Obama to land in L.A. Wednesday -- beware of traffic jams
President Obama will land in Los Angeles on Wednesday afternoon for a 20-hour fundraising tour, and his travels could cause traffic jams on the Westside and in Orange County.
Obama is scheduled to arrive at Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday afternoon, and from there, according to a campaign official, will travel to an outdoor fundraising reception and dinner at the residence of Bradley and Colleen Bell in the Holmby Hills neighborhood in the hills north of the L.A. Country Club. Bradley Bell is the executive producer of the soap opera "The Bold and the Beautiful."
Actor Will Ferrell and his wife, Vivica Paulin Ferrell, are cohosts. The president will be greeted by about 1,000 supporters at the reception, where the Foo Fighters will perform. Tickets are available for $250 and $500.
About 80 people will attend a fundraising dinner at the same Westside residence later Wednesday night; tickets for that event cost $35,800. The money raised will go to a joint fundraising committee run by the Obama campaign and the Democratic National Committee.
On Thursday, Obama is scheduled to travel to the Newport Beach neighborhood of Corona del Mar, where he will attend a fundraising luncheon at the home of real estate developer Jeff Stack and his wife, Nancy Stack, for which tickets cost $2,500. Obama will then head back to LAX, where he is scheduled to leave before midday.
The president will continue his West Coast fundraising trip for the rest of the week, spending the remainder of Thursday in San Francisco before flying to the Seattle area.
-- Christi Parsons in Washington with Maeve Reston and Rong-Gong Lin II