Today: President Obama to visit Bay Area


President Obama is coming to the Bay Area on Thursday for a one-day visit with business and technology leaders.

The president will meet privately with the leaders to discuss his commitment to investing in research and development, education and clean energy, according to the White House media affairs office.

ABC News is reporting that among the business leaders he will meet with is 26-year-old Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

The president is scheduled to arrive Thursday evening and then fly out of San Francisco International Airport on Friday morning.

Obama will then head to Hillsboro, Oregon, to visit an Intel Corp. plant and learn about the company's STEM, or Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, education programs.

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Posted by Knute
a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Feb 16, 2011 at 11:56 am

It's ironic that Obama is coming to talk about clean energy by flying in on Airforce 1 with his entourage. Wouldn't it have been a whole lot more environmentally conscious to do a teleconference? Conservation rules don't seem to apply to the elite who want to enforce them on everyone else but themselves.

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Posted by Annabelle
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Feb 16, 2011 at 1:42 pm

Teleconferences will never be as valuable as a personal meeting - for both sides.

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Posted by Mike
a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on Feb 16, 2011 at 1:45 pm

The comment above asks why Obama can not teleconference? It is impossible to teleconference to the big Atherton fund raiser on Thursday night. How do I know this? Because Obama is seeking permission to land five (5) helicopters somewhere in this area. Can you imagine the cross-country jet fuel for two 747 planes and helicopter fuel he uses for these fund raisers? Guess who foots 100% of the bill? TIME FOR THE ENVIRONMENTALISTS to speak up!

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Posted by neighbor
a resident of another community
on Feb 16, 2011 at 4:26 pm

This is a pretty shallow discussion.
Where were you folks when Bush, Rice, et al were the passengers in Air Force 1 and the helicopters?

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Posted by Jackie Broyles
a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on Feb 17, 2011 at 8:09 am

@Mike I hope you aren't one of those gas-guzzling, astroturfing Teabaggers who has their lawn mowed and watered every other day, leaves the light on in every room and leaves the AC on when no one is home.

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Posted by Alfred E Newman
a resident of Atherton: other
on Feb 17, 2011 at 10:02 am

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