President Obama swept through Corona del Mar on Thursday morning, raking in at least hundreds of thousands of dollars from supporters while rattling the sleepy village.
Obama protesters and fans crowded intersections along East Coast Highway, near the entrance to the tony Shore Cliffs neighborhood, the site of a private breakfast fundraiser.
Police said the event went smoothly, thanks in part to their heavy presence controlling traffic and crowds.
People, dogs and a horse named Sinatra started arriving about 6 a.m. at the intersections between Morning Canyon Road and Poppy Avenue.
The scene was distinctly Southern California, as officers tied tape around palm trees to hold back friendly but politically opposed groups.
As the morning progressed, a few exchanges escalated into yelling matches. Chants of "Four more years" were met with "No more years."