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.


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