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4 Los Angeles residents to sit with Michelle Obama for president's speech



Captain Phil Tingirides of the Los Angeles Police Department's Southeast Division, and his wife, Sergeant Emada Tingirides with Operations-South Bureau, received an invitation from 
First Lady Michelle Obama requesting their presence at President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address at the U.S. Capitol.
Captain Phil Tingirides of the Los Angeles Police Department's Southeast Division, and his wife, Sergeant Emada Tingirides with Operations-South Bureau, received an invitation from First Lady Michelle Obama requesting their presence at President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address at the U.S. Capitol.
Courtesy of LAPD
Captain Phil Tingirides of the Los Angeles Police Department's Southeast Division, and his wife, Sergeant Emada Tingirides with Operations-South Bureau, received an invitation from 
First Lady Michelle Obama requesting their presence at President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address at the U.S. Capitol.
President Barack Obama receives a standing ovation before delivering his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Jan. 28, 2014 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. He takes the podium again Tuesday night.
Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images


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Four Southern Californians will be sitting with First Lady Michelle Obama as the president gives his State of the Union address Tuesday.

It's a tradition for presidents to place local heroes and citizens with compelling personal stories  in the First Lady's box in the visitor's gallery.

These four from the Los Angeles area may attract some camera time as the president touches on themes of jobs, the improving economy, technology and public safety.

The White House highlighted 22 guests of the First Lady.