Mission Hills

Time to RSVP for canyon stakeholder workshops

Posted: September 23rd, 2016 | Featured, Mission Hills | No Comments

By SDCNN Staff Friends of the Mission Hills Canyon will be hosting meetings for residents who are concerned about protecting local canyons. The first of a series of Mission Hills Canyon Enhancement Planning Stakeholder Workshops will be from 9 a.m. — noon on Saturday, Oct. 15, at Francis Parker Middle School Auditorium, located at 4201 Randolph St. in Mission Hills.

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Colonial Revival featured at Historic Home Tour in Mission Hills

Posted: September 9th, 2016 | Feature, Featured, Mission Hills | No Comments

By Janet Worthey The Mission Hills neighborhood of San Diego features a rich variety of early-20th-century architectural styles built during the neighborhood’s rapid growth. This year, Mission Hills Heritage will be showcasing the Colonial Revival style during its 12th annual Historic Home Tour. Merely hearing the term “Colonial Revival” evokes visions of East Coast Colonial homes of white wooden structures or grand redbrick homes with well-kept green lawns and graceful trees. In wintertime, smoke swirls […]

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Discovery on India Street

By Frank Sabatini Jr.

It isn’t until you peer through a canopy of trees that the signage for Pizza e Birra comes into focus. Drive past too quickly, and you could easily miss this Italian restaurant and its vine-enclosed patio, both of which occupy part of a mixed-use residential structure called The Charmer built in 2011 by acclaimed urban-housing architect Jonathan Segal.

The pizzeria previously served as Segal’s office. In his classic neo-industrial style, the space is marked by exposed air ducts and big glass windows gracing a welcoming open-floor layout similar to Trust restaurant, located at the base of Segal’s recently completed project, the Mr. Robinson lofts in Hillcrest.

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Training for success

Posted: July 1st, 2016 | Feature, Featured, Mission Hills | No Comments

Mission Hills pitcher drafted by Minnesota Twins credits gym for focus on strengthening his arm By Dave Schwab Major League Baseball prospect Alex Schick, 21, of Mission Hills tips his hat to Gill’s Fitness, where he participated in strength and flexibility training as a student athlete. A 6-foot-7-inch, 215-pound pitcher who played for the University of California Bears, Schick said he is convinced that the Mission Valley fitness facility has made a real difference in […]

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Mission Hills Heritage’s Historic Walking Tour is April 16

Posted: April 11th, 2016 | Feature, Featured, Mission Hills | No Comments

By Laura Largey “The Colonial Revival Style in Mission Hills” is the theme of the 2016 annual Historic Walking Tour hosted by Mission Hills Heritage on Saturday, April 16, from 1 to 4 p.m. As docents lead participants past homes built in this popular East Coast style, they will share the history of individual homes, the architects and builders, and their early occupants.

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A new way of teaching history

Posted: December 4th, 2015 | Feature, Featured, Mission Hills | No Comments

Francis Parker School teacher is part of new digital project A teacher at Francis Parker School in Mission Hills is helping to transform the way history is taught in the classroom. Cherie Redelings, chair of the school’s history department, recently played a pivotal role in developing a newly released digital resource that includes 21 lesson plans from U.S. teachers who took the trip of a lifetime last summer to investigate the stories of fallen World […]

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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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