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Southwest L.A. loves 'Obama Boulevard' proposal but wonders: 'Why not a major street?'

Southwest L.A. loves 'Obama Boulevard' proposal but wonders: 'Why not a major street?'

Even though it runs through the heart of L.A’.s Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw neighborhood, most Angelenos would be hard pressed to locate Rodeo Road on a map.

In fact, they’d probably point to its ritzy doppelganger — Beverly Hills’ Rodeo Drive — instead.

That may change very soon, however.

Residents here are cheering a proposal to rename the asphalt thoroughfare in honor of former President Obama, who visited here when he was a U.S. senator.

The news that southwest L.A.'s Rodeo Road

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