EAGLE ROCK — The state legislature has voted in favor of renaming a stretch of the 134 Freeway that runs along the northern edge of Eagle Rock in honor of former president Barack Obama.
State Sen. Anthony Portantino today announced the passage of the legislation he sponsored to name the 134 Freeway between the 2 and 210 freeways for Obama.
Portantino said his resolution was inspired by community activists who suggested the idea after the City of Pasadena installed a commemorative plaque in honor of Obama on the apartment building where he lived while attending Occidental College in Eagle Rock between 1979 and 1981.
“President Obama used this portion of California’s freeway system to travel from his college home in Pasadena to Occidental College,” said the resolution.
Private donations will help pay for the cost of making and installing the signs, reports the L.A. Times.
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