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Oabam_speaking.JPGPresident Barack Obama touches down in California today for a three-day swing through Democratic fundraising hotspots in Southern California and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Obama begins his trip in Los Angeles this evening headlining a joint fundraiser for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee at the Bel Air home of Disney Studios head Alan Horn, according to an online invitation. He then heads over to the 20th anniversary gala for the University of Southern California's Shoah Foundation, an institute for visual history and education, hosted by Oscar-winning director Steven Spielberg.

On Thursday, he'll make appearances at Democratic National Committee fundraisers in Beverly Hills and at the La Jolla home of Qualcomm founder Irwin Jacobs before heading up to the Bay Area, according to online invitations. In the evening, he's slated for events at the Los Altos home of 23andMe founder Anne Wojcicki and a major fundraiser co-hosted by Yahoo! CEO Marissa Meyer and Sam Altman, president of start-up incubator Y Combinator..

Before flying back to Washington on Friday, Obama is scheduled to deliver remarks on energy efficiency, 9:55 a.m. at the Walmart in Mountain View.

VIDEO: The Legislature has a long and pointless history of weighing in on foreign affairs, Dan Walters says.

BREAST HEALTH: State Sen. Holly Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, and Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal, D-Long Beach, help launch a new initiative from the Susan G. Komen organization to address racial disparities in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, 9:30 a.m. at the Capitol Park trout pond.

CHILD CARE CUTS: Child care advocacy organization Parent Voices rallies to restore cuts to child care funding, 11 a.m. on the north steps of the Capitol. Mitchell and Sens. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara, and Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, and Assemblywomen Lowenthal, Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, and Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, are scheduled to attend.

PET ADOPTION: The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals sponsors an adoption event for shelter animals from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the south steps of the Capitol. Assemblyman Roger Dickinson, D-Sacramento, will be there to advocate for his bill making rescue animal adoptions tax deductible.

CHARTER SCHOOLS: The California Charter Schools Association gathers for its annual lobby day at 10 a.m. on the west steps of the Capitol. Sen. Bob Huff, R-Diamond Bar, and Assemblyman Marc Levine, D-San Rafael, will deliver remarks.

ENGLISH PROFICIENCY: Nearly one in four students in California's public schools is now an English learner, according to the Public Policy Institute of California. The group holds a briefing on its research examining the relationship between when students are classified as fully English-proficient and their later academic success, noon at the CSAC Conference Center on 11th Street.

CESAR CHAVEZ: Author and former journalist Miriam Pawel discusses her new biography of Cesar Chavez, noon at the UC Center Sacramento on K Street.

PHOTO: President Barack Obama delivers a statement on Ukraine on the South Lawn of the White House on March 20, 2014. Abaca Press/Olivier Douliery



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