San Diego

La Jolla Street to be Renamed After UC San Diego Founder

Renowned oceanographer and founder of the University of California, San Diego, Walter Munk will soon have a street named after him in La Jolla.

The San Diego City Council unanimously approved renaming the 8100 block of La Verada Street in La Jolla Shores after Munk on Tuesday. He has lived in the area for 78 years.

Munk became a professor at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. His work helped Allied forces during World War II, aided the U.S. military during the Cold War. He's known as the "world's greatest living oceanographer," according to the Scripps Institution of Oceanography website.

He will turn 100 years old this October.

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