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.

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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