You Can Now Drive on 'Obama'

LA-area freeway named for former Pasadena resident
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 21, 2018 7:45 AM CST
You Can Now Drive on 'Obama'
The President Barack H. Obama Highway is seen from Pasadena, Calif., on Thursday.   (AP Photo/John Antczak)

It's official: Signs have gone up naming a section of a Los Angeles-area freeway as the President Barack H. Obama Highway. The signs posted Thursday on State Route 134 apply to a stretch running from State Route 2 in Glendale, Calif., through the Eagle Rock section of Los Angeles to Interstate 210 in Pasadena, reports the AP. The former president attended Occidental College in Eagle Rock from 1979 to 1981 and lived in Pasadena. The designation was authorized in 2017 when the Legislature signed off on a resolution introduced by state Sen. Anthony J. Portantino, a Democrat whose district includes the area. (A Virginia school took Obama's name over a Confederate-era one.)

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