‘La Jolla’ provides a picture of local history

The La Jolla Historical Society is proud to announce the upcoming release of “La Jolla,” a 127-page soft cover book featuring nearly 200 images from the Society’s extensive archives, many published for the first time. The book will retail for $19.95 and will be available at the Society office in addition to bookstores in early May.

Written by the Society’s historian Carol Olten and archivist Heather Kuhn, the book features a comprehensive pictorial history of the Village from its inception in the 1880s up through the start of the WWII.

“Basically we are presenting a pictorial study of La Jolla history on a wide variety of subject matters, including architecture, pioneer citizens, the first commercial life of the Village, etc.,” Olten said. “Also there are some quirky old photos of local characters, ranging from the ice cream man to Rags, the ever lovable La Jolla donkey.”

The La Jolla Historical Society’s offices and archives are located at 7846 Eads Ave. Open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (858) 459-5335. Visit