I heard from a couple of you following this post last night about the “posh SoCal enclave” and other descriptions of La Jolla we’d noticed in national news coverage of yesterday’s landslide.

Reader CM expressed amazement that La Jolla is so often referred to as a city unto itself. He looked the neighborhood up on Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia compiled and controlled by users:

I’m not sure what the distinction is about La Jolla. Its postal deliveries are all addressed to La Jolla, CA unlike, for example, Carmel Valley (sometimes referred to as Del Mar East or Del Mar Highlands) which has a San Diego address. Wikipedia seems to have captured it well:

“La Jolla (IPA pronunciation … i.e. “lah-HOY-yah”) is a seaside resort community of 42,808 residents within the city of San Diego, California.”

Along the same lines, reader DF sent me a note with the subject line “Well, not exactly” mentioning this:

One of the accounts I read — sorry I didn’t make a note of the source —identified La Jolla as a “beach town.”


And here’s another neighborhood description I found just now, from icWales.co.uk, the “national website of Wales”:

A landslide swept away a chunk of a millionaires’ row hilltop neighbourhood in California…

Any more you see, pass ’em along. Click my name below.


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