LOS ANGELES - President Barack Obama returns to California this week to hob-knob with Hollywood and business elites at Democratic fundraisers.
Obama arrives in Los Angeles on Thursday to attend a $16,700-per-person discussion with 30 people at the home of ``Two and A Half Men'' creator Chuck Lorre in Pacific Palisades.
Later, Obama will have dinner with guests who have paid up to $33,400 each at the Beverly Hills home of filmmaker Tyler Perry.
On Friday, Obama flies to San Francisco for other Democratic fundraisers. They include a $10,000-per-person reception hosted by billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer and a roundtable discussion with some 20 business leaders at the home of Uber investor Shervin Pishevar.
Obama also will deliver remarks at the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, then leave California on Saturday.
Obama has visited California some two dozen times during his presidency. He was last in the Bay Area in February and he visited Southern California in March, where he appeared on the ``Jimmy Kimmel Live'' television show.
Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton also plans a fundraising sweep through California. She will visit Southern California on Friday and the Bay Area on Saturday but isn't expected to cross paths with Obama.