Update: President Obama arrives for 19-hour Bay Area visit 

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  • President Barack Obama waves as he departs Los Angeles International Airport, in the middle of a California fundraising swing, en route to San Diego and later the Bay Area Thursday, May 8, 2014.

President Barack Obama has arrived in the Bay Area today for Democratic fundraisers as well as a speech in Mountain View on Friday.

Obama arrived in Air Force One, which touched down at 4:11 p.m. at Moffett Federal Airfield at the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View. today.

From there, Obama will travel to a roundtable discussion for the Democratic National Committee at a private residence in Los Altos and later a fundraiser at the Fairmont Hotel at 170 S. Market St. in San Jose, according to the White House.

The president will spend the night in San Jose and on Friday morning will give a speech on energy efficiency at a Walmart at 600 Showers Drive in Mountain View.

The speech is scheduled to begin at about 10 a.m. He will then depart the Bay Area from Moffett Field later that morning, White House officials said.

Mountain View police advised today that there will be street closures and traffic delays in the area during the president's visit, but his exact routes are not announced in advance.

Protesters opposing a controversial proposed new section of the Keystone pipeline, which would run from Canada to the Gulf Coast, planned to greet Obama as he arrives at the Fairmont this evening.

The protesters plan to gather in Plaza De Cesar Chavez Park in San Jose, across the street from the Fairmont, at 5 p.m. and remain until the president departs.

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