UPDATE at 11:20 a.m., Thursday, March 12, 2015: We've added the Burbank Police Department's presidential traffic warnings for today at the bottom.
The president's in town this week, and you know what that means.
The prez will be here to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight and to attend a reported $33,400-per-couple fundraiser hosted Friday by ICM Partners co-founder Chris Silbermann and his wife, Julia Franz.
At the time we duly reported that “Westsiders haven't been this inconvenienced since Whole Foods ran out of almond scones.”
After Angelenos whined and cried like a rich Republican who just got his tax bill, the Secret Service, the Los Angeles Police Department and other law enforcement agencies got the hint and changed some of the POTUS' traffic-clogging ways.
Many “hard” street closures became “rolling” closures that open up boulevards (our lifeblood!) after the motorcade has passed.
Still, you would like to know what streets to avoid and when to avoid them, wouldn't you? Here's the ultimate Obamajam cheat sheet, courtesy of the LAPD:
Thursday March 12, 2015
The area around Sepulveda Blvd between Lincoln Bl & Century Bl from 3:00pm – 5:00p.m.
The area around North Hollywood Way between West Empire Ave & N.Glenoaks Bl 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
The area around Sheldon St between Roscoe Bl & San Fernando Rd from 3:30p.m. – 5:00p.m.
The area around Highland Ave between The Hollywood Bowl & Sunset Bl from 4:00p.m. – 6:00p.m.
The area around Ocean Ave between Pico Bl & San Vicente Bl from 4:00p.m. – 7:30p.m
The area around San Vicente Bl between Ocean Ave & 25th St from 4:00p.m. – 7:30p.m.
The area around Ocean Ave between San Vicente Bl & Pico Blvd from 6:00p.m- 8:00p.m.
The area around Overland Ave between National Place & Tennessee Ave from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
The area around W. Pico Bl between Overland Ave and Century Park East 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
The area around Avenue of the Stars between W. Pico Bl & W. Olympic Bl from 7:00 p.m.– 8:30 p.m.
Note: There will be a hard street closure in the northbound and southbound lanes of Sepulveda Blvd, between Lincoln Blvd and Century Blvd. The closure will be for an (8) eight minute period between 3:30p.m.– 4:30p.m.
Hard street closures also include:
Hollywood Blvd, east and westbound traffic, between North Orange Drive and North Highland Avenue from 4:25 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Hawthorn Ave, east and westbound traffic, between North Orange Drive and North Highland Avenue from 4:25 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
20th Street, between Marguerita Ave and Carlyle Ave (City of Santa Monica) from 4:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
19th Street, between Marguerita Ave and Carlyle Ave (City of Santa Monica) from 6:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Avenue of the Stars, 1 ½ southbound lanes from Galaxy Way
Friday March 13, 2015
The area around W. Pico Bl between Avenue of the Stars & Westwood Bl from 6:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m.
The area around Overland Ave between W. Olympic Bl & National Bl from 6:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m.
The area around S. Centinela Ave between Pico Bl & Ocean Park Bl from 6:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m.
Due to street closures, the following bus routes will be rerouted to utilize alternate stops during the above listed times: MTA bus #156, #212, #217, #222 & #312
Be sure to salute him for us. (No, not that kind of salute).
UPDATE at 11:20 a.m., Thursday, March 12, 2015: Here's the presidential traffic warning for today from Burbank police:
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Northbound & Southbound Hollywood Way from Empire Avenue to Glenoaks Boulevard
Will affect all surrounding side streets:
o Thornton Avenue
o Burton Avenue
o Tulare Avenue
o San Fernando Boulevard
o Cohasset Street
Closures will be in effect starting at approximately 4:00 p.m. through approximately 5:30 p.m.