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Here Are Traffic Closures For Vice President Joe Biden's L.A. Trip

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Vice President Joe Biden is stopping in to North Hollywood this afternoon to stump for a minimum wage increase before heading to Beverly Hills tonight for a fundraiser. So expect a Biden-jam!

Biden flew in from Denver last night. Today his first stop will be at Bobrick Washroom Equipment, a company that manufactures bathroom accessories and has a "strong commitment to employee development," according to City News Service.

Just a day after Los Angeles County voted to raise the minimum wage to $15/hour in unincorporated areas by 2020, Biden will be pushing for an increase in the middle wage in the rest of the country. His speech will be streamed live, and he'll be joined by Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl and Mayor Eric Garcetti. The flackage from the White House says he intends to "highlight the importance of increasing the minimum wage to give anyone who works hard every day the chance to earn a livable wage and get on a pathway to the middle class."

Later this evening, he'll be in Beverly Hills for a fundraiser benefitting the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. On Thursday, he'll be flying out to San Francisco to visit Theranos, a health technology company.

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Here are the traffic closures to plan ahead for, according to the LAPD.

Wednesday

Wilshire Boulevard between Beverly Drive and Santa Monica Boulevard from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Wilshire Boulevard between San Vicente and Santa Monica boulevards from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Laurel Canyon Boulevard between Moorpark and Vanowen streets from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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Tujunga Avenue between Sherman Way and Vanowen Street from 12:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Wilshire Boulevard between Beverly Drive and Santa Monica Boulevard from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Thursday

Wilshire Boulevard between Santa Monica Boulevard and Beverly Drive from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Santa Monica Boulevard between Sawtelle and Wilshire boulevards from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

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Sepulveda Boulevard between Lincoln and Century boulevards from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.