SAN DIEGO (CBS/AP) — Nearly a year after it was approved, two blocks in San Diego’s Hillcrest district have officially become Harvey Milk Street in honor of the gay civil rights hero.

Until this week, a sign for Blaine Avenue was still posted below one for Harvey Milk Street.

City Council President Todd Gloria tells City News Service the cost of renaming was paid with donations.

When it was approved, city officials said they thought the street near San Diego’s Gay and Lesbian Community Center was the first in the country to be renamed in Milk’s memory.

Milk was assassinated less than a year after he took public office in San Francisco in 1977.

Milk was stationed in San Diego when he was in the Navy.

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