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President Obama Arrives in Bay Area After Contentious Oregon Visit

The President will be attending a couple fundraising events for the Democratic National Committee

Hours after he visited with grieving families in Oregon, where a school shooting took the lives of ten students last week, President Barack Obama touched down in San Francisco Friday to attend a couple of fundraising events for the Democratic National Committee.

The President arrived at 8:45 p.m. at San Francisco International Airport and was greeted by Gov. Jerry Brown and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee. His motorcade then made its way to San Francisco for a DNC Rountable, where around 20 supporters are contributing around $33,400 a person.

The President's visit comes hot on the heels of a slightly controversial visit in Roseburg, Oregon, where he received a rather tepid welcome from some community members who disagree with the President's views on gun control.

"He's not wanted here," Roseburg resident Michelle Finn told The Associated Press before the President's visit. "He's coming here purely to push his garbage, and we don't want it."

Finn organized protests near the airport where Obama's helicopter landed, the Associated Press reported.

The President's presence in San Francisco received a warmer welcome than in staunchly conservative Roseburg, Oregon.

After arriving at SFO, he promptly headed to a private residence where the DNC roundtable was held. 

On Saturday, his last day in the Bay Area, the President will be attending a fundraising concert at the Warfield in San Francisco where Kanye West is slated to perform. The two have apparently buried the hatchet since 2009, when the President called Kanye West a "jackass" for interrupting Taylor Swift's acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards.

Ticket packages for the concert range from $100 to $10,000.

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