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President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden joined son Hunter at The Ivy restaurant in Beverly Hills on Sunday to celebrate their son's 54th birthday.
The first couple was in town for campaign events and made the unscheduled stop at the popular celebrity brunch location. On Saturday, which was the late Beau Biden's birthday, Joe and Jill Biden visited his grave in Wilmington, Del., before departing for the West Coast.
The president had sparked chaos in Los Angeles on Saturday as his motorcade traffic delayed the start of a college basketball game and protesters swarmed the streets where he was staying.
But his motorcade, which consists of about two dozen vehicles and shuts down the streets to all traffic so the president can be moved quickly, caused massive delays and was greeted by students protesting the war in the Middle East.
Biden had no public events on his schedule for his Los Angeles trip. The White House said he was participating in a 'campaign event' on Saturday night.
Joe and Jill Biden arrived in Los Angeles on Saturday
Joe and Jill Biden visited son Beau's grave in Wilmington, Del., on Saturday
The Bidens are marking Hunter Biden's 54th birthday
The men's basketball game between UCLA and the University of Oregon at Pauley Pavilion was delayed by around 25 minutes after traffic from the motorcade caused the visiting Oregon team to arrive late, according to ESPN.
The Oregon team was staying at the same West Beverly Hills hotel where President Biden was staying. The hotel is only a few blocks from the UCLA campus and is heavily secured due to the presidential visit.
The game eventually started and UCLA won 71-63.
Additionally, the hotel had drive by protesters on Saturday night. Both President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden were staying there. While Biden had been at George Lucas' house, Jill Biden spoke at a gala at Paramount Studios in Hollywood in support of a nonprofit that asks retailers to commit 15% of their shelf space to Black-business-owned brands.
And about 75 protesters were outside of the hotel.
The road leading into the hotel was block by police. LAPD officers and Secret Service were on the scene, some with riot gear and rubber bullets.
Several student organizations took part in the protests.
President Biden exits Marine One to get into his motorcade in Santa Monica