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Your Guide To Tonight's Westside #Bidenjam

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Mr. Joe Biden, Vice President of the United States of America and president of my heart, is heading west today to speak at a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee fundraiser and possibly put a damper on your evening commute. Unlike Biden's most recent L.A. sojourn, which involved an appearance at the live Stand Up To Cancer special and primarily downtown-based street closures, today's trip—and the ensuing traffic jam—will be pretty Westside-centric. The fundraiser, which is being held at an undisclosed private residence, will kick off at 7:15 p.m. Biden will be traveling to L.A. from Las Vegas, where he'll be participating in a Hillary Clinton campaign event this afternoon.

Per the LAPD, here's a list of what areas you should avoid tonight and when:

Thursday, October 13, 2016


The area around Pershing Drive between Westchester Parkway and Imperial Highway from 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The area around Imperial Highway between Vista Del Mar & North Sepulveda Boulevard from 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The area around Wilshire Boulevard between South Sepulveda Boulevard & Malcolm Avenue from 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

The area around Lindbrook Dr. / Hilgard Ave. between Westwood Boulevard & Le Conte Avenue from 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. The area around Hilgard Ave. / Lindbrook Ave. between Le Conte Avenue & Westwood Boulevard from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

The area around Wilshire Boulevard between Malcolm Avenue & South Barrington Avenue from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

The area around San Vicente Blvd. between Wilshire Blvd. & 21st Street (City of Santa Monica) from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

The area around San Vicente Blvd. between 21st Street (City of Santa Monica) & Wilshire Blvd. from 8:15 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

The area around Wilshire Boulevard between South Barrington Avenue & Malcolm Avenue from 8:15 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.

The area around Lindbrook Dr. / Hilgard Ave. between Westwood Boulevard & Le Conte Avenue from 8:15 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.

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Friday, October 14, 2016
There will also be some possible closures tomorrow morning as Uncle Joe heads out. Luckily, everything should be done by 7 a.m., but here's the full rundown:
The area around Hilgard Ave. / Lindbrook Ave. between Le Conte Avenue & Westwood Boulevard from 5:30 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.

The area around Wilshire Boulevard between Malcolm Avenue & South Sepulveda Boulevard from 5:30a.m. - 7:00 a.m.

The area around Culver Boulevard between the CA-90 West Freeway & Vista Del Mar from 5:30 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.

The area around Pershing Drive between Culver Boulevard & Imperial Highway from 5:30 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.
In other campaign news, Hillary Clinton will also be in town tonight for what's being billed as her final L.A. fundraiser before the election (tickers start at $33,400 per person and include an intimate performance by Elton John); Biden is not expected to attend. And, in the interest of giving equal airtime to both candidates, shit-stain-of-a-human Donald Trump will be holding his own rally in Cincinnati tonight.