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The OTHER Obama events

Barack Obama, who’d publicly announced a town-hall meeting with Google employees and a grassroots fundraiser in San Francisco for tomorrow, is raising big bucks at three smaller fundraisers today and tomorrow.

The $1,500-a-head price — $2,300 for admission to a special pre-reception — didn’t prevent donors from booking up all the slots at tonight’s event at the San Francisco home of Vista Equity Partners principal Stephen Davis.

Before heading to Google tomorrow afternoon, the candidate will be feted at a $2,300-a-head lunch at the Tiburon home of former investment banker Pam Hamamoto. And even as people start cramming into San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium tomorrow night for the grassroots event, Obama will be pocketing $2,300 checks at a 6 p.m. reception at former state Controller Steve Westly‘s house in Atherton.

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.