Obamajam: President in LA for TV show, fundraiser; how to avoid the traffic

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Updated Friday 3/13: Street closures for the president's visit to Los Angeles have been extended through 10 a.m., police said Friday. You can see updated traffic information at the bottom of this story.

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Thursday: President Barack Obama will make a quick swing through the Los Angeles area this week for a TV appearance and fundraiser.

The White House announced Tuesday that the president will arrive in Los Angeles on Air Force One Thursday.

He'll tape an appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and attend a Democratic National Committee fundraiser before staying the night and departing Friday.

Obama has made a steady stream of visits to California throughout his time in office, often to raise money from Silicon Valley and Hollywood.

The most recent trip was to the San Francisco Bay Area last month, where he spoke at a cybersecurity summit at Stanford and went to a San Francisco fundraiser that was the first of the 2016 election cycle when the Democrats will pick his proposed replacement.

The LAPD has released the following information on traffic closures and detours for the president's visit:

Thursday March 12, 2015

Areas to avoid

Location Time
Sepulveda Bl between Lincoln Bl & Century Bl 3:00 pm - 5:00 p.m.
North Hollywood Way between West Empire Ave & N. Glenoaks Bl 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sheldon St between Roscoe Bl & San Fernando Rd 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Highland Ave between The Hollywood Bowl & Sunset Bl 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Ocean Ave between Pico Bl & San Vicente Bl 4:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m
San Vicente Bl between Ocean Ave & 25th St 4:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Ocean Ave between San Vicente Bl & Pico Bl 6:00 p.m - 8:00 p.m.
Overland Ave between National Place & Tennessee Ave 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
W. Pico Bl between Overland Ave and Century Park East 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Avenue of the Stars between W. Pico Bl & W. Olympic Bl 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Hard street closures

Location Time
Sepulveda Bl between Lincoln Bl and Century Bl 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (8-min. period)
Hollywood Bl between North Orange Dr and North Highland Ave 4:25 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Hawthorn Ave between North Orange Dr and North Highland Ave 4:25 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
20th Street between Marguerita Ave and Carlyle Ave (Santa Monica) 4:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
19th Street between Marguerita Ave and Carlyle Ave (Santa Monica) 6:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Avenue of the Stars (1 ½ southbound lanes from Galaxy Way) N/A

Bus lines rerouted

#156, #212, #217, #222 & #312

Friday March 13, 2015

Areas to avoid

Location Time
W. Pico Bl between Avenue of the Stars & Westwood Bl 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Overland Ave between W. Olympic Bl & National Bl 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
S. Centinela Ave between Pico Bl & Ocean Park Bl 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

This story has been updated.

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