#Obamajam: President’s fundraising visit shuts down major L.A. roads

Obama to visit Los Angeles
President Obama will arrive in Los Angeles Thursday to attend fundraisers at the homes of Chuck Lorre and Tyler Perry.
(Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)

Obamajam is here.

President Obama landed in Los Angeles on Thursday afternoon to attend two Democratic National Committee fundraisers, which has prompted numerous road closures and will likely clog roads.

Air Force One touched down at the Los Angeles International Airport about 2:30 p.m. Obama is expected to head to television producer Chuck Lorre’s home in Pacific Palisades.

Lorre is hosting a $16,700-per person “intimate” roundtable discussion to raise funds for the DNC’s 2016 White House Victory Fund, Variety reported. Benefactors will have the opportunity to have “an open dialogue and discussion with the president,” according to Variety.


From there, Obama will head to film director Tyler Perry’s home in Beverly Hills for a dinner reception.

Tickets to attend the fundraiser start at $2,500 and go up to $20,000 per couple, according to City News Service. Supporters wanting a photo with the president must pay $10,000 per ticket.

Then on Friday, comic Marc Maron will interview Obama at Maron’s Highland Park home. The interview will air on his podcast “WTF With Marc Maron.”

Once the interview is over, Obama will leave Los Angeles and make his way to San Francisco, where he is scheduled to attend more fundraisers and speak at the U.S. Conference of Mayors.


The following streets will be closed:

Thursday closures

Sepulveda Boulevard between Lincoln Boulevard and Century Boulevard from 2 p.m.-3 p.m.

Pico Boulevard and 23rd Street from 2 p.m.-3 p.m.

Barrington Avenue and Palms Boulevard from 2 p.m.-3 p.m.

Centinela Avenue and Bundy Avenue from 2 p.m.-4 p.m.

Bundy Avenue and Interstate 10 Freeway from 2 p.m.-4 p.m.

405 Freeway and Sunset Boulevard from 2 p.m.-4 p.m.


Evans Road and Monorca Drive from 1 p.m.-6 p.m.

Napoli Drive and Sunset Boulevard from 1 p.m.-6 p.m.

Sunset Boulevard and 405 Freeway from 3 p.m.-6 p.m.

405 Freeway and Mulholland Drive from 3 p.m.-6 p.m.

Mulholland Drive and Coldwater Canyon from 3 p.m.-6 p.m.

Coldwater Canyon and Beverly Drive from 5 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Beverly Drive and Sunset Boulevard from 5 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Wilshire Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard from 5 p.m.-8:30 p.m.


Merv Griffin Way between Wilshire Boulevard and North Santa Monica Boulevard will be closed from 2 p.m. Thursday to noon on Friday

Friday closures

Wilshire Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard from 8 a.m.-11 a.m.

Santa Monica Boulevard and Century Park East from 8 a.m.-11 a.m.  

Century Park East and Pico Boulevard from 8 a.m.-11 a.m.

Pico Boulevard and Overland Avenue from 8 a.m.-11 a.m.

Overland Avenue and National Boulevard from 8 a.m.-11 a.m.

National Boulevard and Interstate 10 Freeway from 8 a.m.-11 a.m.

Interstate 405 Freeway and Centinela Avenue from 8 a.m.-11 a.m.

Arroyo Boulevard and Mountain Street from 8 a.m.-noon

Mountain Street and the 210 Freeway from 8 a.m.-noon

134 Freeway and Colorado Boulevard from 8 a.m.-noon

Colorado Boulevard and Figueroa Street from 8 a.m.-noon

York Boulevard and North Avenue 51 from 9 a.m.-noon

Yosemite Drive and North Avenue 56 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Seco Street between West Drive and Lincoln Avenue from 7 a.m.-2 p.m.

Rosemount Ave between Prospect Terrace and North Arroyo Boulevard from 7 a.m.-2 p.m.

West Drive between Linda Vista Avenue and Salvia Canyon Road from 7 a.m.-2 p.m.

Rosemount Avenue between North Arroyo Boulevard and Seco Street from 7 a.m.-2 p.m.

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