Los Angeles to unveil Obama Boulevard next month

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The city of Los Angeles will officially unveil Obama Boulevard on May 4 with a daylong festival.

The name change honoring former President Barack Obama will replace what is currently Rodeo Road.

Ceremony plans announced Tuesday say the event will be free but tickets must be obtained online.

The 3½-mile (5.6-kilometer) street runs between LA’s Mid City area and suburban Culver City.

Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson spearheaded the renaming, which was approved last August, adding Obama to boulevards already named for George Washington, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson.

Late last year, a section of the Los Angeles-area State Route 134 freeway was designated as the President Barack H. Obama Highway.

Rodeo Road is distinct from Rodeo Drive, the swanky business district in Beverly Hills.

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