LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Vice President Joe Biden will speak at two fundraisers and also take part in a minimum-wage roundtable discussion with Mayor Eric Garcetti during a two-day visit to the Southland that starts Monday afternoon.
A $2,500 per person fundraiser for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which will be held at the Westside home of Fox Filmed Entertainment Chairman/CEO Jim Gianopulos, will also feature a performance by Carole King. The event — co-hosted by DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg and producers Peter Chernin and James L. Brooks, among others — starts at 7:30 p.m. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is also expected to attend.
Beverly Hills police announced last Sunday afternoon that portions of Santa Monica Boulevard east of the 405 Freeway would be subject to rolling traffic closures between 3 and 5 p.m. Monday as part of a “dignitary motorcade.”
Vice President Biden was also expected to speak Monday evening at a fundraiser for Iowa Senate candidate Bruce Braley and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee at the Beverly Wilshire at 5:15 p.m.
The vice president will join Garcetti at the roundtable discussion Tuesday, a day after starting a six-city, four-day trip in Las Vegas with another event on raising the minimum wage.
In addition to Los Angeles, Biden will be in Bakersfield later Tuesday for an event with Democratic state Sen. Alex Padilla, who is running for California secretary of state, and congressional candidate Amanda Renteria.
Biden’s visit to the Southland comes three days before President Barack Obama is scheduled to be in Los Angeles for an Oct. 9 fundraiser at the home of actress Gwyneth Paltrow. Tickets for the event reportedly range between $1,000 to $32,400.
In anticipation of Biden’s visit, the LAPD is advising the public to avoid the following areas:
Monday October 6, 2014
The area around the 405 Fwy and Santa Monica Blvd. from 3 – 6 p.m.
The area around Santa Monica Blvd. and Wilshire Blvd. from 3 – 8 p.m.
The area around Sunset Blvd between Barrington Ave & Mandeville Cyn. from 5 – 9 p.m.
Tuesday October 7, 2014
The area around Santa Monica Blvd. and Wilshire Blvd. from 8 – 10 a.m.
The area around North Broadway between 19th Ave. and Daly Street from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The area around Spring Street between 18th Ave. and Arcadia St. from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The area around Cesar Chavez and Grand Ave from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The area around Grand Ave. between Cesar Chavez and Olympic Blvd. from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The LAPD also does not anticipate that the vice president’s travels will affect bus stops except for short durations. Riders are advised to check Metro.net for alternate routes if they are on a tight travel schedule.
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