• Los Angeles honors former President Barack Obama with Obama Boulevard

    By: Shelby Lin Erdman, Cox Media Group National Content Desk


    LOS ANGELES - Former President Barack Obama can soon add a street name to his long list of accolades and accomplishments.

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    The city of Los Angeles is honoring Obama by renaming a road in his honor next month. 

    Rodeo Road will be officially renamed Obama Boulevard on May 4 during a renaming ceremony and street festival on May 4, according to a social media post from City Council President Herb Wesson.

    The City Council unanimously approved Wesson’s proposal last summer to rename a 4-mile stretch of Rodeo Road between Jefferson Boulevard and Arlington Avenue in honor of the 44th president, KTLA-TV reported.

    The renaming ceremony and festival will take place where Obama Boulevard intersects with Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in South L.A.

    Former President Barack Obama (r) says goodbye after a "Town Hall" event at the European School of Management and Technology. picture alliance/picture alliance via Getty Images





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