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President Obama's visit snarls traffic on L.A.'s Westside

Picture 1 Navigating rush-hour traffic on Los Angeles' Westside, which is never an easy task, was even worse in some areas Monday evening as streets were blocked off because of a visit by President Obama.

Obama arrived in Los Angeles for a fundraiser at the home of "ER" and "The West Wing" executive producer John Wells and his wife, Marilyn.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, also are expected to attend.

The Los Angeles Police Department said it had received a number of calls from people about the traffic but had not been given information on street closures from the Secret Service.

On Twitter, motorists reported that traffic was at a standstill in Hollywood and the Miracle Mile. Others reported that Olympic Boulevard was closed in Beverly Hills.

-- Robert J. Lopez

Photo: President Obama. Credit: Associated Press

 
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If I ever get home I just can't wait to see his big smurking face on TV. I bet he's completely oblivious to the nightmare he's caused here. Will be interesting to see if he says anything publically once someone has the nerve to inform him.

one of the worst days ever....you shut down Wilshire and expect people to function! It was a nightmare and whoever is responsible should be fired....

nightmare, whoever is responsible should be fired! Awful and dangerous to the public, whoever made that decision is an idiot.

Don't worry. By 2012, most of you will have forgotten and L.A.County will vote Democratic.

 
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