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One of the beaches at La Jolla Cove
One of the beaches at La Jolla Cove

La Jolla, California, is a seaside resort community comprised of 42,808[1] residents within the city of San Diego. Pronounced "la-HOY-ah" (which is based on "La Joya", Spanish for "The Jewel") it is often referred to as the "Jewel by the Sea". La Jolla borders Pacific Beach to the south and extends north to Torrey Pines State Reserve and Del Mar, California. Along the way it encompasses neighborhoods like Bird Rock, Windansea, The Village of La Jolla (including "downtown La Jolla"), La Jolla Shores, La Jolla Farms, Torrey Pines, Mount Soledad and La Jolla Village (including La Jolla Village Square). Interstate 5 forms La Jolla's man-made border to the east, with the minor exception of some University of California, San Diego and commercial property east of I-5 and north of La Jolla Village Drive also considered by some to be part of La Jolla. Alternatively, the name is thought by some to derive from an indigenous Native American word (either DiegueƱo or La Jollan culture) meaning "the cave", derived from the once extensive number of caves in the hills along the shoreline. Most of these have since either collapsed due to ongoing erosion, or have been intentionally destroyed by local authorities to prevent the drownings that were once frequent occurrences. Download high resolution version (768x1024, 139 KB)One of the beaches at La Jolla Cove. ... Download high resolution version (768x1024, 139 KB)One of the beaches at La Jolla Cove. ... Download high resolution version (3440x2368, 569 KB)La Jolla Photo: G Larson I, the creator of this image, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Download high resolution version (3440x2368, 569 KB)La Jolla Photo: G Larson I, the creator of this image, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq. ... The seafront of Torquay, a seaside resort in Devon, England. ... This article or section needs a complete rewrite for the reasons listed on the talk page. ... The current version of the article or section reads like an advertisement. ... The view south of Crystal Pier The view north of Crystal Pier Pacific Beach is a neighborhood of San Diego, bounded by La Jolla to the north, Mission Beach to the south, Interstate 5 to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. ... A Torrey pine in its harsh native habitat. ... Del Mar is a city located in San Diego County, California. ... Windansea encompasses an historic stretch of scenic coastline located in La Jolla, California, named after an oceanfront hotel that burned down in the late 1940s. ... Mount Soledad is a prominent landmark in the city of San Diego, California. ... Interstate 5 (abbreviated I-5) is the westernmost interstate highway in the United States. ... The University of California, San Diego (popularly known as UCSD) is a public, coeducational university located in La Jolla, California. ...

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Identity

La Jolla residents and business owners often refer to the "village" or "town" of La Jolla. The official postal address for La Jolla's 92037 zip code is "La Jolla", not "San Diego" as it is for most communities within the City of San Diego. This distinction sometimes confuses tourists into believing that La Jolla is actually a separate city, which it is not. It is a community of the City of San Diego. La Jolla has several community groups which work to unify the voice of the community, including the non-profit La Jolla Town Council organization which represents the interests of the La Jolla businesses that belong to the Council. The USS La Jolla, a nuclear submarine, is named in its honor. USS La Jolla (SSN-701), a Los Angeles-class submarine, was the only ship of the United States Navy to be named for La Jolla, California. ... USS Los Angeles A submarine is a specialized watercraft that can operate underwater. ...


Landscape

With its palm-lined streets, large estate homes, and Mediterranean climate and atmosphere, La Jolla is reminiscent of a southern European village with touches of Beverly Hills along the upscale retail shops on Prospect Street. Much of La Jolla's natural charm stems from the presence of the ocean and Mount Soledad. Narrow curvy roads follow the contours of Soledad and hundreds of homes overlooking the ocean are nestled on the slopes. The sandy beaches, dotting the coastline extend from the south to the north, are Windansea Beach, La Jolla Cove, La Jolla Beach and Tennis property, La Jolla Shores, Scripps, and Black's Beach (leading up to Torrey Pines State Reserve). For other uses, see: Beverly Hills (disambiguation). ... Mount Soledad is a prominent landmark in the city of San Diego, California. ... Blacks Beach is a de facto clothing optional or nudist beach in La Jolla, California. ... A Torrey pine in its harsh native habitat. ...


Education

The University of California, San Diego (including the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the San Diego Supercomputer Center) is the center of higher education in La Jolla. National University is also headquartered in La Jolla. Among the several research institutes near UCSD and in the nearby Torrey Pines Science Park are The Scripps Research Institute, the Burnham Institute (formerly called the La Jolla Cancer Research Foundation) and the Salk Institute. The town's prep schools are La Jolla Country Day School, The Bishop's School, and The Preuss School UCSD. The public high school, La Jolla High School, is in the San Diego City Schools district. It is home to several famous alumni, including Gregory Peck and Raquel Welch. The University of California, San Diego (popularly known as UCSD) is a public, coeducational university located in La Jolla, California. ... The Scripps Institution of Oceanography (sometimes referred to as SIO or just Scripps) in La Jolla, California is one of the oldest, largest, and most important centers for marine science research, graduate training, and public service in the world. ... The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) is an organized research unit of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). ... TSRIs Beckman Center for Chemical Sciences The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) is a medical research facility that focuses on research in the basic biomedical sciences. ... Salk Institute Salk Institute The Salk Institute for Biological Studies is an independent non-profit educational research organization in La Jolla, California. ... A university-preparatory school or college-preparatory school (usually abbreviated to preparatory school, college prep school, or prep school) is a private secondary school designed to prepare a student for higher education. ... La Jolla Country Day School (known informally as Country Day, LJCDS or LJCD) is a selective private school in La Jolla, a suburb of San Diego, California. ... The Bishops School is a private college preparatory Episcopalian day school located in La Jolla, California, USA. Originally a boarding school for girls with a short-lived downtown San Diego day school component, upon a merger with the San Miguel School of San Diego, California in 1971, it became... The Preuss School UCSD is a coeducational college-preparatory charter day school established on the University of California, San Diego campus in 1999 for students between 6th and 12th grade. ... San Diego City Schools (SDCS) is the school district of San Diego, California. ... Gregory Peck at Cannes, 2000 Gregory Peck (April 5, 1916 – June 12, 2003) was an Oscar-winning American film actor. ... Raquel Welch on the film poster for One Million Years B.C. Raquel Welch (born September 5, 1940) is an American actress. ...


Literary La Jolla

 View from La Jolla Cove
View from La Jolla Cove

Theodor Geisel, also known as Dr. Seuss, was a resident of La Jolla at the time of his death in 1991. Unlike many celebrities, his address and phone number used to be listed in the local phone book. In fact, the main library at the University of California, San Diego, is dedicated to him. Raymond Chandler, an early influential noir novelist, moved to La Jolla late in his career. He died there 13 years later, but not before delivering a bleak aphorism about then-stuffy La Jolla, "A nice place -- for old people and their parents." Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 1556 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 1556 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Postage stamp honoring Dr. Seuss and depicting him along with several of his creations, such as The Cat in the Hat and (courtesy of the United States Postal Service) Theodor Seuss Geisel (March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991), better known by his pen name, Dr. Seuss, was a famous American... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the 1998 movie, see Celebrity (1998 movie). ... Raymond Chandler Raymond Thornton Chandler (July 23, 1888 – March 26, 1959) was an Anglo-American author of crime stories and novels. ...


The title article in Tom Wolfe's The Pump House Gang is about a group of surfers from Windansea Beach in La Jolla who "attended the Watts riots as if it were the Rose Bowl game in Pasadena." (see [1] for an excerpt) To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Windansea Beach encompasses an historic stretch of scenic coastline located in La Jolla, a community in San Diego, California. ... The term Watts Riots refers to a large-scale riot which lasted six days in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, in 1965. ... The Rose Bowl is an annual American college football game, usually played on January 1 at the stadium of the same name in Pasadena, California. ... Pasadena is a city located in Los Angeles County, California, United States. ...


Novelist Anne Rice moved from New Orleans to La Jolla in 2005.


Attractions and activities

La Jolla is also the location of Torrey Pines Golf Course, made famous by the PGA TOUR Buick Invitational held there each February (in 2005, the competition was held in January). Down the steep cliffs from the Salk Institute and the Torrey Pines Golf Course is the famous de facto nude beach, Black's Beach. Torrey Pines Golf Course is a public golf course owned by the city of San Diego, California. ... The PGA Tour is an organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA that operates the USAs main professional golf tours for men. ... The Buick Invitational is a PGA TOUR golf tournament played at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego, California each February. ... De facto is a Latin expression that means in fact or in practice. It is commonly used as opposed to de jure (meaning by law) when referring to matters of law or governance or technique (such as standards), that are found in the common experience as created or developed without... Bredene naturist beach in Belgium. ... Blacks Beach is a de facto clothing optional or nudist beach in La Jolla, California. ...


Walking along the beach at all times (but especially at sunset) is popular recreation. Those ambling along may be able to glimpse the "Green Flash." Green flashes and green rays are rare optical phenomena that occur shortly after sunset or before sunrise, when a green spot is visible for a short period of time above the sun, or a green ray shoots up from the sunset point. ...


Downtown La Jolla is noted for its jewelry stores, upmarket restaurants and hotels. Prospect Street and Girard Avenue also have several famous boutiques and restaurants (including local favorites, such as the Girard Gourmet and Harry's Coffee Shop). Notable for its architectural and historical presence is the La Valencia Hotel, which used to welcome movie stars on retreat from Hollywood during the silent film era.

Seals at the Children's Pool
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Seals at the Children's Pool

In recent years, harbor seals have taken over the Children's Beach, a quaint man-made cove near downtown. The seals are protected animals under federal law, so removing them has become a difficult and controversial issue. As of now, the beach is open; the rope is down. However, harassment of the animals is prohibited; swimming is allowed but not recommended. Download high resolution version (1024x680, 221 KB)Seals in La Jolla File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Download high resolution version (1024x680, 221 KB)Seals in La Jolla File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Binomial name bobbi Linnaeus,, 1758 Common or Harbour Seals (Phoca vitulina) are true seals of the Northern Hemisphere. ...


Skimboarding and Surfing are very popular at many of La Jolla's world-famous beaches including Windansea and the People's Wall. Skimboarding- Paulo Prietto Skimboarding (or skimming) is an activity involving riding a board on wet sand or shallow water. ... Surfing outside Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. ...


Origin and pronunciation

The area was known as La Jolla Park at least as early as 1886. The origin of the name is obscure. It is pronounced "Lah HOY-Ya," not "Lah Ho-Ya" as it should be in Spanish. Some say it is a corruption of ahoy, called out by sailors seeking the attention of people on the shore. The people of La Jolla claim it is a misspelling of La Joya, meaning "The Jewel" in Spanish. Perhaps the most-likely, although least-glamorous, theory is that La Jolla is a corruption of the Native American word "Woholle," meaning "hole in the mountain," referring to the caves in the north-facing cliffs next to La Jolla Cove Park. 1886 (MDCCCLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Friday (click on link to calendar) // Events January 18 - Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England. ...


Notable residents of La Jolla

Sunset at La Jolla
Sunset at La Jolla

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References

  1. ^ "Population and Housing Estimates, Zip Code 92037." 2004 Estimates. URL accessed on 2006-05-01.
  2. ^ "Anne Rice's rebirth", San Diego Union-Tribune, November 3, 2005.

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External links

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  • San Diego Community Profile: La Jolla
  • SANDAG population and housing estimates (PDF)
  • La Jolla Light Newspaper
  • La Jolla Town Council
  • La Jolla Shores Association - serving the La Jolla Shores community
  • Promote La Jolla's website promoting tourism in La Jolla
  • La Jolla High School Home Page

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La Jolla, California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1354 words)
La Jolla borders Pacific Beach to the south and extends north to Torrey Pines State Reserve and Del Mar, California.
The University of California, San Diego (including the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the San Diego Supercomputer Center) is the center of higher education in La Jolla.
La Jolla is also the location of Torrey Pines Golf Course, made famous by the PGA TOUR Buick Invitational held there each February (in 2005, the competition was held in January).
Autoduel Quarterly: La Jolla, California (1364 words)
La Jolla is kept secure and isolated by a town wall and heavy land and coastal patrols.
La Jolla is dominated by Mount Soledad, which rises to the east and forms a very effective barrier against any attack.
La Jolla Scenic Drive North was originally intended to connect to a bridge spanning the "valley" through which Ardath runs, but the project was never completed.
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