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Obama arrives for celebrity-dotted Beverly Hills fundraisers

President Barack Obama walks on the South Lawn of the White House before he travels to San Francisco and Los Angeles.

President Obama arrived at Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday afternoon for two days of fundraising.

Obama is slated to attend the LGBT Leadership Council's 2012 gala at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel.  Ellen DeGeneres is slated to speak.

After the gala, Obama and about 70 others are to make their way to the home of "Glee" creator Ryan Murphy and his fiance, David Miller.

Obama is expected to end the trip with a 300-person fundraising breakfast Thursday at the home of developer Charles Quarles and his wife JoAnn in View Park.

Obama is scheduled to depart LAX later that morning.

Officials said motorists can expect delays on streets in the Westside and Beverly Hills through the evening as well as the 405 Freeway. No detailed traffic advisories were provided, but officials said the delays could last beyond 10 p.m.

Beverly Hills police advised drivers to "expect traffic delays with intermittent street closures" in Century City and Beverly Hills on Wednesday and Thursday.

The president was last in Los Angeles less than a month ago, when he attended a star-studded dinner at actor George Clooney's Studio City home. The May 10 event earned the Obama campaign $15 million, its largest single-event total so far.

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Photo: President Barack Obama walks on the South Lawn of the White House before he travels to San Francisco and Los Angeles. Credit: Charles Dharapak / Associated Press

 
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