Naming of Freeway in Eagle Rock for Obama Moves Ahead

By City News Service

A resolution to name a segment of the Ventura (134) Freeway near Occidental College after Barack Obama, who attended the Eagle Rock school from 1979 to 1981, has moved another step forward, a state senator said Wednesday.

The Assembly Transportation Committee voted 11-3 on Monday to rename the stretch of the Ventura Freeway between the Glendale (2) and Foothill (210) freeways the President Barack H. Obama Freeway, according to Sen. Anthony J. Portantino, D-La Canada Flintridge.

The legislation, which next goes before the full Assembly, has already passed the state Senate.

Just-seated Rep. Jimmy Gomez was a principal co-author of the resolution. His former Assembly district includes Eagle Rock.

The Los Angeles City Council unanimously voted in June to rename a 3 1/2-mile stretch of Rodeo Road through southwest Los Angeles as Obama Boulevard in honor of the 44th president.

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