Obama in L.A.: A List of Westside Street Closures
The president is attending two fundraisers in Pacific Palisades on Saturday afternoon and a dinner in Bel Air on Saturday evening.
President Barack Obama arrived in Los Angeles on Saturday afternoon, kicking off the latest Obamajam — with Westside traffic snarled as the president heads to three fundraisers, including a roundtable at J.J. Abrams’ Pacific Palisades estate and a nearby concert featuring Jamie Foxx.
The Abrams event, with tickets selling for $33,400 per person, was set to get underway at 2 p.m. Afterward, the president is scheduled to attend a sold-out concert featuring Foxx, with tickets ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 per person, to benefit the Democratic National Committee.
Saturday evening, Obama will be the guest of honor at an intimate Bel Air dinner hosted by interior designer Michael Smith, whose longtime partner, former HBO exec James Costos, is currently serving as U.S. ambassador to Spain. Tickets to the Smith fundraiser range from $10,000 to $33,400 per person and will benefit the DNC’s Democratic Hope Fund.
According to the LAPD, from 12:30-2:30 p.m., motorists should avoid:
—Sunset Boulevard between Rivas Canyon Road and Monaco Drive;
—Capri Drive between Corsica Drive and Casale Road;
—Casale Road between Capri Drive and San Remo Drive.
From 2:30-3:30 p.m., motorists should avoid:
—Amalfi Drive between San Remo and Capri drives;
—Capri Drive between Amalfi Drive and Sunset;
—Pavia Place between Sunset Boulevard and Amalfi Drive.
From 3:30-5:30 p.m., motorists should avoid:
— Sunset between Westcove and Minorca drives;
— Allenford Avenue/26th Street between Sunset and San Vicente Boulevard;
— San Vicente Boulevard between 25th Street and Wilshire Boulevard;
— Wilshire between Barry and Devon avenues;
— Beverly Glen Avenue between Ashton Avenue and Charing Cross Road;
— Mapleton Drive between Club View and Wynton drives.
From 5:30-7:30 p.m., motorists should avoid:
— Beverly Glen Drive between Wynton Drive and Pico Boulevard;
— Pico Boulevard between Patricia Avenue and Avenue of the Stars;
— Motor Avenue between Pico and Monte Mar Drive.
Authorities also advised that Sepulveda Boulevard will be closed between Lincoln and Century boulevards for about eight minutes sometime between 12:45 p.m. and 1:15 p.m.
Will Rogers State Park will be closed from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., while Cheviot Hills Recreation Center and Park will be closed until 7:30 p.m. San Remo Drive in Pacific Palisades will be closed between Casale Road and Amalfi Drive from about 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Amalfi Drive will be closed between 3-5 p.m. between Napoli and Minorca drives, and South Mapleton Drive will be closed from 5-7 p.m. between Wyton and Club View drives.
Club View will be closed between South Beverly Glen Boulevard and Comstock Avenue from 5-7 p.m.
Motor Avenue will be closed from Pico to Monte Mar Drive between 6:30-7:30 p.m.