President Obama will be back in the neighborhood tonight for dinner. By mid-afternoon preparations were in full swing on the 3200 block of Jackson Street, where Obama will dine at tech exec Marc Benioff’s compound — which stretches the full block from Jackson to Pacific and fronts on the Presidio Wall — with about 60 supporters willing to contribute the legal maximum of $35,800 each. Stevie Wonder will provide the musical entertainment.
(Fun local fact: Another name in presidential history, Monica Lewinsky, used to visit her grandmother, the artist Susi Lewinsky, on the next block up Jackson. When she came for her grandmother’s 80th birthday party while interning in the Clinton White House, the younger Ms. Lewinsky brought M&Ms with the presidential seal for all the guests.)
Obama dined in the neighborhood last May when he stopped for a fundraiser up the hill on Broadway with the Gettys.
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