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Obama in Atherton Thursday for fundraiser

With tickets costing up to $25,000 each, Atherton was an unsurprising choice as the location for a Democratic Party fundraiser Thursday (Feb. 11), with President Obama as the special guest.

The 11 a.m. event was held in the home of former California state controller Steve Westly and his wife, Anita Yu.

The Secret Service, officers of the Atherton and Redwood City police departments, and deputies with the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office were on duty for security and traffic control.

Guests dropped off their cars on Ridge View Drive near Mesa Court for valet service.

Approximately 450 guests were expected for the outdoor event with ticket prices ranging from $250 to $25,000.

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Obama in Atherton Thursday for fundraiser

Uploaded: Thu, Feb 11, 2016, 1:02 pm

With tickets costing up to $25,000 each, Atherton was an unsurprising choice as the location for a Democratic Party fundraiser Thursday (Feb. 11), with President Obama as the special guest.

The 11 a.m. event was held in the home of former California state controller Steve Westly and his wife, Anita Yu.

The Secret Service, officers of the Atherton and Redwood City police departments, and deputies with the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office were on duty for security and traffic control.

Guests dropped off their cars on Ridge View Drive near Mesa Court for valet service.

Approximately 450 guests were expected for the outdoor event with ticket prices ranging from $250 to $25,000.

AP report: President Obama's remarks in Atherton.

Comments

whatever
Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Feb 11, 2016 at 1:41 pm
whatever, Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Feb 11, 2016 at 1:41 pm

Let's get the figures correct.
Tickets to attend at the Westley home were $250, $1,000, $10,000 and $25,000 for sponsors.
Tickets for the earlier event in Palo Alto at CEO Yao's home were $33,000.


keyword for klickin'
Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Feb 11, 2016 at 1:48 pm
keyword for klickin', Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Feb 11, 2016 at 1:48 pm

we all know by now that facts are never a necessity when the post contains the keyword "Obama"


Renee Batti
Registered user
associate editor of The Almanac
on Feb 11, 2016 at 2:15 pm
Renee Batti, associate editor of The Almanac
Registered user
on Feb 11, 2016 at 2:15 pm

Facts are always a necessity, in our view, although sometimes we make a mistake. Thanks for letting us know. The story is corrected.


anyone
Woodside: other
on Feb 11, 2016 at 2:28 pm
anyone, Woodside: other
on Feb 11, 2016 at 2:28 pm

It'd be great if the Almanac would update us on when these are coming up. It's "news" & impacts traffic & the surrounding towns. I happened to hear about it elsewhere & then saw the valet setup to put it together.


keyword for klickin'
Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Feb 11, 2016 at 3:19 pm
keyword for klickin', Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Feb 11, 2016 at 3:19 pm

Welp... Airforce One was at Moffit last night. Ellis was partially closed at 7pm, upon my return down Ellis at 10, it was open. And the plane was right there, all lit up, seemingly only a 7 iron away from the on-ramp.

I decided not to take a swing at it though, and let them play through......


Joe
Menlo Park: Suburban Park/Lorelei Manor/Flood Park Triangle
on Feb 11, 2016 at 6:21 pm
Joe, Menlo Park: Suburban Park/Lorelei Manor/Flood Park Triangle
on Feb 11, 2016 at 6:21 pm

Gotta stop by the Atherton ATM; don't forget Hillary's coming soon. Better save some for her.


Rand Paul
Menlo Park: South of Seminary/Vintage Oaks
on Feb 11, 2016 at 9:16 pm
Rand Paul, Menlo Park: South of Seminary/Vintage Oaks
on Feb 11, 2016 at 9:16 pm

Joe - dod ya complain when Rand or the other GOPpers came to the valley?


keyword for klickin'
Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Feb 12, 2016 at 8:58 am
keyword for klickin', Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Feb 12, 2016 at 8:58 am

The silicon valley ATM is used by both parties.

But next time Ted Cruz comes by, it will be a hot ticket, if he promises a tell-all on the porn actress he fired after using her in an anti-Rubio commercial Web Link

I guess Cruz's Christian values, used as an excuse to pull the spot, don't include redemption.

Always an interesting look into a man, when one sees WHICH Christian values he picks and chooses from on any given day.


P. Santa
Menlo Park: other
on Feb 16, 2016 at 1:12 pm
P. Santa, Menlo Park: other
on Feb 16, 2016 at 1:12 pm

Keyword - good choice... you would have been down before properly addressing the ball.

Will SCOTUS changes effect campaign financing?


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