Protests Expected Across SF As President Obama Attends Events, Fundraisers

11:22 AM: President Barack Obama has arrived in the Bay Area and is heading to San Francisco for a visit that will begin with a stop at a Chinatown community center where he will speak about immigration reform.

Air Force One touched down at San Francisco International Airport at 10:37 a.m. The president flew in this morning from Seattle, another stop on his three-day West Coast fundraising tour.

Among those waiting to greet him on the tarmac this morning was U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein. The senator, wearing a bright-red dress, met the president at the bottom of Air Force One’s steps, where the two had an animated conversation that lasted several minutes.

Afterward, Obama shook hands with some of the dozens of people who had been invited to witness his arrival, then got into a black Chevrolet Suburban and drove off with his motorcade.

The president is heading from the airport to the Betty Ong Recreation Center at 1199 Mason St. in San Francisco, where he will give brief remarks calling on Congress to pass immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship for those currently living in the country illegally and measures to strengthen border security.

He is then scheduled to attend a Democratic National Committee fundraiser at the SFJazz Center at 201 Franklin St.

A private fundraising event at Salesforce.com founder Marc Benioff’s home will cap Obama’s quick visit before he heads back to the airport to fly to the Los Angeles area this afternoon.

As with Obama’s last Bay Area visit in June, the president will be met by protesters who will be calling attention to various issues including the proposed Keystone XL pipeline and the Obama administration’s drone policy.

10:40 AM: President Barack Obama has arrived in the Bay Area, and is heading to San Francisco for a visit that will begin with a stop at a Chinatown community center where he will speak briefly about immigration reform.

Air Force One touched down at San Francisco International Airport at 10:37 a.m. The president came in from Seattle, another stop on his West Coast fundraising tour.

Among those waiting to greet him on tarmac was U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein.

Obama is heading from the airport to the Betty Ong Recreation Center at 1199 Mason St., where he will give brief remarks calling on Congress to pass immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship for those currently living in the country illegally and measures to strengthen border security.

The president is then scheduled to attend a Democratic National Committee fundraiser at the SFJazz Center at 201 Franklin St.

A private event at Salesforce.com founder Marc Benioff’s home will cap Obama’s quick visit before he heads back to the airport to fly to the Los Angeles area this afternoon.

As with Obama’s last Bay Area visit in June, the president will be met by protesters who will be calling attention to various issues including the proposed Keystone XL pipeline and the Obama administration’s drone policy.

Dan McMenamin/Sasha Lekach, Bay City News

10:31 AM: President Barack Obama is coming to San Francisco today for a fundraising visit that will begin with a visit to a Chinatown community center where he will speak briefly about immigration reform.

Obama is scheduled to arrive at San Francisco International Airport this morning from Seattle as part of a West Coast fundraising tour, and will then head to the Betty Ong Recreation Center at 1199 Mason St.

At the center, he will give brief remarks calling on Congress to pass immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship for those currently living in the country illegally and measures to strengthen border security.

Obama is then scheduled to attend a Democratic National Committee fundraiser at the SFJazz Center at 201 Franklin St.

A private fundraising event at Salesforce.com founder Marc Benioff’s home will cap Obama’s quick visit before he heads back to the airport to fly to the Los Angeles area this afternoon.

As with Obama’s last Bay Area visit in June, the president will be met by protesters who will be calling attention to various issues including the proposed Keystone XL pipeline and the Obama administration’s drone policy.

Sasha Lekach, Bay City News

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  • JimmyFoo

    Ah the life of a professional protester… regurgitating the same-old same-old while accomplishing nothing. Get a job, you losers.

    • landtorpedo

      “Professional protester”? What’s that? Anything like a “professional know-nothing”?

  • PB

    Yet again, taxpayers will be forced to pay for the extra police protection of the President while he is here for purely political and fund raising purposes. Note that the President will not be conducting a town hall event to hear what Californians think about Obamacare — not that he cares that at least 900,000 Californians have lost their insurance, and that the majority will pay more, often for coverage that they can’t use, don’t want, and can’t afford. The President doesn’t do a very good job with overseeing the management of the federal government – note the Obamacare rollout. Possibly it would work better if he stopped with the politics and got down to real work. Possibly his lack of experience at running anything is the reason that he doesn’t try. Just a big (dishonest) talker full of hot air.

    • JimmyFoo

      Don’t hate the player, hate the game.

  • libsux

    “…calling on Congress to pass immigration reform that includes a path to
    citizenship for those currently living in the country illegally”

    In other words, this Liar in Chief is calling on Congress to reward criminals. Well, one of his goals is to turn these 11 million illegals into Democrats. We know your tricks, Liar.

  • Justizin

    Did the appeal hire SFGate to populate the comments this week?