University City


FabLab mobile makerspace coming to North University library

The San Diego Public Library and FabLab San Diego have partnered to provide public access to a mobile makerspace at the North University Community Branch Library at 8820 Judicial Drive, San Diego, 92122, from April 15 to May 15.


BioMed Realty leases UTC building to J. Craig Venter organizations

BioMed Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE: BMR) announced two expanding genomic research organizations co-founded by J. Craig Venter will fully occupy the 4570 Executive Drive property in University Towne Centre in San Diego.


Construction underway at One La Jolla Center

The Irvine Co.'s 306,000-square-foot One La Jolla Center at 4655 Executive Drive in the University Towne Centre is now under construction, and is slated for completion on a fast track by July of next year.

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Visitor Information

The city of San Diego considers University City to be roughly bordered by La Jolla to the west, state Route 52 to the south and Interstate 5 to the east. The planning area also includes portions of La Jolla Village, Torrey Pines Natural Reserve and the Torrey Pines Mesa research hub.

University City was subdivided as a master-planned community of 2,500 acres in 1960, according to the nonprofit University City Community Association. The neighborhood was intended as a residential haven for the employees and students of the University of California, San Diego.

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Business Information

University City owes its origins to UCSD, considered one of the top-ranked public research universities in the nation. UCSD is one of San Diego’s largest employers -- with some 28,600 full- and part-time employees as of June 2013 -- and business incubators. UCSD faculty, staff and alumni have reportedly spun off more than 150 local companies, including San Diego’s first biotechnology company, Hybritech.

UCSD’s own Thornton Hospital is in University City, as is Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla.

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University City Businesses

Griswold Real Estate Management Inc.

5703 Oberlin Dr., Ste. 300
San Diego, CA
  • Real Estate - Services
  • Receivership Services

Chandos Pacific Appraisal

4079 Governor Dr., Ste. 305
San Diego, CA
  • Appraisals & Valuations
  • Appraisers
  • Appraisers - Real Estate
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Forensic Consultants
  • Real Estate - Commercial
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Movie Theaters

8657 Villa LaJolla Dr
La Jolla, CA, 92037
8879 Villa La Jolla Drive
La Jolla, CA, 92037

To find a movie theater outside this area, check the Source Movie Section.

Upcoming Events

The Orphan of Zhao

Fri, Jul 25
Mandell Weiss Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse
La Jolla
New adaptation by James Fenton Directed by Carey Perloff Featuring BD Wong... In the aftermath of a violent coup, a young orphan discovers the shattering truth of his origins. Often described as the Chinese Hamlet, this riveting tale was the first Chinese play to be translated in the West and has inspired countless operas, plays and movies.

Ether Dome

Fri, Jul 25
La Jolla Playhouse
San Diego
When a new treatment promises to eradicate pain, a doctor and his student play out an epic battle between altruism and ambition. Based on the true story of the discovery of ether as an anesthetic in 1846, Ether Dome explores the pain that afflicts humankind, our attempts to find relief and the beginning of healthcare as big business. For more information and to purchase tickets:

Fresh Paint California: A Plein Air Art Exhibition

Fri, Jul 25
La Jolla Riford Library Art Gallery
La Jolla
The exhibition will showcase some of Californiaís finest plein air painters. Plein air artists paint outdoors to capture the spontaneity and transience of light as it is reflected on the natural world. The exhibition includes paintings done in outdoor locations, as well as ones painted in studio environments after the artist has created smaller outdoor studies. The public is invited to the artistsí reception on Sunday, June 29, 2-4 p.m


Fri, Jul 25
Legends Gallery of La Jolla
La Jolla
An impressive collection by famed Artist and philanthropist Mackenzie Thorpe will be on exhibition and available for acquisition at Legends Gallery Fine Art of La Jolla. The exhibition marks the Artistís return to La Jolla after many years, and this retrospective is a newly-curated presentation of his extraordinary works. The exhibition premiers on Saturday, July 26 with a Meet the Artist reception from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm.

Real Estate Fraud Awareness: Protect Yourself & Your Clients

Fri, Jul 25
11:30am 1:30pm
La Jolla REBA
La Jolla
Did you know that in 2012 California was rated #1 out of all states for real estate fraud? Featuring Speaker: Wayne S. Bell, CalBRE Commissioner. Join us in the fight against Real Estate Fraud in San Diego County. Learn more about how you can protect your professional identity and your clients from fraud.
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