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2023.05.28 03:46 longbeachlocale 🚨 City Council • June 6, 2023 • 5:00 PM 🚨

🗓 Date: June 6, 2023 @ 5PM
🗺 Location: Long Beach Civic Center 411 W. Ocean Boulevard
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🗣eComment: https://longbeach.granicusideas.com/meetings/4014-city-council-on-2023-06-06/agenda_items

Agenda Item

CD4 - Funds Transfer for Partners of Parks

Item #1 • File #23-0553 (Details, PDF)
Sponsors:
Recommendation to increase appropriations in the General Fund Group in the City Manager Department by $200, offset by the Fourth Council District One-time District Priority Funds transferred from the Citywide Activities Department to provide support to Partners of Parks for their Long Beach Charity ProAm event; and Decrease appropriations in the General Fund Group in the Citywide Activities Department by $200 to offset a transfer to the City Manager Department.

CD4 - Funds Transfer for LGBTQ Center Long Beach

Item #2 • File #23-0554 (Details, PDF)
Sponsors:
Recommendation to increase appropriations in the General Fund Group in the City Manager Department by $500, offset by the Fourth Council District One-time District Priority Funds transferred from the Citywide Activities Department to provide a contribution to The LGBTQ Center Long Beach in support of their Black & White Ball 2023; and Decrease appropriations in the General Fund Group in the Citywide Activities Department by $500 to offset a transfer to the City Manager Department.

CD4 - Funds Transfer for Wild West Women, Inc

Item #3 • File #23-0555 (Details, PDF)
Sponsors:
Recommendation to increase appropriations in the General Fund Group in the City Manager Department by $500, offset by the Fourth Council District One-time District Priority Funds transferred from the Citywide Activities Department to provide support to Wild West Women, Inc for their inaugural Long Beach Woman’s Fair; and Decrease appropriations in the General Fund Group in the Citywide Activities Department by $500 to offset a transfer to the City Manager Department.

CD5 - Funds Transfer to Support Community Events

Item #4 • File #23-0556 (Details, PDF)
Sponsors:
Recommendation to increase appropriations in the General Fund Group in the City Manager Department by $2,000, offset by the Fifth Council District One-Time District Priority Funds transferred from the Citywide Activities Department to provide a contribution to: · $500 to Partners of Parks in support of the Long Beach Juneteenth Celebration; · $1,000 to support the Uptown Jazz Festival; · $500 to the Long Beach Century Club in support of the Mayor’s Trophy Charity Golf Tournament; and Decrease appropriations in the General Fund Group in the Citywide Activities Department by $2,000 to offset a transfer to the City Manager Department.

CD4 - Funds Transfer for Rancho Los Alamitos Foundation

Item #5 • File #23-0562 (Details, PDF)
Sponsors:
Recommendation to increase appropriations in the General Fund Group in the City Manager Department by $2,000, offset by the Fourth Council District One-time District Priority Funds transferred from the Citywide Activities Department to provide a contribution to Rancho Los Alamitos Foundation in support of their Summer Concert Series; and Decrease appropriations in the General Fund Group in the Citywide Activities Department by $2,000 to offset a transfer to the City Manager Department.

CD4 - Funds Transfer for Long Beach Century Club

Item #6 • File #23-0561 (Details, PDF)
Sponsors:
Recommendation to increase appropriations in the General Fund Group in the City Manager Department by $500, offset by the Fourth Council District One-time District Priority Funds transferred from the Citywide Activities Department to provide support to the Long Beach Century Club for their Mayor’s Trophy Charity Golf Tournament; and Decrease appropriations in the General Fund Group in the Citywide Activities Department by $500 to offset a transfer to the City Manager Department.

Arcelia Delgado

Item #7 • File #23-0552 (Details, PDF)
Sponsors:
Recommendation to authorize City Attorney to submit Stipulations with Request for Award for approval by the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, and if so approved, authority to pay $169,300.13 for Stipulations with Request for Award with a life pension thereafter of $170.04 subject to COLA increases per week in compliance with the Appeals Board Order for Arcelia Delgado. The City of Long Beach is entitled to credit for payments previously paid in the amount of $69,532.31.

Michael Hannan

Item #8 • File #23-0551 (Details, PDF)
Sponsors:
Recommendation to authorize City Attorney to submit Stipulations with Request for Award for approval by the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, and if so approved, authority to pay $104,182.50 in compliance with the Appeals Board Order for Michael Hannan.

CA - Kayla Jentes

Item #9 • File #23-0557 (Details, PDF)
Sponsors:
Recommendation to authorize City Attorney to pay sum of $200,000, in full settlement of a lawsuit entitled Kayla Jentes, et al. v. City of Long Beach, et al., Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. 20STCV29354.

CA - Joel Reyes

Item #10 • File #23-0558 (Details, PDF)
Sponsors:
Recommendation to authorize City Attorney to pay sum of $399,000, in full settlement of a lawsuit entitled Joel Reyes, et al. v. City of Long Beach, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC703737.

Martin Romo

Item #11 • File #23-0549 (Details, PDF)
Sponsors:
Recommendation to authorize the City Attorney to submit two Stipulations with Request for Award for approval by the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, and if so approved, authority to pay 1) $17,545.00, and also 2) separate authority to pay $72,500.00 in compliance with the Appeals Board Order for Martin Romo.

Mario Talavera

Item #12 • File #23-0550 (Details, PDF)
Sponsors:
Recommendation to authorize the City Attorney to submit two Stipulations with Request for Award for approval by the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, and if so approved, authority to pay 1) $27,695.00, and also 2) separate authority to pay $80,982.50 in compliance with the Appeals Board Order for Mario Talavera.

CC - Damage Claims

Item #13 • File #23-0547 (Details, PDF)
Sponsors:
Recommendation to refer to City Attorney damage claims received between May 15, 2023 and May 26, 2023.

CM - Federal Lobbyist RFP

Item #15 • File #23-0563 (Details, PDF)
Sponsors:
Recommendation to Adopt Specifications No. RFP CM-23-236 and award a contract to Holland & Knight, LLP, of Washington, D.C., for federal legislative representation services, in a total annual amount not to exceed $130,000, for a period of two years, with the option to renew for three additional one-year periods, at the discretion of the City Manager; and, authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute all documents necessary to enter into the contract, including any necessary subsequent amendments. (Citywide)

FM - Coastline Equip. for the purchase of a John Deere 332G skid steer

Item #17 • File #23-0566 (Details, PDF)
Sponsors:
Recommendation to adopt resolution authorizing City Manager, or designee, to execute a contract, and any necessary documents including any necessary subsequent amendments, with Bragg Investment Company, Inc., dba Coastline Equipment, a Long Beach distributor of John Deere Construction Retail Sales, of Moline, IL, for the purchase of a John Deere 332G skid steer, with related equipment and accessories, on the same terms and conditions afforded to Sourcewell, in a total amount not to exceed $153,097, inclusive of taxes and fees. (Citywide)

FM - Coastline Equip-John Deere 310P backhoe

Item #18 • File #23-0567 (Details, PDF)
Sponsors:
Recommendation to adopt resolution authorizing City Manager, or designee, to execute a contract, and any necessary documents including any necessary subsequent amendments, with Bragg Investment Company, Inc., dba Coastline Equipment, a Long Beach distributor of John Deere Construction Retail Sales, of Moline, IL, for the purchase of a John Deere 310P backhoe, with related equipment and accessories, on the same terms and conditions afforded to Sourcewell, in a total amount not to exceed $169,631, inclusive of taxes and fees. (Citywide)

Mayor - Cancellation of July 4th City Council Meeting

Item #23 • File #23-0560 (Details, PDF)
Sponsors:
Recommendation to suspend Council rule contained in Municipal Code Section 2.03.020 (B) relating to the meeting schedule of the City Council in order to cancel the City Council meeting of July 4, 2023.

PRM/PW - Capital improvements at El Dorado East Regional, El Dorado Park West, Houghton, and Stearns Parks D4,9

Item #33 • File #23-0582 (Details, PDF)
Sponsors:
Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to accept and expend grant funds from the California Department of Parks and Recreation for capital improvements at El Dorado East Regional, El Dorado Park West, Houghton, and Stearns Parks, in an amount not to exceed $15,400,000; Increase appropriations in the Capital Projects Fund Group in the Parks, Recreation and Marine Department by $342,000, offset by grant revenue; Increase appropriations in the Capital Projects Fund Group in the Parks, Recreation and Marine Department by $342,000, offset by a transfer of California Department of Parks and Recreation grant funds from the Capital Grants Fund; Increase appropriations in the Capital Projects Fund Group in the Public Works Department by $15,058,000, offset by grant revenue; and Increase appropriations in the Capital Projects Fund Group in the Public Works Department by $15,058,000, offset by a transfer of California Department of Parks and Recreation grant funds from the Capital Grants Fund. (Districts 4,9)

Resolution

CC - Destruction of Records

Item #14 • File #23-0548 (Details, PDF)
Sponsors:
Recommendation to approve the destruction of records for the Health and Human Services Department; and adopt resolution.

FM - Ray Gaskin Service for for the purchase of one Ford F-550 refuse truck

Item #16 • File #23-0565 (Details, PDF)
Sponsors:
Recommendation to adopt resolution authorizing City Manager, or designee, to execute a contract, and any necessary documents including any necessary subsequent amendments, with Ray Gaskin Service, an authorized distributor for New Way Trucks and Scranton Manufacturing Company, of Fontana, CA, for the purchase of one Ford F-550 refuse truck, with related equipment and accessories, on the same terms and conditions afforded to Sourcewell, in a total amount not to exceed $167,457, inclusive of taxes and fees. (Citywide)

FM - The Quinn Co. for the purchase of 4 Caterpillar 430 backhoe loaders

Item #19 • File #23-0568 (Details, PDF)
Sponsors:
Recommendation to adopt resolution authorizing City Manager, or designee, to execute a contract, and any necessary documents including any necessary subsequent amendments, with Caterpillar Inc., through its local dealer, Quinn Company, of City of Industry, CA, for the purchase of four Caterpillar 430 backhoe loaders, with related equipment and accessories, on the same terms and conditions afforded to Sourcewell, in a total amount not to exceed $1,016,512, inclusive of taxes and fees. (Citywide)

DS - Noise Element

Item #22 • File #23-0564 (Details, PDF)
Recommendation to receive supporting documentation into the record and conclude the public hearing; Adopt resolution approving and certifying the Environmental Impact Report EIR 03-20, State Clearinghouse No. 2019050009 and associated findings;

DS - Noise Element

Item # • File #23-0585 (Details, PDF)
Adopt resolution replacing the current Noise Element with the updated Noise Element of the Long Beach General Plan; and

ED - 702 Anaheim Shelter – LB Rescue Mission and First to Serve D3

Item #24 • File #23-0584 (Details, PDF)
Sponsors:
Recommendation to receive and file Contract No. 36576 with Long Beach Rescue Mission Foundation, Inc., a California public benefit corporation (Lessor) and the City of Long Beach (Lessee) and Contract No. 36578, a Sublease between the City of Long Beach (Sublessor) and First to Serve Ministries, Inc., a California nonprofit corporation (Sublessee), or its assignee, for approximately 17,000 rentable square feet of space at 702 West Anaheim Street, for use as an emergency shelter, made pursuant to Chapter 2.85 of the Long Beach Municipal Code (LBMC) and in response to the emergency proclaimed regarding homelessness. (District 1)

FM - Transfer of FY 23 gross operating revenue, from the Harbor Fund Group to the Tidelands Operating Fund

Item #25 • File #23-0569 (Details, PDF)
Sponsors:
Recommendation to adopt resolution requesting that the Board of Harbor Commissioners approve the transfer of 5 percent of Fiscal Year 2023 (FY 23) gross operating revenue, from the Harbor Fund Group to the Tidelands Operating Fund Group, with a true-up adjustment, if necessary, to reflect the final gross revenue amount upon issuance of the Harbor Department’s FY 23 audited financial statements. (Districts 1,2,3)

FM - Velocity Truck Centers for the purchase of 7 CNG powered Crane Carrier LNT-26 trucks

Item #26 • File #23-0572 (Details, PDF)
Sponsors:
Recommendation to adopt resolution authorizing City Manager, or designee, to execute a contract, and any necessary documents including any necessary subsequent amendments, with Los Angeles Truck Centers, LLC, dba Velocity Truck Centers, an authorized distributor of Crane Carrier trucks, of Whittier, CA, for the purchase of seven CNG powered Crane Carrier LNT-26 trucks, with New Way rear loader refuse bodies, on the same terms and conditions afforded to Sourcewell, in a total amount not to exceed $2,951,446, inclusive of taxes and fees. (Citywide)

FM - Velocity Truck Center-10 CNG Crane Carrier Roto-Pac side loader refuse trucks

Item #27 • File #23-0573 (Details, PDF)
Sponsors:
Recommendation to adopt resolution authorizing City Manager, or designee, to execute a contract, and any necessary documents including any necessary subsequent amendments, with Los Angeles Truck Centers, LLC, dba Velocity Truck Centers, of Whittier, CA, an authorized distributor of Crane Carrier trucks, for the purchase of 10 CNG Crane Carrier, Roto-Pac side loader refuse trucks, with related equipment and accessories, on the same terms and conditions afforded to Sourcewell, in a total amount not to exceed $4,765,507, inclusive of taxes and fees; and Authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute a lease-purchase agreement, and related financing documents, with Banc of America Public Capital Corp, of San Francisco, CA, for the financing of Roto-Pac refuse trucks, payable over a seven-year period at an interest rate to be determined when the agreement is executed. (Citywide)

FM/PW - Velocity Truck Center-20 CNG Crane Carrier side loader refuse trucks

Item #29 • File #23-0574 (Details, PDF)
Sponsors:
Recommendation to adopt resolution authorizing City Manager, or designee, to execute a contract, and any necessary documents including subsequent amendments, with Los Angeles Truck Centers, LLC, dba Velocity Truck Centers, of Whittier, CA, an authorized distributor of Crane Carrier trucks, for the purchase of 20 CNG Crane Carrier side loader refuse trucks, with New Way side loader refuse bodies, on the same terms and conditions afforded to Sourcewell, in a total amount not to exceed $9,322,091, inclusive of taxes and fees. (Citywide)

PRM - Reso w/LAFCO-LA for final District Boundary Map

Item #31 • File #23-0581 (Details, PDF)
Sponsors:
Recommendation to adopt resolution in support of the formation of the Lower San Gabriel River Recreation and Park District; direct City Clerk to file the resolution with the Local Area Formation Commission - Los Angeles (LAFCO-LA); and, authorize City Manager to approve the final District Boundary Map on behalf of the City. (Citywide)

PRM/DHHS - Accept grant funds for Wrigley Greenbelt and Multi-Service Center D7

Item #32 • File #23-0577 (Details, PDF)
Sponsors:
Recommendation to adopt resolution authorizing City Manager, or designee, to execute any necessary documents including subsequent amendments, to accept grant funds from the California Natural Resources Agency for capital improvements at Wrigley Greenbelt and Multi-Service Center, in an amount not to exceed $5,200,000. (District 7)

ABC License

PD - ABC License - Tacomasa D3

Item #20 • File #23-0576 (Details, PDF)
Sponsors:
Recommendation to receive and file the application of Tacomasa 1 LLC, dba Tacomasa, for an original application of an Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) license, at 4740 East 7th Street #130, submit a Public Notice of Protest to ABC, and direct City Manager to withdraw the protest if a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) or Conditional Use Permit Exemption (CUPEX) is granted. (District 3) Levine Act: Yes

PD - ABC License- Northern Café D3

Item #21 • File #23-0575 (Details, PDF)
Sponsors:
Recommendation to receive and file the application of TCRY Incorporated, dba Northern Cafe, for an original application of an Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) license, at 4911 East 2nd Street, submit a Public Notice of Protest to ABC, and direct the City Manager to withdraw the protest if a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) or Conditional Use Permit Exemption (CUPEX) is granted. (District 3) Levine Act: Yes

Ordinance

DS - Noise Element

Item # • File #23-0586 (Details, PDF)
Sponsors:
Declare ordinance implementing associated amendments to the Noise Ordinance, Long Beach Municipal Code Chapter 8.80, read for the first time and laid over to the next regular meeting of the City Council. (Citywide)

CM - Ordinance Amending LBMC 5.92

Item #35 • File #23-0532 (Details, PDF)
Sponsors:
Recommendation to declare ordinance amending the Long Beach Municipal Code by amending Chapter 5.92 to reinstate language related to the operation of adult-use dispensaries in mixed-used buildings in Downtown Long Beach, read and adopted as read. (Citywide)

Contract

FM - South Coast Fire Equip. for 10 Pierce Enforcer Triple Combination fire engine pumper trucks

Item #28 • File #23-0571 (Details, PDF)
Sponsors:
Recommendation to adopt Specifications No. RFP FS22-175 and award a contract to South Coast Fire Equipment, Inc., of Ontario, CA, for the purchase of nine Pierce Enforcer Triple Combination Fire Engine pumper trucks, and one Pierce Enforcer Triple Combination Rescue Engine pumper truck, with related equipment and accessories, in a total amount not to exceed $11,328,555; and, authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute all documents necessary to enter into the contract, including any necessary subsequent amendments; and Authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute a lease-purchase agreement, and related financing documents, with Banc of America Public Capital Corp, of San Francisco, CA, for the financing of fire engine pumpers, payable over a 10-year period at an interest rate to be determined when the agreement is executed. (Citywide)

PRM - Great Scott for as-needed tree trimming

Item #30 • File #23-0579 (Details, PDF)
Sponsors:
Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute all documents necessary to amend Contract No. 35545 with Great Scott Tree Service, Inc., of Stanton, CA, for as-needed tree trimming and removal services, to increase the annual contract amount by $1,949,030 with a 15 percent contingency in the amount of $292,355, for a revised total annual contract amount not to exceed $3,211,410. (Citywide)

PW - As-Needed Architectural Services

Item #34 • File #23-0583 (Details, PDF)
Sponsors:
Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute all documents necessary to amend Contract No. 33926 with Architects McDonald, Soutar & Paz, Inc., of Long Beach, CA; Contract No. 33912 with Kardent, of Long Beach, CA; Contract No. 33913 with Mary McGrath Architects, of Oakland, CA; and Contract No. 33917 with Alomar Rania, dba RA-DA, of West Hollywood, CA, for as-needed architectural services, to extend the contract terms for an additional one-year period through July 19, 2024; Authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute all documents necessary to amend Contract No. 33498 with Hirsch & Associates, Inc., of Anaheim, CA, and Contract No. 33504 with RJM Design Group, Inc., of San Juan Capistrano, CA, for as-needed landscape architectural services, to extend term the contract terms for an additional one-year period through August 1, 2024; Authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute all documents necessary to amend Agreement No. 34375 with AKM Consulting Engineers, Inc., of Irvine, CA; Agreement No. 34376 with AndersonPenna Partners, Inc., of Newport Beach
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2023.05.27 06:09 HPCthulhu1 Concerns For the Fate of Older TW Titles (Warning Long Essay)

Purpose:
I have been a Total War fan for as long as I remember, and I was enamored and still am enamored by the franchise. The reason why I am writing this is because I feel like all of the old legacy titles are being treated unfairly as of late and I do not understand why older titles do not receive any support.
Introduction:
I know CA has accomplished so much over the past decade and has evolved greatly as a franchise. Warhammer especially expanded the limits and scope of what Total War can do, and for that I am grateful! It is without a doubt that the Total War community has grown beyond measure. The reason for this growth lies in the fact that for the past seven years, the fantasy/mythology genre has been the focus of Total War. This in itself is not a bad thing, in fact, it was very fascinating and exciting to see how the franchise developed and grew with this new genre! The problem is that many of the older titles seemed to not receive as much love or support, and thus the historical community felt somewhat neglected during this time.
Lack of Support for Older Titles:
An observation that I feel all Total War fans can agree on is that support for a Total War title seems to end once a new Total War title emerges. I know there have been exceptions, but generally, this observation holds true. In some sort of sense, each title, whether it be fantasy or history, seems to be incomplete either content-wise (missing core historical/fantasy lore content) or mechanics-wise (core problems/glitches persisting to exist). Legacy titles (Empire, Napoleon, Shogun 2, Rome 2, etc..) in particular have been severely affected by this lack of continued support. In fact, more recent titles, most notably Three Kingdoms, are also heavily affected by this lack of support (This is especially sad for TW3K as the Three Kingdoms period is not even featured in the game).
Removal of Chat System from Legacy Titles:
The final nail in the coffin seems to be the removal of the chat systems for legacy titles (Empire, Napoleon, and now Shogun 2). I now fear that Attila and Rome 2 will suffer the same fate! Fans of these titles already knew that their beloved games will not receive any new content or support, but they never imagined that core features/content will be removed! This is just very sad. Part of the reason why these titles retained their popularity all these years has been due to the multiplayer system. Removing the chat system threatens the player base of these titles. I do not understand why older titles are treated in this manner. It’s not as if there are few players actively playing these games. In fact, Steam Statistics show the contrary, with Titles such as Napoleon, Shogun 2, Attila, and especially Rome 2 and 3 Kingdoms still retaining a high weekly player base. In the update message that coincided with the removal of the chat in Shogun 2, it is stated that: “It is necessary for us to remove those services from Shogun 2 and our other legacy titles. We are, however, continuing to investigate ways to implement and support chat in our future projects…”. This message implies that the chat feature is permanently removed from old titles and that the developers will focus on implementing chat systems in future titles rather than trying to find ways to re-implement them in their already developed titles.
Why End Support for Older Games?
What I do not understand is why Older Total War titles are treated in this way. Why end support for games that are still loved and played by the community? I wish to reiterate that I am grateful for all that CA does and accomplishes, but as a fan, I want to express this view that many TW players currently have.
It’s not uncommon to see developers go back to their older titles and add new content. If done properly, new content to older games can gain tremendous popular support from the player community while also achieving financial gain. Paradox, for example, has continuously been releasing DLC for old titles such as EU4 and HOI4. The amazing thing is that even if they developed new titles, such as CK3, they continued providing new DLC and support for their other titles. We only see support for a title ending when a sequel emerges. For example, support for CK2 ended once CK3 took its place. Why not implement this same policy in Total War?
Total War has every ability to continuously support all of their games, and rely on numerous DLC. The Warhammer Trilogy has shown us how successful such a system is. With numerous DLC and expansions, the Total War Warhammer community has stayed vibrant and ever-growing for the past seven years! Older titles equally have such potential, and we saw this with Rome 2 in 2018. When Rise of the Republic, Empire Divided, and Desert Kingdoms DLCs came out, they were incredibly popular, well received, and saw tremendous support from the Rome 2 community.
I know that CA has many groups working on different projects at the same time. Why not create a group whose purpose is going back to older titles, adding new content in the form of DLC, and fixing known issues? I feel the wider community as a whole would rejoice to know that their favorite games will receive continued love and support. New Games will be created, while older games continue to be expanded. In this way, the wider audience of Total War will consistently grow and retain its vibrant nature.
What Hypothetical Support in Older Games Could Look Like (Skip straight to the conclusion if you don’t feel like reading this. I sort of talk about personal DLC Ideas here).
Below I have some basic DLC ideas for older Total War Titles which could coincide with major updates to them. These are by no means original ideas, it’s more of a hypothetical vision of how support for older games could look like. I won’t go into too much detail about each one as it would dissuade from the purpose of this essay.
Expanded Nations DLC (Napoleon): This DLC would add new factions, new units to present factions, and new battlefield maps. The primary purpose of this DLC would be to diversify custom and multiplayer battles. The factions that would be introduced here, do not require a relative campaign to go with them. The Napoleonic Era had many theaters of war, thus there are many nations that could be included here. The ones I had in mind are (Sardinia-Piedmont, Swiss Confederation, Saxony, Bavaria, Duchy of Warsaw, Greek and Serbian Revolutionaries, Eyalet of Egypt, Barbary States, Qajar Persia, Maratha Empire, and Kingdom of Nepal). This DLC could coincide with the re-implementation of the chat system in Empire and Napoleon Total War.
War of 1812 DLC (Napoleon): If there is one theater of war that deserves a campaign, it is that of the War of 1812. This DLC would come as a surprise to many in the historical community; especially those historical TW players who lost hope of seeing the US as a playable faction again. A map that resembles the American map of Empire Total War is the best option for this DLC, with the exception that regions such as Mexico and Eastern America should receive more provinces. USA, Mexican Revolutionaries, Haiti, Tecumseh’s Confederacy, Red Sticks, Great Britain, and Spanish Royalists should be the playable factions in the campaign. The Seminoles, Comanche, Gran Colombia, United Provinces of Rio de l Plata, and Empire of Brazil, could be added as factions in custom/multiplayer battle. This DLC could coincide with a potential graphical update to Napoleon Total War.
Imjin War DLC (Shogun 2): The Imjin War, or the Japanese Invasion of Korea, was one of the most pivotal moments of the Sengoku Jidai, and it is still not featured in Shogun 2. Such a campaign would mean creating a map centered around the Korean Peninsula and Northern China, and would also entail introducing new cultures such as Korea, China, and Jurchen Tribes. As a project, it might be somewhat difficult, as it would mean creating a whole new map and creating culture unique cities, forts, unit rosters, and languages. Despite these difficulties, I can see many players flocking to buy this DLC! First, it would feature other Asian factions which have never been featured before in Total War, namely Korea and Jurchens, and second, is a period of history featuring prominent figures such as Yi Sun-sin and Toyotomi Hideyoshi. The Playable factions here would be, the Japanese Shogunate, Ming Empire, Great Joseon State, and Jianzhou Jurchens. This DLC could coincide with the reimplementation of the chat system in Shogun 2 Total War as well as a graphical update.
Break the Chains DLC (Rome 2): The theme that emanates from this DLC pack, is that of rebellion. This DLC pack could add 6 factions all of whom have either rebelled or given Rome a hard time at some point. Of the 6 factions, two could have a Grand Campaign starting position (Etruscan league, Cimbri), two could have an Emperor Augustus Campaign starting position (Hasmonean Kingdom, Cherusci), and two will only be accessible via custom battle (Sertorian Rebels, Servile Rebels). This DLC could also coincide with new unique city maps for Jerusalem, Syracuse, and Sarmizegetusa (all cities that have rebelled against Rome). An idea that I have is potentially adding unique Archimedes contraptions to Syracuse, where they can be placed on walls similar to how artillery is when defending. A few Historical Battles could be added here too (such as the Silarius River, Carrhae, and Watling Street). To be honest there are tons of directions one can go with this. As this DLC relates to rebellion, it could come with some sort of rework of the public orderebellion system in Rome 2.
Civil Wars Immersion Pack (Rome 2): This is not meant to be really an expansive DLC, it’s more of an aesthetic one. Here players could have the ability to recolor their army during custom or multiplayer battles. There are many times when more than two people use the same faction during a multiplayer battle, such as Rome. The idea is that each player can choose to recolor their army in order to reduce the monotony such a circumstance may cause. In other words, the addition of a color palette. Such a feature would definitely diversify the R2 multiplayer community. I think a color pallet fits well with the theme of this DLC pack, due to the many civil wars Rome has had over the centuries, filled with colorful banners and shields. This DLC could also include several Historical Battles relating to Roman civil wars (such as Pharsalus, Zela, Thapsus, and Actium). This DLC could potentially add cool siege maps for multiplayer such as Dyrrachium, or Gregovia. Shogun 2 has a color palette, so I do not think it is a bad idea to see it used in Rome 2. This DLC could coincide with a graphical update to Rome 2.
Alexander and the Diadochi DLC (Rome 2):
In ancient antiquity, three generals are the most famous; Julius Caesar, Hannibal, and Alexander the Great. Currently, the game almost continuously spans from the Peloponnesian War until the Crisis of the Third Century. The only historical gap that exists in this timeline is that of the Campaigns of Alexander and the Diadochi. In other words, an Alexander campaign is greatly needed. There are thousands of TW historical fans who still long for an Alexander campaign, including myself. I envision this DLC having two campaigns that use the same map, but different periods. One campaign will be focused on the campaigns of Alexander, while the other will be focused on the Wars of the Diadochi. The map itself can span from the Balkans and Southern Italy, all the way to the entirety of Northern India. The first campaign would have one playable faction (Alexander), while the second campaign would feature six factions/leaders (Cassander, Lysimachus, Ptolemy I, Antigonus I, Seleucus I, Chandragupta Maurya).
There are many mechanics and avenues you can go with this DLC. I feel that both campaigns should focus on achieving cultural victories and having the spread of Greek culture be of great importance. The inclusion of new Indian cities, factions, and religions (Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism) should also be introduced. Hellenistic events and religious fusion mechanics should be depicted as well.
I have a lot of additional ideas here, like narrative-driven events/dilemmas for the Alexander Campaign, as well as a Hegemon mechanic, similar to that of Shogun 2, for the Diadochi Campaign. One additional idea that I have, specifically for the Diadochi campaign, is having unlockable end-game crisis mechanics, where during the late game, depending on where on the map the player has expanded, they would have to face one or multiple sudden crises. Some end-game crises for the Diadochi campaign I could think of include: the Celtic Invasion of the Balkans, the Egyptian Revolt, the Secession of the Greco-Bactrian Kingdom, and the Roman Invasion of Magna Graecia.
Some complementary things that could be included in the DLC are the inclusion of a few historical battles (Such as, Gaugamela, Hydaspes, and Ipsus). Rhodes, Media, and Persis could be added as free FLC factions to the grand campaign. The Wrath of Sparta campaign could receive an update as well, potentially adding new mechanics to that campaign and also adding some missing units, like the Sacred Band of Thebes. This DLC could coincide with a rework of the subject mechanic, potentially adding new interactions with Satraps, Client States, and Tributaries, while also including an annexation mechanic.
Rise of Islam FLC (Attila): In the timeline of Total War Attila, there exists a historical gap in the 7th and early 8th centuries. This period was defined by the expansion of Islam, and the establishment of new regional powers. I envision this campaign to work similarly to how Imperator Augustus FLC worked for Rome 2, where all R2 players received a free grand-scale campaign set in a different era. In this case, the campaign can be free for those who own the Age of Charlemagne and the Last Roman DLCs and can include a similar map to the main grand campaign, just set in the 7th century. The Muslim Invasions marked a pivotal point in world history. Some Important factions include Rashidun Caliphate (which becomes Umayyad), Sassanid Empire, Eastern Roman Empire, Frankish Kingdom, Visigothic Kingdom, Bulgars, Avar Khaganate, and Göktürk Empire. There are many more minor factions, but I will not list them here. This DLC could coincide with a Graphical Update for Attila.
Medieval 2 Remaster (Medieval 2): Essentially a Remaster of the entire M2 game. This endeavor is one of the most requested by the entire TW community.
Conclusion:
In conclusion, I feel saddened that many older titles have lost support and have had core features removed from them. I do not understand, why CA chooses to not support their older titles, especially as there is a large loyal community that still plays and enjoys them.
Adding DLC and support to all older titles, fantasy and historical alike, will be met with much positivity and all players will feel that their games receive a sense of care and closure that they desperately need. I have faith that this endeavor has much promise, and can easily build up a wonderful and vibrant community.
As a fan, I can’t wait to see what the future of Total War holds! I am eager to play the upcoming Total War Pharaoh, and I am looking forward to all the new forthcoming titles. Yet, despite my excitement, I had to share my concern and ideas on the fate of the Older TW Titles. I hope I did not bore you guys, and if you made it this far thank you for reading all that I had to say!
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2023.05.24 22:00 spudmanspud Gel w/ Truth Cult (and SPY & Hirs)

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2023.05.23 20:56 Both_Refrigerator956 Tour Dates!

Tour Dates!
Where TF did we park the Van Tour 2023!
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2023.05.20 13:00 Nemacolin 1805-1900 Mass Killings in the US

Four or more dead (Suicides Indicated by an asterisk)
By a single killer (The killer is charged or would have been charged had he lived.)
Minors cannot generally be held legally liable for a murder or homicide. Such cases are included here with an annotation.
By any criminal means
The editor aims to include all cases. This leads to a presumption to publish. I welcome corrections and additions.

==1805==
10 November 1805 Clarksburg WV, 9 killed (beaten) (http://murderpedia.org/male.C/c/clemmons-abel.htm)
==1806==
9 July 1806 Bowdoinham ME 9 killed (ax) (https://touringmaineshistory.wordpress.com/2012/03/02/the-purrinton-tragedy-augusta-1806/) Maine was then a part of Massachusetts
==1840==
30 May 1840 Hill Valley PA, 6 Killed (multiple) (http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=rrrose2&id=I198697)
==1846==
11 September 1846 Overton County TN, 7 killed (?) (https://www.ancestry.com/boards/thread.aspx?mv=flat&m=879&p=surnames.o-27-neal)
==1853==
6 May 1953 Norwalk CT, 48 killed (train crash, engineer charged) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norwalk_rail_accident)
==1856== 17 July 1856 Whitemarch Township, PA, 59 to 67 killed (train wreck, engineer charged) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Train_Wreck_of_1856#Aftermath)
==1860==
July & August 1860 US ship at sea, more than 29 slaves killed (mistreatment) (http://murderpedia.org/male.G/g/gordon-nathaniel.htm) possibly more than one killer.
==1864== 15 July 1864 Shola Township, PA, >60 killed (train wreck; dispatcher fled and so not charged) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shohola_train_wreck#Aftermath)
==1866== 7 April 1866 South Philadelphia PA, 7 killed (ax) (http://www.pennlive.com/life/2017/11/philadelphias_most_notorious_m.html)
==1871== 25 March 1871 Stonefort IL, 7 killed (?) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_rampage_killers_(familicides_in_the_United_States))
==1878==
About 28 February 1878 Monroe County IL, 8 killed (arson) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_rampage_killers_(familicides_in_the_United_States))
==1881==
17 July 1881 Eagle Creek WI, 9 killed (shot) (https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/79786752/)
==1882==
10 June 1882 Chicago IL, 5 killed (poisoned) (http://murderpedia.org/female.S/s/syeboldt-mary.htm)
==1885==
17 February 1885 Las Norias NM, 6 killed (assault) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_rampage_killers_(familicides_in_the_United_States))
==1889==
1 March 1889 Okeechobee FL, 7* killed (shot) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Jumper_massacre)
==1894==
9 August 1894 Lincoln NE, 11 killed (sabotage of railroad) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1894_Rock_Island_railroad_wreck) unsolved
==1896==
26 May 1896 Campbell CA, 6 killed (multiple) (http://murderpedia.org/male.D/d/dunham-james.htm)
==1887==
6 August 1887 Bibb County GA, 9 killed (beaten) (http://murderpedia.org/male.W/w/woolfolk-thomas.htm)
25 December 1887 Worth County GA, 7 killed (multiple) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_rampage_killers_(familicides_in_the_United_States))
==1889==
14 or 15 February 1889 St. Lucie County FL, 7* or more killed (shot) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Jumper_massacre)
==1893==
26 March 1893 Plain Dealing LA, 4 killed (shot) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_school_shootings_in_the_United_States) No charges apparently, no word on number of killers.
1 November 1893 Portland OR, 7 killed (Negligent operation of a streetcar) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madison_Street_Bridge_disaster#Criminal_charges_against_the_motorman)
==1896==
12 January 1896 Chicago IL, 7 killed (poison) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_rampage_killers_(familicides_in_the_United_States))
13 January 1896 Marysville KS, 8 killed (poison) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_rampage_killers_(familicides_in_the_United_States))
5 February 1896 Chicago IL, 7 killed (shot) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_rampage_killers_(familicides_in_the_United_States))
25 May 1896 Campbell CA, 6 killed (multiple) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_rampage_killers_(familicides_in_the_United_States))
30 July 1896 Atlantic City NJ 50 killed (train wreck, engineer charged) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1896_Atlantic_City_rail_crash) Two persons were blamed for negligence
==1897==
26 September 1897 Carrolton IA, 8 killed (shot) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_rampage_killers_(familicides_in_the_United_States))
==1898==
18 July 1898 Oakland CA, 7 killed (explosion) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_rampage_killers_(Americas))
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2023.05.20 02:24 GeorgeMagnus 170 Labs Chrome #27 for $60 3.5g.

170 Labs Chrome #27 for $60 3.5g.
Next picture shows that my purchase was packaged 9/2022. It's dry and crumbly...
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2023.05.18 02:45 apinkspam Nauseous due to construction across the street

Hello, it’s my first post so apologies if I get something wrong.
I moved into an apartment in Oakland, CA 2 months ago. Last month, they demolished a warehouse and starting constructing across the street. It’s noisy from 7am to 5-5:30pm. It’s annoying but I can live with it even though I work from home often. My concern is the constant vibrations. My apartment shakes for hours at a time daily and I get nauseous. Is there anything I can do about this? Even if I could just find out when the vibrations will stop could help me endure this mentally until it ends.
Let me know if I should provide additional details and appreciate the help!
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2023.05.17 21:07 Ladder310 Rule

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2023.05.17 21:05 Ladder310 Lmao

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2023.05.16 21:16 hibernacle May 20th - FLAX Oakland Pen Faire

May 20th - FLAX Oakland Pen Faire
Found out about this event when i visited FLAX SF last weekend. After the disappoinment of the SF store, I'm really hopefully for this event. Thought y'all might like to know. 20% of for any Bay area pen friends! The salesperson i spoke to in SF had worked this event in the past and said it was great, and that the brand reps are there to talk to you about the and demo the pens
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2023.05.15 19:31 wrapityup Took off from Hawthorne, California, US, on 2023-05-13, landed in San José del Cabo, Baja California Sur, MX. Flight time ~ 1 hour : 44 minutes

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2023.05.13 20:59 ysaramijif School list help! (3.6/521/ORM)

Looking for some help with finalizing my school list this cycle. I'm a reapplicant in my second gap year. Any advice is appreciated, ty!
GPA: 3.62 (cGPA), 3.60 (sGPA)
MCAT: 521 (131/129/131/130)
State: CA
Ethnicity: ORM, Male
 
Clinical Experience:
Research Experience:
Volunteering Experience:
Shadowing:
Work experience:
Miscellaneous:
 
School List:
Reach: UCLA, UCI, UCSD, Kaiser, USC, U Colorado, Emory, Icahn, Case Western, U Pitt, Dartmouth, Rochester, Albert Einstein
 
Target: CUSM, U Cincinnati, U Vermont, Wayne State, SLU, Creighton, MC Wisconsin, TJ, Wake Forest, Penn State, Virginia Tech, Eastern Virginia, Western Michigan, Oakland, Geisinger, Temple, Drexel, Albany, NYMC, U Miami, UCF, USF, NSU MD, FAU, West Virginia, U Iowa
 
I'm also applying to DO schools but just haven't had time to make a list yet. Thanks in advance!
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2023.05.11 05:17 PinkRabbit42 Oakland experts of r/bangtan! What tips, advice and recommendations do you have for ARMY visiting Oakland/The Bay Area for the SUGA Agust D Concert!

In one week, fans from all over the country/world will be in Oakland to see SUGA! Help an ARMY out and let them know about safety, how to get around, where to eat, tourist attractions, BTS related things to do, places that BTS has visited in Oakland, or anything else that you think someone should know when they visit!
Concert capacity of Oakland Arena is about 19,200! Multiply that by the two days we’ll have Yoongi in the Bay and that’s 38,400 potential attendees! So let's get those thousands of recommendations from all of you!
Are you ARMY visiting Oakland/The Bay and have questions about the city? Ask in the comments below!
I'm volunteering to compile this post based on the hard work/example of u/whyohwhy115’s previous city advice threads and suggestions I've already received from other ARMY (Particularly Adriana, Aku, @ARMYNomad, UnaArmyBarista, Priscilla, u/Bear4years, u/mycatisadesigner) and the mods. Super special credit and thank you to u/GoldenCoast7 whose words and hard work are the basis of this guide! Alright y’all let's create our own bangtan guide to Oakland!

Welcome notice from Oakland ARMY!

“We love the Bay Area because of its amazing weather and nature, rich culture, and endless things to do/see/make/eat. What we call Oakland, Berkeley, and the East Bay is the unceded territory of the Lisjan Ohlone people. Oakland is directly east of the San Francisco Bay, nestled between the port and the hills. It's historically home to many immigrants and diasporas, particularly Black, Latinx, and Asian diasporas. These days it's a laid-back counterpart to San Francisco, with a distinct culture built around community, creativity, and activism. Oakland's cultural impact includes some of the country's first labor uprisings, the Black Panther Party, a thriving food scene, and of course, Bay Area hip hop. This is a place that celebrates outsiders, free thinkers, and liberation seekers, so it is PERFECT that Yoongi's U.S. tour ends in the East Bay.
Oakland is fun and beautiful, but like any major city, you also have to be safe, plan ahead, and know what you're getting into. We hope the advice and recommendations here help you make the most of your trip.”

Places BTS Has Visited, Food They’ve Eaten

Concert Venues

Concert Related Events

Note: I'm not affiliated with any of the following events. Please reach out to event organizers if you have questions.
Cupsleeve Events
A cupsleeve event is a themed event at a cafe or similar location, often at boba tea places. You can usually buy themed goodies and get a free cupsleeve with a drink purchase. Some also feature other vendors selling art, baked goods, etc. These events can be popular, so it's recommended to reserve a free or paid tier before the event.

Cupsleeve Events

Other Events/Parties

  • Join the SO FAR AWAY fan project for the May 17 concert! - Ongoing until the concert #SoFarAwayProject
  • Billboard projects from BTSXSFBA and BABA that will be on loop during the concert days to welcome Yoongi and Army!

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS & SHOWS - MUST SEE/DO IN OAKLAND/The Bay Area

Oakland

  • Oakland Coliseum - The Oakland A’s will be playing home games 5/11-5/17, the coliseum is right next to Oakland Arena!
  • Oakland Museum of California - Just off Lake Merritt BART. Spans a range of science, history, and art for all ages. Highly recommend the current exhibition on Angela Davis (you can see her speak and even touch some of her papers!) Hang out in the beautiful garden!
  • Chabot Space and Science Center
  • Lake Merritt - The place to walk, or just spread out a blanket and people-watch.
  • Also features a botanical garden and bonsai garden! There are bikeshare stations nearby if you want to do some serious Namjooning.
  • Children's Fairyland, if you're traveling with kids, is one of the places that inspired Walt Disney to create Disneyland.
  • Hike one of our many trails with a beautiful view! There's a wide variety, and you may catch the end of this spring's superbloom. Redwood Regional Park and Joaquin Miller are very accessible. AllTrails is the app/website for trail maps.
  • The Port Bar - Sunday Drag Brunch and Wednesday drag events!

SF And Other Neighboring Cities

  • California Academy of Science - Indoor rainforest, living roof, natural history museum and planetarium!
  • Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
  • Asian Art Museum (SF) - From ancient to contemporary, a huge range of Asian art. This is a place to find out about both established and lesser-known artists, and they do a great job of covering the full Asian diaspora
  • SFMOMA - The permanent collection is full of modern pieces and abstract paintings. The special exhibitions often spotlight a single artist/craftsperson, or gather local artists around a theme. There are a couple cafes and a public library branch inside.
  • Museum of the African Diaspora (SF) - Small, easy to cover in 1 hour, but packs a big punch with rotating exhibitions spotlighting Black history, art, and culture
  • Contemporary Jewish Museum (SF) - Art and history, local and global.
  • Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (SF) - Free! Focused on art, activism, and social justice.
  • GLBT Historical Society Museum - “The first full-scale, stand-alone museum of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender history and culture in the United States, and only the second in the world”
  • SF Japantown - Explore one of the three remaining Japantown’s in the country and all it has to offer! Food! Shops! Culture! A favorite of many locals.
  • Books Kinokuniya
  • Exploratorium - Hands on science museum, fun for all ages!
  • Catch a Drag Show at Oasis SF! (one of many wonderful gay bars in the area!)
  • Fisherman’s Wharf/Pier 39
  • Golden Gate Park
    • SF Botanical Garden
    • de Young Museum
  • Presidio
    • Walt Disney Family Museum
    • Presidio Tunnel Tops
  • Beaches
    • Ocean Beach
    • Baker Beach
    • Crissy Field East Beach
  • Pixar (Emeryville) - Not open to visitors but fun to drive past!
  • Tilden Regional Park (Berkeley) - Lovely trails, a petting zoo, a botanical garden and a charming natural history museum! Great place for picnics!

RESTAURANTS - WHERE TO EAT

Korean BBQ/Restaurants

Asian/Asian-American

Boba/Dessert

Everything Else!

TRANSPORTATION

Getting to Oakland Arena

  • Taking BART: GREEN or ORANGE LINE to BERRYESSA or BLUE LINE to DUBLIN/PLEASANTON
  • Get off at OAKLAND COLISEUM
  • Walk out of the station and cross the walkway towards the Coliseum/Arena."
  • Taking the AC Transit bus:
  • Find a route to the Coliseum BART station and use the walkway to the Coliseum/Arena.
  • Taking Lyft/Uber:
  • Getting dropped off/picked up at Coliseum or Fruitvale BART may be easier than going to the arena.
  • Driving:
  • Try to carpool, and plan on delays getting into/out of the Arena parking lots. If parking is sold out, Fruitvale BART is one stop away and has a large garage.

Parking

  • Oakland Arena Parking info
  • Purchase a parking pass for the concert on Ticketmaster
  • General Parking info
    • Pay attention to street signs, parking can be a little tricky with certain neighborhoods only allowing parking at certain times
    • Download apps like ParkMobile and SpotHero for help!

Getting Elsewhere Around the Bay

Local tip! “C.R.E.A.M.” - Clipper Rules Everything Around Me! Clipper is the transit pass for the whole Bay Area. Buy it at BART stations, at Walgreens, or get the app.
  • BART (subway): Clipper or paper ticket. Goes to SFO and Oakland Airports, through downtown SF, Oakland, and Berkeley, and out to the suburbs. Generally safe. Stay alert, especially late at night.
  • AC TRANSIT (bus): Clipper or cash (exact change). Goes throughout the East Bay. Some Transbay Bus routes run from the Salesforce Transit Center in SF to various locations in Oakland/Berkeley.
  • Safe but not always on time. Not all bus stops have benches/shelters.
  • Google Maps, Transit, and AC Transit app have arrival times and route planners.
  • FERRY: Clipper or paper ticket. A pretty (and slower) way to travel between SF, Oakland, and Alameda.
  • BIKE SHARE: Through the Lyft app. Use Google Maps to map out a good bike route first.
  • SCOOTERS: Through Lime, Link, or Veo.

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair access/elevators on BART can be hit or miss depending on the station, so pay attention to the updates on working elevators system-wide.
  • BART can be LOUD (over 90 decibels) for those with hearing sensitivity.
  • Sidewalks and street corners are usually in good condition, but can flood after heavy rain.
  • Lyft and Uber may be the most consistent, accessible transit if you're not able to stand and wait for long periods.
  • Oakland Arena accessibility guide: https://www.theoaklandarena.com/accessibility

Airports

Oakland International Airport (OAK)
San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

MISC

WeatheWhat to Wear

  • Mid May should have mild weather, with daytime temps around 55-70 F
  • Oakland and Berkeley have cold mornings and evenings (down to 45 F), and San Francisco has extremes: cold and windy, or hot and sunny, depending on the neighborhood.
  • Weather apps are your friend! WeatherUnderground has specific neighborhood weather for SF.
  • Pack light layers that you can carry with you and take on/off as needed. Meaning: short-sleeved shirt, long-sleeved shirt or sweater, lightweight vest or jacket, beanie or scarf if you get cold easily. You'll probably use all of them at different times of day.
  • RAIN IS POSSIBLE (and currently expected on concert days!!) so an umbrella or rain jacket would be a good idea!!
  • We wear practical shoes here (and lots of Docs ;) )! Sneakers, boots, etc. will get you far.

Safety Tips

Non-emergency police number: (510) 777-3333
Report a crime online: https://www.oaklandca.gov/services/report-a-crime-online
It is unfortunately a common occurrence in Oakland to call 911 and for the line to be busy/to get no response. With this in mind, please be extra vigilant about your own safety and look out for your fellow ARMYs as well. If you see another ARMY who looks scared or lost, reach out! It can make a world of difference.
While we are proud to call Oakland our home, the reality of being in any major city but especially Oakland is that crime (especially property crime) is a problem. We recommend basic urban safety including:
  • Travel in groups at night or in neighborhoods you don't know.
  • Don't leave anything (even a jacket) visible in a parked car. Break-ins are rampant, even if you are in the car or nearby.
  • Avoid leaving anything of value in the trunk (electronics, luggage) -- they will also get bipped!
  • Stay in busier areas, and be aware of your surroundings.
  • Plan your transportation strategy ahead of time, including a backup plan so you don't end up lost or stranded.
  • Go through trusted rideshare services like Uber and Lyft; don't accept solicitation for a taxi or ride.
  • Try not to carry much cash; you probably won't need it anyway.
  • Act confident -- and don't be afraid to get loud or attract attention to yourself if needed.
Homelessness is a major concern right now. It might be surprising, depending on where you're from. Remember:
  • Unhoused people and encampments are not all dangerous. But, you have no way to know who is there and what the exact situation is.
  • When you walk through an encampment or past tents, you're walking through someone's home.
  • When possible, steer clear of tents, especially larger encampments under freeways.
  • If you don't understand what someone is saying to you or you can't help them, give a firm "No," shake your head, and walk away. Don't feel bad about it!
  • If you encounter something that makes you unsure, cross the street or head back to a more populated area.
  • If you stumble across a situation in progress, don't engage -- remember, you don't know what is going on with other people.
Oakland Arena & Oakland Airport Area Specific Safety Tips
  • We HIGHLY recommend that you DO NOT CAMP: The area around the venue is extremely dangerous and secluded.
  • The area around Oakland Arena is unsafe (away from the rest of the city, many encampments) we also recommend arriving for merch during daylight hours (no earlier than 6am)
  • If you must camp, go with a group and make a safety plan that includes a meet-up location if something happens.
  • There aren't businesses close to the arena so make sure you have everything you need for the night including food, batteries/chargers, flashlights, etc.
  • Flying into Oakland Airport? Don't park at the nearby restaurants (Starbucks on 98th, In-n-Out)...they are notorious for car break ins.
  • BART is a safe and easy option for getting to/from the airport.
  • If you still don't have a place to stay, look for rooms near Uptown Oakland, Downtown Oakland/Chinatown, or a BART station rather than the arena.

SHOPPING

  • SF Japantown
  • Bay Street Emeryville
  • SarangHello SF - “The Bay Area’s Original K-Pop Shop!”
  • Local neighborhoods like: Grand Lake, Lakeshore, Adams Point, Temescal (Telegraph Ave.), Rockridge (College Ave) and Piedmont Ave. have lots of great local boutiques and shops! Fun to explore!
For more in depth information on everything above please check out this wonderful guide to Oakland made with love by u/GoldenCoast7 and the other local ARMYs listed above! Includes more in depth info on prices of restaurants listed, great spots for drinks and coffee, and important info about Oakland/Bay Area culture that makes this place so special!
I will be adding recommendations from you all!
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2023.05.10 20:28 longbeachlocale 🚨 City Council • May 16, 2023 • 5:00 PM 🚨JP23 • Touch-a-Truck $5,058 + $500 • Dine on Pine fundraiser $2,500 • Connecting Beyond Limits $1000 • Cabrillo High Prom $500 • Building On-Call Contracts $3,500,000 • Motel and UDU Mods (DS) • Extend review period for continuing a local emergency

🗓 Date: May 16, 2023 @ 5PM
🗺 Location:** Long Beach Civic Center411 W. Ocean Boulevard
📺 LiveStream (YouTube):** https://www.youtube.com/c/LongBeachTelevision
📺 Live Stream (City Website):** https://longbeach.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=84
ℹ️ Details:** https://longbeach.legistar.com/MeetingDetail.aspx?ID=1102283&GUID=BBF9D147-2F1A-4FFC-9C53-0D42401575DB&Options=info&Search=
📄 Agenda (PDF):** https://longbeach.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=A&ID=1102283&GUID=BBF9D147-2F1A-4FFC-9C53-0D42401575DB
🗣eComment:** https://longbeach.granicusideas.com/meetings/3999-city-council/agenda_items

Agenda Item

CD8 - Funds Transfer for Love Beyond Limits

Item #1 • File #23-0494 (Details, PDF)
Sponsors:
Recommendation to increase appropriations in the General Fund Group in the City Manager Department by $3,500, offset by the Eighth Council District One-time District Priority Funds, transferred from the Citywide Activities Department, to provide donations of: 1. $2,500 to the Conservation Corps of Long Beach to support the Dine on Pine 2023 fundraiser; 2. $1,000 Love Beyond Limits to support the 10th Anniversary “Connecting Beyond Limits” event; and Decrease appropriation in the General Fund Group in the Citywide Activities Department by $3,500, to offset a transfer to the City Manager Department.

CD3 - Funds Transfer to Support Long Beach Touch A Truck

Item #2 • File #23-0495 (Details, PDF)
Sponsors:
Recommendation to increase appropriations in the General Fund Group in the City Manager Department by $5,058, offset by the Third Council District One-Time District Priority Funds, transferred from the Citywide Activities Department, to provide a donation of $5,058 to the Community Action Team (CAT) to support Long Beach Touch A Truck; and Decrease appropriations in the General Fund Group in the Citywide Activities Department by $5,058, to offset a transfer to the City Manager Department.

CD3 - Funds Transfer: Long Beach Police Historical Society

Item #3 • File #23-0496 (Details, PDF)
Sponsors:
Recommendation to increase appropriations in the General Fund Group in the City Manager Department by $500, offset by $250 from the Third Council District One-Time District Priority Funds and $250 from the Fourth Council District One-Time District Priority Funds transferred from the Citywide Activities Department, to provide a donation of $500 to the Long Beach Police Historical Society to support Long Beach Touch A Truck; and Decrease appropriations in the General Fund Group in the Citywide Activities Department by $500, to offset a transfer to the City Manager Department.

CD7 - Funds Transfer: Cabrillo High School Prom Event

Item #4 • File #23-0497 (Details, PDF)
Sponsors:
Recommendation to increase appropriations in the General Fund Group in the City Manager Department by $500, offset by the Seventh Council District One-time District Priority Funds, transferred from the Citywide Activities Department to Project X LB to support Cabrillo High School’s Senior Prom; and Decrease appropriations in the General Fund Group by $500 to offset a transfer to the City Manager Department.

CC - Damage Claims

Item #5 • File #23-0499 (Details, PDF)
Sponsors:
Recommendation to refer to City Attorney damage claims received between May 1, 2023 and May 8, 2023.

Mayor - Right to Counsel Program for Tenant Evictions

Item #13 • File #23-0501 (Details, PDF)
Sponsors:
Recommendation to receive and file a presentation on the Right to Counsel Program for Tenant Evictions, data on the number and characteristics of Long Beach residents served by the program to date, and emerging trends and community needs regarding evictions in the City of Long Beach since the expiration of LA County’s moratorium on evictions.

CM - JP 23 Findings

Item #14 • File #23-0498 (Details, PDF)
Sponsors:
Recommendation to receive, review and accept the written findings regarding the August 23, 2022 City Council Public Hearing wherein the City Council rejected the Hearing Officer’s recommendation to reverse the denial of the business license application for JP23 Hospitality Company (JP23), located at 110 East Broadway, and to not issue a business license, in accordance with Courts Order. (District 1)

CC - Damage Claims

Item # • File #23-0499 (Details, PDF)
Sponsors:
Recommendation to refer to City Attorney damage claims received between May 1, 2023 and May 8, 2023.

Contract

DS - Increase Contracts for Building On-Call Firms

Item #6 • File #23-0482 (Details, PDF)
Sponsors:
Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute all documents necessary to amend Contract No. 36111 with Bureau Veritas North America, Inc., of Santa Ana, CA; Contract No. 36113 with CSG Consultants, Inc., of Orange, CA; Contract No. 36133 with Interwest Consulting Group, of Irvine, CA; Contract No. 36110 with JAS Pacific, of Upland, CA; Contract No. 36109 with TRB & Associates, of Long Beach, CA; Contract No. 36114 with True North Compliance Services, of Long Beach, CA; Contract No. 36104 with The Code Group dba VCA Code, of Orange, CA; and Contract No. 36112 with Willdan, Inc., of Anaheim, CA, for as-needed plan review and inspection services, to increase the annual aggregate contract amount by $2,000,000, for a revised annual aggregate amount not to exceed $3,500,000. (Citywide)

ED - Lease w/St. Anthony HS for continued use of parking lot D1

Item #7 • File #23-0483 (Details, PDF)
Sponsors:
Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute all documents necessary for the Fourth Amendment to Revocable Permit No. 35437 with Archdiocese of Los Angeles Education and Welfare Corporation, on behalf of St. Anthony High School, for the continued use of a City-owned parking lot to the south of 854 East 7th Street, commonly known as the former Long Beach Armory Parking Lot, for one year, with a one-year renewal option, at the discretion of the City Manager. (District 1) Levine Act: Yes

ED - Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funds

Item #8 • File #23-0484 (Details, PDF)
Sponsors:
Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute an amendment, and all necessary documents or subcontracts including any subsequent amendments extending the grant term or changing the amount of the award, to the City of Los Angeles Agreement Number 141843 between the City of Los Angeles and the City of Long Beach, Pacific Gateway Workforce Innovation Network, to accept and spend up to $1,104,556 in Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funds, to continue operations of the Harbor Gateway WorkSource Center, for the period of June 30, 2022 through June 30, 2023. (Citywide)

DHHS - public health emergency preparedness and response services

Item #9 • File #23-0486 (Details, PDF)
Sponsors:
Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to amend Contract No. 34880, including any subsequent amendments to extend the term of the agreement or the grant award, with the County of Los Angeles, Department of Public Health, for public health emergency preparedness and response services, to accept and expend additional funding in the amount of $1,821,203 for a total grant award of $51,216,599. (Citywide)

HR - Health Advocates Extension – Benefits Navigation Services

Item #10 • File #23-0487 (Details, PDF)
Sponsors:
Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute all documents necessary to amend Contract No. 35598 with Health Advocate, Inc., of Omaha, NE, for providing comprehensive and strategic suite of health resources designed to streamline City of Long Beach employees’ healthcare navigation experience, to increase the annual contract amount by $175,000 for a revised annual contract amount not to exceed $450,000. (Citywide)

TI - CSULB Digital Rights Grant

Item #11 • File #23-0488 (Details, PDF)
Sponsors:
Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute a contract, and any necessary documents including any necessary subsequent amendments, with the California State University, Long Beach Research Foundation, to receive and expend grant sub-award funding for the Technology and Innovation Department ‘Trust, transparency and technology: Building digital equity through a civic digital commons’ project, for program activities including coordination of stakeholder engagement and administrative support, in an amount not to exceed $14,997, for a period of May 1, 2023 through April 30, 2024; and Increase appropriations in the General Services Fund Group in the Technology and Innovation Department by $14,997, offset by grant revenue. (Citywide)

Resolution

DS - Motel and UDU Mods (DS)

Item #12 • File #23-0489 (Details, PDF)
Recommendation to receive supporting documentation into the record, conclude the public hearing, find the Municipal Code amendments consistent with the previously approved Statutory and Categorical Exemptions (CE-20-091) and find the Municipal Code amendments exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Public Resources Code Section 21080.9 and Cal. Code Regs. Tit. 14, Section 15265; Declare ordinance approving a Zoning Code Amendment amending Title 21, Zoning Regulations, of the Long Beach Municipal Code, to implement modifications requested by the California Coastal Commission, read the first time and laid over to the next regular meeting of the City Council for final reading; and

ED - Exempt surplus land – 5870 Atlantic, 5895 Lime, 5885 Lime D9

Item #15 • File #23-0490 (Details, PDF)
Sponsors:
Recommendation to adopt resolution declaring City-owned properties located at 5870 Atlantic Avenue (a portion of APN 7124-032-900), 5895 Lime Avenue (APN 7124-032-912), and 5885 Lime Avenue (APN 7124-032-914) (collectively “Subject Properties”) as “exempt surplus land” as defined in Government Code Section 54221(f)(1)(D); and, authorize City Manager, or designee, to take any actions and execute any documents necessary to ensure compliance with the Surplus Land Act and State regulations relating thereto. (District 9)

Ordinance

DS - Motel and UDU Mods (DS)

Item # • File #23-0500 (Details, PDF)
Sponsors:
Adopt resolution authorizing City Manager, or designee, to submit the Local Coastal Program Amendment (LCP-5-LOB-21-0089-3-Part B) and associated materials to the California Coastal Commission for its review and certification in compliance with the California Coastal Commission’s March 9, 2023 action. (Citywide)

CA - Local Emergency Ord

Item #16 • File #23-0473 (Details, PDF)
Sponsors:
Recommendation to declare ordinance amending the Long Beach Municipal Code by amending Section 2.69.060 relating to the City Council review for continuing a local emergency; read and adopted as read. (Citywide)
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2023.05.09 18:51 fiftythreestudio Let's talk about why American cities aren't kid-friendly.

BOTTOM LINE, UP FRONT: Part of it is because the rent is too damn high - but it's also because of failed urban design policies.
Older folks in the US like to get nostalgic about the old days, because back then it was safe to let kids play outside without supervision. My dad, who grew up in Boston in the 1950s and 1960s, regaled us with stories of how they used to go to the neighbors' houses and play stickball in the street. Older buildings still have these types of signs on them saying "no ball playing." (The sign in the image is one I took in Brooklyn.)
Thinking of it from the 21st century, the idea of it is a little ridiculous. What parent in their right mind would let their kid play soccer or baseball on a New York City or San Francisco or Los Angeles street? It raises lots of questions, doesn't it?
OK, FINE, KIDS WENT OUTSIDE TO PLAY BACK THEN, BUT WAS SAFER IN THE OLD DAYS - FEWER KIDNAPPERS, MURDERERS AND SUCH, RIGHT?
Nope, it wasn't safer in the old days. Using the murder rate as a proxy, New York City in 2020 had a lower murder rate than New York City in 1960. (Data is pulled from the City of New York's open data portal, and the U.S. Census Bureau.) I've used NYC because I have good data, but the trend is broadly similar in other major cities.
year murders population murders/100,000 pop.
1930 494 6.93 million 7.13
1940 275 7.45 million 3.69
1950 294 7.89 million 3.73
1960 482 7.78 million 6.19
1970 1117 7.89 million 14.15
1980 1814 7.07 million 25.65
1990 2245 7.32 million 30.66
2000 673 8.01 million 8.40
2010 536 8.18 million 6.56
2020 468 8.8 million 5.32
I've used the murder rate as a proxy for a city's safety, because it's hard to compare crime rates between eras. Laws, enforcement patterns and cultural standards change over time. (For example, in the 1950s, homosexuality was illegal, but women couldn't legally refuse to have sex with their husbands.) To do apples-to-apples comparisons across time and space, criminologists use homicide rates as a measuring stick. Man has killed man since Cain and Abel. And it's not hard to determine whether a homicide has happened. The Princess Bride notwithstanding, there's no such thing as "mostly dead."
OKAY, MR. SMART GUY. THEN WHAT IS IT?
So, there's two things.
First, there's the housing shortage. As I, and many people my age know extremely well, the rent is too damn high. Or the mortgage, if you want to buy. A nothing-special, century-old 3-bedroom house in a place like Berkeley will easily run you $1.2 million if you want to buy, which is $8000 a month. Because personal finance experts advise you shouldn't spend more than 1/3 of your gross income on housing, this means you have to make $24,000 a month ($288,000 a year) to afford it. This means that many objectively affluent people are getting squeezed like crazy. It's also why you don't see a whole lot of children in the Bay Area.
But there's another, unseen reason.
It's because urban streets aren't designed for families. City streets these days are usually designed with only one purpose in mind: to transport as many cars from point A to point B as possible. This has been an integral assumption of the Green Book - the traffic engineer's standard manual - for decades. Other uses of public spaces have largely fallen by the wayside, though this did somewhat change during the COVID pandemic, when streets were closed to promote social distancing. Sadly, cities are reversing those changes now. University Avenue in Palo Alto was a delight to stroll down, and children were playing soccer in the street when it was closed to cars, but all that is done now. Mayor Adams in NYC tried to do the same thing in NYC, but the neighbors revolted.
But it doesn't have to be this way. Old World cities are still built like this. The last time I was in Madrid, I stayed on the Plaza del Dos de Mayo, a public square in the Malasaña district of central Madrid. The plaza is a classic public square, fronted on all sides by restaurants and six-story apartment buildings. Families would sit in the square, the parents would drink their coffee or wine, and the kids played soccer there. There was no danger of some jackass in a Ford running down your six-year-old. Same thing in Tel Aviv, where the big, broad streets of the city center are built with playgrounds in the median. If you want to see how this works, look at Ben-Gurion Boulevard. Ben-Gurion is the same width as Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. Ben-Gurion has one narrow lane of traffic in each direction, and most of the rest of the street is devoted to space for people going about their daily lives. Sunset, by comparison, uses nearly every last square inch for car traffic.
The crazy thing is, Americans also used to do things like this. In the early 20th century, among the crowded tenements of Manhattan, the NYPD closed off streets in the densest parts of Manhattan so children could play baseball, hopscotch and to do all the other things that children do.
SO WHAT ABOUT THE TRAFFIC, THEN?
Not a big deal, honestly. First is that the truly essential traffic - deliveries and such - can be restricted to particular hours, as they do in Europe. Second, there's a well-established principle in traffic engineering called "induced demand," meaning that traffic expands to fill the road space allotted. This is how LA could spend a billion dollars expanding the 405 freeway, and traffic got worse. The only really good way to actually reduce traffic congestion is a political hard sell: impose tolls on the congested areas, as they do in London and Stockholm, and use the funding to improve public transit.
This is going to be a political hard sell, I admit; but then again, this is why I'm a guy with a book, and not a politician.
crossposted from the blog.
Obligatory plug: The book is coming out in November! It's up for preorder on Amazon etc, but if you want a signed copy, you can preorder it from me.
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