Bill Clinton Visits Third Street Promenade

Reports say the former president is in Southern California to fundraise for several causes. Did you spot him as he swung through our city?

Even Bill Clinton couldn't resist visiting Santa Monica's .

On Thursday, a reader submitted a photo of Clinton standing at the intersection of Santa Monica Boulevard and Third Street. In a sunny yellow shirt and escorted by what looks two Secret Service agents, the former president smiles as he's greeted by pedestrians.

Clinton is in Southern California to and might watch his nephew graduate from Redondo Union High School high school. Newspapers have also reported that he's scheduled to attend a big fundraiser Thursday night at Barbara Streisand's Malibu estate.

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Eddie Greenberg June 15, 2012 at 12:40 AM
From early on in his Presidency former President Bill Clinton has loved coming to Santa Monica, to stay at the Miramar Hotel. My first experience with the former President was in 1996. I along with another city Supervisor went bike riding on Saturday mornings on our day off. I had just had surgery and my doctor thought it would help me to recuperate. As my friend & I worked our way about a mile or so north of the Pier we noticed someone approach us & requested that we stand off of the path because the President was coming.There was nothing to see in front of us so we thought it was a prank, A few seconds later we saw approaching toward us 3 runners followed by an SUV. Out ahead was a tall person running in the distance with a mane of white hair. I mentioned to my colleague that perhaps today we would have a "happening" to tell our children. Sure enough it was President Clinton who was very friendly when he approached and complimented city workers for keeping our S.M. beaches clean and pristine.His attitude was friendly, warm and unforgettable. In the 2000 election President Clinton complimented one of our maintenance Promenade employees for doing a splendid job; for keeping the restrooms in top shape and well stocked. That employee was shocked to see the President and was always grateful for his graciousness.
Kathy June 15, 2012 at 06:18 PM
@Eddie Greenberg, Nice comment. I feel this same way about President Clinton -- just a wonderful, generous, caring man. Sure wish I could vote for him again, and again! :) The employees of Santa Monica do an A+++ job of taking great care of our city and I loudly applaud each and every one of them. Have a great weekend!
Kathy June 15, 2012 at 06:23 PM
@Eddie Greenberg once again...you and I worked together when Nick Corso (my husband) worked for/with the City performing Job Analyses – you were always/all-ways so accommodating and helpful. Hope you are enjoying your retirement. Kathy Corso
Chiman Kotecha June 16, 2012 at 06:25 AM
President Clinton got off his Limo and directly approached my friend who was standing in the corner distributing books of Srila Prabhupada of Hare Krsna in L.A. He shook hands with Bryan and hugged him and accepted A Bhagvad Gita Song of God, the President showed the book to all the people. Does anyone have any video or pictures? Please email to me at: chimankotecha@gmail.com I will truly appreciate very much.
SMOuser June 16, 2012 at 03:00 PM
I saw Clinton. A cheap imitation of what passes for a Politician these days. He and his wife care about nothing but power and themselves. Let's call it what it is.
Tom hays June 17, 2012 at 06:20 AM
A deeply flawed but compelling figure. Morals about the level of JFK. Capable of brilliant political moves when running for office himself but somehow manages to damage others' campaigns
Eddie Greenberg June 22, 2012 at 03:23 AM
Thank you Kathy, the pleasure was mine also in working with you. Thank you for your good words and yes retirement is a process and I am getting used to it more. Best wishes to you and to Nick! Many thanks, Eddie


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