President Barack Obama will be in Los Angeles Sunday for fundraisers and appearances, and several Westside roads will be cleared for his motorcade to make its way downtown for a concert featuring Jon Bon Jovi, Jennifer Hudson, Stevie Wonder, Katy Perry and the band Earth, Wind & Fire.
San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, who delivered the keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention, will address the crowd. Obama is expected to speak at about 6 p.m.
First, the president will attend a fundraiser at an undisclosed location in the Beverly Hills area. Starting at about 12:30 p.m., traffic will be restricted on parts of Pico Boulevard and Avenue of the Stars, as well as on Sunset and Beverly Glen boulevards and Doheny Drive.
Pico will be closed between Overland Avenue and Beverly Drive, and Avenue of the Stars will be closed between Olympic and Sunset boulevards until about 2:30 p.m.
Starting at about 3 p.m., Sunset will be closed between Doheny and Beverly Glen, and North Whittier Drive will be closed between Sunset and Santa Monica boulevards.
The presidential motorcade is expected to head downtown from the Century City area at about 5 p.m., and police warned that Motor Avenue, between National and Pico boulevards, and Avenue of the Stars, between Pico and Santa Monica boulevards, would be affected. Parts of the Santa Monica (10) Freeway also will be affected.
Obama will spend the night in town, and Avenue of the Stars is expected to closed Monday between Santa Monica and Pico boulevards between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m.