SANTA MONICA (CBSLA.com) — President Barack Obama will be in the Southland Friday for a fundraiser and meeting with the President of China.
Mr. Obama will arrive at LAX Friday at 10:30 a.m. for a Democratic National Committee event at the home of Hollywood executive Peter Chernin in Santa Monica.
The fundraiser is scheduled to last until 2 p.m.
In an effort to assist the public in avoiding possible traffic congestion during the visit, the following areas of the city should be avoided when possible:
- The area around Centinela Avenue and West Olympic Boulevard from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and between the hours of 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- The area around West Olympic Boulevard and Cloverfield Boulevard from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and between the hours of 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- The area around 26th Street and San Vicente from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and between the hours of 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Following the Santa Monica event, the President will travel to the Sunnylands estate in Rancho Mirage where he will meet with President Xi Jinping at 4 p.m.
Administration officials say Obama and Xi will discuess North Korea’s nuclear program and Chinese cyber-attacks on American corporate and national security targets.