San Diego a main stage in politics this weekend

Posted at 6:12 PM, May 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-22 00:04:30-04


Both former President Bill Clinton and presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders are in town this weekend.

Bill Clinton Campaigns For Wife Hillary Clinton
Former President Bill Clinton was in Chula Vista Saturday to campaign for his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. He held a public rally at Bonita Vista High School where he urged San Diego County voters to support his wife in the California primary next month.
"We need to bring everybody together and go out there with the wind at our backs, with confidence in the future of this country," he said. "If we have the right leader, the best change maker I have ever known, you can make it happen in California on June 7."
Clinton, who stopped to talk to the overflow crowd before leaving, was scheduled to attend a private fundraiser later in Rancho Santa Fe. 
Hillary Clinton's campaign announced Saturday that the candidate will be making a long campaign swing through California next week beginning Monday in the Los Angeles, area, followed by stops in Orange County, Salinas and San Jose on Wednesday and Thursday.
Bernie Sanders Rallies Supporters in National City
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, appeared at a rally Saturday night at National City's Kimball Park, introduced by comedian George Lopez.
"Nothing is over yet and this movement is still going on,'' Lopez said during his introduction. "I want you to have money. I want you to have an education. I want the police to leave us alone.''
Sanders stuck to familiar themes in his speech.
"Together we are going to create an economy that works for all of us, not just wealthy contributors,'' he told the cheering crowd. ``(America needs) a democracy that does not mean a campaign finance system in which billionaires buy elections.''
"We need a massive federal jobs program to put our people back to work,'' Sanders said, advocating that the federal government could create such jobs by rebuilding America's infrastructure, including water treatment
facilities and roads.
Sanders said he supports the right of states to legalize marijuana and said he would vote for the California ballot initiative to do so if he lived here.
He also called on America to "invest in young people in jobs and an education, not in incarceration''  and to "make public colleges and universities tuition-free.''

Bernie Sanders to Rally in Vista on Sunday

Bernie Sanders will hold a second rally Sunday at 2 p.m. at Rancho Buena Vista High School in Vista. Gates to the school's stadium will open at 11 a.m.
The rally is free and admission will be first come, first served. The public is encouraged to fill out an online RSVP form in advance.
The following road closures will be in effect:
  • Antigua Drive at Shadowridge Drive will be closed to all vehicles excluding residents with identification
  • Antigua Drive at Longhorn Drive and Longhorn Drive at Antigua will be closed to all vehicular traffic.
  • Promontory Ridge at Longhorn Drive will be closed to all vehicular traffic.
  • Crystal Ridge at Longhorn will be closed to all vehicular traffic.
If you are attending, the San Diego Sheriff's Office has this advice:
The gates to the parking lot at the event site will not open until 11:00 a.m. No attendees will be allowed into the venue prior to 11:00 a.m. Parking is extremely limited at Rancho Buena Vista High School and attendees are encouraged to carpool and use mass transit to commute to the event.
For the safety of all involved, there will be absolutely no street parking on Longhorn Drive, Shadowridge Drive, South Melrose Drive or any of the surrounding neighborhood streets. Parking violations will be strictly enforced.
All persons wanting to attend the event must enter on to Longhorn Drive via South Melrose. There will be no traffic allowed past Antigua Drive on Longhorn Drive via Shadowridge Drive.
Coming up on Friday, May 27
Presidential hopeful Donald Trump is scheduled to speak at the San Diego Convention Center from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday.
Protests have erupted at some of Trump's rallies and the San Diego Police Department is preparing for his arrival.