Politics

Obama going to Van Nuys*

Democratic contender Barack Obama has scheduled a "roundtable on economic opportunity" at a private home in Van Nuys tomorrow afternoon. He's also got a fundraiser Wednesday night at the Pacific Palisades home of Marianna and David Fisher, with co-hosts including Tom Unterman, Zeb Rice, Ted Field and others. It's the usual $2,300 requested per person and $25,000 for the co-hosts. Obama's California swing includes a stop Thursday in San Francisco.

Spoiling the party: Nearly 20% of California voters are registered "decline to state" on party preference, up from fewer than 14% in 2000. Democrats lead Republicans 42.5% to 33.8%, but that's down from 45-35 eight years ago. There are 85,000 fewer Democrats in California now, despite the bump up in population and total voters.

Noted: David Fisher is a portfolio manager for Capital International Asset Management. Politico plays the fundraiser as a major Hollywood moment for Obama: "Sponsors of the event include a troupe of top Hollywood names: Interscope’s Ted Field; Phoenix Pictures’ Mike Medavoy; producer Paula Weinstein; environmental activist (and wife of Universal Studios' president) Kelly Meyer; Sony Pictures Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton and vice chairman Yair Landau; producer Wendy Wanderman; former MCA Records chief Jay Boberg; former Jim Henson Company CEO Charlie Rivkin; Screen Gems Senior Vice President Eric Paquette; George Clooney’s TV production president, Abby Wolf-Weiss; and various venture capitalists and financiers."

Updated post


More by Kevin Roderick:
John Severson, 83, founder of Surfer magazine
LA Observed Notes: 60 Minutes, selling the Coliseum and more
Gil Cedillo, Nick Melvoin win LA runoffs*
LA Observed Notes: Baca goes down, LAX shuffle, media moves
LA Observed Notes: Big TV news, media moves, obits and more
Recent Politics stories on LA Observed:
LA Observed Notes: 60 Minutes, selling the Coliseum and more
Help for the homeless a phone call away?
Gil Cedillo, Nick Melvoin win LA runoffs*
LA Observed Notes: Baca goes down, LAX shuffle, media moves
LA Observed Notes: Big TV news, media moves, obits and more
LA Observed Notes: Writers on the verge, Fox, the riots and more
Bray-Ali support collapses over his web past
Garcetti says: 'Homelessness is the moral issue of our time'


 

LA Observed on Twitter