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Obama To Make Whirlwind Visit To Los Angeles, Traffic Delays Expected

LOS ANGELES ( — 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.

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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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