Harris arrived Wednesday afternoon from Joint Base Andrews near Washington and was greeted by Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass and Reps. Judy Chu, D-Monterey Park, Grace Napolitano, D-Norwalk, and Maxine Waters, D-Los Angeles.
After 10 minutes on the ground, Harris' motorcade headed for Manhattan Beach.
She is set to fly to Sacramento Thursday to speak at a California Legislature Democratic Caucus reception and a campaign reception, then return to Los Angeles later Thursday.
The Manhattan Beach fundraiser will be Harris' first in the Los Angeles area since Nov. 20 when pro-Palestinian protesters threw fake blood in front of the Brentwood home it was at, then placed red handprints on the ground before her arrival.
About two dozen protesters chanted "Free Palestine" and "Harris, Harris you can't hide you're committing genocide," blocked cars on the street and yelled "Shame on you" as people trickled into the home of attorneys Cliff Gilbert-Lurie and Leslie Gilbert-Lurie.
VP Kamala Harris. (Photo by Al Drago/Getty Images) (Getty Images)
As she approached the podium to speak, Harris was interrupted by someone who called for a ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas war. It was unclear who it was.
Harris then paused and said, "We live in a democracy. This is a very difficult time and it's important that we all agree that people should have the freedom to have their voices heard."