Traffic Advisory Ahead of President's Southern California Visit

President Barack Obama will make a brief fundraising stop in Santa Monica Friday before flying to Palm Springs for a summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping

By Jonathan Lloyd
|  Friday, Jun 7, 2013  |  Updated 7:35 AM PDT
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The Los Angeles Police Department issued a traffic advisory ahead of President Barack Obama's trip to Los Angeles -- part of a visit to California that begins late Thursday in the San Francisco Bay area and Silicon Valley.

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The president is scheduled to leave for Los Angeles Friday morning after a speech at a San Jose hotel. Police issued a traffic advisory for Friday at the following West Los Angeles locations:

  • The area near Centinela Avenue and West Olympic Boulevard from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
  • The area around West Olympic Boulevard and Cloverfield Boulevard from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
  • The area around 26th Street and San Vicente from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Air Force One is scheduled to arrive at Los Angeles International Airport late Friday morning. The President will be in Santa Monica for a fundraiser lunch before departing LAX Friday afternoon for Palm Springs International Airport.

The President will meet Friday and Saturday with Chinese President Xi Jinping at Sunnylands, the Annenberg Retreat in Rancho Mirage.

Sunnylands was built in the mid-1960s as a winter home for Walter and Leonore Annenberg. It has been a host site for visits by presidents, British royalty and other world leaders.

The meeting is President Obama's first with Xi Jinping since he became China's president.

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