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Obama Heads to L.A. Live Sunday Night

The president segues from two Westside events Sunday afternoon to a concert at the Nokia Theater and a fundraiser at Wolfgang Puck's WP24.

Obama Heads to L.A. Live Sunday Night

President Barack Obama will cap his Sunday in Southern California with two events in downtown L.A.

His motorcade, including actor George Clooney, is expected to travel down the 10 Freeway from Beverly Hills around 5 p.m. just as the final street closures from CicLAVia are ending.

Locals are worried about the stress that this journey is going to put on the downtown area, which is already taxed by shutdowns from the bicycle event CicLAVia.

Obama's first stop will be the Nokia Theater, for a "30 Days to Victory" concert featuring Jon Bon Jovi, Earth, Wind, and Fire Katy Perry, Stevie Wonder and Jennifer Hudson.

L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and San Antonio,Texas Mayor Julian Castro will also speak to the expected crowd of 6,000.

After that, he'll take to the skies--and ascend the nearby Ritz-Carlton tower, for a $25,000 per person fundraiser at Wolfgang Puck's WP24.

Obama arrived in Los Angeles at 1:10 p.m. and quickly transferred to Marine One, the presidential helicopter.

He first traveled to the home of  DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg high above Sunset Boulevard for a "thank you" event for a small group of donors.

The president then looped through Beverly Hills for a quick stop before heading downtown.

The trip is Obama's 12th to the Los Angeles area since taking office, the ninth solely for political fundraising.

Obama is scheduled to leave Los Angeles Monday morning, for the small town of Keene in Kern County, where he will announce the establishment of the Cesar E. Chavez National Monument.

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