Reporting Brian Ping
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — President Barack Obama is expected to arrive in the Southland on Sunday for a two-day visit.
KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO’s Brian Ping reports that the president is scheduled to speak at what is being called a “30 Days to Victory” concert and rally at the Nokia Theatre/L.A. Live Downtown.
The event will feature performances by Jon Bon Jovi, Jennifer Hudson, Stevie Wonder, Katy Perry and Earth Wind & Fire.
Prior to that, the president is expected to be in Century City, Beverly Hills and West Hollywood. It’s not known if or where the president will stay Sunday night.
Motorists in the area are being warned of possible delays.
A news release by the Los Angeles Police Department indicated that the following streets will likely be affected on Sunday:
- From 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.: Pico Boulevard between Overland Avenue and Beverly Drive; Avenue of the Stars between Olympic to Sunset Boulevard, and, Sunset Boulevard between Beverly Glen and Doheny Drive.
- From 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.: Sunset Boulevard between Beverly Glen & Doheny Drive; N. Whittier Drive between Sunset Boulevard & Santa Monica Boulevard.
- From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.: Avenue of the Stars between Wilshire Boulevard & Pico Boulevard; Motor Avenue between Pico Boulevard and the 10 Freeway, as well as, the streets around LA Live/Nokia Center.
- From 9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.: Motor Avenue between National Boulevard & Pico Boulevard; Avenue of the Stars between Pico Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard.
Additionally, Avenue of the Stars between Santa Monica and Pico boulevards may be affected on Monday, as well, from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., the statement said. For traffic conditions, listen to KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO.
Ping reports that Los Angeles has proven to be among President Obama’s most dependable fundraising destinations. The Associated Press reported Saturday that the Obama campaign and Democratic National Convention raised a staggering $181 million in September.