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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.


   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.


   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...............


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