Why Do O.C. Locals Refer to Golden West College as ‘UBL’?

Until a few years ago, a large discount furniture store stood between part of the college and Edinger Avenue in Huntington Beach. “UBL” stands for “University Behind Levitz.” Plenty of other local institutions of higher learning have similarly cheeky nicknames. Santa Ana College is “UCSB”: the “University of California at 17th and Bristol.” And some say “UCI” stands for “Under Construction Indefinitely.” Yours truly transferred from “Tangerine Tech” (Orange Coast College) to “Cal State Disneyland” (Cal State Fullerton).

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