Appeal staffer Matt Baume took the above video on Sunday, telling us “I was just on 6th Street and the cops had it blocked off for traffic. After a few minutes, a ton of emergency vehicles drove by, escorting a motorcade of black SUVs with White House logos. One of them had an insignia for WHCA, the White House communications agency. What’s going on? Is Obama here?”

A YouTube commenter responded to Matt’s video, saying “The vice president was in CA? to attend fundraising events for Barbara Boxer.”

The Chronicle confirms, saying Biden spoke at $5000 per head Pac Heights fund raiser for Sen Barbara Boxer’s re-election campaign, a race in which she is expected to face former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina.

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Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at

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