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Names in the News

Wilson High School freshman Windsor McInerny won first place in a Metro contest to name a tunnel boring machine.  The machine will dig new subway tunnels to link existing rail lines in and out of downtown Los Angeles.  McInerny chose the name “Angeli,” which is Latin for Angel.

In her essay, McInerny said the machine deserves a name that celebrates its purpose and “welcomes it with open arms to our great city.”  She participated in a ceremony with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to see a portion of the machine lowered 45 feet into a pit in Little Tokyo.  The name “Angeli” is displayed on the side of the machine.

Cabrillo High School art teacher Alice Bolstad’s photography students are exhibiting their work in the Toyota Children’s Gallery at the Long Beach Museum of Art.  The exhibit “Kids at Play” is connected to the work of world-renowned photojournalist Martha Cooper, whose work was recently shown at the museum.  Martha Cooper is known for documenting street art of New York City during the 1970s and 1980s. This exhibit will continue through the end of the year.