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We in Los Angeles are very proud that former President Barack Obama has part of his academic journey here. Obama did some studying at Occidental College in Eagle Rock during his academic career. The state is looking to get the final approval to change the name of the 134 Freeway to President Barack H. Obama Highway in his honor.
“It is particularly proud to stand today to recognize [Obama’s] compassion and heart and dignity on a day when we sorely need compassion, heart and dignity expressed,” said Anthony Portantino (State Senator) According to the Los Angeles Times,“Caltrans will now do a cost estimate for the signage. The cost of signs for naming other stretches of freeways in honor of public figures has ranged from $3,000 to $7,000.” See a photo of the freeway HERE.