Talk:Sacramento, California

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Merging excessive notable people articles[edit]

The three articles: List of Sacramento writers, List of Sacramento sports figures, and List of Sacramento entertainers are excessive, especially when New York and San Francisco only have one article (List of people from New York City and List of people from San Francisco). The three articles have been merged into one article, List of people from Sacramento.

If someone could help clean it up and organize it for accuracy with properly cited sources, that'd be appreciated. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Cheezesatzu (talkcontribs) 19:41, 20 July 2013 (UTC)

Drexel University in the Introduction?[edit]

I challenge the inclusion of Drexel University into the introduction of the city of Sacramento on Wikipedia. This entity is not an historical aspect of the city, nor is it a foundational economic, cultural, social, physical or religious base of the city. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:9:7B80:125:5558:5413:52BF:7A94 (talk) 08:37, 22 September 2013 (UTC)

oyc.yale.edu/[edit]

Bold text — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:C:A380:763:24A7:6341:F652:2212 (talk) 01:47, 22 December 2013 (UTC)

Structure[edit]

Hi. I'm going through all the US Cities (as per List of United States cities by population) in an effort to provide some uniformity in structure. Anyone have an issue with me restructuring this article as per Wikipedia:WikiProject Cities/US Guideline. I won't be changing any content, merely the order. Occasionally, I will also move a picture just to clean up spacing issues. I've already gone through the top 20 or so on the above list, if you'd like to see how they turned out. Thoughts? Onel5969 (talk) 16:03, 21 February 2014 (UTC)

Move? (11 January 2015)[edit]

The discussion can be found at Talk:Sacramento (disambiguation). -- Calidum 00:12, 12 January 2015 (UTC)

"Sack-My-Tomatoes"[edit]

"Sack-My-Tomagtoes" is a well-known nickname for Sacramento, which I've personally heard used well over a hundred times, while residing in Northern California (since the late 1970s/early 80s), from many people across a broad spectrum of lifestyles (its true, I hadn't yet found a documented, evidentiary source for this municipal nickname, but most of the other nicknames are presently unsourced as well, and I'd only added it earlier today). When I added this nickname to the article, it was swiftly reverted. I'm not sure why it was reverted - perhaps someone thought it was overly whimsical, or perhaps derogatory in some manner? I'm not sure. But what I do know is that I added it to the article in all sincerity ie., it IS what Northern Californians (and maybe people from Southern California too...I'm not sure), among those who don't reside in Sacramento, actually call the place (whereas, in my experience, people who do reside in Sacramento, or who used to, tend to utilize the nickname "Sacto," which also appears in the article). So I will look for an evidentiary source for the term, but in the meantime, I believe I shall revert the reversion, because I am quite convinced it is a real, common-usage municipal nickname that does belong in the article. KevinOKeeffe (talk) 23:45, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

While not having as many years as you do, I've lived in the area my entire life and have never heard it referred to as such. That coupled with the derogatory nature inspired a "swift reversion" as you put it. I still don't like it there, but since the others currently aren't sourced, I suppose this is what we're left with. Killiondude (talk) 23:51, 19 February 2015 (UTC)
I did find a source for the very similar "Sack o' Tomatoes" in Sacramento (magazine).
Regarding claims made in a Wikipedia article (such as the claim that Sack-My-Tomagtoes is a well-known nickname) the burden of proof is on those who wish to add (or re-add) them. No matter how real something is, if no reliable sources confirm it, it can be removed without prior discussion. In practice, unverifiable claims live for years in articles, but that does not invalidate the policy or the goal. If you're unclear on this, please review Wikipedia:Verifiability.—Stepheng3 (talk) 17:28, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
Pulitzer Prize winning newspaper columnist Herb Caen wrote for the San Francisco Chronicle for nearly 60 years. He was born in Sacramento, and was fond of calling it "sack o tomatoes". He discussed this in his 1953 book "Don't Call it Frisco", a title referrring to another city nickname. I read Caen's column almost every day from 1972 until his death, and he told the "sack o tomatoes" joke many times over the years. Here's a mention. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 03:16, 19 March 2015 (UTC)
I'd accept a Herb Caen column citation for verification of the city's nickname.—Stepheng3 (talk) 03:26, 19 March 2015 (UTC)

Timeline of Sacramento, California[edit]

What is missing from the recently created city timeline article? Please add relevant content. Contributions welcome. Thank you. -- M2545 (talk) 16:12, 26 May 2015 (UTC)