Mission Hills

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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‘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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