Updated 3:45 p.m. Oct. 5, 2014
Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to begin a two- day visit to Los Angeles on Monday by speaking at fundraisers for Iowa Senate candidate Bruce Braley and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
The fundraiser for the Braley campaign will be held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills and is expected to begin at 5:15 p.m.
Biden’s second fundraiser of the day is set to begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Westside home of Jim Gianopulos, the chairman/CEO of Fox Filmed Entertainment at 20th Century Fox.
Tickets are $2,500 per person for what organizers are billing as the “When Women Succeed America Succeeds Cocktail Reception.” It will include a performance by Carole King and benefit the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the official campaign arm of the Democrats in the House.
According to an invitation posted on the website PoliticalPartyTime.org, other hosts of the event include DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, former Warner Bros. Entertainment Chairman Barry Meyer, film producer Peter Chernin, philanthropist Hope Warschaw and director/producer James L. Brooks.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, is also expected to attend.
The Los Angeles Police Department is advising the public to avoid the areas around the San Diego (405) Freeway and Santa Monica Boulevard from 3-6 p.m., Santa Monica and Wilshire boulevards from 3-8 p.m. and Sunset Boulevard between Barrington Avenue and Mandeville Canyon Road from 5-9 p.m. in connection with Biden’s visit.
Biden will join Mayor Eric Garcetti at a roundtable discussion on the minimum wage Tuesday.
The Los Angeles events are part of a six-city, four-state, four-day Western trip for Biden, set to begin Monday in Las Vegas with an event on raising the minimum wage.
From Los Angeles, he will head to Bakersfield for an event with Sen. Alex Padilla, D-Pacoima, the Democratic candidate for secretary of state, and congressional candidate Amanda Renteria, who is challenging Rep. David Valadao, R-Hanford.
Biden’s visit to Los Angeles will begin three days before President Barack Obama is scheduled to be in the city, attending a fundraiser at the home of actress and longtime supporter Gwyneth Paltrow.
— City News Service