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President Obama To Visit Los Angeles Again:

President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit the Los Angeles area July 23 to speak at a Democratic National Committee fundraising reception and dinner at the home of television producer Shonda Rhimes.

Tickets for the event begin at $1,000, according to an invitation posted on the website, PoliticalPartyTime.org, which tracks political fundraisers.

The price is $10,000 to attend the reception and for the opportunity to have a photo taken with Obama, and $32,400 — the maximum allowable contribution to a national party committee in a calendar year — to be a co-host of the event, which also allows the donor to attend a dinner with Obama in addition to the reception and the photo opportunity.

The event’s co-chairs include Kerry Washington, the star of the Rhimes-produced ABC drama Scandal.

The trip will be Obama’s 19th to Los Angeles or Orange counties since taking office in 2009 and the third in three months. All but three of his trips have included political fundraisers. He has made 10 trips to the region solely for fundraising.

Rhimes is also a producer of two other ABC dramas, Grey’s Anatomy and How to Get Away with Murder, which will debut this fall.

Obama is also scheduled to speak at a fundraiser in Los Altos Hills in Silicon Valley earlier on July 23.

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