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WikiProject iconThis 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.

Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy/archive1 Featured article reviewEdit

User:Nutez has nominated Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 17:55, 29 December 2021 (UTC)

FAR for Geology of the Lassen volcanic areaEdit

I have nominated Geology of the Lassen volcanic area for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. Bumbubookworm (talk) 20:15, 1 January 2022 (UTC)

Featured Article Save Award for Geology of the Lassen volcanic areaEdit

There is a Featured Article Save Award nomination at Wikipedia talk:Featured article review/Geology of the Lassen volcanic area/archive1. Please join the discussion to recognize and celebrate editors who helped assure this article would retain its featured status. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 15:39, 19 February 2022 (UTC)

Happy New Year from Wikimedians of Los Angeles!Edit

Happy New Year from Wikimedians of Los Angeles!


We're beginning to plan in-person and virtual events for 2022, and your support is needed as we re-launch the LA User Group.
Please get involved! If you have ideas, or if you're interested in helping to lead the group, leave a note at Ideas for 2022 on our talk page.


Join our Facebook group here.

To opt out of future mailings about LA meetups, please remove your name from this list.

--JSFarman (talk) 02:08, 4 January 2022 (UTC)

Sequoia Capital: Request for reviewEdit

Hello! I recently posted a request to the Sequoia Capital article talk page asking editors who watch the page to review some proposed revisions to the History section. My request can be found here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Sequoia_Capital

Sequoia is a California-based company that has made investments in numerous companies headquartered in the state. My proposed History section details these investments and provides additional information about key personnel and operational developments over the past five decades.

Due to my conflict of interest (I work for Sequoia Capital) I will not make any changes to the article myself. Instead, I’ve reached out to experienced Wikipedia editors to review my proposals and hopefully implement changes when they believe the new material will improve the article. I have been working with two editors already to refine my draft, and I would like to add a few more voices to make sure everything looks good.

Thank you so much! VS for Sequoia Capital (talk) 22:36, 7 January 2022 (UTC)

LA to FA 2022Edit

LA to FA 2022

Dear WikiProject California,

You're invited to a zoom call, taking place on February 11, with the goal of improving the article on Los Angeles to Featured article status! I often find it daunting to approach the Big Subjects on my own—so if you, like me, want a time to sit down with fellow dedicated editors and tackle something important and complex, this is the zoom for you! I, unfortunately, have no way to transmit snacks over zoom; but I trust you to exercise good judgement and discretion in selecting snacks of your own. Hope to see you there—if you're interested, add your name here!

theleekycauldron (talkcontribs) (they/she) 00:19, 10 January 2022 (UTC) To opt out of future mailings about LA meetups, please remove your name from this list.

One of your project's articles has been selected for improvement!Edit

Hello,
Please note that Google, which is within this project's scope, has been selected as one of the Articles for improvement. The article is scheduled to appear on Wikipedia's Community portal in the "Articles for improvement" section for one week, beginning today. Everyone is encouraged to collaborate to improve the article. Thanks, and happy editing!
Delivered by MusikBot talk 00:05, 28 February 2022 (UTC) on behalf of the AFI team

Requested move at Talk:Modesto Area Express#Requested move 18 February 2022Edit

There is a requested move discussion at Talk:Modesto Area Express#Requested move 18 February 2022 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. 🐶 EpicPupper (he/him | talk) 17:56, 4 March 2022 (UTC)


Ranchos of California infobox suggestedEdit

I believe the individual articles for the ranchos found in the List of ranchos of California would benefit from an infobox. Suggested contents are readily available from the list itself:

  • Map / illustration
  • Grant name
  • Date
  • Grantor
  • Grantee
  • Size
  • Land case number
  • Location (city, county)
  • Coordinates (center of grant?)

It would take considerable work to propagate such an infobox, but perhaps someone could write a script. Thoughts? — btphelps (talk to me) (what I've done) 01:09, 6 March 2022 (UTC)

L'Ermitage Beverly Hills: Request for reviewEdit

Hello! Last month I posted a request to the L'Ermitage Beverly Hills article talk page asking anyone active there to review my proposed revisions to the History section. (The current material is largely unsourced and includes a lot of details that I have been unable to verify.) My request can be found here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:L%27Ermitage_Beverly_Hills

I'm an employee of EOS, the company managing L'Ermitage, and thus have a clear COI. As such, I'm reaching out to experienced editors to review my draft. Hoping someone here can help, or at least steer me in the right direction. Thanks! Mcg2132 (talk) 14:27, 17 March 2022 (UTC)

Munger Hall, UC Santa BarbaraEdit

I created a draft for Munger Hall, a proposed dormitory at UC Santa Barbara. Its been in the news as it will house 4,500 students and 94% of the rooms will have no windows. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you, Thriley (talk) 17:30, 3 April 2022 (UTC)

Requested move at Talk:Stephen Hahn (oncologist)#Requested move 16 March 2022Edit

There is a requested move discussion at Talk:Stephen Hahn (oncologist)#Requested move 16 March 2022 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. 🐶 EpicPupper (he/him | talk) 07:02, 9 April 2022 (UTC)

User script to detect unreliable sourcesEdit

I have (with the help of others) made a small user script to detect and highlight various links to unreliable sources and predatory journals. Some of you may already be familiar with it, given it is currently the 39th most imported script on Wikipedia. The idea is that it takes something like

  • John Smith "Article of things" Deprecated.com. Accessed 2020-02-14. (John Smith "[https://www.deprecated.com/article Article of things]" ''Deprecated.com''. Accessed 2020-02-14.)

and turns it into something like

It will work on a variety of links, including those from {{cite web}}, {{cite journal}} and {{doi}}.

The script is mostly based on WP:RSPSOURCES, WP:NPPSG and WP:CITEWATCH and a good dose of common sense. I'm always expanding coverage and tweaking the script's logic, so general feedback and suggestions to expand coverage to other unreliable sources are always welcomed.

Do note that this is not a script to be mindlessly used, and several caveats apply. Details and instructions are available at User:Headbomb/unreliable. Questions, comments and requests can be made at User talk:Headbomb/unreliable.

- Headbomb {t · c · p · b}

This is a one time notice and can't be unsubscribed from. Delivered by: MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:01, 29 April 2022 (UTC)

LH Research Inc.: Request for reviewEdit

Hello! I posted a re-request for reviewing an article on Draft:LH_Research. The main critic was: not enough Notability. I improved upon the article, and added sources (e.g. to a Smithsonian collection about the company and many links to scientific articles about the company and its developments). The first reviewer states, that he does 'only' one-time revies... so this article is back to AFC. Geoman3 (talk) 08:14, 12 May 2022 (UTC)

James Robert Baker Featured article reviewEdit

I have nominated James Robert Baker for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 00:55, 18 May 2022 (UTC)

Evernote: Company section updatesEdit

Hey there! I'm Greg, an employee at the California-based software company Evernote. I'm trying to get some help updating the company's article. A colleague of mine, User:Evernotebrian, assembled a new draft for the article's Company section. It covers some recent company history that isn't included in the current version of the Evernote article and backs up some of the existing content with better sourcing. You can view his draft at this link. I'll also provide an additional link to Brian's edit request on the Evernote Talk page. You can see my COI disclosure and follow-up note right below his post. We were also hoping to get the Company header changed to History, because we feel that's a more accurate description of what the section contains, but if an editor from this WikiProject could at least take a look at the new section draft, that would be a great start. Thanks very much for your time. Evernote Greg (talk) 16:15, 24 May 2022 (UTC)