Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Possible ObamaJams on Wednesday-Thursday

President Obama will be visiting the LA area on May 7th and 8th. The President’s tentative schedule is as follows:

May 7 Bel Air
- The President will likely arrive to LAX late morning or early afternoon before attending a function in Bel Air, he will either travel by helicopter to an area on the west side to meet up with his motorcade or could motorcade from LAX to Bel Air. In either case we can expect west side traffic to be affected in and around the 405 and 10 freeway intersection, including all surface streets in the area. Wilshire Blvd and Sunset Blvd could be heavily impacted. At the conclusion of the event, it is believed the President will travel directly from Bel Air to Century City; while these two destinations are relatively close to each other, there is the potential for severe traffic issues on the west side during that time. The exact time of travel has not been determined.

May 7 Century City - In the evening, the President will be appearing at the Century Plaza Hotel for an event hosted by the USC Shoah Foundation. The reception for the event begins at 5:00pm with the actual dinner starting at 6:45pm. We can expect street closures throughout Century City which could cause serious traffic delays, especially the closer this occurs to 5pm. As the President typically stays overnight in Beverly Hills when in Los Angeles, it is likely he will do so at the conclusion of the event. As this will be later in the evening, this should not have a major impact on traffic, but will include street closures in the area.

May 8 Beverly Hills
– The President is attending a DNC function in the morning at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. This is a usual overnight location for the President and lends to the belief that this is where he will be staying. The President will be attending a lunch/fundraiser at the home of Irwin Jacobs in La Jolla so we can expect additional west side traffic delays early to mid-morning as the President makes his way out of the area to attend this event.

Source: Message circulated at Anderson School.

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