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Major Sinkhole Develops on route 184

In Lapara, Weekend update on August 17, 2018 at 6:30 pm

Today it was discovered a massive sinkhole appeared on the scenic bypass of Route 1. The road is now closed and the Astarte Expressway is not reachable. Roads have been closed from the bridge of FM184 at the gas station, to the western portion of Route 1, and the expressway in the Astarte Tunnel.

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In all seriousness, it likely has something to do with an illegal land spliter one sim over. Linden Lab rules clearly state that one may not buy land to immediately land-cut for the purpose of reselling for a profit. However, this is what occurs in all surrounding parcels, and is an un-enforced rule. A portion of the Astarte Tunnels description has been preserved, as a land-cutter originally messed with the parcels in Astarte when this went to auction, and started immediately abandoning strips of land for their whacked-out parcel cutting sizes.
You’d think the business geniuses would offer to sell adjoining land to the major landholder instead of cutting parcels poorly and abandoning strips of it at random.

Policy Prohibiting Land-Cutting

In general residents are welcome to subdivide larger parcels of land that they occupy into smaller parcels. Subdivision is considered “land cutting” when a resident extensively subdivides land into smaller parcels for the purpose of further “renting” or “selling” those parcels — and it is not allowed. Other prohibited land cutting includes subdividing land in a manner that decreases the ability of other residents to enjoy their land, collaborate and/or exercise land-management controls, or in a way that constitutes harassment of another resident.

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Lag investigation leads to warrant

In Lapara on June 13, 2018 at 8:09 pm

Lapara – An investigation into the recent issues of lag has uncovered a pleathora of evidence. Authorities had reason to believe the lag was due to a tenant of a row-house. When authorities knocked down the door, they discovered evidence of heavy lag.

A chair was tipped over.

Public Safety officers quickly packed the evidence and placed it in the wagon.

More to follow.

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New Island platform opens for train travel

In Lapara on May 13, 2018 at 1:41 pm

On the corner of Foxglove Parkway and Sagittata Drive, the train station has been officially moved early this morning.

Previously passengers had to wait at the bus stop, and walk out into the street and hop up on the trains, or jump off of the trains at the intersection. Sally the Snail has been complaining for years of the difficulty of crossing into the street to get on or off the streetcars.
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Now, however, everyone will cross at the intersection, using the current crosswalk, and embark using a center island platform. All of the amenities are installed. This includes new lighting, newspaper boxes, seating, and a payphone.

While the original streetcar stops did not have platforms, the need arised due to the danger presented by automobiles. An issue in the post-Victorian era.

Under construction in 1920: http://www.shorpy.com/node/15815
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