Talk:Saratoga, California

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The article starts with "Saratoga is a town...", but technically it's a city. How is the distinction made in this context? -- Scott Burley 01:08, Oct 2, 2004 (UTC)

According to California law, there is no difference between towns and cities. BlankVerse 22:17, 1 February 2007 (UTC)

Men make no money?[edit]

I was surprised to read this from the article:

Males have a median income of $0 versus $66,240 for females

Is this correct? Am I just reading it wrong? Frecklefoot | Talk 20:23, Feb 4, 2005 (UTC)

That's definitely wrong. Anyone know where to look up the right data? -- Scott e 03:33, Mar 10, 2005 (UTC)
I've been sending emails to the city government, but they haven't gotten back to me yet. DaveTheRed 21:18, 17 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Skyline needs a correct caption[edit]

I know I am not the first to notice this, but the image "Skyline of Saratoga, CA" is not a skyline at all, but a photo of a single house. While fine, it needs a better, more descriptive caption. Something like "Typical colonial style houses can be found peppered around Saratogo." But, speaking form experience, the house pictured is not a typical Saratoga house. Most house are multi-million dollar Goliaths, not slightly run-down with chipping paint like the one shown. — Frecklefoot | Talk 18:23, 14 August 2006 (UTC)

Saratoga doesn't have a "skyline". It's a residential community consisting mostly of one- and two-story buildings hidden among trees. —QuicksilverT @ 17:46, 11 May 2007 (UTC)

I didn't say Saratoga had a skyline. I just think the article needs a better picture of the area. Even if it is a house hidden behind a bunch of trees. A city park comes to mind. — Frecklefoot | Talk 18:25, 11 May 2007 (UTC)

Telephone history[edit]

Does anyone, besides the editor who originally added it, care at all about the city's telephone history? I mean, really, even an extensive history of the area wouldn't likely cover this type of stuff. I think the only one who would care about it is the telephone company. If no one objects, I'll delete it in the next few days. — Frecklefoot | Talk 23:21, 25 December 2006 (UTC)

Just as there are train spotters and road geeks, there must also be telephone buffs who find this sort of detail fascinating. You should should check the Saratoga, California article's history to see who added the telephone history, because I think that I remember someone deleting similar information from another Wikipedia article for a nearby city. BlankVerse 09:57, 3 February 2007 (UTC)
I agree with Frecklefoot: data on telephone histories of cities should be very brief at most. otherwise we risk a serious unbalance. more importantly we are opening the door to volumes of clutter...why not have a detailed history of sewer manhole cover design or park bench design or history of police department retirement pay for each city? if the telephone buffs are serious they should write a more regional article such as Telephone history of Northern California. Thank you Frecklefoot for opening this dialog. I ve noticed a number of cities where this telephone clutter is present. cheers. Anlace 14:17, 3 February 2007 (UTC)


I made number of images in Saratoga based on Historic walking tour. They are available in commons:Category:Saratoga, California. I also suggest to replace Image:Saratoga California USA1.jpg with Image:USA-Saratoga-Erwin T. King House.jpg because of unclear license status. --EugeneZelenko 18:46, 6 October 2007 (UTC)


I have to question the recent addition. Surely there must be employers of larger numbers than listed on this page. Lets start with the city itself, the West Valley College, Saratoga High School and/or the school districts, major industries like the Odd Fellows home. Surely they are employing more than 18 people. Trackinfo (talk) 17:40, 22 October 2010 (UTC)

Orphaned references in Saratoga, California[edit]

I check pages listed in Category:Pages with incorrect ref formatting to try to fix reference errors. One of the things I do is look for content for orphaned references in wikilinked articles. I have found content for some of Saratoga, California's orphans, the problem is that I found more than one version. I can't determine which (if any) is correct for this article, so I am asking for a sentient editor to look it over and copy the correct ref content into this article.

Reference named "Gudde":

I apologize if any of the above are effectively identical; I am just a simple computer program, so I can't determine whether minor differences are significant or not. AnomieBOT 06:50, 31 October 2010 (UTC)