Obamajam Returns to L.A.'s Westside: Here's Your Traffic Guide
President Obama with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India via Pete Souza for the White House
Only a few days after Vice President Joe Biden tied up traffic in L.A., President Obama is in town, and he's sure to make life miserable on the streets of the Westside.
Not only can you expect the usual "rolling closures" of key motoring arteries, but Obama's posse will actually close Hilgard Avenue between Le Conte Avenue and Weyburn Avenue in Westwood from 8 a.m. today through 6 p.m. Friday, police say.
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Is he staying at the W hotel in Westwood?
Sure looks like it. (What ever happened to the Beverly Hilton?).
Anyway, the Los Angeles Police Department is earning its tax dollars this week. Cops will be working overtime on this detail. Plus, the LAPD has been kind enough to give you fair warning.
Here are the times and places you'll want to avoid, starting today, according to an LAPD statement:
Thursday October 9, 2014
The area around Centinela Ave between Ocean Park Bl & Olympic Bl from 1:30pm - 3:30p.m.
The area around Lincoln Boulevard between Pico Bl & Wilshire Bl from 1:30p.m. - 3:30p.m.
The area around Santa Monica Bl between btwn 26th St. & Ocean Ave from 3:30p.m. - 5:00p.m.
The area around Ocean Avenue between Pico Bl & San Vicente Bl from 3:30p.m. - 5:00p.m.
The area around San Vicente Bl between Ocean Ave & Bundy Dr. 5:00p.m. - 7:30p.m
The area around Sunset Bl between Allenford Ave & Barrington Ave from 5:00p.m. - 7:30p.m.
The area around Sunset Boulevard between Allenford Ave & Roxbury Dr. 5:00p.m- 7:30p.m.
The area around Beverly Glen Bl between Sunset Bl & Santa Monica Bl from 7:30p.m.-9:00p.m.
The area around Wilshire Bl between Sawtelle Bl & Santa Monica Bl 7:30p.m- 9:00p.m.
Friday October 10, 2014
The area around Wilshire Bl between Veteran Ave & Comstock Ave from 9:00a.m.-11:00a.m.
The area around Beverly Glen Bl between Ashton Ave & Bellagio Rd. from 9:00a.m.-11:00a.m.
The area around Sunset Bl between Hilgard Ave & Carolwood Dr. from 10:00a.m.-1:00p.m.
The area around Beverly Glen Bl between Bellagio Rd. & Pico Bl. from 10:00a.m.-1:00p.m.
The area around Pico Bl between Prosser Ave & Century Park East from 10:00a.m.-1:00p.m.
Bus stops on Hilgard Avenue between Le Conte and Weyburn are out of commission from 11 a.m. today through 4 p.m. tomorrow.
During his time here, the president will be attending a Democratic National Committee fundraiser at the Brentwood home of Gwyneth Paltrow, visiting a work space for tech start-ups in Santa Monica, raising more cash at the home of restaurateur Michael Chow, and dedicating about half of the San Gabriel Mountains as a national monument.