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Obama to Give Speech on Economy at LA College During 3 Day West Coast Swing

The President will begin his 3 day West Coast Swing in Seattle Tuesday



    President Barack Obama makes a statement on the situation in Ukraine and Gaza, at the White House in Washington, Monday, July 21, 2014.

    President Barack Obama will be making his way to Southern California for the third time in three months to deliver a speech on the economy at a Los Angeles college during a 24-hour fundraising swing this week.

    The president will will attend two Democratic National Committee fundraisers in the LA area starting Wednesday and then give a speech at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College on Thursday. 

    Obama is scheduled to arrive at Los Angeles International Airport around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday and will speak at the college at about 1:15 p.m. Thursday, focusing on the "importance of job-driven skills training." Doors for the speech will open at 10:45 a.m., according to the White House.

    A limited number of free tickets for the speech will be distributed at 8:30 a.m. on a first-come, first-served basis at the college's Aspen Hall, 2215 S. Grand Ave. Tuesday. It is unclear how many tickets will available.

    Tickets for the Tuesday DNC fundraising and reception dinner at the home of ABC drama producer Shonda Rhimes will start at $1,000.

    On Thursday, in addition to the college speech, Obama is scheduled to attend a roundtable discussion with about 30 people at the Los Angeles home of Michael Rapino, CEO of Live Nation, with tickets costing $32,400 each, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

    The Los Angeles visit is part of a three-day West Coast swing that begins Tuesday in Seattle, where the president will attend a fundraiser, and another on Wednesday in San Francisco. 

    City News Service contributed to this report.

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