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Biden to Attend L.A. Fundraisers During Rush Hour

Biden to Attend L.A. Fundraisers During Rush Hour

Vice President Joe Biden is almost certainly set to infuriate Los Angeles drivers when he attends fundraisers in the city on Monday and Tuesday during peak commute times.

According to NBC Los Angeles, Biden will attend a $2,500-per-plate Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee fundraiser Monday afternoon at the 20th Century Fox backlot in Century City. The event will feature a private performance from singer-songwriter Carole King.

Next, Biden will attend an event called “When Women Succeed America Succeeds Cocktail Reception” at the home of Fox Filmed Entertainment CEO Jim Gianopulos, where he will be joined by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

On Tuesday, Biden will head downtown to participate in a roundtable discussion on the minimum wage with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.

In preparation for the Vice President’s visit, major roads and thoroughfares will be closed for hours on Monday evening and Tuesday morning.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Santa Monica Boulevard near the 405 freeway will be closed from 3-6 p.m. on Monday, as well as the intersection of Santa Monica and Wilshire boulevards between 3-8 p.m. and Sunset Blvd. between Barrington and Mandeville from 5-9 p.m.

Many Los Angeles drivers will recognize these major thoroughfares as their usual route home. 

Area commuters could see Monday and Tuesday’s road closures as a warmup: President Obama is expected to be in Los Angeles on October 9 to attend a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee fundraiser at the home of actress Gwyneth Paltrow, with tickets to the event reportedly costing between $1,000 – $32,400.

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