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Talk Back: Will President Obama's visit affect your commute?

May 10, 2012 |  1:45 pm


Dining with President Obama and Hollywood’s elite at George Clooney’s Studio City home would set you back about $40,000. But, tens of thousands of regular Americans hoping to attend Monday's fundraiser donated to the president’s reelection campaign in hopes of winning one of the coveted spots, The Times’ Rebecca Keegan reported.

Talk back LATwo winners and their guests will be chosen to attend the dinner with the president and stars such as Robert Downey Jr., Barbra Streisand, J.J. Abrams and Tobey Maguire.

The fundraiser is expected to raise $15 million for the president’s reelection campaign ­-- and to snarl traffic for local commuters and residents trying to make their way home.

The president will reportedly arrive at LAX and be taken to Clooney’s home via helicopter and motorcade. After the event, Obama will spend the night in Beverly Hills.

Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Krekorian tweeted that residents who live in the area may be re-routed. 

Residents driving on Laurel Canyon Boulevard and connecting streets north of Ventura should expect delays and road closures from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Krekorian said in a letter. Those who live south of Ventura in Studio City will have to show a current photo ID for access to the area.

Will President Obama’s visit change your route home? Were you hoping to win a ticket to the soiree? We want to hear from you.


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Photo: Map of Studio City. Credit: Los Angeles Times/Mapping LA