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You will soon drive to Eagle Rock on the Obama Freeway

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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9 comments

  1. Sotero highway

  2. They were first going to call the freeway the Obama MEMORIAL Freeway! Which was the dumbest idea ever since Obama wasn’t/isn’t dead!

    https://www.theeastsiderla.com/2016/12/eagle-rock-driving-directions-take-the-2-to-the-obama-and-get-off-at-figueroa/

  3. It should be the entire 134. Reagan has a whole freeway.

  4. William F Guerrero

    He did not use the freeway to to his apartment he used Colorado Blvd. He could of went up York Blvd then make a left on Fegurioa or simply went up Eagle Rock Blvd and made a right on Colorado. The only offramp on that stretch of the freeway is on Fegurioa. He would have had to make a left on Colorado going towards Glendale to get a off ramp n that freeway.

  5. So taking the 134 would have been one of many routes he theoretically took to get to school (the third fastest out of three options presented by Google Maps).

  6. I don’t think Obama or any politician for that matter deserves a highway…well, I guess it’s a source of traffic, aggravation, and pollution so maybe it’s fitting after all.

  7. obamama is no diff. ….killed more than any other pres. STOP THE MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX ………..

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