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Thousands line the streets of Los Angeles as "Obama Boulevard" is revealed – Deadline



With music, food, thousands of excited residents and VIP guests, Los Angeles named a street on Saturday night after former President Barack Obama replaced Rodeo Road.

Not to be confused with Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, the Rodeo Road is a 3 ½-mile road that runs through the districts of Baldwin Hills-Crenshaw in southern LA

Among the attendees of the ceremony were mayors Eric Garcetti, city council chairman Herb Wesson, MP Karen Bass and other deputies leaders.

Prior to the unveiling at 17:00 PT, residents were invited to a concert featuring Doug E. Fresh, Yo-Yo, Kurupt, Alex Isley, Sheila E., and others.

The name change followed a suggestion by Wesson and a 15-0 vote by the LA City Council in August 201

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"With In this change, we publicly document what Obama's legacy as the nation's first nation is black president means for our city and our community in South Los Angeles, "Wesson said in a statement.

The Rodeo Road has a special connection to Obama, who held an election campaign in the area when he ran for presidency in 2007. 19659002] The road is near the "Presidential Suite," a series of streets named after former US presidents, including Washington Boulevard, Adams Boulevard, and Jefferson Boulevard.


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