It’s a busy weekend for politics in San Diego, as Bernie Sanders and Bill Clinton both plan to hold rallies in American’s Finest City ahead of California’s June 7 primary.
Former President Bill Clinton will rally for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign with an hour-long “organizing event” at 11:30 a.m. at Bonita Vista High School, located at 751 Otay Lakes Rd.
The doors open at 10:30 a.m. Supporters can RSVP to the rally here.
By 7 a.m., about 40 people were lined up outside the high school, waiting to get into Clinton's rally. This included a supporter who said it was his birthday, and just knew he had to be there.
"Nothing ever happens on my birthday, and I knew I needed to be here to support Hillary Clinton," he told NBC 7.
Saturday's stop in San Diego is part of Clinton’s campaign tour throughout California, which also includes stops in Pomona, Bakersfield, Fresno, Delano, Stockton and Sacramento.
NBC 7 has confirmed Bill Clinton will also speak at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe (5951 Linea Del Cielo) Saturday at 1 p.m., after the morning rally.
This is Bill Clinton's second visit to San Diego this month. On May 4, he rallied for his wife's presidential campaign at Balboa Park.
Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton’s campaign rival, Sanders, will also rally with supporters in San Diego over the weekend – both Saturday and Sunday.
First up, Sanders will rally at 7:30 p.m. at Kimball Park located at 1243 National City Blvd. in National City. The doors open at 4:30 p.m., and supporters are advised to RSVP to the event ahead of time here.
The National City Police Department (NCPD) said attendees of Sanders’ rally at Kimball Park will be subject to some restrictions, including screening by Secret Service personnel. There are no bottles, backpacks, large bags or weapons allowed at the rally, and attendees should not have any metal on their person.
“Think airport screening process,” the NCPD said.
The entrance to the event will located in the 1400 block of D Avenue. The police department says supporters should be dropped off on E. 12th Street, between C and D avenues, which can be accessed from the 300 block f E. Plaza Boulevard.
Due to the rally, the NCPD says some road closures will be in effect around Kimball Park for approximately two hours prior to the event. Closures include:
• D Avenue., from E. 12th to E. 16th streets
• E. 12th Street, from National City Boulevard to B Avenue
• A Avenue, from E. 12th to E. 14th streets
• E. 15th Street at D Avenue
The police department said additional streets may temporarily be blocked off during the event. Carpooling and public transportation is advised, as parking around Kimball Park is very limited.
On Sunday, the U.S. Senator and Democratic presidential candidate will make his way north to Vista, rallying at 2 p.m. at Rancho Buena Vista High School’s stadium located at 1601 Longhorn Dr. The doors open at 11 a.m. Again, supporters can RSVP in advance here.
Sanders visited San Diego back in March, on the heels of the terror attacks in Belgium. That rally, held at the San Diego Convention Center downtown, drew thousands of supporters.
NBC 7 will cover the rallies across both campaigns with live video, photos and details from the field. Check back for updates.