‘President Barack H. Obama Freeway’ en route to California

Thursday, May 18 2017

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.

Obama attended Occidental University in Eagle Rock from 1979 to 1981 and lived at 253 E. Glenarm St. in Pasadena during his sophomore year. In December, Pasadena marked his former rental with a plaque...(Read Full Text)