was higher than at any time since the 1960s. See it at: http://m.apnews.com/ap/db_289563/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=INyshjlo
Leah Hall July 23, 2012 at 09:19 PM
Come now, Harry, you're being mighty tough on my favorite 2x 4 replacement building material, Mitt Romney. To quote my favorite fake conservative pundit: "For some reason, Mitt Romney has gained this reputation as a guy who can't identify with the common man, no matter how hard he fires them." Romney showed just how much he "gets" the average Joe at a recent big donor campaign fundraiser in Mississippi.... http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/416616/july-18-2012/-struggling--waiters---waitresses-at-mitt-romney-s-fundraiser
Bob July 24, 2012 at 12:25 AM
By the way - Mitt Romney's "function" he attended was a $50,000-per-person fundraising dinner at the home of Thomas Seibel. If that name sounds familiar, it's probably because Seibel, a Silicon Valley billionaire, is the single biggest donor to Proposition 32. Seibel and other billionaire supporters of Proposition 32 claim to be pushing real reform. But take a quick look at who these men are and what they stand for: funding Super PACs, attacking public education and workers' rights and rolling back environmental protections. Prop 32 claims election finance reform by the through the following; Ban both corporate and union contributions to state and local candidates Ban contributions by government contractors to the politicians who control contracts awarded to them Ban automatic deductions by corporations, unions, and government of employees’ wages to be used for politics Seems great but here’s the fine print; It doesn't ban contributions from limited liability companies, also known as LLCs, or from limited partnerships or real estate trusts which represent some of California's biggest political donors. In other words Proposition 32 only affects labor unions.
David July 24, 2012 at 01:02 AM
Or it could have been because Romney's security detail doesn't include air force 1 and shutting down streets, etc.
Leah Hall July 24, 2012 at 03:32 AM
Indeed, and hosing up Uptown Oakland this evening at the historic Fox Theatre (with tickets starting at $100 dollars a pop). What a mob scene! School friends, kids, hipsters.

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