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WikiProject icon This page is within the scope of WikiProject California, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of the U.S. state of California on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
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See also Discussion of the WikiProject California in Spanish.

Satellite Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thons in California[edit]

Hi all, there will be 9 satellite ArtandFeminism Edit-a-thons at Berkeley, San Francisco, Irvine, LACMA, L.A., Fresno, Pomona, Santa Barbara, San Diego, and Whittier. These events would all like to invite local Wikipedians to come join the events and help new editors. Please email me if you would like to help out and would like to be put in touch with the event organizers. Thanks for your support, and feel free to contact me! OR drohowa (talk) 04:52, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

  • Berkeley, California, University of California at Berkeley, March 7, 2015
  • Irvine, California, UC Irvine
  • Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), co-organized by East of Borneo and the Women's Center for Creative Work, March 8, 2015.
  • Fresno, Fresno, CA, March 8, 2015
  • Pomona, Caly Poly Pomona
  • Santa Barbara, University of California, Santa Barbara, March 8th, 2015
  • San Diego, University of California - San Diego, Geisel Library, March 8th, 2015
  • San Francisco, Gleeson Library, University of San Francisco, March 6, 2015
  • Whittier, California, Whittier College, Thursday, March 5, 2015

2015 Oxnard train derailment[edit]

The 2015 Oxnard train derailment has been created. A Spanish-language version is needed. Mjroots (talk) 06:09, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

San Diego County meetup[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia:Meetup/San Diego/April 2015. Thanks. RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 03:37, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

Possible article[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Terrorism#Southern California terrorist plot. Thanks. RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 22:30, 28 February 2015 (UTC)


The naming of "Cougar" is under discussion, see talk:Cougar, Rlendog (talk) 08:38, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

Lua module for Template:LACMTA icon[edit]

Just wrote Module:LACMTA for {{LACMTA icon}} and the test result can be seen in template:LACMTA icon/testcases. I did that for practicing Lua coding but also the original template creates broken links for Harbor Transitway, Regional Connector Transit Corridor and El Monte Busway due to lettercase transformation by wiki magicword. The module is buggy if I un-comment line 60 of the module which is intended to serve as the fallback if parameter 1 does not match the any key's values in table t1, so looking for help to fix that. -- Sameboat - 同舟 (talk · contri.) 16:28, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

de:The Oaks (Bürogebäude) - photo(s) needed[edit]

Dear Wikipedians from California/Architecture/Requested Pictures,

at german Wikipedia we just wrote an article about an architectural interesting office building at teh border of Thousand Oaks and Westlake Village, California. It has been used in several movies, such as Demolition Man or 12:01. Its not the same as The Oaks (Thousand Oaks, California), as the one I am talking about is located here: 34° 9′ 21.95″ N 118° 49′ 8.84″ W. We would be very happy to have a picture for this building. We already checked Wikipedia Commons if there is one - no. Could you help us with someone near this place taking a photo of that building? Or could you pass this question additionally to a better fitting place at english Wikipedia - if this is not the right place? I post this question at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject California, Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Architecture and Wikipedia talk:Requested pictures but none of those seem to fit perfectly. Looking forward

Yours --Zulu55 (talk) 08:50, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

LA edit-a-thons on March 18 (tomorrow!) and 28[edit]

Wadewitz memorial edit-a-thon (3/18), Redondo Loves Wikipedia (3/28)
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Dear fellow Wikipedian,

The LA Wikipedia community has two events in this second half of March -- please consider attending!

First, there is a memorial edit-a-thon in honor of the prolific LA Wikipedian Adrianne Wadewitz, which is being held downtown on March 18 (tomorrow!) from noon to 8pm as a part of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies' annual conference. Please drop by to contribute your own work or teach other users how to write for Wikipedia.

Second, there will be an event at the Redondo Beach Public Library (following up on last month's session), in collaboration with the Redondo Beach Historical Society. Please join us from 10am to noon on Saturday, March 28 at the main branch of the Redondo Beach Public Library!

I hope to see you there! Calliopejen1 (talk) - via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:39, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

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You're invited to a meetup[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia:Meetup/San Diego/April 2015. Thanks. RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 18:26, 10 April 2015 (UTC)

RFC regarding lead image for Modesto article[edit]

Editors are invited to comment on the discussion currently underway at Talk:Modesto, California#RFC_regarding_lead_photo.—Stepheng3 (talk) 20:21, 10 April 2015 (UTC)

Convention panel participation[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia talk:Meetup/San Diego#January 2016. Thanks. RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 01:46, 16 April 2015 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Troy Philippines[edit]

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The article Troy Philippines has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

Subject does not appear to have received significant coverage in multiple non-primary, non-University of Southern California related, reliable sources. Subject appears to fail WP:GNG & WP:ORG.

While all constructive contributions to Wikipedia are appreciated, content or articles may be deleted for any of several reasons.

You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{proposed deletion/dated}} notice, but please explain why in your edit summary or on the article's talk page.

Please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Removing {{proposed deletion/dated}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. In particular, the speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 22:06, 18 April 2015 (UTC)

FLRC for List of birds of California[edit]

I have nominated List of birds of California for featured list removal here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets the featured list criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks; editors may declare to "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. Harrias talk 09:31, 6 May 2015 (UTC)

AfC submission[edit]

Could I request comments on this draft? Draft:Green Space in Los Angeles, California. Thanks! FoCuSandLeArN (talk) 21:24, 7 May 2015 (UTC)

The tone of this article is not neutral and rings of advocacy. I wouldn't approve it, on that alone. Wikipedia is not a tool to be used to advance a position. Perhaps some of these sources can be used to improve articles such as Geography of Los Angeles, but the tone of the draft article raises red flags.--RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 19:16, 10 May 2015 (UTC)

Discussion at Wikipedia:Meetup/San Diego/June 2015[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia:Meetup/San Diego/June 2015. Thanks. RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 03:48, 13 May 2015 (UTC)

Taking Larry Itliong to FA[edit]

I have never been able to advance an article to FA before, and am wondering if any other editors would like to help me get the article Larry Itliong to FA status.--RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 04:33, 21 May 2015 (UTC)