President Obama, First Lady to visit Palm Springs

Will be in town Friday, June 13th

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. - The White House has announced that President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will travel to Palm Springs next week.

The President and First Lady will arrive on Friday, June 13.

The President is scheduled to speak at UC Irvine's commencement ceremony in Irvine on Saturday. He and Michelle will then return to Palm Springs, White House officials said in a statement.

It will be the president's third trip to the Coachella Valley in the past year.

The Obamas will visit an Indian reservation in North Dakota on Friday, then travel to Palm Springs. On Saturday, the president will speak at the
commencement ceremony of the University of California, Irvine, at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, then return to Palm Springs. The Obamas will go back to Washington, D.C., the following Monday, according to the White House.

Obama is also scheduled to attend a fundraiser in Laguna Beach on
Saturday. The White House's statement didn't say where the Obamas were staying in the Palm Springs area.

Last June, Obama met with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Sunnylands
estate in Rancho Mirage. In February, he had a summit at Sunnylands with King Abdullah II of Jordan.

Sunnylands spokeswoman Mary Perry said earlier that the estate had
no confirmation Obama was planning to return to the Coachella Valley.

News Channel 3 and CBS Local 2 will bring you more information when it's available.

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