SGVT: Why one State Senator wants to name a portion of the 134 Freeway after President Obama

December 20, 2016

While it’s not clear if President Barack Obama ever drove the stretch of the 134 between Glendale and Pasadena, the state Legislature may name a segment of the freeway after the 44th President of the United States.

State Sen. Anthony Portantino, D-Glendale, introduced a resolution Tuesday to name the 134 Freeway between the 2 Freeway and the 210 Freeway the “President Barack H. Obama Freeway.”

The portion of the 134 Freeway lies just north of Occidental College in Eagle Rock, the small, private, liberal arts college Barack “Barry” Obama attended from 1979 to 1981. He lived in the dorms as a freshman and then in an apartment at 253 E. Glenarm St., in Pasadena as a sophomore....(Read Full Text)