LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — President Barack Obama will make a roughly 6 1/2–hour visit to Southern California Saturday to attend a series of Democratic fundraisers.
Obama is scheduled to arrive at Los Angeles International Airport at 1 p.m. Saturday, according to the White House. He is scheduled to depart at 7:25 p.m.
While in Los Angeles, Obama is expected to take part in a roundtable discussion at the home of "Star Trek" and "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" director J.J. Abrams, with tickets costing $33,400 per person, according to Variety. Proceeds will benefit the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.
The president is also expected to attend a concert by a mystery performer at a private home in the Pacific Palisades, according to various Hollywood trade magazines. Tickets for that event cost between $1,000 and $5,000, with proceeds benefiting the Democratic Hope Fund, which supports the Democratic National Committee and Obama for America.
Obama will also attend a dinner at the home of interior designer Michael Smith and his partner, former HBO executive James Costos, the U.S. ambassador to Spain. Dinner tickets range from $10,000 to $33,400 and will also benefit the Democratic Hope Fund, according to Variety and The Hollywood Reporter.
The LAPD has released the following streets that motorists should avoid from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.:
-- Sunset Boulevard between Rivas Canyon Road and Monaco Drive;
-- Capri Drive between Corsica Drive and Casale Road; and
-- Casale Road between Capri Drive and San Remo Drive.
From 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.:
-- Amalfi Drive between San Remo and Capri drives;
-- Capri Drive between Amalfi Drive and Sunset; and
-- Pavia Place between Sunset Boulevard and Amalfi Drive.
From 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.:
-- Sunset between Westcove and Minorca drives;
-- Allenford Avenue/26th Street between Sunset and San Vicente Boulevard;
-- San Vicente Boulevard between 25th Street and Wilshire Boulevard;
-- Wilshire between Barry and Devon avenues;
-- Beverly Glen Avenue between Ashton Avenue and Charing Cross Road;
-- Mapleton Drive between Club View and Wynton drives.
From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., motorists should avoid:
-- Beverly Glen Drive between Wynton Drive and Pico Boulevard;
-- Pico Boulevard between Patricia Avenue and Avenue of the Stars; and
-- Motor Avenue between Pico and Monte Mar Drive.
Sepulveda Boulevard will be closed between Lincoln and Century boulevards for a roughly eight-minute period sometime between 12:45 and 1:15 p.m. Will Rogers State Park will be closed from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., while Cheviot Hills Recreation Center and Park will be closed until 7:30 p.m.
San Remo Drive in Pacific Palisades will be closed between Casale Road and Amalfi Drive from about 1:30 to 3 p.m. Amalfi Drive will be closed between 3 and 5 p.m. between Napoli and Minorca drives, and South Mapleton Drive will be closed from 5 to 7 p.m. between Wyton and Club View drives. Club View will be closed between South Beverly Glen Boulevard and Comstock Avenue from 5 to 7 p.m.
Motor Avenue will be closed from Pico to Monte Mar Drive between 6:30
and 7:30 p.m.
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