Residents, Fans Fight Over Paul Walker Street Name

VALENCIA, CA - DECEMBER 08:  Fans brings letters, poem, photos, flowers, candels, toys... and even a christmas tree  at the Paul Walker Fan Memorial on December 8, 2013 in Valencia, California.  (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

Residents, Fans Fight Over Paul Walker Street Name

Group is lobbying to change name of street where Walker died.

Published December 24, 2013

Fans of Paul Walker are lobbying to change the name of the street where he died in a fiery car crash as a tribute to the late actor, but residents are fighting against it.

TMZ reports that thousands have signed an online petition asking the City of Santa Clarita to rename the street "Walker Rodas Memorial Parkway" (Rodas is the last name of Walker's friend, Roger Rodas, who also died in the crash). But residents of the town refuse, claiming that Walker did nothing for the community. 

But despite the growing fan support for the tribute, city councilman TimBen Boydston says that no such move can be made without the approval of the community. So doesn't look like we'll be cruising on the Walker Rodas Memorial Parkway anytime soon. is your #1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

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Written by Evelyn Diaz


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