On Tuesday August 6. 2013 and Wednesday August 7, 2013 President Obama will be in Southern California.


Here is what I heard thus far regarding President Obama’s visit to Southern California.
As usual, due to security issues we are not granted access to specific travel routes.

The President is scheduled to attend events on both the west side of LA and in the San Fernando Valley. Expect traffic to be impacted in the West Los Angeles, Burbank and the San Fernando Valley areas.

scared-womanOn Tuesday, August 6, President Obama will travel from Phoenix, AZ to Los Angeles where he will remain overnight. On Wednesday, August 7, President Obama will depart from LAX to return to Washington DC.

The President will be appearing on the Jay Leno show. They are taping in Burbank Tuesday afternoon. The plan is to stay overnight in the Woodland Hills area.
On Wednesday he will be traveling to Camp Pendleton to visit with US Troops and their families.

The likelihood is quite high that our president will take a helicopter from LAX to Bob Hope Airport. If so, the impact will be minimal, and Obamajam will be just a bad memory from the past. Here’s to hoping that that is the case, as the whine-inducing traffic stemming from all the road construction on the west side is already a nightmare that not even my worst enemy should have to endure.

  • Air Force One Arrival – August 6, 2013; Estimated Arrival Time: 3:25 p.m.
    Los Angeles International Airport?(LAX)
  • Air Force One Departure – August 7, 2013; Estimated Departure Time: 1:40 p.m.
    Los Angeles International Airport?(LAX)
NBCLA  posted this photo of the presidential motorcade arriving to the Burbank Studios on Instagram

NBCLA posted this photo on their Instagram.  The presidential motorcade has arrived…hello  Burbank Studios!



UPDATE 8/6/13
Obama is scheduled to land at Los Angeles International Airport at 3:25 p.m. and be in Burbank for the taping with Leno at 4:30 p.m., according to the White House.

The Los Angeles Police Department provided a list of areas motorists should try to avoid during the visit.

  • According to the LAPD, motorists on Tuesday should avoid the following areas between 2:30 and 6:30 p.m.:
  • – Hollywood Way and San Fernando Road;
  • – Hollywood Way and Burbank Boulevard;
  • – Hollywood Way and Alameda;
  • – West Olive Avenue and Buena Vista;
  • – Sherman Way and Hayvenhurst Avenue;
  • – Victory Boulevard and Canoga Avenue; and
  • – Canoga Avenue and Burbank Boulevard.

President Obama will be spending the night in the Southland before flying to Camp Pendleton in San Diego County, police advised motorists to avoid the following areas between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Wednesday:

  • – Sherman Way and Hayvenhurst Avenue;
  • – Victory Boulevard and Canoga Avenue; and
  • – Canoga Avenue and Burbank Boulevard.

Photos culled from google