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Hopefully you guys are having an easy Wednesday so far, because if you live on the Westside, your commute home is not likely to be very fun. Yes, less than one month after his epic dinner party at George Clooney's house turned Studio City into East Berlin for a day, President Obama is returning to L.A. for a series of fundraisers designed to capitalize on his recent full endorsement of gay marriage, and of course to bolster his campaign war chest. Read on for all the details of the where and when. Spoiler alert: if you live in Beverly Hills, you may want to leave work early. More»
After pronouncing his support for same-sex marriage yesterday (finally), President Barack Obama rolls into our godless, heathen city for a fundraising dinner that will boast an all-star guest list including Tobey Maguire, Barbara Streisand, and Robert Downey, Jr. at George Clooney's home in Studio City tonight. For the rest of Los Angeles (that means you) this will mean major traffic; specifically, if you try to drive in the Valley tonight, you may be the one who's forced to find religion. We've got all the details of who's going to be chowing down at Casa del Cloon this evening, plus street closure and traffic info right here. More»
I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day full of chocolates and flowers and duck confit, because if you're trying to drive on the westside today, it may be your only happy memory for a while. The President of the United States is returning to L.A. for another campaign fundraiser, and as we know from previous experience, having a Presidential motorcade in town tends to increase our already legendary traffic from "rage inducing" to "existential." More»
The worst part about being President of the United States (aside from major economic crisis, war, and an obstructionist know-nothing Congress, of course) is probably that you never get to snag a decent lunch anymore. Sure, the White House chef will grill you up a ribeye at any time of the day, but when you're just craving a Double Baconator at 2 p.m. you can't exactly dip out of the CIA briefing to hit up Wendy's. More»
For the second time in less than a month, President Barack Obama shall pay Los Angeles a visit for the night, expected to arrive at LAX just before 5pm today. This is commonly referred to as "rush hour," but we should really come up with a better name since that afternoon-evening congestion spans across roughly four hours. More»
[President Obama at House of Blues fundraiser via] It ain't easy being Barack Obama. Hip, modern Presidencies have hip, modern problems, so while the FDRs and LBJs of the world also had to grapple with recession, war, and divided Congress, they were spared the additional agonies of the 24-hour news cycle, the Tea Party, and having to worry about whether or not B.o.B. would show up to your fundraiser. Luckily for President O, he's a big picture kind of guy, so when his intricately planned fundraiser event at the House Of Blues on Sunset Strip yesterday was interrupted by a religious heckler, the President kept his cool. More»
President Obama rolls into town for a pair of fundraising events today, and seeing as how we're fresh off of July's extremely over-hyped 405 closure, L.A. residents could be somewhat forgiven for taking today's warnings about traffic nightmares with a healthy grain of salt. But please allow us to remind you of previous Presidential traffic nightmares, and reiterate just how foolish it would be to drive anywhere near WeHo today if you don't have to. Keep reading for all the details and street closures. More»
Hope you guys don't need to be anywhere important today because an unstoppable force sparing no one south of the 101 is descending on L.A. this afternoon that promises you'll be late and sit in the kind of traffic that makes you seriously consider abandoning your vehicle to take off on foot. That's right, President Obama is coming to town, More»
Tuesday, May 21
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