Police are advising the public to avoid portions of Santa Monica, Brentwood, Westwood and Beverly Hills today because of President Barack Obama’s visit.
The following areas should be avoided from 1:30-3:30 p.m.:
— The area around Centinela Avenue between Ocean Park Boulevard and Olympic Boulevard; and
— The area around Lincoln Boulevard between Pico Boulevard and Wilshire Boulevard.
The following areas should be avoided from 3:30-5 p.m.:
— The area around Santa Monica Boulevard between 26th Street & Ocean Avenue; and
— The area around Ocean Avenue between Pico Boulevard and San Vicente Boulevard.
The following areas should be avoided from 5-7:30 p.m.:
— The area around San Vicente Boulevard between Ocean Avenue and Bundy Drive;
— The area around Sunset Boulevard between Allenford Avenue and Barrington Avenue; and
— The area around Sunset Boulevard between Allenford Avenue and Roxbury Drive.
The following areas should be avoided from 7:30-9 pm:
— The area around Beverly Glen Boulevard between Sunset Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard; and
— The area around Wilshire Boulevard between Sawtelle Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard.
Hilgard Avenue in Westwood will be closed between Le Conte Avenue and Weyburn Avenue from 8 a.m. Thursday to 6 p.m. Friday. Service on Metro Bus Lines 2 and 302 on Hilgard Ave between Le Conte Avenue and Weyburn Avenue will be canceled from 11 a.m. Thursday through 4 p.m. Friday.
Obama is scheduled to arrive aboard Air Force One at Los Angeles International Airport from Joint Base Andrews this afternoon, then head to Cross Campus, described by the White House as a collaborative space in Santa Monica that brings together freelancers, creative professionals, entrepreneurs, and venture capitalist-funded startup teams.
Obama is scheduled to conduct an early evening fundraiser at the Westside home of Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow.