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]


Proposal: move Religion subsection from Demographics to Culture[edit]

There's too much narrative and not enough numbers for religion to be under demographics, and it's part of culture anyhow

No Opinion
  • Looks fine to me. (Wishy-washy, no opinion on this.) -- AstroU (talk) 06:13, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
  • The California article puts religion in the "Culture" section. The New York City article does not give religion it's own sub-section, but the paragraph discussing religion is under the "Demographics" section. HollywoodCowboy (talk) 18:41, 20 April 2015 (UTC)
  • pbp 05:51, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
  • The way that the WP:Community has written this section, it should definitely be under "Culture." There is some mention of the number of Jews but not any statistics for the other religions, or for the unchurched. This section is mostly about the culture of L.A.'s religions. I hope we can agree to change it as suggested above. Another option would be for a separate section for "Religion and churches." Sincerely, BeenAroundAWhile (talk) 20:05, 20 April 2015 (UTC)
  • As per articles such as United States that list religion under demographics. - SantiLak (talk) 06:04, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
  • I don't think of religion as culture. The section on Culture needs to be beefed up with cultural aspects of Los Angeles--there is so much--but not with Religion. -- Charles Edwin Shipp (talk) 06:09, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
  • WP:USCITIES suggests that religion goes under demographics. Bahooka (talk) 18:44, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

Economy: Table of Fortune 500 companies instead of list[edit]

The GA review mentioned over-linking in the Economy section. One of the culprits is the comma-separated list of Fortune 500 companies, followed by another comma-separated list of other companies headquartered in Los Angeles. I propose we take those lists out and insert a table of the top publicly traded companies in Los Angeles, similar to the Economy section of the article for New York City. Does anyone have an objection to this? HollywoodCowboy (talk) 17:24, 16 April 2015 (UTC)

Timeline of Los Angeles[edit]

What is missing from the city timeline? Please add relevant content. Thank you. -- M2545 (talk) 08:50, 18 May 2015 (UTC)

Angel Town and Angeltown[edit]

See discussion at Talk:Angeltown (disambiguation) In ictu oculi (talk) 07:03, 20 July 2015 (UTC)

Lead paragraph is apparently no longer accurate as to motion picture production[edit]

On-location feature production as of 2014 is about half of its peak in 1996. When even Paramount has thrown in the towel and outsourced feature production to Vancouver, it would seem more accurate to state that Los Angeles was historically a leader in motion picture production and continues to be a leader in motion picture development. Although chroma key greenscreen now makes it possible to film almost anything anywhere, at least most major producers still have their offices in LA (for now). --Coolcaesar (talk) 09:04, 10 August 2015 (UTC)

The WP:lede should reflect whatever the body of the article says. BeenAroundAWhile (talk) 20:06, 10 August 2015 (UTC)
Good point. Which means the article itself needs to be revised concurrently. I will have to think through that. Of course, if anyone else is thinking along the same lines, feel free to jump in. --Coolcaesar (talk) 11:25, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

External links modified[edit]

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Full name[edit]

If I did not get it wrong, the full name of the city would be El pueblo de Nuestra Señora Reina de los Ángeles de la Porciuncula, also El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles sobre El Río Porciuncula. It was stated also in the Guinness Book of Records, as the longest city name in the world. Actually, if you type this name, you will be redirected to Los Angeles page. Could it be worth to add a small section about the city's name? Filippo83 (talk) 11:15, 17 November 2015 (UTC)