Obama to talk with Leno; LAPD warns of traffic snarls during visit
With less than two weeks before the Nov. 6 election, President Obama is scheduled to take time away from campaigning in swing states to make an appearance on "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno during a stop in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
City authorities are warning that the president's visit could snarl traffic and in a statement, the Los Angeles Police Department warned motorists "to expect traffic delays during the anticipated visit of the President of the United States."
The LAPD said the area likely to be most affected by the visit are streets surrounding Los Angeles International Airport and areas of Burbank between 4:25 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. Wednesday.
"Every effort will be made to minimize the traffic impact to the public while the President is traveling through the city," the LAPD statement said.
Obama last visited Leno's show in October 2011 and has so far sat down to talk and chuckle with the late-night host a total of four times, including two since becoming president.
During that visit last October, Obama and Leno talked about the then-recent death of Libyan dictator Moammar Kadafi and the problematic job market before turning to a lighter fare, discussing Roscoe's House of Chicken 'n Waffles, "The Kardashians" and Halloween.
-- Ari Bloomekatz