President Obama makes a fundraising visit to L.A. on Thursday. He'll be at the Sony lot in Culver City then travel to the heart of the Brentwood business district. I pity those who have to drive on the Westside that evening. (Wait, I have to drive that evening!) From Ted Johnson at Variety:
On Thursday Obama will trek to Sony Pictures Entertainment for a late-afternoon backlot event with a capacity of 3,000; tickets range in price from $100 to $2,500 for VIP seating. That will be followed by a much smaller dinner on the lot for some 60 people, with tickets priced at $35,800 per person; the president is expected to go from table to table to spend face time with donors. A second dinner will follow at the Brentwood restaurant Tavern. Among those expected are such moguls and major L.A. figures as Jeffrey Katzenberg, Michael Lynton, Berry Gordy, Elon Musk and Russell Goldsmith, as well as the two Southern California finance co-chairs for the Democratic National Committee, Capital Group's John Emerson and Tennis Channel CEO Ken Solomon.
* Added: Culver City High School will let students out early to avoid the traffic jam.
Meanwhile...: Marilyn Davenport, the Orange County Republican Party official who claims she didn't know references to black people as apes have had racist motivations in America for centuries, said she's sorry for sending an email depicting Obama as a chimp: "I shouldn't have done it. I really wasn't thinking when I did it. I had poor judgment." R. Scott Moxley in the OC Weekly
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