President Obama’s Visit Expected To Cause Traffic Delays

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — President Obama’s visit to the Southland is expected to cause problems for commuters, businesses and schools Thursday.

KNX 1070’s Ed Mertz reports.

The president will arrive at Los Angeles International Airport at 2:45 p.m. before traveling via helicopter to the VA Hospital at Wilshire and Federal.

At 4 p.m., he will attend a fundraiser at Sony Pictures Studios at Washington and Culver in Culver City before dining at Tavern Restaurant at San Vicente and Barrington in Brentwood.

The president will depart from LAX at 9 a.m. Friday.

Some West Los Angeles business owners say the expected gridlock will keep customers away from their stores and restaurants.

Drivers traveling though the Westside should expect delays and even temporary street closures. Real time freeway conditions are available online through CBSLA’s traffic section. City of Los Angeles street conditions are available here.

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  1. mike shore says:

    Like him or not, he is afterall the president. At least we don’t have to put up with the don, huckleberry or pain with an l in the middle.

    1. Trisha says:

      I agree with everything you except the middle east; let that place implode!!! We need to worry about our own country!!

    2. franks says:

      Curious if you would say “Like him or not, he is afterall the president,” if Palin or Huckabee were president

      1. TXinCA says:

        God help us if either one ever becomes President!

    3. Saber 1 says:

      Why can’t the a$$hole fly in at night or early morning? No, the selfish LEFT WING ILLEGAL ALIEN LOVER has to disrupt the entire area. So full of himself.

  2. Zoso says:

    Everyday Guy is an idiot; you honestly think the whole economy will be turned 180 degrees in only 3 years? And Obama has NOTHING to do with gas prices…

    1. 1234 says:

      Yes, I agree. Bad economy is worldwide problem and our President can’t change it by himself overnight. Everyday Guy can you do a better job if you are the President today? If not don’t complaint!

  3. jMR says:

    Zoos, who’s the idiot. He can do something about gas prices but he’s a wuss and let’s the middle east tell us what to do when we have protected their butts. He is the worst condensending president our country has ever seen! Jimmy Carter is smiling now!

    1. LMAO @ Everyday Guy! says:

      Everyday Guy is an everyday American = Lame and out of touch! Yeah I commented on jMR’s post because you’re just as lame! Maybe both you and the Donald can chat about your next lynching or slave auction! Just a thought.

    2. Chad says:

      not only is he an idiot, check out his portfolio, he is making quite a few bucks on the increased share prices in fuel….why work to reduce the prices if you are getting rich?

    3. kikilajule says:

      At least he is educated and knows how to spell. And no, he cannot control the commodities market which is where oil is priced – as are gold, silver, corn and pork bellies. He cannot control the price of those either. And BTW the highest oil prices we have ever seen, at $135/barrel, were in May 2008, under – you guessed it – that gentleman who LOVED to give more profits to his oil buddies. However gas prices were not as high as they are now, and that makes me wonder who is manipulating or controlling the price at the pump…..

  4. Ossie says:

    Like, traffic on Wilshire isn’t bad enough already? This means the 405 will be backed up to the 10. Hope he helicopters to Sony, else Sepulveda to Washington Blvd. will be at a standstill as well. Best to use Sunset Blvd to travel east-west because everything south of that will be snarled.

    Bush used to land at the Santa Monica Airport with a bevy of green military copters-I saw it once. In light of the recent air traffic controller debacles, I wonder why Obama doesn’t do the same?

    1. Brentwood resident says:

      Bush also landed at the VA, more than once.

    2. TXinCA says:

      MORE than once!

  5. Jim Gates says:

    oh and by the way 3 years in hes still blaming bush

    1. Frank says:

      Even 100 years of blaming bush will not be enough. you guys should remember Clinton had lifted in the economy and budgets in surplus. 8 years of Bush rule ruined it to such an extent that it will take ages to fix it.

    2. Saber 1 says:

      Why can’t the a$$hole fly in at night or early morning? No, the selfish LEFT WING ILLEGAL ALIEN LOVER has to disrupt the entire area. So full of himself.

  6. Ossie says:

    Oh darn, no reservations available at the Tavern restaurant tonight-go figure.
    http://www.tavernla.com/
    Obama should really, really sample Tito’s Tacos with guacamole, near the corner of Sepulveda and Washington, it’s on his way between Sony and the Tavern.

  7. Progressive Libertarian says:

    II was just trying to figure out today’s traffic. But from some of these comments the Republican premise that you can fool most of the people most of the time is true. Even in Los Angeles. Wow. The lunacy is palpable.

    1. franks says:

      Funny, I would say a Progressive’s mantra is to fool as many as possible, as in fooling Americans that Obama was experienced enough to be president. And of course, that included intimating that if you didn’t vote/like him, you were a racist. What does that make me, since I’m a white moderate conservative who despised/didn’t votefor Bush AND didn’t vote for Obama?

  8. bababooey says:

    Everyday guy should change his name to everyday idiot and ignorant guy. I wouldn’t be surprised that his comments are based solely on the fact that Obama is black. But to call Obama the worst president only after three years is complete garbage. Not even Jesus Christ could pulled one of his glorious miracles and fix the mess that our wonderful former president “W” help create. Blame greedy corporations and politicians, deregulation, Wall Street, and your average, everyday lazy American who fails time and time again to take control of not just themselves, but the power the people truly have in this country. Other countries have shown us how to make change happen. Too bad we’re stuck updating our facebook statuses, reading TMZ, and other senseless stuff to actually make a difference for ourselves and not depend on a corrupt and out of control government to think and do for ourselves.

    1. franks says:

      I agree with much of your statement about the responsibility of voters provided you accept the fact that Obama is part of the problem too, and far from the solution.

      And while we’re at it, since we all know the traffic chaos that occurred from his last visit, couldn’t he at least consider visiting L.A. on the weekend??

    2. bababooey says:

      No doubt, franks. I don’t exclude Obama at all. He’s a politician just like all the rest.

  9. Dumb Everyday Guy says:

    “Mr. EVERYDAY GUY” You are dumb and not to mention stupid. You should go in your bed room and shoot yourself. Their is no place in our World for idiots like you. We can’t blame the Dems or the Repubs. Blame yourself for being dumb. If you have a better idea then you should run for President ot go to hell.

    1. Everyday Guy says:

      HAHA…all the bad news getting to you? Your man-chile loser of a president is the worst ever. Makes you a bigger loser for believing the false hype. BooHoo for you!

  10. Everyday Guy says:

    Pathetic follow up from loser, hate-filled Dumocrats only proves my case. You are over; you are out in 2012 forever. Deal with it.

  11. uFools says:

    Stupid Americans. Your ignorance make citizens like me richer. Everyone holding the highest office in the last 60 years iis to blame – IDIOT

  12. Tuong Luong says:

    EVERYTHINGS FIRST BLAME ON ONESELF FIRST THAN BLAMING ON THE GREATEST PRESIDENT OBAMA EVER WORK AT THE POSITION THAT MANY COULD NOT EVEN DREAM ON THE DAILY BASIC , EAT AND SLEEP AND BACK TO EAT AND SLEEP , IS A KARMA JOB , AND IT WILL KEEP ON REPEATING BACK AGAIN AND AGAIN UNTIL EVERY SINGLE ONE OF US WINNING THE LOTTERY TICKET AND THAN JUST GOING BACK TO THE DAILY JOB EAT AND THAN GOING BACK TO SLEEP .

  13. Tuong Luong says:

    BLAME ON THOSE BILLIONAIRS THAT WENT TO OVER SEA TO MAKING MORE PROFIT FOR THEMSELF RATHER THAN FOR THE LAND OF THE FREE TO ENJOY MORE OF A GREATEST LIFESTYLE ON THE FACE ON THE MOTHER EARTH PLANET , JESUS LOVE YOUR ALL AND SO DOES MOTHER THERESA LOVE YOUR ALL AND EVEN NOW HAPPY BUDDHA LOVE ONESELF THAT LIVING A NATURE LIFE ACCORDING TO NATURE FORM IN THE BEGINING OF ALL MANKIND OF THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY ERA THAT TRANSFORMATION INTO GREAT SUFFERING BY ONESELF MIND AND THOUGH AND THINKING JUST TO HELPING ONESELF GETTING THERE EITHER TO THE HELL PLACES OR THE HEAVENLY PLACE ARE BEEN CALLING FOOD , AMEN

  14. Tuong Luong says:

    EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THE HUMAN FORM WILL GETTING OLD SOME DAY IN THE SPEED OF LIGHT TIME AND THAN GETTING SICK IN THE OLD AGE ERA AND WILL PASS AWAY EVENTUALLY SOONER OR LATER , THAT WHY MIND ARE POWERFULL ONLY IF ONCE HAS IT AND HAVE THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE KNOW HOW TO USING IT IN THE FIRST PLACE IN THE SPEED OF LIGHT TIME FROM THE SOURCE CALL THE BREATHING INHALE AIR AND THAN THE BREATHING OF ALL THE EXHALE AIR INORDER TO BALANCING ALL OUT FATIGUE MIND IN THE CIVILIZATION ERA THAT FULL OF FOOD JUST RIGHT IN FRONT OF ONESELF EYE AND AIN”T SAW IT COMING YET ,AMEN

  15. Tuong Luong says:

    OH I LOVE MCDONALD AND BURGER KING I GOT TO STOP BY THAT PLACE OVER THERE NOW BYE BYE YOUR GOT TO LOVING IT CHESS BURGER AND HAMBERGER WHAT ELSE CAN THE STOMACH CAN ENJOY HUH ,AMEN

  16. Tuong Luong says:

    ALL HUMAN FORM KEEP ON CONSUMING ALL OUT ANIMAL MEAT WILL ABLE TO SAW IT WILL COMING TO THE FORM OF ACTION LIKE AND ACTING LIKE AND EVEN THINKING EXACTLY LIKE AN ANIMAL WORLD , AMEN

  17. Tuong Luong says:

    KARMA ARE FOR REAL DOG , ,AMEN

  18. JOHN AVALON says:

    why cant he just host his fundraisers close to the aiport set up a tent on the tarmak? a helicopter ride to a high rise??? and who pays for all the extra security,, please stay HOME! or go to chicago

    1. TXinCA says:

      His security doesn’t cost as much as a helicopter ride – and didn’t cost the State of California nearly as much as we had to pay for Governor “Terminator’s” security, private jets, limos, etc. – and we will continue to pay for what he did to the education system in California!

  19. Tuong Luong says:

    WHAT ONESELF MIND THINKING AND THE MIND WILL EVENTUALLY GETTING IT , MIND OVER MATTER , WHAT ONESELF EATTING THAN ONESELF WILL GETTING OUT OF IT , , , THE SECRETE ARE ONESELF GOT TO LEARN HOW TO COMPASSION , KINDNESS AND CARE THAN EVERYTHINGS WILL EVENTUALLY TAKING CARE ITSELF , AMEN

  20. kmid-wilshire says:

    Just to be informed, Our U.S. gas prices are high comparatively to last year but check out the world gas prices for Europe and the like: United Kingdom $8.29 per gal., Italy $8.29 per gal., Turkey $10.30 per gal. Most of Europe is paying $8.00 and up, and of course the oil rich countries pay less than $1.00 per gallon! Who’s pockets are really paying for the oil clean-up of our beautiful gulf? What is BP’s profit margin this year after their clean-up expenditure? I’m guessing it’s a jaw-dropping profit!!! It hurts to go green, but we all know the consequences if we don’t get with the program.

  21. drozone69 says:

    Title should read “Obamas presence causing employment delays” never for one second was he experienced or mature enough for the position.Idiots vote for actors (Shrawtznegger) and this buffoon!!

  22. Tuong Luong says:

    ALL CAUSE AND AFFECT ARE JUST FROM ONESELF MIND CREATING IT ALL UP AND THAN EITHER GOING TOWARD THE HELL PLACE OR THE HEAVENLY PLACE ARE DEPENDING ON THE PASS LIFE ACTION ONTO THIS PRESENT LIFE ACTION ONTO THE FUTURE LIFE STYLE ACTION ARE STARTING OUT AT THIS GIVEN MOMENT , SO JUST ENJOYING IT WHILE ONESELF CAN HAVE THE ABILITY TO MOVING AROUND THE WORLD AND NOT ON THE WHEEL CHAIR AND THAN THAT SITUATION ARE TOO LATE TO ENJOY WHAT A BEAUTIFUL LIFE THAT ONESELF LIVING GOD PARENT THAT CREATING ONESELF OUT ONTO THIS HUMAN FORM WORLD JUST TO LEARN HOW TO ENJOY LIFE THAT THOSE ARE THE REAL BASIC FOUNDATION TO GETTING START OUT WITH , BUT ONESELF ARE FORGETING IT TOO BAD FOR ONESELF MIND GAME WORLD , AMEN

  23. Tuong Luong says:

    HUMAN FORM SET OF EYE ONLY SAW FIVE PERCENTAGE OF THE DAILY WORLD PROBLEM BUT THE OTHER NINETY-FIVE PERCENTAGE ARE THE INVISIBLE KARMA THAT ARE AWAITING FOR EVERY SINGLE ONESELF THAT ONESELF DID NOT SAW IT COMING TOO BAD , JUST TAKE ONESLEF SPEED OF LIGHT TIME OUT INORDER TO HAVE THE FEELING AFFECT OF THE BREATHING IN THE INHALE AIR INVISIBLE PARTICALLY WORLD AND THAN JUST TAKE ONESELF SPEED OF LIGHT TIME TO BREATHING THE EXHALE AIR AND THAT ALL FOR ONESELF TO REALLY SAW THE BIG PICTURE FULL OF VIEW THAT WAS STANDING OUT SIDE THE BOX AND NOT INSIDE THE BOX ARE NO GOOD TO USING IT IN THE STONE AGE UNCIVILIZATION WORLD BACK IN THE 5OO A.D. , AND THAN HERE WHO COME WHO CAN BE CARELESS , AMEN

  24. kikilajule says:

    What really makes me wonder is this… How much safer is our President from sniper attacks, bombs, maybe even RPG’s, when EVERYONE knows his route Days in advance and the streets are closed, the lowliest streets and san worker knows where the cars are going to be and when…? Wouldn’t he be safer with his limo and maybe only 4 escort cars cars zipping him around when no on e in LA would blink twice at a black limo anywhere in the city?

  25. TXinCA says:

    This ugly state of affairs started during the Bush administration (we were in the black before Bushonomics!) Why don’t you brush up on your history and the economics prior to President Obama’s taking the presidency? Look what’s happening to education across the US – and worse, in California!! Gas prices? That’s a joke – the Republicans have been in the oil companies’ pockets since the beginning of the oil industry! Insensitive to common people? Who is it that wants to raise taxes for the “common people” versus raising taxes for the “upper class”?? Your comments make you sound unread and uneducated.

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