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Thursday
May102012

POLITICS: Obama fundraiser, George Clooney, UPDATED, street closures, traffic info....

*KTLA5 TV:  "George Clooney's Obama Fundraiser Brings Traffic Alert for Valley" - "Rush-hour traffic will likely be snarled in and around Studio City" - From KTLA:

   President Obama will be in Los Angeles on Thursday evening for a star-studded fundraiser at actor George Clooney's home in Studio City. Officials warn that the event will likely create traffic problems in the San Fernando Valley in and around Studio City.

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   Obama is scheduled to arrive at Los Angeles International Airport at 6 p.m. -- at the height of rush-hour traffic. The president will be taken to Studio City in a helicopter and by motorcade.

   Drivers are being advised to avoid the area west of Laurel Canyon and south of Ventura Boulevard.

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   Motorists driving on Laurel Canyon Boulevard and adjacent streets north of Ventura Boulevard can expect delays and/or street closures from 5 p.m to 8 p.m. Some of the smaller streets expected to be affected include Laurel Terrace Drive, Viewcrest Road and Iredell Street.

   From 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., the area south of Ventura Boulevard in Studio City will be sealed off, and all residents will need to show an ID to get in...............

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* Los Angeles Times:  "Obama event at George Clooney's home expected to snarl traffic"