Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Grand Rapids, MI, in December. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

With the California primary less than three weeks away, Presidential hopefuls Donald Trump and Sen. Bernie Sanders plan campaign appearances in San Diego County.

Trump will hold his first rally here on May 27. The real estate developer and reality TV star will appear at 2 p.m. at the San Diego Convention Center downtown. There is a registration form on his website.

The Sanders campaign plans two rallies, the first at Kimball Park in National City at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, and the second at Rancho Buena Vista High School in Vista at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Both rallies are free and open to the public. Admission will be first come, first served, but the public is encouraged to fill out online RSVP forms at for the National City event, and for the one in Vista.

The senator from Vermont has remained in the race even though former first lady Hillary Clinton has a commanding lead in delegates. Her husband, former President Bill Clinton, will return to San Diego to speak Saturday morning on behalf of his wife, the former New York senator and secretary of state. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. at Bonita Vista High School in Chula Vista.

Sanders, coming off a victory in the Oregon primary and a close loss to Clinton in Kentucky, is hopeful that a victory in California’s June 7 primary election will strengthen his position in this summer’s Democratic convention.

According to the campaign, Sanders will speak about getting big money out of politics, his plan to make public colleges and universities tuition- free, combating climate change and ensuring universal health care.

Due to security concerns, attendees should not bring bags, and carry only small personal items, such as keys and cell phones. Weapons, sharp objects, chairs, signs, banners and sticks will not be permitted.

An estimated 12,000 people attended a Sanders rally at the San Diego Convention Center in March.

— City News Service

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