UPDATE 5:33 p.m.
POTUS HAS LANDED
UPDATE 5:22 p.m.
President is running late. Not in LA yet….ETA 5:30p.m.
You have heard that President Barack Obama is making his rounds in Los Angeles today and tomorrow, right?
POTUS arriving at LAX around 4:30 attending events on the west side today, including the homes of basketball icon Magic Johnson and media proprietor Haim Saban. Then on Tuesday, Obama will be in Hancock Park early tomorrow morning for a fundraiser at the home of Friends co-creator Marta Kauffman, and then in Glendale for a talk at DreamWorks Animation, according to KABC and NBC Los Angeles.
These are the streets that will be potentially backed-up by Obama traffic:
Today, Nov. 25:
4 p.m. to 5 p.m.: Obama’s plane will arrive at LAX. Surrounding streets around LAX airport will be blocked-off as he will most likely take a helicopter to Westwood.
4:45 p.m. to 10 p.m.: Street closures in Westwood and Beverly Hills, as well as the 405 Freeway to La Cienega Blvd. Santa Monica Blvd. to Venice Blvd. will also likely be backed-up.
Tomorrow, Nov. 25:
8 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.: The surrounding area of Wilshire Blvd. in Hancock Park, from Fairfax Ave. to Western Ave. and Beverly Blvd. to Pico Blvd.
10:30 a.m. to 1:30 pm.: Glendale will have some traffic jams on San Fernando Rd., Riverside Dr., and on Grandview Ave. to North Pacific Ave. Also, from West Kenneth Rd. to Victory Blvd., San Fernando Rd., and the 5 and 134 Freeways.
1:15 p.m. to 2 p.m.: Traffic around surrounding streets near LAX when Obama departs from L.A.
Los Angeles police warned drivers to brace for a possible motorcade starting after 4:45 p.m. from the Westwood area, heading to the Beverly Hills or Beverly Center area. Delays are possible in the area bounded by the 405 on the west, Santa Monica Boulevard on the north, La Cienega Boulevard on the east, and Venice Boulevard on the south.
That indicates a presidential motorcade down Pico or Olympic boulevards sometime after 4:45 p.m., although the route is subject to last-minute change.
And that delay warning continues through 10 p.m. Monday, police said. Where the president will spend the night has not been made public.
Obama is expected to do some fundraising at the homes of basketball Hall of Fame member Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Haim Saban, chairman of Saban Capital Group, in the Beverly Hills area Monday night.
On Tuesday morning, Obama will do some fundraising at the Hancock Park home of “Friends” sitcom co-creator Marta Kauffman. Drivers were warned to expect delays as the president motorcades from there toward the Dreamworks Animation studio near the the Los Angeles Zoo in Glendale.
Between 8 and 10:45 a.m., some streets in the Hancock Park area will be barricaded at times, in the area bounded by Fairfax Avenue on the west, Beverly Boulevard to the north, Western Avenue to the east and Pico Boulevard to the south.
At 10:30 a.m., streets will begin closing in Glendale, in an area bounded generally by San Fernando Road to the northeast, Grandview Avenue to the northwest, and Riverside Drive and the Los Angeles River to the south.
It appeared that Obama would helicopter back to LAX, to depart between 1:15 and 2 p.m.
Obama will be making his 16th trip to Los Angeles next week.