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VP Biden to Stop in LA for Fundraisers, Minimum Wage Talk

Vice President Joe Biden has plans to attend fundraiser, discuss minimum wage with Mayor Eric Garcetti

Vice President Joe Biden will arrive in Los Angeles Monday afternoon to begin a two-day visit that includes fundraisers and a discussion about minimum wage with the city's mayor.

Biden will speak at a $2,500-per-person fundraiser for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, featuring a performance by Carole King, at the 20th Century Fox lot in Century City, City News Service reports. He also plans to headline what organizers call the "When Women Succeed America Succeeds Cocktail Reception" at the home of Jim Gianopulos, the CEO of Fox Filmed Entertainment at 20th Century Fox, an event which House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D- San Francisco, is also expected to attend.

On Tuesday, Biden will join Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti at a roundtable discussion on minimum wage.

Biden's visit to Los Angeles comes three days before President Barack Obama is scheduled to be in the city, attending a fundraiser at the home of actress and longtime political supporter Gwyneth Paltrow.

Angelenos can expect delays late Monday afternoon on Santa Monica Boulevard toward Beverly Hills, where Biden's motorcade is expected on its way to a fundraiser in the area. The "dignitary motorcade" is scheduled to travel through Beverly Hills between 3 and 5 p.m., according to a press advisory from the Beverly Hills Police Department.

Biden's entourage will cause temporary road closures on Santa Monica Boulevard from the area of the San Diego (405) Freeway, east two miles to Beverly Hills.

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