President Obama in Southern California this week

President Obama will be in Southern California on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Air Force One is due to arrive from Phoenix at Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday afternoon, and the president is scheduled to tape his appearance on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno in Burbank.

Brendan Buck, spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner, wrote a blog post Monday noting an Associated Press report that late-night comics have been having a field day with Obama in the first half of this year. “We’re all for jokes, but with a ‘new normal’ of stagnant wages, rising costs, and persistently high joblessness, there’s little funny about the president’s handling of the economy,” he wrote.

President Obama will spend the night in Los Angeles and then go to Camp Pendleton in San Diego County on Wednesday to visit with military families and deliver remarks to troops, before returning to LAX to head back to Washington.

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.