WESTWOOD (CBSLA.com) — President Barack Obama wrapped up a two-day visit to the Southland Friday.

Obama spent the night Thursday at the W Hotel in Westwood, then attended a $15,000-per-ticket round table event Friday at the Holmby Hills home of restaurateur Michael Chow.

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He then traveled by helicopter to San Dimas, where he declared 346,000 acres in the San Gabriel Mountains a national monument.

Obama then departed for San Francisco from LAX around 2 p.m.


Meanwhile, officials said a hard closure will remain in effect through 6 p.m. Friday along Hilgard Avenue between Le Conte and Weyburn avenues in the Westwood Village.

Obama’s visit is his 20th to Los Angeles or Orange counties since taking office in 2009.

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