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Obamajam: Planning Ahead For The President's Swing From The Westside To L.A. Live (And Back Again)
Tomorrow President Barack Obama will be swinging through Los Angeles from the Westside to downtown in the hopes of raising money (and perhaps pick up some Tinseltown tips to avoid another lackluster televised debate performance). As with any presidential trip to L.A., you may want to take note to avoid being caught in an Obamajam.
Tomorrow Obama will be fundraising on the Westside before heading to L.A. Live for a fundraiser that will feature Katy Perry, Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Hudson, Earth Wind and Fire, and Jon Bon Jovi, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Afterward, he'll head to Wolfgang Puck's WP24 for a $25,000-a-plate fundraiser. He could raise $5 million at those two fundraisers alone, THR reports.
Early on Monday there will be more street closures as the president leaves on his way to San Francisco to a fundraiser hosted by chef Alice Waters, and a concert headlined by John Legend.
Here is the schedule of streets you may want to avoid, according to the Los Angeles Times:
Sunday from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.: Pico Boulevard between Overland Avenue and Beverly Drive; Avenue of the Stars between Olympic and Sunset boulevards; and Sunset between Beverly Glen and Doheny Drive.
Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m.: Sunset Boulevard between Beverly Glen and Doheny Drive; North Whittier Drive between Sunset and Santa Monica boulevards.
Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m.: Avenue of the Stars between Wilshire and Pico Boulevards; Motor Avenue between Pico and the 10 Freeway; streets around L.A. Live and Nokia Theatre.
Sunday from 9:30 to 11:30 p.m.: Motor Avenue between National and Pico boulevards; Avenue of the Stars between Pico and Santa Monica boulevards.
Monday 7 to 9 a.m.: Avenue of the Stars between Santa Monica and Pico boulevards.