President Obama Wraps Up 2-Day Visit to L.A.

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President Obama wrapped up his two-day visit to Los Angeles Thursday.


L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti welcomed President Obama when he landed at LAX on Wednesday, May 7, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

Obama was scheduled to host a breakfast fundraiser for Democratic candidates for Congress at the Beverly Hilton on Thursday morning. The cost to attend was $32,000.

Traffic delays were expected on Avenue of the Stars between Santa Monica Boulevard and West Pico Boulevard, and the intersection of West Pico Boulevard and Motor Avenue from 9 to 11 a.m.

Obama landed at the Los Angeles International Airport Wednesday afternoon and attended a dinner where Steven Spielberg presented him with an Ambassador for Humanity Award.

The dinner celebrated the USC Shoah Foundation’s 20th anniversary; Spielberg started the foundation in order to preserve interviews with Holocaust survivors, as well as other atrocities.

“If the memories of the Shoah survivors teach us anything, it is that silence is evils greatest co-conspirator,” Obama said during a speech at the dinner.

Bruce Springsteen performed at the event and attendees included Kim Kardashian, Samuel L. Jackson and Barbara Streisand.

KTLA’s Eric Spillman contributed to this article.

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