Streets were cleared of traffic and many residents waited to catch a glimpse of President Obama’s motorcade as he heads for an interview in the garage studio of comedian Marc Maron in Highland Park. We’ll be updating the story this morning with photos and accounts from social media.
Officials have warned motorists to stay clear of sections of Figueroa Street and York Boulevard in anticipation of the President’s arrival.
Update @12:35 pm: Obama’s motorcade was seen leaving the area before noon.
Update @ 10: 14 a.m.: The presidential motorcade passed through Eagle Rock and Highland Park around 10 a.m. President Obama’s interview on the WTF with Marc Maron is scheduled to last an hour.
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