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Obama Heads To California

Obama Heads To California

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - President Barack Obama will speak about the economy  Tuesday at the DreamWorks Animation facility in Glendale, the White House  announced.

``The American motion picture and television industry is a growing  industry and continues to create thousands of jobs all across the country,''  principal deputy press secretary Josh Earnest said during a briefing Thursday.

Additional details regarding the speech will be announced early next  week, Earnest said.

The firm is headed by Jeffrey Katzenberg, a longtime Obama supporter.  Obama had a private dinner with Katzenberg in August during his most recent  trip to Southern California.

The trip will be Obama's 16th to the Los Angeles area since taking  office. All but three of his trips have included political fundraisers. He has  made 10 trips to the area solely for fundraising.

Obama is scheduled to arrive in Southern California Monday afternoon  following a visit to the San Francisco area where he will speak in support of  overhauling the nation's immigration laws and conduct a fundraiser.

Obama will conduct fundraisers Monday at the Beverly Hills-area homes of  Basketball Hall of Fame member Earvin ``Magic'' Johnson and Saban Capital  Group Chairman Haim Saban benefiting efforts to elect more Democrats to the  House, according to the website politicalpartytime.org, which tracks political  fundraisers across the country.

Occupy L.A. plans to conduct a rally and march in Beverly Hills against  the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a regional trade agreement, in connection with  the fundraisers. The partnership includes the United States, Vietnam, Brunei,  Singapore, New Zealand, Australia, Peru and Chile. Opponents of the partnership  claim it will undermine food and environmental protections in the United  States.

On Tuesday, Obama is scheduled to conduct a fundraiser for the  Democratic National Committee at the Hancock Park home of Marta Kauffman, a co- creator of the 1994-2004 NBC comedy ``Friends,'' the website reported.

Obama canceled a planed visit to Los Angeles in early September, saying  he wanted to remain in Washington, D.C., to focus on a congressional resolution  on Syria. He was to have conducted a Democratic National Committee fundraiser  and speak at the AFL-CIO convention during that trip.

 

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