First POTUS pool report: Moffett to Atherton

AF1 landed at Moffett Federal Airfield near Mountain View, Calif., a few minutes after its scheduled 6:10 p.m. arrival time, delayed a bit by some weather.

Greeting POTUS at the bottom of the stairs were:
– Col. Steven Butow, Commander 129th Rescue Wing, California Air National Gaurd
– Rep. Anna Eschoo (D-CA)
– Mike Kasperzak – Mayor, Mountain View, CA
– Tony Spitaleri – Mayor, Sunnyvale, CA
– Simon Pete Worden – Center Director, NASA Ames Research Center

POTUS then went to work a rope line of invited guests, Moffett/NASA/AMES staffers and such, before getting into the limo. Motorcade went south on Highway 101 then back up I-280 to Woodside Road exit into Atherton , arrived about 7:10 p.m. at Atherton home of Doug Goldman – software company founder, retired emergency physician, philanthropist and heir to the
Levi Strauss fortune – and his wife Lisa, who are hosting a $35,800-a-head dinner.

Press is holding in an outbuilding. Crosby, Stills & Nash will be performing for guests; we saw David Crosby walk by here a few minutes ago.

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.

  • Kathy Schrenk

    Wow, there’s actually a perk to being mayor of a town like Mountain View…