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President Obama Los Angeles Visit Preview

Tallie Johnson |
September 26, 2011 | 9:08 a.m. PDT

Executive Producer

President Obama will be in Los Angeles today for fundraiser events. 

He will be coming from the San Diego area where he will headline a lunch at the home of Elizabeth and Mason Phelps in La Jolla. 

According to the LA Observed he will be arriving at LAX Monday afternoon  around 4:40 p.m. to attend two fundraisers aimed at the entertainment industry. He will then fly by helicopter, avoiding traffic to the Veterans Administration. He will then take Barrington Avenue by car to Sunset Boulevard.   

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The first fundraiser will be at the House of Blues on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood. It is $250 to be admitted to the event, and $10,000 to have a photograph taken with Obama. 

The next fundraiser will be a sit down formal dinner and Q&A with the President at Fig & Olive on Melrose Place. The dinner is $17,900 per person or $35,800 per couple. The proceeds will go the Obama Victory Fund. 

The Center for Responsive Politics said that the entertainment industry donated $2.53 million of the nearly $40 million that Obama's campaign collected in the first six months of the year. Obama's last visit to Southern California was in April. 

Just four days earlier, the Westide campaign office was vandalized. BB gun pellets and an object were thrown through the office at 6700 South Centennial Avenue in Los Angeles. No one was in the office at the time of the incident. 

No details have been released as to where the President will be staying, but he is expected to leave Los Angeles on Tuesday morning. His next stop will be Denver.

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