President Obama Stops In At Roscoe’s, Dines With The Stars During LA Visit

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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Soon after touching down at Los Angeles International Airport Monday afternoon, President Obama made a trip to Roscoe’s House Of Chicken & Waffles before heading to two fundraising events.

It’s not the first time a president has made sure to stop at the famed restaurant — Presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush have also eaten there.

Obama went from feasting on chicken and waffles to a private dinner in Hancock Park where donors paid $35,800 a plate. The fundraising event was at the home of producer James Lassiter. Fewer then 40 donors dined with the President as he chatted with actors Will Smith and Jada Pinkett and with former Laker star Earvin “Magic” Johnson.

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US President Barack Obama greets dinners after placing his order at the Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles in Los Angeles, California, on October 24, 2011. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

The President was also in town for a fundraising event at the home of Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith, which was hosted by actress Eva Longoria.

The gathering of 100 invited guests included Latino community leaders, as well as other stars, as Obama tried to shore up a Latino voting base.

Councilman Bill Rosendahl said motorists should be prepared for blockades on major east-west boulevards linking West Los Angeles with Hancock Park. Delays can also be expected on north-south avenues that cross them.

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“Tuesday morning, he goes over to NBC in Burbank to do the Jay Leno show, and then he flies out of LAX at 11:45,” Rosendahl said on KNX. “That will be the trick, and that exact route has not been shared with me.”

KNX 1070’s Ed Mertz reports.

Airspace will be closed over western Los Angeles to all but scheduled commercial flights starting Monday afternoon.

» PHOTOS: President Obama’s September Visit To The Southland
  • Jose

    Great, the Campainer and Chief is here again raising money instead of staying in Washington and fixing the economy. We don’t want him here. All he causes is traffic.

    • icecream

      This is so true !

    • me007

      “campainer in chief?” WHY IS SPELLCHECK SUCH A DIFFICULT CONCEPT TO GRASP?!?!!?!??!!?!??!?!!?

      • Jeezus

        sorry, Complainer in Chief.

    • Truthandnothingbut

      I’m thrilled he is here! We are very fortunate to have President Obama as our president. He is working with a hostile obstructionist congress who are doing their best to thwart him from getting our economy fixed- the one that THEY destroyed. God Bless President Obama!

      • Kevin

        I hope he is a one term Presdent. People wake up. Congress didn’t destroy the economy, Obama did by doing everything wrong according to the experts He is a job killing President. 5000 AT&T Jobs,4000 NASA jobs and tons of Boeing jobs in South Carolina. He can not fix anything. He has had almost 3.5 years and has done nothing. The things that were done were done by others and he got the credit. Loser..

      • tprice

        This president hasn’t worked in years, in any environment hostile or otherwise. Campaigning is not working. Patronizing Blacks and Latinos is not working. This president is an abject failure. If he were not he would not need to campaign. He wastes millions and millions of dollars on an ill-timed and increasingly ill-played game – a game he cannot win.

      • icecream

        How soon many forget that Bush and Cheney demolished our economy. Starting and fighting TWO wars iis a very expensive thing to do. Barack is not perfect, but we are blessed to have him as our president. Congress needs to pull their heads out and start working to help this nation instead or sabotaging it to establish their political agenda.

    • jw smith

      YES WE DO WANT HIM HERE. And the president can’t fix the economy alone. There are other power players at work there to block him(some of them global and multi-national)..

  • Kevin

    Stay in Washinton D.C. and fix our Country. You did nothing in your first term, why should you get a second term?

    • JQ

      They won’t work with him in DC. I guess you’ve had your head in the clouds the last two years?

      This morning he was touting a new plan for people who are underwater on their mortgages. So, he did more in a morning than you do in a year.

      • mar vista mark

        he had an all democratic house and senate from 2009 -2011. Thats why we got a lousy healthcare bill , cap and trade, and a joke of a trillion dollar stimulus that didn’t put anyone back to work.
        looks like all he does is hang out with the millionaire hollywood elites and a CEO from UBS he always plays golf with, you need to do some homework about elite obama,you think he’s going to visit occupy LA?
        the jokes on you…

    • Kevin

      Jose – You Right -On!

      • Johny Chingas

        Jose, Don’t forget, your boyfriend Kevin is here to support you…..
        Par de Maricones cochinos……LOL!!!

    • garagehero

      Kevin, you ding-a-ling….aerospace engineers and scientiists almost universally praise president Obama for having refocused our space program after 8 years of underfunding and floundering under the dis-interested bush and his republicans.

    • Diana

      What did you do to help hater. dont talk about what you dont no.

  • Matthew B. Tepper

    Oh no, Obama is the very first president ever to come to Los Angeles and have his motorcade block traffic. Guys, guys, Dubya did the exact same thing, and I once had to wait 20 minutes for his motorcade to go by. It goes with the job, no matter who is president at the time, so suck it up.

    As for jobs, well, tell it to Jack Pumpkinhead Boehner. He has more than a little bit of responsibility in this too.

    • any1but obama

      Hey Matt met me guess what kind of “entitlement” are you on?????
      As far as jacking up the streets W. has nothing to do with it, This village idiot is out campaigning on MY tax dollars while hes running the country into the dirt.

      • icecream

        ALL candidates campaign, you dipstick !!!

      • Truthandnothingbut

        YOUR president- DUMBYA is the one who ran our country into the dirt and unless you are a millionaire- you are routing for the wrong “Team”. I say Team because people like you treat politics like a football game- your team all the way no matter what. This is not a game. Put your COUNTRY before your political party please.

      • Zap Martinez

        I think what he was trying to say, you halfwit, was that Obama is not the first, nor the last president to cause traffic jams with his motorcade. I was coming back from a KIngs game myself a few years ago, when the bushchimp’s motocade stopped me for 25 minutes….

  • jack

    The president should stop campaigning when the republicans stop campaigning.
    Obama’s done a terrific job so far. Let’s keep the republicans out of the white house til at least 2024.

    • What?

      Done a Horrific Job you mean!

    • PeteM

      Jack, you’re a jerk! The so called president has done more campaigning than he has worked. Oh, I keep forgetting, he doesn’t have a clue about working, so he leaves DC as often as he can. What a leader – NOT!

    • Hawk

      You said it Jack!! his next stop fix the unemployment issue, he get no credit for what hes does he is trying to fix a busted USA good job so far.

  • Christina39

    Can’t believe I really voted for him! My bad! My big bad!

    • Joshua Willis

      Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice….

      • Edgar Alvarado

        Hey George… you finally got it right! Oh wait, no, what’s after fool me twice?

  • Jack Ritoli

    As Obama meets with his Hollywood 1% supporters once again let’s see just how the Occupy LA or Ocuupy LAUSD folks react. This should be interesting!

  • V Conklin

    Must be nice to get paid $33,000 per month to campaign to keep the job.

  • Miko

    Raising money in a state which has one of the highest unemployment numbers- hmmmm sounds like if you are dumb enough to be a supporter than let him take your money FOOLS.



    • Johny Chingas

      Barbie… Come on…. That is exactly what I am waiting for…
      Would you marry me??? May be I can get my citizenship quicker…..LOL!!!

      • Stubby

        Why don’t you marry a man?

    • Zap Martinez

      Hey nitwit barbie…it was the republican presidents nixon, ford, regan, bush1 and bush 2 that gave amnesty to 12 million illegals…not the Democrats!!!

  • haozijin

    Unknown message

  • mar vista mark

    obama became a senator in 2004, then quit 4 years later to be president, he was there and biden were there , instead of fixing the financial meltdown they watched it. Duh.
    obama is fixing nothing, except getting his friends money like solyndra.

    • Zap martinez

      Yeah..a solyndra that went bankrupt because republican/bush legislation in 2006 made it possible for the chinese to flood the American market with cheap imports…..and what did that cost the American taxpyer? 500 million dollars? hey dumdum…I’m still waiting to find out what happened to the 40 BILLION from the Phony bush Energy Crisis of 2001 that bush and his cronies bilked out of California and the west or the 80 BILIION unaccounted for and missing money from the Iraq War!!! And how about those two bush wars costing us one BILLION a day???? HALFWIT!!!

  • T Wiz

    He visits the rich and tells the poor that he is working for them. Yet the rich continue to get richer and the poor get poorer.

    In the meanwhile the rest of us in the middle are burning gasoline and stewing in traffic.

  • Joel Lanuza

    Hes here To get more money for his re election. He doesnt derserve anotther term. It is sick that people are paying 30,000 Dollars for dinner plate and chance to see the president when families are strugling to put food on their tables. Hes wants the Latino support, hes done nothing for latinos or anyone else in this country. Hes thinking about four more years when this coutry is in a mess.

    • garagehero

      lanuza, you act as if he is the first guy in history to campaign or ask for donations. Are you really that ignorant, dude?

  • steve bischke

    Hasn’t California endured enough? First Moonbeam, now Obama!

    • zap martinez

      Moonbeam? You mean the last administration that had a budget surplus and passed clean air and water legislation? That Moonbeam?

  • Sami Miles

    Obama has had four years to make change. Yet, we have nothing to show for it. What makes anybody think another four years will be any different. Just more disappointment.

    I don’t know if anybody from the GOP will do any better in 2012, but I do know that Obama certainly can’t get it done.

    At least he seems to have made a lot of celebrity friends while in office, right?

    • Zap martinez

      Four years??? I thought he took office in 2009? Let me see…2009, 2010, uh 2011, uh…….sami….do you realize that only two other presidents in history have taken office with so many problems to solve? Lincoln, FDR and Obama. thats it. Just three, total. Since it took bush 8 years to almost destroy our country and the world, dont you think its going to take Obama more than 2 1/2 yrears to fix?



  • Pratt Robert

    Well he comes here to make money, not any thing to do with with his job, to a city on the verge of going broke, because of illegal personal, on work , over payed city n goverment n school personal….at 35,ooo.oo dollars a plate to eat with him. He’ll leave not look back ,,,,and wont leave the city one dime for any of the money we put out to baby sit his a $$. so when the time comes think about how he came ,took an left….not one dime for you are any one you know.

    • garagehero

      Do you mean PERSONNEL? What is illegal personnel?

  • Zap Martinez

    —National Debt when Bush left office over $11 trillion
    —Federal Budget deficit when Bush left office, $3 trillion
    —Unfunded mandates under Bush, $2 trillion
    —Federal employees in 2000- 10.2 million, 2006 14.4 million
    —Number of unjustified, preemptive wars costing $60 billion per month under Bush- 2
    —Net jobs gained in 8 years under Bush—ZERO
    —Net job losses in Bush’s last 2 years of the Bush administration- 3.2 million
    —Total jobs lost under bush…16 million
    —Making sure neocons never get to do this to America again…priceless

  • Zap Martinez

    What the chest thumping loud-mouthed halfwits cheney and bush couldnt accomplish in EIGHT YEARS with 3 TRILLION DOLLARS and the loss of 8000 American lives, Obama , the quiet man from Harvard, has accomplished in just 2 1/2 years, with only 90 billion and not a single American life lost. BRAVO!!!

  • Garagehero

    Wow…Ronald Reagan couldnt get Gaddafi and little georgie bushchimp couldnt get Osama, and now OBAMA’S got ’em both! Weeeeeeee! I’m tickled pink!!

  • Garagehero

    Never before, except back in WW2 when the American Nazi party actively sought the downfall of our country, has a organization sought the downfall of country as these teabggers and republican obstructionists have. Back in WW2, FDR threw these Fifth Columnists in jail. I think we should do the same!!

  • Zap martinez

    The Democrats…the party of DO-ERs.
    republicans…the party of filibusters!!!

  • Cecilia

    Did the President comment on the young man’s marijuana leaf shirt?

    • Art de Peau

      I’m sure the deep fried fried with sides of deep fried suits the guy in the t-shirt just fine

  • wgaf

    I like my coffee just how I like the president…hot, black, sweet with just a little cream! Yummy!!! I want a taste!!!

  • Gary

    Hey !…He want’s you to vote for him because of the great job he’s doing !…HA !!!!! HA !!!!!!

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