President Obama to Arrive in S.F. Today, Traffic Will Suck

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San Francisco loves President Obama, but hates traffic. Be prepared to welcome both this afternoon.

The president is reportedly scheduled to land in San Francisco later today for a two-day fund-raising trip to help rake in cash for his party's mid-term congressional elections.

First stop: Pacific Heights, home of Tom Steyer -- the billionaire who bankrolled Proposition 39 last year -- who will host a cocktail reception at their home. Tickets will cost you about two months rent.

After imbibing cocktails, the president will make his way to dinner just a few blocks away at the home of billionaire Ann and Gordon Getty. Tickets for that meal are worth a year's salary, if you are a reporter.

While they're inside eating, drinking, and being merry, the rest of us will be stuck in traffic in SOMA, according to San Francisco police. So get your "congestion mix" ready for the car ride.

And Muni won't be any better:


Also, there will be a lot of chaos throughout Pacific Heights, where protesters are planning to stage a rally at 5:45 p.m. The demonstrators will be out there, urging the president to reject the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline, which they say will accelerate climate change.

After a good night sleep in San Francisco, Obama will head down to Atherton for more food and money. Liz Simons and Medley Partners managing director Mark Heising will host a $32,400 per-person brunch, all of which will go toward the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

After brunch, rich people usually eat lunch, so the president will drive over to the Atherton home of former insurance mogul and Levi-Strauss heir John Goldman and his wife Marcia. There, you can shell out $5,000 for access to a photo reception or $7,500 will get you lunch and photo reception tickets for two. A $20,000 advertisement will buy you access to a special co-sponsor reception.

If you common people are feeling left out, head down to Marin this weekend and hike Mt. Tam, where you'll find views worth much more than $30,000.

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by way of background i have voted for every democratic candidate for president since 1972 but sat out 2012

announced the day after he leaves the bay area after 3 days of fundraising--how reflective of the man

from another blogger

Is all just some grand plan that will pay off in the near future? Or is the President just a little man who has never had to take responsibility for any of his actions having advanced so swiftly and is a product of a man who came of age in the 1980′s?

Obama has no grand plans. He’s not that smart. He’s a fraud and a charlatan. He has been out to get social security since day one, and he has been protected by white guilt, enthusiasm for a minority President, and a fear of a Republican.

red.marcy.rand topcommenter

Eric, I don't cotton to condescending trashy Marxist terminology like 'common folks.' Traffic sucks, Obama sucks ! perfect stylism.


This is the Gavin Newsom for President 2016 campaign …! Gordon Getty has the Sierra Club and Sierra Fund in his pocket.  Gordon Getty does not care about the American consumer – he’s already cashed out of the oil industry! This is corruption 101 …!


I earned the Getty Oil Company shareholders 4 Billion Bucks

On the Reserve acquisition; the way they treat me -- it really sucks!

As the Getty inheritors bask in glee;

All I asked for was that they look after me.

Four billion dollars they earned on Reserve

My fee I surely deserve.

It turns out J.P. Getty may have been a Nazi;

His family even goes back to Germany.

With Hitler, Goring & Goebbels he did stand;

While trying to undermine the American land!

For paintings & artifacts he did receive

With his oil he was able to deceive?

Hoover & the FBI and Roosevelt they knew

That J.P. Getty & espionage he drew!

Many a young lad and Jew did die

As planes dropped bombs from the sky.

For years while Getty sat in Berlin

He may have committed many a sin.

The ashes and smoke from the chimneys it rose

While old man Getty sat cozy; he chose.

With artwork held tightly under his arm

Still dripping in blood -- as the real owner met harm.

Into the ovens & on meat-hooks, bullets between the eyes

Listen very carefully you can still hear their cries!

While the Gettys sit in England; at their estate at Wormsley

And Gordon sings in San Francisco

With his 727 in tow.

The Getty museum sits atop Malibu

While the corpses of World War 2 scream -- J.P. Getty -- We know you!


President Obama … perhaps you could tell Gordon Getty; to pay the overdue $24,000,000 at MACDONALD BANK … after we earned the Getty Oil Company shareholders $4,000,000,000.


Love your writing style!  I live near the fundraising sites, so I saw some of the demonstrators during my late afternoon walk. They were well organized and friendly.

Alejandro Durazo
Alejandro Durazo

No PostMates in Pacific Heights tonight... Michie Martinez


who cares. he should go back home, in that other country he was born in.

Jessica Tovar
Jessica Tovar

We don't love obama... he's giving special privileges to GMO producing companies & hob nobbing with big dirty oil.

Chuck Stephanski
Chuck Stephanski

MIGHT Suck ???? , SF Weekly screws up AGAIN. Traffic=Suck . However, WELCOME to SF POTUS!!!!!!

Sky Chari
Sky Chari

Good to know. However, all my eyes can see is that there's a they're not their problem within.


@Jessica Tovar Speak for yourself, you sure as heck do not represent SF!!

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