The South Pasadena Unified School District Board of Education voted 3 to 1 last week in favor of passing a resolution to support California Senate Bill 328, which would require classes at the middle and high school levels in all but rural districts to start half an hour later. This would mean an 8:30 a.m. start time for South Pasadena middle and high school.
Certainly, Los Angeles is no stranger to streets that are named after former presidents. There's Washington, Adams, Jefferson, and Lincoln (Hoover Street, we should mention, is not named after Herbert Hoover).
Tuesday, Senator Anthony J. Portantino presented SB 328 on the floor of the California State Senate. The bill requires middle schools and high schools in California to start the school day no earlier than 8:30 a.m. SB 328 is based on recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control for the optimal time to start school for improved public health of teenage students.
Soon Southern California drivers could be cruising along the “President Barack H. Obama Freeway.”
A resolution passed by the state Senate this week would name a roughly four-mile stretch of Highway 134 in Eagle Rock and Pasadena after the 44th president, waiving the usual practice that honorees be deceased before the highway designation is bestowed.
In times of rampant and ceaseless chaos, self-care is essential. Even at the state level. The Los Angeles Times is reporting that the state legislature is planning to name a stretch of the 134 Freeway after Barack Obama. The former president attended Occidental in Eagle Rock, and the portion of the 134 named after him will span the 210 to the 2, which covers his old stomping grounds. If you’re ranking freeways in L.A., you can do a lot worse than the 134.