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Highway dedicated for legislator Mike Gatto's slain father

Muralist Kent Twitchell painted this portrait of his friend, Joseph Gatto, who was found murdered in his Silver Lake home last November. On Wednesday, November 12, 2014, a portion of the 10 Freeway is being dedicated to Gatto, the father of Assemblyman Mike Gatto,
Muralist Kent Twitchell painted this portrait of his friend, Joseph Gatto, who was found murdered in his Silver Lake home last November. On Wednesday, November 12, 2014, a portion of the 10 Freeway is being dedicated to Gatto, the father of Assemblyman Mike Gatto,
Courtesy Kent Twitchell

A Southern California freeway section has been named for a state legislator's father on the anniversary of his unsolved killing.

A portion of Interstate 10 in Los Angeles was being dedicated Wednesday as the Joe Gatto Memorial Highway.

The 78-year-old Gatto was the father of 43rd District Assemblyman Mike Gatto.

Joe Gatto was shot and killed on Nov. 12, 2013, at his home in the Silver Lake area of Los Angeles. A $50,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the killer.

Joe Gatto was a retired arts teacher who made custom jewelry.

The highway dedication was attended by family members and held in front of a mural of the elder Gatto at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, which he helped found.

This story has been updated.