President Barack Obama will visit the Bay Area next month, a White House official said Wednesday, marking his second fundraising visit in six months.
The president is expected to visit Seattle before coming to the Bay Area on Sept. 25. He then will visit the San Diego and Los Angeles areas Sept. 26, and the Denver area Sept. 27 before returning to Washington, D.C.
The White House has not announced events, but the Hollywood Reporter reported Tuesday that Obama will attend two Los Angeles-area fundraisers: a large, low-priced event at the House of Blues on Sunset Boulevard and a smaller, high-priced event at the Fig & Olive restaurant on Melrose Place, both in West Hollywood.
The president last visited the Bay Area in April for three fundraisers in San Francisco: a high-priced dinner at the Presidio Heights home of SalesForce.com CEO Marc Benioff; a rally-style event at the Masonic Auditorium atop Nob Hill; and a breakfast at the St. Regis Hotel. He also conducted an online town hall meeting at Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto.
Michelle Obama followed up with a Bay Area visit in June, her first solo visit to the area.
In a recent survey, the Public Policy Institute of California found Obama's approval rating at 52 percent among all adult Californians; 51 percent among registered voters and 48 percent among likely voters, with a margin of error of 3 percentage points.