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President Obama lands in San Diego for fundraiser

September 26, 2011 |  2:11 pm

President Obama lands in San Diego for fundraiser

Air Force One, carrying President Barack Obama, just landed at Miramar Marine Corps Air Station in San Diego.

Mayor Jerry Sanders, Rep. Bob Filner (D-Chula Vista), and Marine Corps brass are on the tarmac to greet the president before his motorcade leaves for a $5,000 per-person fundraiser in La Jolla.

Obama is set to leave San Diego about 4 p.m. to fly to Los Angeles.

The West Los Angeles area is bracing for a return engagement of Obama-jam as the president visits fundraising events, including one at the House of Blues in West Hollywood.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department warned motorists in the area to expect major traffic delays throughout the afternoon and into the evening.

San Vicente Boulevard will be closed between Santa Monica Boulevard and Melrose Avenue until noon Tuesday.

Sunset Boulevard will be closed from Doheny Drive to Sweetzer Avenue. Santa Monica Boulevard will be closed from Doheny to La Cienega Boulevard. And La Cienega will be closed from Sunset to Rosewood Avenue.

At Miramar, the president shook a few hands with Marines and family members and, yes, posed for a picture with a Marine baby.

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-- Tony Perry in San Diego and Andrew Blankstein in Los Angeles

Photo: President Barack Obama steps off Air Force One upon arrival at Miramar Marine Corps Air Station in San Diego on Monday. Credit: Mandel Ngan / AFP/Getty Images

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