I have been told that La Jolla means “the jewel.” It is an appropriate name, I think. However, the definition of La Jolla is not unanimously agreed upon. Some think that the name comes from the Indian word WOHOLLE. The meaning of Woholle is “hole in the mountains.” Along the coast of La Jolla there are caves and rock formations that look like cave, or "holes in the mountains." Kayakers can explore the caves and their formations from The Cave Shop on Coast Blvd. Perhaps the Indians, who were here long before we were, did indeed give this lovely area its name. Or maybe the words “La Joya,” which appears in documents dating back to 1870, is the original name. 1887 is considered the year that la Jolla was founded.
Whatever the origin of the name, the area is located along the Pacific and it is the Pacific Ocean that can be seen from most areas of La Jolla. Comfortably located along the coast, the village of La Jolla is a real village with the conveniences of a small town. Tourists love to roam the streets or dine on a restaurant patio in the sunshine. Strolling to the ocean to watch the controversial seals on Children’s Beach or bringing a book and relaxing on the grass of Scripps Park overlooking the coast it is all possible in La Jolla.
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The Riford Library in the La Jolla Village is an asset to the community. The events for children and adults is always a treat for those who attend. When you are there it is likely that you will see children reading books or listening at story time. Adults will be browsing the shelves to find a good book. There are wonderful resources at the library. The library is presently being remodeled and renamed and redirected as the La Jolla Community Center. At the center there will be yoga classes, meeting rooms for any organization, a wonderful kitchen for preparation of food for those meetings, parties or any function one should want to hold there. La Jolla will now have a "go to" place.