Los Angeles Boulevard Named in Honor of Barack Obama

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The city of Los Angeles will unveil Obama Boulevard in honor of the 44th president during a free day-long music and street festival on May 4. Obama Boulevard will intersect with Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in one of the city’s predominately Black neighborhoods.

“I’m thrilled that Los Angeles will be home to Obama Boulevard,” Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson said in a statement. “Our history is important and this is one way that we will ensure that America’s 44th president’s legacy is shared for generations to come for Angelenos and visitors alike.”

The day-long festivities will kick off at noon and include celebrity musical guests, vendors, food trucks and finally the boulevard unveiling, Wesson’s statement said. Doug E. Fresh, Yo-Yo, BJ the Chicago Kid, Battlecat, Kurrupt, and others are scheduled to perform.

Obama Boulevard will replace Rodeo Road, a 3.5-mile street that runs…

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  • lynnroof

    This makes me so happy! I drive by Rodeo Road all the time, it will be fantastic to see this amazing president’s name honored instead. Thank you, Mayor Garcetti, and all the people who worked to make this happen.

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