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  1. Robin Wright, a famous American actress and director, attended La Jolla High School.
  2. There was once a rumor that there was a collection of “munchkin sized” houses up in the hills of La Jolla. Turns out, it’s an optical illusion.
  3. The Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, one of the nation's oldest oceanographic institutes, was founded in 1903 by William Emerson Ritter
  4. Although the Children’s Pool was initially built by Ellen Browning Scripps in 1913 as a safe place for children to learn how to swim, it’s a well known fact that now it’s become more of a haven for sea lions and harbor seals.
  5. The Spanish originally referred to the city as “la joya” which means “the jewel.” This is how the popular nickname “The Jewel City” came to be known around the world.

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