LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California freeway would be named for President Barack Obama under a proposal introduced in the state Senate.

The resolution introduced this week by Sen. Anthony Portantino would apply to a segment of State Route 134 in the Eagle Rock area of Los Angeles where Obama attended Occidental College from 1979 to 1981.

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The 25th District Democrat says California has a long history of designating freeways as reminders of the accomplishments of important leaders.

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The name would apply to the stretch of the 134 between Interstate 210 in Pasadena and State Route 2 in Glendale.

Pasadena recently installed a plaque marking an apartment building Obama lived in while studying at Occidental.

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