San Francisco Street Closures Due to Presidential Visit

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Street closures are in effect in San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood this morning as President Barack Obama prepares to leave his hotel and head down the Peninsula to two Atherton fundraisers.

The president spent the night at the InterContinental San Francisco hotel at Fifth and Howard streets after attending two fundraisers in the city on Wednesday, including at the Pacific Heights home of Ann and Gordon Getty.

This morning, he will head to a 9 a.m. brunch hosted by Liz Simons and Mark Heising, followed by a 10:30 a.m. luncheon at the home of Marcia and John Goldman.

Obama will depart from San Francisco International Airport this afternoon.

At each fundraising stop, he has been met by a variety of protesters, including a large contingent who oppose construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry oil from Canada to Texas.

A group opposing the pipeline will be in Atherton this morning for an 8:15 a.m. rally near Valparaiso Avenue and Alameda de las Pulgas. Protesters will include the local activist group Raging Grannies.

Wednesday's fundraisers were for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and this morning's events will benefit the Democratic National Committee.

The president's last visit to the Bay Area was in October.


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