Profile for La Jolla, California, CA
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Affluent resort community within the San Diego city limits
La Jolla is a neighborhood of San Diego.
The community name derives from Spanish for "jewel" or Mexican term for "hollow"
Elevation is 105 feet.
The community has benefited from the largesse of Ellen Browning Scripps, who founded the Museum of Contemporary Art and gave generously to local gardens and parks
Well-known residents have included:
· Gregory Peck, actor
· Cliff Robertson, actor
· Raquel Welch, actress
· Michael Franks, musician
National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks, Peet's Coffee & Tea
Performing arts: La Jolla Playhouse, La Jolla Symphony & Chorus
Nearby parks & recreation:
La Jolla Shores Beach, Torrey Pines State Reserve and Beach, Kellogg Park
La Jolla attractions: Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Historic sites and museums: Stephen Birch Aquarium & Museum
Colleges and universities:
University of California - San Diego, National University
Pronunciations: la hoya
La Jolla, perched as it is on a spectacular bluff, is one of those picture-perfect California resort cities. Its architecture is determinedly Cal-Mex, and its atmosphere is genteel rich.
-- Around America
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“ La Jolla, perched as it is on a spectacular bluff, is one of those picture-perfect California resort cities. Its architecture is determinedly Cal-Mex, and its atmosphere is genteel rich. ”
~ Around America
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