President Obama To Visit Los Angeles For 2-Day Fundraising Trip

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — President Obama is expected to arrive in the Southland Wednesday for a two-day fundraising trip.

Obama will first visit the VA West Los Angeles Medical Center before heading to the home of Colleen and Bradley Bell in Holmby Hills, where the Foo Fighters will perform at a sold-out fundraising concert. Some attendees paid as much as $38,500 to attend a dinner and listen to Obama speak after the performance.

The president’s complete itinerary for Wednesday, Feb. 15, includes:

• 4 p.m.: Arrival at LAX
• Between 4 p.m. and 4:15 p.m.: Helicopter from LAX to VA Hospital in West Los Angeles
• Between 4:15 p.m. and 5 p.m.: Motorcade through the Westside to Beverly Hills fundraiser (Sunset & Wilshire likely affected)
• Between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m.: Motorcade back to Beverly Hilton

Although Obama’s only scheduled event on Thursday, Feb. 16, is a 7 a.m. breakfast at the home of Jeff and Nancy Stack in Corona del Mar, it remains unclear whether the president will travel by motorcade or helicopter to Newport Beach.

Some of the roadways likely to experience at least some early-morning disruption include:

• 405 Freeway between West L.A. and Costa Mesa
• 73 Freeway between the 405 and Newport Coast Drive
• Pacific Coast Highway from Malibu to Dana Point
• Newport Coast Drive
• Jamboree Road
• Macarthur Boulevard
• San Joaquin Hills Road

This will be the president’s ninth visit to the Southland since he was elected.

In October, Obama attended a pair of fundraisers in the Hancock Park area. The first was held at the home of movie producer James Lassiter and his wife, Mia, with actor Will Smith and former Laker Magic Johnson among those in the crowd.


One Comment

  1. steveB says:

    Another multi-million dollar trip and traffic nightmare paid for by tax-payers..

  2. FidelityBraveryIntegrity says:

    What you talkin about Willis?

  3. Liz says:

    I was just watching this story on TV. The reporter kept calling President Obama “Mr. Obama,” as opposed to “President Obama, or the President.” It seemed disrespectful. I don’t recall any other President being addressed this way.

    1. KC says:

      Sounds about right. One should only show respect to those they actually respect. All that says is that the reporter doesn’t respect him, like many other Americans. He was still courteous and called him “Mr.”

      1. T.c.Ybarra says:

        i agree

    2. T.c.Ybarra says:

      he is under investigation in regards for his birth certificate that specialist say is clearly a fake…they took it to the supreme court and the supreme court said they don’t handle this kind of accusations and informed them where to begin and they must start all over now and by that time he may be outta the white house or in for 4 more years…it’s sad as i have never seent he american gov’t so bewildered…daniel 8-12 comes to mind ,i think he is the anti-christ we’ve learned about all these years…if you want to know more ,hal and perry do research work on him and his family i got some excellent stuff on his islamic moslem back ground,kinda scarey…

  4. T.c.Ybarra says:

    i actually totally agree with you…

  5. Mr. R L says:

    I wonder if he takes any fundraising money to pay for all that jet fuel he’s burning? I think not, its all coming out of the tax payers pocket. In this economy, you would think that he would be a little more respecful of our money. Oh, I’m sorry, I forgot that I was speaking about mr, obama.

  6. ginny says:

    Where are all those Occupy protesters? Afterall, the President is up to his usual visits with his 1% buddies.

  7. Michael says:

    Why’s he out raising money instead of at his office doing the people’s work? Seems like doing the job at hand should be the priority.

  8. Bill Bissenas says:

    Cheer up Dave, your fans are running (away from you).

  9. Valorie says:

    Referring to the President as “Mr.” is clearly disrespectful and unprofessional. I actually am glad they do this because it discredits their past, current and future writings.

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