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Plan ahead, the President of the United States is coming to So Cal

for the next two days.

The Beverly Hills Police Department has released the locations that will likely be affected
with road – rolling and otherwise – closures.

Due to security issues we never get specifics, but we get a pretty good handle on the times and the places to avoid.

Wednesday May 7, 2014

UPDATE 7:16 p.m.*

There is a hard closure along Santa Monica Boulevard between Wilshire Boulevard and Avenue of the Stars, and  as a result transit officials warned riders about closures on bus routes 4, 16, 316, 704, 20 and 720. They urged commuters to contact Metro in advance for alternatives.*

The areas around:

  • 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Motor Avenue and Pico Boulevard
  • 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Pico Boulevard and Beverly Glenn Road
  • 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Santa Monica Boulevard and Beverly Glenn
  • 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Sunset Boulevard and Beverly Glenn
  • 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Santa Monica Boulevard and Avenue of the Stars

Thursday May 8, 2014

  • 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Pico Boulevard and Motor Avenue from
  • 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Santa Monica Boulevard and Avenue of the Stars from

NOTE: All trucks will be restricted from travel along Wilshire Boulevard between Santa Monica and Avenue of the Stars during the above time period.

 UPDATE:
Extra congestion due to protesting as well…from KTLA

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 LAist tells us why ….
“Our President will be flying into LAX on Wednesday (and on the road during peak traffic) to make it in time for the USC Shoah Foundation’s 20th anniversary dinner, according to LA Observed. Then on Thursday, he’ll be making appearances at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser and other fundraisers, even trekking out to San Diego. He’s expected to leave our City of Angels late Thursday morning.”

President Obama arrived about 4:29p.m. Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti was there to greet Obama.
NeonTommy did a nice little itinerary for us …

“The president was then on his way to meet his motorcade in Cheviot Hills, which will take him to a fundraiser, according to another pool report. The White House claims that this is “a joint event for the DSCC [Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee] and DCCC [Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee].”

According to a DSCC official, the event will take place “at the home of Alan and City Horn.” The same official said, “Tickets for the event range between $10,000 and $64,000.” Alan Horn is the chair of The Walt Disney Studios. The event at his Bel Air home will also feature House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), according to the Santa Monica Mirror. The DSCC official said that the DSCC Chair Michael Bennett, a Colorado senator, will also be present.

According to the White House, after the fundraiser, the president will travel to Century Plaza in Century City to attend the USC Shoah Foundation’s Ambassadors for Humanity Gala, which is in its 20th year. The foundation’s website says that “Steven Spielberg will recognize President Obama with the Institute’s highest honor, the Ambassador for Humanity Award.”

 

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  • Mark

    We were not warned about the closure of Sunset as well, since at least 4:00PM, and I haven’t seen any updates about this. The bus drivers are also confused, they have parked their buses at the closure and are currently waiting until 8:00PM when it is supposed to open back up.

    • Kajon

      Hi Mark, we didn’t have any hard closures information ahead of time.

      The only thing I saw and posted …

      “6 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Sunset Boulevard and Beverly Glenn ” (area)

      We do know now, that as a result of a hard closure along Santa Monica Boulevard between Wilshire Boulevard and Avenue of the Stars, transit officials warned riders about closures on bus routes 4, 16, 316, 704, 20 and 720. They urged commuters to contact Metro in advance for alternatives.

      I hope you have finally arrived to your destination! Good luck and happy trails!

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