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.