Prepare For Obamajam Tomorrow, Clintonjam On Friday
Both President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton are coming to town this week, which means traffic. President Obama will be landing at LAX at 2:20 p.m. tomorrow, City News Service reports. He'll be attending two Democratic National Committee fundraisers: one is a discussion in the Pacific Palisades hosted by director Chuck Lorre, and the other is a dinner in Beverly Hills hosted by filmmaker Tyler Perry. The President's specific whereabouts will be kept secret for security reasons, however, you can expect traffic jams and street closures in West L.A., the Pacific Palisades and Beverly Hills due to the motorcade. Obama is scheduled to take an 11:40 a.m. flight on Friday morning from LAX to San Francisco. Obama will likely be getting to and from LAX via helicopter, though the motorcade will be using surface streets to get to his specific destinations.
As Obama's Los Angeles fundraising trip ends, Clinton's begins. Clinton is doing lunch with Westfield Corp co-CEO Peter Lowry and his wife, then spending the afternoon at the home of HBO Executive Michael Lombardo and his husband, Sonny Ward. She'll wrap up the evening at actor Tobey Maguire's house, Variety reports. Clinton will be fundraising in Orange County tomorrow.
Earlier this week, an artist known as Sabo rented a number of LED traffic signs and towed them along the 405 and through Brentwood and the Pacific Palisades, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The signs read things like 'Democrats Begging 4 Money' and 'Blame Tobie (sic) Maguire.'