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Mission Hills scientist wins $500,000 award

Posted: November 6th, 2015 | Featured, Mission Hills | No Comments

Salk Institute scientist Janelle Ayreshas recently received an award of $500,000 over two years from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to further her research on bolstering a person’s microbiome to help their body overcome an infection. The Mission Hills resident’s award comes with the possibility of earning an additional $500,000 for a third year.

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‘The sting of defeat’

Bicycling advocates optimistic despite setback over University Avenue project

By Ken Williams | Editor

Down but not out. That seems to describe bicycling advocates’ reactions after the region’s transportation panel voted against a compromise plan with broad community support that had been proposed to improve biking along University Avenue from Washington to Normal streets.

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Mission Hills Town Council update – May 8, 2015

Posted: May 8th, 2015 | Community Voices, Featured, Mission Hills | No Comments

By David Espinoza The Mission Hills Town Council (MHTC) has been working to improve the experience of being a member of the community. On Feb. 25, the MHTC and Mission Hills Business Improvement District (BID) jointly hosted a forum on the topic of crime and homelessness. More than 100 residents and businesspersons from Mission Hills and Bankers Hill met at the United Methodist Church along with San Diego City Councilmember Todd Gloria, who represents the district, […]

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The ‘cherry tree’ of Mission Hills

By Frank Sabatini Jr. The year was 1975. “Saturday Night Live” debuted on NBC and the Vietnam War had ended. In San Diego, Led Zeppelin played to a sold-out Sports Arena while down at the foot of Washington Street, restaurant-goers with pedestrian palates began digging on miso soup and udon noodles at a humble, little joint called Yoshino Japanese Restaurant.

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