Talk:Los Angeles

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Former good article Los Angeles was one of the Geography and places good articles, but it has been removed from the list. There are suggestions below for improving the article to meet the good article criteria. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
Article milestones
Date Process Result
November 24, 2005 Good article nominee Listed
August 9, 2008 Good article reassessment Delisted
October 5, 2008 Peer review Reviewed
Current status: Delisted good article

Semi-protected edit request re: info box[edit]

Most city info boxes include ranking next to metro area population in the city info box. Please consider adding it to this page. So, instead of:

population_urban = 12,150,996[1]

population_metro = 13,131,431[2]

population_blank1_title = CSA

population_blank1 = 18,351,929[3]

These lines would be:

population_urban = 12,150,996 (2nd) [4]

population_metro = 13,131,431 (2nd) [5]

population_blank1_title = CSA

population_blank1 = 18,351,929 (2nd) [6]


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Discussion at Talk:Van Nuys, Los Angeles#Requested move 1 October 2016[edit]

A discussion regarding renaming of Van Nuys, Los Angeles to Van Nuys may have the potential of serving as a precedent for naming conventions of neighborhoods in cities throughout the United States. Participation is invited. —Roman Spinner (talk)(contribs) 20:33, 10 October 2016 (UTC)

Two questions[edit]

Population; Birth Rates ? AveOscuraInq (talk) 03:14, 12 October 2016 (UTC)

The population is in the "Demographics" section. As for the birth rate, if you have any information, with a reliable source, just add it yourself, along with the source. If you don't know the coding, do the best you can and somebody will be along to fix it up. BeenAroundAWhile (talk) 05:01, 12 October 2016 (UTC)

Orphaned references in Los Angeles[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 Los Angeles'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 "NOAA":

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 16:40, 27 November 2016 (UTC)

Tehran as a sister city[edit]

We have info that the Sister City org in L.A. suspended its affiliation with Tehran in 1979, but suspension is not the same as ending it. BeenAroundAWhile (talk) 01:46, 2 December 2016 (UTC)

LA populations[edit]

The US Census Bureau populations (decennial census and yearly estimates) are the yardstick used throughout WP. Otherwise we are comparing apples to oranges, as all other city info boxes record the US Census figure. An editor had replaced the last valid US Census estimate for the city of Los Angeles (2015; released May 2016) with a figure from the California Office of Finance, a bureaucratic agency that uses future projections and different demographic methods. This renders any comparison with other US cities on WP invalid and is ill advised (to say the least). A < ! > warning bar beside Population and Demographics might be useful. Meanwhile, I replaced the figure in the article/source restored. Mason.Jones (talk) 00:40, 7 January 2017 (UTC)

They could both be used. Why not? BeenAroundAWhile (talk) 21:12, 26 February 2017 (UTC)
Not if it replaces the primary US Census population figure in a WP article's introduction, info box, or historical demographic table, which is what the previous editor did. In encyclopedias, those figures come from the US Census. Other figures might be mentioned as a supplementary remark under "Demographics"; otherwise, "dueling stats" are cumbersome, confusing, and rather pointless. Mason.Jones (talk) 16:14, 3 March 2017 (UTC)
Yes, that's what I mean. Use the other figures as relevant information elsewhere (if indeed it is relevant). I don't understand why the editor who made this fix did not do that. It's almost as if those figures were not important, even though a previous editor decided they were. BeenAroundAWhile (talk) 23:17, 4 March 2017 (UTC)

"City of Stars" as nickname[edit]

Apparently this monicker came from La La Land (film), with a source in the Edit summary when it was added, but, really, I have never heard it before and I don't think it is truly a nickname. BeenAroundAWhile (talk) 21:11, 26 February 2017 (UTC)

Agreed. I removed it. Dkspartan1835 (talk) 16:59, 8 March 2017 (UTC)