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The regions portion of the template needs to be fixed, because it does not reflect all the regions of the city. For example, it lists a San Fernando Valley region, catering the erroneous view that all of what is called "the Valley" is in the San Fernando Valley when in reality there are parts that are instead in the Crescenta Valley. Likewise, there are regions not included in this template such as Los Feliz & Silverlake or Echo Park & Westlake. --Daniel Romero Cruz 17:29, 10 October 2006 (UTC)

Districts and Neighborhoods section[edit]

We need to do something about the gigantic Districts and Neighborhoods section of this template; that alone takes up more than half a page, maybe even a whole page. It is so large, its navigation function becomes more difficult. I would support creating separate "districts and neighborhoods" templates for each major region of the city, such as Hollywood, the harbor area, downtown, the valley, etc., just as is done in the Philadelphia neighborhood articles and others. A link to List of districts and neighborhoods of Los Angeles would remain in this template. I have created an example at User:Szyslak/Hollywood.

If there are no serious objections, I'll go ahead and create the separate templates, along with the dirty work of adding them to each article. szyslak 00:54, 16 June 2007 (UTC)

That has actually been on my to-do list for several months. However, I have been debating about whether to implement a style similar to what is described on Wikipedia:WikiProject Football/Templates#Navigational boxes (navboxes) — having both the main LA template and the seperate neighborhood template placed on any page without having to have them as separate boxes; the list of Harbor Area districts is on only one line, and I think it is a little silly to have it in a seperate box. Zzyzx11 (Talk) 01:54, 16 June 2007 (UTC)
We could do that, but there'd only be two templates on every neighborhood page, whereas the football/soccer pages could easily have boxes cluttering the page without such a system. szyslak 02:38, 16 June 2007 (UTC)
I've made quite a few changes to the templates, expanding their scope beyond a mere list of neighborhoods. What do you think? szyslak 06:20, 16 June 2007 (UTC)

I have something different in mind for the San Fernando Valley articles because the Valley is a whole separate region with important independent cities. A "Valley" template that excludes Burbank and Glendale would be silly. See User:Szyslak/San Fernando Valley. szyslak 02:38, 16 June 2007 (UTC) n.b. I now plan to make the Valley template like all the others. szyslak 06:20, 16 June 2007 (UTC)

Looking at your proposed San Fernando Valley template, why do I get that strange feeling of a slippery slope ... I sense there is going to be an explosion of numerous navigation boxes on these articles. We already have Template:Los Angeles County, California, and it is only a matter of time before someone comes along and creates Template:Greater Los Angeles Area which would be similar to Template:SF Bay Area and Template:Chicagoland :-) Zzyzx11 (Talk) 02:50, 16 June 2007 (UTC)
You're right. I'll just make the Valley navbox like the others, and limited to LA neighborhoods; the point of this is to mitigate template creep, not to cause more of it. szyslak 03:29, 16 June 2007 (UTC)