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Obama arrives in L.A. for fundraising events. Here’s where to expect traffic

Obama to visit Los Angeles
President Obama arrives in Los Angeles during an earlier visit in March 2015.
(Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)

President Obama arrived in the Los Angeles area Monday afternoon and triggered a series of road closures tied to his visit.

Obama is set to appear at the home of Marilyn and Jeff Katzenberg for a fundraiser benefiting Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, the Democratic National Committee and state Democratic parties.

The president is scheduled to appear the next day at a Beverly Hills “roundtable discussion” to benefit the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee as his party attempts to reclaim control of the Senate on Nov. 8. The event is at the home of Ryan Murphy and David Miller, co-hosted by Jennifer Perry and Andy Spahn.

Officials warned of possible traffic problems at the following areas and times:

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— The area around Sherman Way between Clybourn Avenue and Coldwater Canyon Avenue from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Monday.

— The 170 and 101 freeways from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Monday.  

— The area around Highland Avenue between Franklin Avenue and Sunset Boulevard from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday  

— The 101 and 405 freeways from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday.  

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— The area around Sunset Boulevard between Woodburn and North Palm drives from 3 p.m. to  8 p.m. on Tuesday. 

— The area around Sunset Boulevard between Woodburn and North Palm drives from 10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday.

—  The 405 and 10 freeways from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday.  

— The area around South Centinela Avenue between Ocean Park and West Pico boulevards between noon and 1 p.m. on Tuesday.  

 — In Hollywood, the eastbound and westbound lanes of Hollywood Boulevard between Highland Avenue and North Orange Drive will be closed to vehicular traffic between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Monday.

— In Hollywood, the eastbound and westbound lanes of Hawthorne Avenue between Highland Avenue and North Orange Drive will be closed to vehicular traffic between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Monday.  

— In Beverly Hills, the northbound and southbound lanes of North Loma Vista Drive between Wallace Ridge and Dabney Drive will be closed to vehicular traffic between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Monday.  

— In Beverly Hills, the eastbound and westbound lanes of Sunset Boulevard between North Whittier and North Bedford drives will be closed to vehicular traffic between 10:45 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday.

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In San Diego on Sunday, Obama had sharp words for Rep. Darrell Issa, contending that the Vista Republican’s “primary contribution to the United States Congress has been to obstruct and to waste taxpayer dollars on trumped-up investigations that have led nowhere.”

Obama’s comments came at a La Jolla event to raise money for Democratic congressional candidates. Among those in attendance was Doug Applegate, who is in a close race with Issa for the House seat.

Issa, when he was chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, led investigations into the Obama administration’s Internal Revenue Service, the “Fast and Furious” gun trading-operation and the administration’s handling of the attack on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya.

“This is now a guy,” Obama said of Issa, “who, because poll numbers are bad, has sent out brochures with my picture on them touting his cooperation on issues with me. That is the definition of chutzpah.”

The San Diego Union-Tribune contributed to this report.