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President Biden to speak at Palo Alto Baylands, then head to Atherton for a fundraiser Monday

Biden to announce $575M in grants for environmental projects and also attend venture capitalist Steve Westly and philanthropist Anita Yu 'Biden Victory Fund' fundraiser
President Joe Biden stopped by Evvia Estiatorio in Palo Alto for a campaign fundraiser on Oct. 3, 2019. Photo by Sammy Dallal.

• Watch the president's remarks live at 1:15 p.m.

President Joe Biden will be at the Lucy Evans Baylands Nature Interpretive Center in Palo Alto on Monday, June 19, to announce the launch of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's $575 million “Climate Resilience Regional Challenge,” a White House official told CNN.

As part of a three-day Bay Area visit that also includes attending fundraisers for his reelection, Biden will tour the Baylands Nature Preserve in Palo Alto and discuss how his administration is fighting climate change, CNN reported.

The NOAA program will fund projects that "build the resilience of coastal communities to extreme weather (e.g., hurricanes and storm surge) and other impacts of climate change (e.g., sea level rise, drought). Funding is made possible by the Inflation Reduction Act, a historic, federal government-wide investment that is advancing NOAA’s efforts to build Climate-Ready Coasts," a NOAA fact sheet states.

To prepare for the president's visit, Palo Alto police have posted "No parking" signs along Embarcadero Road and at the parking lots near the adjacent Palo Alto Airport.

Later Monday afternoon, Biden drop by Atherton for a campaign fundraiser for the November 2024 Presidential Election, according to an invitation obtained by this news organization.

The fundraiser, entitled "Biden Victory Fund" is taking place at the home of venture capitalist Steve Westly and philanthropist Anita Yu, according to the invitation. Westly served as the state controller of California from 2003 to 2007 and as former President Barack Obama's California campaign co-chair for the 2008 Presidential Election.

Tickets run from $6,600 to $50,000, while the top-tier $100,000 "host" tickets (which include a handshake and photo with the president) are sold out.

The time of the event is still to be announced, and the invitation notes that space is limited and all attendees will be required to comply with COVID-19 protocols in order to participate.

First Lady Jill Biden was spotted in San Francisco on Tuesday, June 13, during her own fundraising trip to California.


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