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Police Prepping CDM for Obama Visit

Street closures will be in effect as President Obama has breakfast with supporters Thursday at a Corona del Mar home.

Newport Beach police are working on traffic preparations today to accommodate the visit of President Obama this week to Corona del Mar.

On Thursday Obama will be the guest of honor at a 7 a.m. private breakfast at the Evening Canyon home of Jeff and Nancy Stack, according to barackobama.com. Newport Beach police say there will be some streets closures in effect and residents should anticipate some delays as the presidential motorcade rolls in and out of the village.

Here's what you you need to know:

  • There will be no parking or vehicular traffic allowed Thursday between 6 a.m. and noon on Seaward Road, Driftwood Road, Evening Canyon Road, Morning Canyon Road and Shorecliff Road.
  • East Coast Highway will remain open on Thursday.
  • Other streets that could be affected by traffic are Newport Coast Drive, Jamboree Road, Macarthur Boulevard and San Joaquin Hills Road.

Along with the street closures, trash pickup in the area will occur between 5 and 7 a.m. and residents are being asked to move trash cans back onto their property by 7 a.m. Police also say the department plans to have extra law enforcement officials on the streets.

"We will have extra officers on duty that morning," said Kathy Lowe, spokeswoman for the Newport Beach Police Department. "However we do not provide deployment numbers as a matter of operational security."

Tickets for the Obama Victory Fund 2012 event are selling for between $2,500 and $35,800, with proceeds benefiting President Obama's reelection campaign.

Mayor Nancy Gardner says Thursday will be an exciting day in Newport Beach and hopes President Obama will visit again.

"I welcome the president," Gardner said. "Since I've seen pictures of him bodysurfing, I'd suggest he come back when we have a good south swell and take advantage of the Wedge or one of our other good breaks."

Greg Jones February 16, 2012 at 02:02 AM
Ms. Beverly, you need to come out of the rock you are living under. Obama has not done one good thing for Our country except putt our country more into debt. More Paola everyday are losing their jobs and their homes. He has made empty promises. He keeps claiming that we can refinance our homes, that's a bunch of crap, everyone keeps getting turned down everyday, we need a president that actually wants o help the citizens of this country.
Karen K. James February 16, 2012 at 07:40 PM
Obama is proving what a selfish, self serving person he is. I have to go to work to pay off his entitlements and I do not want to deal with his road closures. He has a rock star mentality.
Jean Beverly February 17, 2012 at 01:54 AM
Mr. Jones, please turn off Fox News. They are feeding you false information. My business partners and many other Americans were able to re-finance their homes. Yes, it costs money to dig out of a ditch caused by Republicans. But now the economy is getting better, my business was up 85% in 2011, bin Laden is dead, the banks will pay for their misconduct, the Iraq war is over, and we have health care reform. Yeah, nothing good has happened. Which one of us is living under a rock?
Deborah Calvert February 17, 2012 at 07:32 PM
Thank you Jean Beverly. Jones turn off Fox News!
Kelly Newport March 12, 2012 at 04:20 PM
Jean Beverly - Don't feed the elephants peanuts, they are nutty enough! If it had been a Bush in CDM, he and all of the other hypocrites would be boasting about his visit. Kudos to the Stacks and everyone else for hosting President Obama in one of the most pretentious uptight counties of America!

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