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Lynwood : Ceremony Set April 21 for Renaming of Century Blvd.

March 23, 1989

Lynwood will hold a ceremony next month for the renaming of Century Boulevard to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, in honor of the slain civil rights leader.

The dedication is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. April 21 at the Lynwood Community Center, Bullis Road and Century Boulevard.

It will cost the city between $30,000 and $40,000 for the design and construction of 108 street signs to be placed at intersections along the three-mile route, which runs through the city from Alameda Street on the west to the Long Beach Freeway on the east, said Joseph Wang, public works director.

To reduce confusion until people become familiar with the new designation, both the new and old street names will remain for about a year, Wang said.

During Black History Week in February, the City Council voted 3-2 for the renaming. The majority of the council made the selection from a list of names presented by a citizens committee. The list included Century, Bullis and Carlin avenues.

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