LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – The Obama L.A. October 24, 2011 visit today is adding new routes and road closures. The Obama L.A. October 24 visit was originally suppose to be only in Hancock Park. But now the White House is confirming to news that the Barack Obama Los Angeles trip will take him to West Los Angeles, Westwood, Hollywood, even Burbank.
Los Angeles residents in advance of today’s Obama visit had believed the President was traveling only to Hancock Park. However, that is no longer the case. The President will first arrive by plane at LAX. He will then helicopter from LAX to UCLA, rather than the federal building in recent trips. As result, no 405 Freeway and Brentwood streets will be closed, officials confirm to news.
Temporary road closures however are expected over a massive cross section of Los Angeles east of Westwood. The President will land in UCLA by helicopter, then travel in motorcade from UCLA all the way to Hancock Park, through Beverly Hills, West Hollywood and neighboring areas.
Obama’s first stop today will be the Hancock Park home of Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas. The $5,000 per person afternoon gala will be hosted by National Latino Gala. The fundraiser is being hosted also by Eva Longoria, Futuro Fund, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.
Obama’s second stop will be Hancock Park home of James Lassiter. The $35,000 per person evening gala will be hosted by Troy Carter (Lady Gaga), Jay Brown (Def Jam), Will Smith, and Jada Pinkett Smith.
Obama will remain overnight in the Hancock Park. But the real trouble will reportedly erupt Tuesday October 25, 2011. Obama will travel from Hancock Park to Burbank for a taping of the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. White House Officials confirm that Highland and neighboring corridors will be temporarily closed as Obama travels through Hollywood to the Burbank taping.
Insiders believe that, after this trip, as much as fifteen percent of the Presidentâ€™s entire re-election fund will come from West Los Angeles donors.
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