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Westside streets reopen as Obama fundraisers end

September 26, 2011 | 10:31 pm


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Westside streets were reopened Monday night after being closed for a fundraising visit by President Obama, officials said.

San Vicente Boulevard between Santa Monica Boulevard and Melrose Avenue, however, was scheduled to remain closed until noon Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.

Obama arrived in Los Angeles for fundraisers at the House of Blues in West Hollywood and the Fig & Olive restaurant on Melrose Place near North La Cienega Boulevard. 

The president's motorcade arrived earlier tonight at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, where he was planning to spend the night before leaving Tuesday.

His visit caused longer-than-normal commutes for a number motorists during Monday's rush-hour period.

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