UPDATE, FRIDAY, 9 AM: The morning after being hit on by Gwyneth Paltrow (“You’re so handsome that I can’t speak properly,” she cooed – yes, THAT old line!) at her dinner party/DNC fundraiser in Brentwood (we’re hoping there’s bartender video), President Obama is breakfasting at a DNC event being held at a Westside residence. Once fortified with comestibles, he is heading to the Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park. There, he’s expected to formally announce the San Gabriel Mountains national monument designation before departing LAX around 2:20 PM — returning Angelenos to their normal state of traffic gridlock, with no one to blame but themselves.

Today’s traffic issues, per the LAPD:

The area around Wilshire Bl between Veteran Ave & Comstock Ave from 9 AM -11:00 AM
The area around Beverly Glen Bl between Ashton Ave & Bellagio Rd. from 9:00 AM -11 AM
The area around Sunset Bl between Hilgard Ave & Carolwood Dr. from 10 AM-1 PM
The area around Beverly Glen Bl between Bellagio Rd. & Pico Bl. from 10 AM-1 PM
The area around Pico Bl between Prosser Ave & Century Park East from 1o AM-1 PM

PREVIOUS, THURSDAY, 8 AM: Los Angelenos will have lots of time on the roads this afternoon to contemplate the midterm elections when President Obama flies in for one of those “Hollywood fundraisers” news outlets love to sniff at — especially this one, at the home of Gwyneth Paltrow. Gwyneth’s Brentwood neighborhood was festooned with Obama Drone non-fan posters in anticipation of the president’s visit — tickets to which raised $1K-$32K per head for the Democratic National Committee, depending on whether the ticket holder wanted to actually get dinner as well as a photo with Obama. Press already is reporting that Obama plans to meet with supporters at that dinner and answer their questions, clearing that up.

But, before that clambake, Obama will visit Cross Campus in Santa Monica, and hold a town hall at that Petrie dish of millennials. He’s expected to talk about “the important economic progress our country has made and one generation in particular — millennial — who will shape our economy for decades to come,” the White House said in a statement.

Here’s what you’ve got in store to make all this fun possible: a “hard closure” along Hilgard Ave between Le Conte Ave. & Weyburn Ave. that started — now — and runs through Friday at 6 PM. Metro Bus Orange Line route 302/2 on Hilgard Ave. between Le Conte Ave. & Weyburn Ave. will be cancelled from 11 AM today, through 4 PM tomorrow. Hopefully this will not inconvenience any of Gwyneth’s guests.

Cops also suggest locals avoid these spots today:

The area around Centinela Ave between Ocean Park Bl. & Olympic Bl. from 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
The area around Lincoln Boulevard between Pico Bl & Wilshire Bl from 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
The area around Santa Monica Bl between btwn 26th St. & Ocean Ave from 3:30 PM – 5 PM
The area around Ocean Avenue between Pico Bl & San Vicente Bl from 3:30 PM- 5 PM
The area around San Vicente Bl between Ocean Ave & Bundy Dr. 5 PM – 7:30 PM
The area around Sunset Bl between Allenford Ave & Barrington Ave from 5 PM – 7:30 PM
The area around Sunset Boulevard between Allenford Ave & Roxbury Dr.  5 PM- 7:30 PM
The area around Beverly Glen Bl between Sunset Bl & Santa Monica Bl from 7:30 PM-9 PM
The area around Wilshire Bl between Sawtelle Bl & Santa Monica Bl 7:30 PM- 9 PM

Tomorrow, do yourself a favor and skirt the following locations:
The area around Wilshire Bl between Veteran Ave & Comstock Ave from 9 AM -11:00 AM
The area around Beverly Glen Bl between Ashton Ave & Bellagio Rd. from 9:00 AM -11 AM
The area around Sunset Bl between Hilgard Ave & Carolwood Dr. from 10 AM-1 PM
The area around Beverly Glen Bl between Bellagio Rd. & Pico Bl. from 10 AM-1 PM
The area around Pico Bl between Prosser Ave & Century Park East from 1o AM-1 PM

And, just like earlier in the week when VPOTUS Joe Biden was in town making life a perfect hell for commuters, the LAPD says it’s providing this information with the approval of the United States Secret Service — so you know it’s safe.