Bay City turned 11!

The Bay City Anniversary Celebration was a great success! Well over 50 participants joined the celebrations, either as spectator, reporter, parader or party goer.

The celebration was announced in the Bay City Post and other news outlets. After the announcement the residents went to work to create some amazing floats.

To prevent catastrophic region breakdowns vehicles are made that are attached and are low in script usage. These things are, except horses and bicycles, not available on the Marketplace so they have to be created specially for this occasion.

We gathered, wearing our floats, near the bandstand in Harwich. The ones with stronger computers could admire the creations of others.
While being there Sylvia announced she was the new Mayori, witch is odd since we have no Mayori.

We could see several slugs (or snails), UFO's, horses, wolfs, a newspaper, there even was Ahabs boat (looked like it, with a squid and shark). Did I see sheep? Tea? All under supervision of our police officer TJ Hooker.
Parade Preparations EC

Parade Preparations EC

Parade Preparations SA

Parade Preparations ST

Parade Preparations TH
The Mayori (not being Sylvia, tinm) grouped the crowd into four groups each with a leader.
Next the groups went out in sequence over route 66 towards the Bay City Fairgrounds at North Channel. This grouping is to prevent region overload.

During the route there were assigned places, with popcorn and root beer, where spectators could see the parade and throw flowers at them.
One of the spectator sites LoS

Famous people here LoS

Parade start LoS
Kenny hitched a ride with Miss Bay City. He ended up, with Miss Bay City, in the 'great void' and crashed, and returned later. Most of the parade survived without problems, but with plenty of lag.The Trolleys were at it as usual.
Kenny takes a ride KL

All end up in the Great Void KL

Parade LoS

Parade LoS

Parade SA

Parade SA

Parade ST
Some groups were more creative with the route.
On arrival of the Bay City Fairgrounds drinks went out and the party started. The conga line was filled quickly.
Conga EC

Conga EC

Kenny turned noob KL

Conga LoS

Miss Bay City at work SA

Conga TH

Party till late at night SA

DJ GoSpeed of Kona Stream, our Miss Bay City, kicked of with some fitting celebration music.
Next came Parker Static. A very good singer. One of the songs remembered some special guests that were present in spirit, BlueGin, Hyper and Ever. Ever did provide the conga as well :)
Melenda Baptiste kicked the party with her amazing voice to high gear.
Maximillion Kleen lived up to his reputation and went on to the late late late hours.

Our colleague Daniel Voyager made a similar report of this event and I invite you to read it.

See this amazing video report by RacerX Gullwing!

Happy 11th Bay City!

Images, with permission, by: EC= Evola Courois, SA= Solo Anatra, ST= Sylvia Tamalyn, TH= Thomas Hooker, LoS= Sheree Honeyflower (LifeOfSheree), KL= Kennylex Luckless
Reporter: Vick Forcella

Bay City Post, Edition 75

The last edition was a hectic one.
We scrambled to make it, then discovered that the demand was much higher as anticipated. Out of paper we went to the paper-mill in Kahruvel to load another pallet (some trees might be missing), out of ink we went to Jizo to squash, in an animal friendly way, squids to retrieve their ink. The presses kept on turning until everybody received a copy of the Bay City Post.
We were even able to deliver the Bay City Post to Sylvia.

This edition was no less of a challenge. Half way most of the staff went missing in Bellisseria. They returned with a sunburn, could not stop talking about their new vacation housing and were half drunk thanks to tequila sunrise.
Next we lost most of the staff as a sacrifice to Mount G'all in the hope to fix things.
Lucky everybody was reincarnated (lava burned) and we were able to write this edition.

But first this,
Budget meeting

Normally I would not bother you, dear readers from our Fine City, with something boring as a budget meeting but this time I have to as the budget has a direct impact on the price you pay for the Bay City Post.

The lazy way to make a budget is to take the old one and add 10 percent. The difficult way is to analyse spending and project future spending.

We know the rental cost of our place in the Hyperbole building, the price of the ink, the press and the logistics to deliver the Bay City Post on your doorstep. It is also important to include the bribes we have to give to the various officials in and around our Fine City. I won't mention the bribes that go towards our Mayori (tinm).

The biggest chunk of the budget goes to the reporters, their investigative time, the development of the pictures, the paper and typewriter. The endless time staring at an empty white page.

We pondered and discussed together with our leadership team and came up with a definitive budget.

We decided to do it the lazy way. We took the old budget and increased it with 12 percent.

The motivation for the additional 2% is the intention to give our reporters a massive and well deserved pay rise!

The old budget was 0L$. According to my calculator the new budget (0+0*12/100) will be 0L$. As a result the future price of the Bay City Post will be 0L$.

Dear readers, show appreciation to your reporters!

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On the web, just read top-down till the epilogue.
In-World follow the links below.

In this edition,
Just a Click Away
Qie Niangau clicks objects

Dakota Schwade goes to the car-dealer in Imaginario

Thomas Hooker reports the activities of the Police and Fire dept.

Marianne McCann announces eleven

What is living underground? The Mole People!

The Post Master of Bay City explains how to use the postal system

You can make a Mesh!

Where are the moles?

This Month In History
Marianne McCann dives into the archives.


Last period there were breaking publications.
Bay City opens Embassy in Jeogeot

Happy reading!
Editor Vick Forcella

A blimp has crash-landed onto the Toxic Taco. The BCPD and BCFD are investigating.

Just a Click Away

The most basic way of interacting with the SL world is by clicking on stuff, but this basic interaction can be surprisingly subtle. The fundamental way an object responds to a click can be changed without any scripting, by simply adjusting the "Click to:" setting in the object editor (about midway down the "General" tab).

Most of the "Click to:" options are the popular choices from the right-click menu (control-click on Mac), and it's worth trying some out to see when they may come in handy. For example, there's a "Zoom" option that might be just right for some TV screen, or for focusing to take a photo.

One setting that's underutilized is "Sit on object", perhaps because scripted furniture usually also includes touch interaction -- but once seated on a click-to-sit item, an avatar's interaction with the object defaults to Touch anyway. So if the touch menu can wait until you're seated, click-to-sit is perfect -- and of course "Touch" is always available from the right-click option menu even if the object is set click-to-sit.

The most surprising (and most recent) "Click to:" option is "None." One simple use for this might be to mask the interactivity of an object so the mouse pointer doesn't reveal that it's touchable (or sit-able, etc), instead only offering those from the right-click menu.

The feature is really intended, however, to apply to individual links in a linkset, and this is a step in addressing an age-old problem in scripting linked objects: Making just child-prim portions of an object visibly touch-interactive. In the old days, this was done by keeping the touch-interactive bit a child prim and scripting it locally instead of in the root, so only that part had an active touch-related event handler. This led to some awkward linkset designs and extra scripts. (Scripters: There's also llPassTouches() -- which is almost never what you actually want, and won't help keep the root prim from advertising its touchability.)

Even with "None" selected, you can always use that right-click menu to direct a Touch to any link (although that behaviour can be viewer-specific for fully alpha-masked surfaces).

What this setting does NOT do, however, is provide a "click-transparent" click-through surface because "None"-clickable prims still occlude clicks from prims behind them. (All this seems to be counter to reports when the feature first appeared in Firestorm -- hat tip to Juliana Lethdetter. In short, the feature addresses jira BUG-216339 but NOT the related BUG-216375.) Also, there's no way to change this link-specific setting from a script in another link, for now limiting it to stuff you can set once in the object editor.
Reporter Qie Niangao

Bay City Cruisin'

"On the road again ... Just can't wait to get on the road again ..."

Oh. Hi there!. Allow me to reduce the radio volume.

Before I begin my travels through town I thought I'd have my Primouth convertible checked out by the dealer. I looked at a map to find the address. It's the 1950's/1960's remember? No GPS :-)

There's my destination, just south of Route 66, on Willoughby Way, in Bay City - Imaginario. Put the convertible top down, and away I go.

(quite some time later)

OK, I'm here, and ... Primouth Motors is no more. Dang it!

In its place is:
Who: Marianne McCann
What: ACME Hotel and 190 Willoughby
Where: Bay City - Imaginario

The hotel and record shop/apartments are a part of the Bay City Role-Players Union. Come and create a story with your friends.

In the record shop can be found a wide range of "stacks of wax."

My exploration of the apartments and hotel yielded various discoveries. Thankfully, the occupants of the rooms were out and about, as I made my way from floor to floor. Some of their personal belongings strewn about indicate they might be shady characters.
From the upper-most floor of the apartments I saw something not too far away, to the east. Something glinting in the sunlight. I decided to go see what caught my eye.

(a brief time later)

Ah, it's a "Mole Build."
Who: Guaca Mole, Naughty Mole, Sunny Mole
What: Mole Build - Molexandria Archeological Site
Where: Bay City - Imaginario

The Molexandria Archeological Site awaits you! Bring your friends!

Study the details of the Arena, explore the Labyrinth and attempt to obtain an A-Mole-T Amulet, or two, or three.

Speaking of three, that's how many people are required to engage the Mole-azers so you can release the fireball (it sounds dangerous, but why not?).

Before your move on, be sure to investigate the Mole Ruins.
That's it for this cruise through Bay City.

I hope to see you on the road. Happy motoring!
Reporter Dakota Schwade

Police and Fire Blotter

April 1st
A woman wearing a mime outfit reportedly looked in the direction of a person's residence and then moved on. The Bay City Police responded, but no mime was found. The responding officer noted the date and said "Hmm.. Must have been Ever."

April 2nd
The Bay City Fire Department noted that several of the fires burning recently were extinguished, seemingly at midnight once Ever's Night was over. One fire needed to be put out by the BCFD, and is believed to have been caused by a photographer's flash bulb ending up in a trash can while still hot.

April 4th
After receiving a tip about the upcoming deployment date for the new continent, the Bay City Coast Guard was seen securing the boats at New Port in preparation for the tidal wave surely to accompany a whole new continent being connected to Sansara.

April 11th
Residents were startled by the warning sirens going off around town. Bay City Civil Defence trucks were seen heading down Route 66 along with the BCPD and BCFD. A spokesman for the city's emergency services had this to say about the incident: "This morning we were alerted to an impending tidal wave as the new continent was connected to Sansara. Once the wave made it to Bay City, it was not large at all. Only one resident was injured, and that was one of our Bay City Coast Guard members who spilt his coffee as his boat rocked on the wave."

April 14th
While walking around town, this reporter noticed several large trucks with BCPD markings heading out of town. One of the officers replied when flagged down that the BCPD was volunteering to help the Bellisseria State Police during the initial rush on the new continent.

April 15th
Route 66 was blocked for a short time as residents lined up to cheer on our own Marianne McCann as she attempted to make the first cross continent flight from Heterocera to Jeogeot. One resident was overheard saying "If she makes it, she deserves an award."

April 17th
Fighter jets were seen passing overhead just out of town. Reports seem to indicate that the Sansara National Guard were tracking a helicopter from Jeogeot that possibly belongs to a smuggling group. The Coast Guard responded by stating "The SNG hasn't notified us of any threat to Bay City, but we've stepped up our watch over Bay City waters for increased smuggling activity now that two more continents are connected to us"

April 25th
Officers responded to a resident who complained about a neighbour blowing a duck horn. The officers informed him that it was a crow.

April 28th
The Sansara National Guard responded to reports of a cult gathering at Mahulu on Mt. G'al. The cult leader, one Marianne McCann, called for members to jump into the volcano "For The Greater Good!" of the grid. Despite a daring attempt at saving people by the SNG pilot who actually flew into the volcano, all of the cult members sacrificed themselves to G'al. There was only one survivor. The survivor went on to eat at the Toxic Taco, which could be called the greatest sacrifice of them all. Unfortunately, G'al must not be sated, as the feeds are still broken.
Reporter Thomas Hooker

Bay City Turns Turns It Up To Eleven

Help observe the eleventh anniversary of this unique mainland community

BAY CITY, SL (4 May, 2018) - In May of 2008, the mainland community of Bay City were opened to Second Life® residents. Over the last eleven years, Bay City has grown into one of the most vibrant mainland communities, boasting a long-time community focus. To honour their anniversary, Bay City Residents will be hosting their annual parade and live music event this May.

Participants in the annual parade are asked to gather at noon SLT/PDT on Sunday, the 19th of May, to lineup at the band shell in Bay City - Harwich. The parade will wend its way down Route 66 beginning at 12:30 p.m. SLT/PDT, and will conclude at the Bay City Fairgrounds in the North Channel region.

A live concert will kick off at 1:30 p.m. SLT/PDT at the Fairgrounds with GoSpeed of KONA Stream providing music leading into the event until 1:30 p.m.SLT/PDT , followed by Parker Static from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. SLT/PDT, Melenda Baptiste from 2:30-3:30 p.m. SLT/PDT, and Maximillion Kleen from 3:30-4:30 p.m. SLT/PDT.

All Residents of the Second Life grid are welcomed to participate. Celebration goods, including parade float bases and ideas, are available at the Bay City Community Center, in the Daley Bay region for those who wish to be a part of the parade. Ample viewing areas are provided. The music event is also open to all who desire to attend -- not only Residents of Bay City

Bay City is a mainland community, developed by Linden Lab™ and home to the Bay City Alliance. The Bay City Alliance was founded in 2008 to promote the Bay City regions of Second Life® and provide a venue for Bay City Residents and other interested parties to socialize and network. It is now the largest Bay city group, and home to most Residents of Bay City.

For more information, contact: MarianneMcCann.
Reporter Marianne McCann

Mole People

Last time I asked for your assistance.
I asked for information about a scruffy man that walks stately and that wears a hat with feathers.

I received various reports about this man. Sightings and some had more information.

Apparently he identifies himself as one of the Mole People. Unfortunately I do not know his name yet, I was unable to have a talk with him despite hanging out at various corners in our Fine City.

When we hear about moles in our Fair City we immediately think of the moles that helped build our city. Perhaps the mole people are the moles, perhaps not.

If you talk with experts you will find out that the mole people live in every large city. They are homeless and live down below in sewer systems. They are shy and only come out in the evenings and nights. Because they live under ground they are pale, their eyes have adapted to darkness.

They are not accepted by normal people as they are different. Not only are they pale, they can be deformed, have shapes that make normal people shrug.

Some think they are monsters that eat rodents and attack normal people. There are graffiti warnings on walls "Beware of the mole people!". At some places there are signs that say "We exist. - The MolePeople".
They exist
Underground they are safe. I do not believe the mole people are dangerous as long as they are not disturbed. They are just extremely shy and will try to avoid any contact with people in the above world.

Because they live so near they know everything that goes on in the normal world. They have TV, see us and hear us.

It is very rare that one of the mole people comes out of hiding during day time. That is why I am very curious who this man is.

Thank you all for your help so far.
Please keep on the lookout and send me more information about this man.

Also. The LDPW WIKI speaks of a bit of graffiti that appeared in the original city regions long ago and it's not the graffiti I have shown here. I wonder where that might be and whether that graffiti is still there. Help me out guys. Let me know.
 Reporter Vick Forcella

Bay City Post Office Information

Send your package in style with the Bay City Postal Service.

Our cargo handlers will ship your package to anyone, anywhere in SL. We will ship not only by air, but by sea and land as well.

Neither rain nor snow nor lag of grid can stay these messengers about their duty. (We are, however, not responsible for wet, frozen, or otherwise lost parcels…)
All services are roleplay only and are opt in. If the recipient does not wish to roleplay the delivery, we will simply pass them the package.

The boxes work just like the many postal boxes you see in First Life. You address a package and drop it in, the postal worker picks it up and delivers it.

Local Bay City mail will be handled by the Bay City Post Office, and large parcels or mail going outside of Bay City will be handled by GridWide Cargo Service.

Mail can be delivered to any mailbox that has Allow Inventory Drop set to TRUE.

First, you need to find one of our boxes. You can currently find them at:

To use the service, select Send a Package from the menu. Enter the legacy name of the avatar you want the package sent to into the textbox IE: ThomasHooker Resident.

Hold down the CTRL button and drag your item into the mailbox. Please include a notecard with the recipient’s name and the location of the delivery. The package must be transfer enabled or we cannot deliver it.

We will pick up the package at our earliest availability. We try to always deliver in character, and using realistic vehicles to do so but in some cases that is not possible. We will walk the package to the destination if we cannot use vehicles in that area, for example a roleplay region that does not allow non-residents to use vehicles.

We will place a mailbox at your location. I will need an invite to the land owning group, however, I will leave the group once the mailbox is placed.
ThomasHooker Resident - Postmaster


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