President Obama, Behind Schedule, Heads To LA For 2-Day Visit
BEVERLY HILLS (CBSLA.com) — President Obama is behind schedule and now is not likely to arrive in Los Angeles until late Monday afternoon for a planned two-day visit.
The commander-in-chief is expected to arrive after 5 p.m. at Los Angeles International Airport. His arrival will likely affect surrounding streets through at least 6 p.m., the LAPD said.
On Monday night, the president is scheduled to participate in two fundraising events in Beverly Hills, one of which is being held at the home of Earvin “Magic” Johnson and his wife, Cookie, impacting streets in the area as well as in nearby Westwood. Those roadways — including the 405 Freeway to La Cienega Boulevard and Santa Monica to Venice boulevards — will be affected from 4:45 p.m. to 10 p.m.
On Tuesday morning, President Obama is slated to attend another fundraiser in Hancock Park, impacting Wilshire, Fairfax to Western avenues and Beverly to Pico boulevards from 8 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., officials said.
From there, the president will travel to DreamWorks Animation in Glendale, where he will deliver remarks on the economy during the noon hour. The following streets will be affected from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.:
• Riverside Drive
• San Fernando Road and Grandview Avenue to North Pacific Avenue
• West Kenneth Road to Victory Boulevard
• San Fernando Road
• 5 Freeway and 134 Freeway
Obama’s departure from LAX will also affect streets near the airport between 1:15 p.m. to 2 p.m.
The trip comes as Obama’s health care law approaches a crucial Nov. 30 deadline for an improved insurance enrollment website whose catastrophic start Oct. 1 dealt a serious political blow to the White House. Also, the U.S. and other world powers just sealed a historic deal with Iran for a temporary freeze of its nuclear program.
The president’s visit will mark his 16th to the Los Angeles area since taking office.
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