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Joe Biden Visits L.A. to Fundraise, Block Traffic

LOS ANGELES — On Monday and Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden visits Los Angeles in search of more political cash. It is the first trip he has made to the area since September, when rumors still floated that he would seek the presidency in 2016.

Biden will spend time in the Arts District. He is scheduled to speak downtown from 3-4 p.m. at the L.A. Cleantech Incubator. The website for the L.A. Cleantech Incubator states, “Los Angeles has launched its cleantech business incubator to accelerate development of cleantech start-ups by offering flexible office space, CEO coaching and mentoring, and access to a growing network of experts and capital.”

In the evening, Biden will raise funds for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. Other private meetings with wealthy donors will be interspersed with the public events.

Security will be tightened as a result of Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris. Biden released a statement on Friday in response to the attacks which followed Obama Administration rhetoric; the statement eschewed mentioning the fact that the terrorists were Muslim, simply calling the murderers an “extremist network.”

According to the Secret Service, as reported by deadline.com, the areas where traffic will affected are listed below:

Monday, November 16, 2015

The area around S. Alameda Street between E. 4th Street and E. 6th Street from 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

The area around S. Figueroa Street between W. Olympic Bl and Wilshire Bl from 3:00 p.m-7:00 p.m.

The area around W. Pico Blvd between Overland Ave and Century Park East from 6:00p.m.-8:00 p.m.

The area around Avenue of the Stars between W. Pico Bl and W. Olympic Bl from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

The area around Santa Monica Bl between Beverly Dr and S. Beverly Glen Bl from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The area around Santa Monica Blvd between Wilshire Blvd and Sawtelle Blvd from 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

CLOSURES / RESTRICTIONS (no bus routes impacted by the hard closures)

LAX Airport

NB and SB lanes of Sepulveda Blvd between Lincoln Blvd and Century Blvd will be closed to vehicular traffic for an eight minute period between the approximate hours of 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on November 16, 2015.

Palmetto Street, Los Angeles, CA

Medium to large size trucks will be restricted on Palmetto Street between S. Alameda Street and Mateo Street from approximately 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on November 16, 2015.

Hewitt Street, Los Angeles, CA

Hewitt Street will be closed between Palmetto Street and E. 5th Street from approximately 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on November 16, 2015.

Colyton Street, Los Angeles, CA

Colyton Street will be closed between Palmetto Street and E. 5th Street from approximately 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on November 16th, 2015.

Merv Griffin Way, Beverly Hills, CA

Merv Griffin Way between Wilshire Blvd and Santa Monica Blvd will be closed to southbound traffic from 10:00 a.m. on November 16, 2015 to 9:00 a.m. on November 17, 2015.

Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA

Medium to large size trucks and parking on S. Figueroa Street between 7th Street and 8th Street will be restricted from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on November 16, 2015.

Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA

Medium to large size trucks will be restricted on Santa Monica Blvd between Avenue of the Stars and Wilshire Blvd from 7:00 p.m. on November 16, 2015 to 8:00 a.m. on November 17, 2015.

 

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