26 Facts About La Jolla


La Jolla is a hilly, seaside neighborhood within the city of San Diego, California, United States, occupying 7 miles of curving coastline along the Pacific Ocean.

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La Jolla is surrounded on three sides by ocean bluffs and beaches and is located 12 miles north of Downtown San Diego and 45 miles south of the Orange County line.

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La Jolla is home to many educational institutions and a variety of businesses in the areas of lodging, dining, shopping, software, finance, real estate, bioengineering, medical practice and scientific research.

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The University of California, San Diego is located in La Jolla, as are the Salk Institute, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Scripps Research Institute, and the headquarters of National University .

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When California became a state in 1850, the La Jolla area was incorporated as part of the chartered City of San Diego.

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La Jolla's was wealthy in her own right from her investments and writing, and she inherited a large sum from her brother George H Scripps in 1900.

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La Jolla's devoted herself to philanthropic endeavors, particularly those benefiting her adopted home of La Jolla.

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La Jolla's commissioned many of La Jolla's most notable buildings, usually designed by Irving Gill or his nephew and partner Louis John Gill.

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La Jolla had a history of restrictive housing policies, often specified in deeds and ownership documents.

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However, realtors and property owners in La Jolla continued to use more subtle ways of preventing or discouraging Jews from owning property there.

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The Real Estate Broker's Association and their supporters in La Jolla had to make up their minds whether they wanted a university or an anti-Semitic covenant.

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La Jolla became an art colony in 1894 when Anna Held established the Green Dragon Colony.

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La Jolla Playhouse was founded in 1947 by Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire, and Mel Ferrer.

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La Jolla is an area of mixed geology, including sandy beaches and rocky shorelines.

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La Jolla had the highest home prices in the nation in 2008 and 2009, according to a survey by Coldwell Banker.

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La Jolla Community Planning Association advises the city council, Planning Commission, City Planning Department as well as other governmental agency as appropriate in the initial preparation, adoption of, implementation of, or amendment to the General or Community Plan as it pertains to the La Jolla area as well as review specific development proposals.

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La Jolla Village Merchants Association, Inc is a non-profit organization formed in February 2011 to manage the La Jolla Village Business Improvement District for the City of San Diego.

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La Jolla is the location of Torrey Pines Golf Course, the site each January or February of a PGA Tour event formerly known as the Buick Invitational and since 2010, called the Farmers Insurance Open.

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Downtown La Jolla is noted for jewelry stores, boutiques, upmarket restaurants and hotels.

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La Jolla is served by the San Diego Unified School District.

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La Jolla is the setting for Raymond Chandler's finalPhilip Marlowe novel, Playback, published in 1958.

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La Jolla was home to the comic book publisher WildStorm Productions, from its founding by Jim Lee in 1993, until its closing in 2012 when DC Comics, which had purchased the publisher as an imprint in 1998, absorbed the company and moved the office to Burbank, California.

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La Jolla is the setting for the 2011 season of The Real World: San Diego, the twenty-sixth season of the long-running MTV reality television series.

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La Jolla is the base for the Sundt Memorial Foundation, a national organization aimed at discouraging youth from getting involved in drugs.

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La Jolla is mentioned in the Beach Boys' 1963 song Surfin' U S A and in The Network's 2003 song Spike.

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La Jolla has been the home to many notable people, including prominent scientists, business people, artists, writers, surfers and performers.

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