Obama supporters and opponents gather in Corona Del Mar.

Obama supporters and opponents gather in Corona Del Mar. (KTLA-TV)

CORONA DEL MAR, Calif. (KTLA) -- Supporters and opponents of President Obama held dueling rallies in Corona Del Mar Thursday morning, where the president attended a breakfast fundraiser.

He traveled from Los Angeles to Orange County via helicopter, arriving shortly after 9 a.m.

The breakfast was held at the private home of a developer in a neighborhood near East Coast Highway and Seaward.

Tickets to that event ranged from $10,000 to $35,000. About 125 people attended.

Nearly 100 protesters gathered just outside the neighborhood early Thursday -- some to welcome the Commander-in-Chief, and others to protest his visit.

"We want the president to know that he's very welcome in Orange County," supporter Guy Johnson said.

"There's some prevailing opinion that he's not welcome because it's a Republican area, but we have over 15,000 MoveOn members here. We have our rally committee out here to say good morning to him."

Not everyone was so happy to see Obama, however. The Republican Party of Orange County organized a demonstration against his policies.

"I've been around for almost 73 years now and grew up in Southern California, and I'm very concerned about different things," area resident Kent Moore said.

"Obviously the debt that he's put on this country, which I don't know how they're ever going to resolve that issue," he added. "I think the guy's in over his head."

The president flew back to LAX on Marine 1 just before 11:30 a.m.

Next, he's headed to San Francisco, where another rock band, Sound Garden, will headline a fundraiser.

Obama arrived in Los Angeles around 4 p.m. Wednesday. From there, he was flown by helicopter to the West L.A. VA Medical Center.

On Wednesday night, Obama held a fundraiser in Holmby Hills, at the home of soap opera producer Bradley Bell.

Eighty people attended the event, which was co-hosted by actor Will Ferrell and his wife.

The star-studded fundraiser had the steep price of $35,800 -- or $77,000 per couple.

The president stayed at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills.

Obama's previous visits to the Southland have created huge traffic problems.

This time around, however, the Secret Service used "soft closures," shutting down roads and then re-opening them as soon as the motorcade passed.