Just In Time for Rush Hour: Obama Comes to L.A. Today for Another Whirlwind Campaign Stop
He's back, again! President Barack Obama returns to Los Angeles Monday for another one of his less-than-24-hour-long visit to raise some funds and shake some hands and secure some votes for the 2012 election.
Because he's such a thoughtful guy, he's planned to arrive just in time for rush hour (again), and is due to land just before 5 p.m. at Los Angeles International Airport.
Obama's route, and the necessary street closures, have not been revealed, however we do know that he is attending two fundraising events tonight, the first of which is in Hancock Park. The second soiree is nearby at the home of actors Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas.
Residents in the neighborhood of the first event say they have been contacted by their block captains to remind them that if they leave the house this evening to walk their dogs, for example, they should remember to take their ID with them, according to a live news broadcast on KTLA. "Los Angeles police did not disclose traffic plans, but said there could be congestion and street closures in the area surrounding the president's planned stops late Monday," notes L.A. Now. So, yeah, there's probably going to be some Obamajam goin' on.
Obama is also tapped to tape a stint as a guest on the "Tonight Show with Jay Leno," which takes place at the NBC Studios in Burbank. It is likely Obama will head there Tuesday morning, ahead of his scheduled noon departure from Los Angeles.