Talk:Kern County

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List of cities[edit]

There appear to be a bunch of cities that redlink and might not deserve their own article. Furthermore, the lede seems to imply that this should be an extraregion instead, as it does not fit into the higher level of the hierarchy... Hobbitschuster (talk) 14:28, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

I've pruned a bunch of redlinks for some of the smallest towns that may not meet WV:What is an article? (Special:Diff/2900338/2900517). It may be possible to consolidate some of the others as many towns are suburbs of Bakersfield or located in extremely rural areas. -- Ryan • (talk) • 07:49, 6 December 2015 (UTC)

Combine small cities into "The Grapevine"[edit]

I think Gorman (population less than 100), Lebec (population 1500), Frazier Park (population 2700), Grapevine (population unknown but definitely tiny) and Wheeler Ridge (population unknown but definitely tiny) could all be consolidated into an article titled "The Grapevine", named for the stretch of I-5 in the area. Technically only the town of Grapevine is on The Grapevine, but from north-to-south this area is just a 16 mile long corridor where the main attractions for travelers are the places to stop and get food & gas along the interstate, so consolidating several articles seems like the best way to organize the info. Thoughts or comments? -- Ryan • (talk) • 20:41, 5 December 2015 (UTC)

I think that's a good idea Hobbitschuster (talk) 20:57, 5 December 2015 (UTC)
@PerryPlanet: I'm not entirely sure which active contributors are familiar with Southern California, so pinging PerryPlanet just to get a second opinion from someone who may be reasonably familiar with the area in question. -- Ryan • (talk) • 06:03, 7 December 2015 (UTC)
I'm afraid I'm not familiar with this area of California, but the proposal sounds completely reasonable to me, especially when we have a handy name to apply to this mini-region. PerryPlanet (talk) 20:06, 7 December 2015 (UTC)
Appreciate the feedback. I've driven through the area a few dozen times, but like many things in Southern California if you ask ten people what "The Grapevine" is I suspect you'd get ten different answers, so it seemed worthwhile to try to get a few different opinions. I'll make this change in the coming days, and if in the future someone objects we can always figure out an alternative solution. -- Ryan • (talk) • 20:14, 7 December 2015 (UTC)
Yes DoneThe Grapevine. -- Ryan • (talk) • 01:36, 8 December 2015 (UTC)
(ec) Looks like you did it while I was typing this up! Anyway, I agree -- I've done what you're proposing a few times. i think Lions Bay-Britannia Beach is probably the closest -- a longish corridor with no major towns but a handful of attractions and such scattered throughout. Lighthouse Country is similar. -Shaundd (talk) 01:45, 8 December 2015 (UTC)


This is listed as a sub-region of Sierra Nevada, Desert (California), Antelope Valley, Gold Country and San Joaquin Valley, is stated to be an extraregion, but then has 16 city pages under it? Need an explanation of what was intended here?--Traveler100 (talk) 11:13, 27 April 2019 (UTC)

Have placed under San Joaquin Valley, but if some of the county and its cities are better places geographically then maybe this county should be split up. --Traveler100 (talk) 11:59, 27 April 2019 (UTC)