President Barack Obama is expected to arrive in the Bay Area today
for a roughly 19-hour visit, including a fundraiser in San Jose and an
appearance at a Mountain View Walmart, White House officials said.
Air Force One is expected to touch down at Moffett Federal
Airfield at the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View at about 3:50 p.m.
From there, Obama will travel to a roundtable discussion for the
Democratic National Committee at a private residence in Los Altos and later a
fundraiser at the Fairmont Hotel at 170 S. Market St. in San Jose, according
to the White House.
The president will spend the night in San Jose and on Friday
morning will give a speech on energy efficiency at a Walmart at 600 Showers
Drive in Mountain View.
The speech is scheduled to begin at about 10 a.m. He will then
depart the Bay Area from Moffett Field later that morning, White House
Mountain View police advised today that there will be street
closures and traffic delays in the area during the president's visit, but his
exact routes are not announced in advance.
Protesters opposing a controversial proposed new section of the
Keystone pipeline, which would run from Canada to the Gulf Coast, planned to
greet Obama as he arrives at the Fairmont this evening.
The protesters plan to gather in Plaza De Cesar Chavez Park in San
Jose, across the street from the Fairmont, at 5 p.m. and remain until the