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451. San Jose City College: a community college tucked away in San Jose.  
452. College of San Mateo: a community college located in the town of San Mateo.  
453. Simpson University: Private liberal arts college located in Redding, CA.  
454. Skyline College: Community college in San Bruno, California.  
455. Melo's Pizza & Pasta: Excellent pizza and pasta joint in Pleasant Hill. Always crowded.  
456. CP: short for College Park high school  
457. Sonoma State University: Public university located in the city of Rohnert Park.  
458. Paso Nogal Park: Very popular doggie park located in off Paso Nogal road. Fences surround the park to keep dogs within the area, ho...  
459. Zachary's: Great pizza establishment, known for chicago style deep dish pizza. Popular with Cal Berkeley students.  
460. Stanford University: Prestigious university that is always considered in the top 10 of most rankings of universities in the United State...  
461. Taft College: A community college located in the town of Taft.  
462. University of California Hastings College of the Law: One of the top law schools in California, located in grand San Fran.  
463. Victor Valley College: a community college located in the city of Novato.  
464. West Hills Community College: Community college in the Coalinga community.  
465. West Valley College: community college located in Saratoga, California.  
 
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A term referring to the Ironman Wisconsin Triathlon held the Sunday after Labor Day in Madison, WI. Most people refer to an Ironman as an "IM." Athletes refer to this particular Ironman as "IMOO," because they often pass cows on the bike route, which is along many country roads. IM Wisconsin embraced this idea and the 2008 Finisher Medals were in the shape of a cow.

Original nickname for the Syracuse University sports teams. No, it has nothing to do with crackers, but rather Syracuse's prominence in the salt trade. The Saltine Warriors then became the Orangemen, and then the more gender-neutral Orange.

The technical definition is an adjective used to describe something as cheap or inferior. New Yorkers use it as a term encompassing all of the souvenirs sold in Times Square that tourists take home with them to remind them of their trip to New York City. (I mean, what else would you call a melamine ash tray shaped like a yellow taxi?) AKA kitsch. Individual items of schlock or kitsch are known as tchotchkes.

James Farley, Postmaster under FDR, said in 1936, "There are 47 states in the Union, and the Soviet of Washington." He alluded to the leftist movements in the state, particularly in Seattle where labor movements occurred post WWI when unsatisfactory efforts were made to improve wages after war-time wage controls.

1. A phrase referring to Peoria’s reputation as a famous test market because of its representation of the diversity of the country as a whole. During its vaudeville days up to the present, if a show, law, or...