Obama returning to LA for Hollywood fundraisers

President Barack Obama, pictured in Rancho Mirage, Calif., on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

President Obama is returning to Los Angeles Thursday, staying for about 17 hours to raise Hollywood funds for Democratic congressional candidates.

The president is scheduled to land at Los Angeles International Airport around 7 p.m. and then head to a $33,000-per-couple event at the Bel Air home of Walt Disney Studios chair Alan Horn.

On Friday, he'll attend a fundraising breakfast at the Los Angeles home of actor Tobey Maguire before heading off to San Francisco for additional fundraising. The two events are to raise money for Democratic candidates for the House and Senate.

In the past, Obama's visits have created traffic backups dubbed Obamajam.

The Los Angeles Police Department released a list of areas that motorists would likely want to avoid during the president's visit on Thursday:

--The area around South Centinela Avenue between Ocean Park and Pico
boulevards, from 7:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.;

-- Sunset Boulevard between Sepulveda and Beverly Glen boulevards, from
7:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.;

-- St. Pierre Road and St. Cloud Road between Bel Air Road and Beverly
Glen Boulevard, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.;

-- Sunset between Beverly Glen and Royce Drive, from 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.;

-- Hilgard Avenue between Sunset and Weyburn Avenue, from 9 p.m. to
10:30 p.m.;

-- Tiverton Avenue between Le Conte and Weyburn avenues, from 9 p.m. to
10:30 p.m.

On Friday, police recommend avoiding the following areas:

-- The area around Hilgard Avenue between Weyburn and Sunset, from 9:30
a.m. to 11 a.m.;

-- Sunset between Loring Avenue west to Burlingame Avenue, from 9:30
a.m. to 11 a.m.;

-- Bristol Avenue between Sunset and Westboro Street, from 9:30 a.m. to
11 a.m.;

-- North Cliffwood Avenue between Westboro and Highwood streets, from
10:30 a.m. to noon;

-- Sunset Boulevard between Bristol Avenue and Sepulveda Boulevard, from
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.;

-- Centinela Avenue between Ocean Park and Pico boulevards, from 11:30
a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Hilgard Avenue will be closed from 4 p.m. Thursday until 1 p.m. Friday.

Malcolm Avenue will be closed from 7 p.m. today until 1 p.m. Friday.

Cliffwood Avenue will be closed from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday.

City News Service contributed to this report.
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