Preparing for presidential visit to Kern Co.

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President Barack Obama leaves the White House in Washington for a campaign trip to Las Vegas, Nev., Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) ——President Barack Obama will arrive in Bakersfield Monday and then travel to La Paz to formally dedicate more than 100 acres of the Cesar E. Chavez National Monument.

White House officials say the president will arrive in Bakersfield aboard Air Force One and then take a motorcade to La Paz. He will then travel to the Tehachapi mountain town of Keene, where Cesar Chavez lived and worked for the last 22 years of his life. Chavez was buried in the town.

La Paz officials say they expect about 7,000 people on hand to hear the the president speak. They say more people have registered to visit for the speech online than La Paz has room for.

In order to attend on Monday, you must have already registered online and received an email confirmation with your tickets.

Obama will address the public near Villa La Paz - a mission-style educational center built in the mid 1970s - located in the heart of the National Chavez Center.

Even the historic Keene cafe will be closed for most of the day, primarily because they're catering the event.