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GoKingsGo

Greatest Misses

Is it me or has the talent in the CJ section reached a new level lately?  There's amazing stuff out there.  Some notable journals that have inspired me recently are: Pretoria Metropolitan Area by takemethere, My SC4 CJ Scrapbook by Ln X, Vista Del Mar: Simcity 4 Artiste by gviper, The Jade Bight by Dreadnought, Nyhaven Lower Columbia (AIN) by woodb3kmaster, New SorGun by SimCoug, P.R. Crastina's Travels by Tariely, and a few others.

 

I decided I need to up my game, so I started a new region.  Here's what I'm working on, if anyone has any suggestions I'd love to hear them.  After the first four shots of the new region are 11 of my "greatest misses."  These are pictures I either forgot to add to an entry, there's something that bothers me about them, or I didn't want to make the entry too long and they didn't make the cut.  Last are my favorite 5 shots from this CJ.  Thanks for the comments everyone!

 

 

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US Route 101

 

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Greatest Misses: 

 

The back of Kingdom Animalia Zoo & Aquarium (didn't make the cut)

 

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Puerto Anejo (I never finished this city and therefore didn't feature it in a CJ entry, here's a few good shots that came from it)

 

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Mosaic (this was actually in an entry but it was small, here's the full size mosaic)

 

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Kroger is unexpectedly closed the day before thanksgiving...

 

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Accident at the corner of Avocado Road and Spring Street in Playa Verde

 

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Downtown Playa Verde

 

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The Cal-State Green Beach Mafiosi (blue) vs. the UCPV Prospectors (gray)

 

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Via Verde Farmer's Market

Open 7 days a week, 6:00 am - 4:00 pm

Famous stalls include:

  • Smokey Joe's Santa Maria Style BBQ
  • King Tubby's King Crab Legs
  • Oishi Sushi
  • Pancho's Flautas

 

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Accident at the corner of Avocado and 19th Street, Playa Verde

 

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Best of

Here are some of my favorite shots from this CJ


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Thanks everyone!

 

 

One more favorite:

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GoKingsGo

Miscellaneous GIFs

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Miscellaneous GIFs

In-N-Out at the corner of California Blvd and B Street in south San Julio

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Hot air balloon rides on weekends in Rancho Añejo for $5 per person

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Mission Avenue at Los Padres Road, Pomegranate Heights

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Accident at the corner of Balboa and Verano Road in downtown Playa Verde

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Paseo Águila and Las Moras High School

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Heiwa Temple in San Julio

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Near the Port of Playa Verde

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2 Eastland Grand Station in Playa Verde (that's the new BK by Ceafus88)

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Accident at the corner of Avocado Road and 8th Street

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The High Train over Clementine and Groove Street

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Puerto Añejo

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Pera Park in D'Anjou Valley

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The front entrance of Kingdom Animalia in Ten Billion Palms

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Surprise Volcano in Playa Verde

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GoKingsGo

Green Beach

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Bordering Ten Billion Palms and Las Moras to the east, Playa Verde to the north, and Santa Barbara County to the south, Green Beach is the second most populous city in the region with 132k sims.  It hosts the annual Green City Surf Contest and the Maize Dayz Corn Festival.  Popular sites include Sabra Park - home of Green Beach Guapos baseball, the El Greco museum, Macadamia Park, Cal-State University Green Beach, SwimSim Swimming Center, and the Green City Street Market.

 

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Central Green Beach - the neighborhood of Orangewood

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Construction off the 240 freeway at the Pistachio Road Exit


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Green Beach High School

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Los Verdes Hills

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Quinoa Road at Santa Ana Street - one of the traffic signals is stuck on green...

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Cal State Green Beach

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North Green Beach

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Almost the whole city

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Next entry: Miscellaneous GIFs


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GoKingsGo

This entry was inspired by the FOUR police chases in Two days on the news here in Southern California.  

 

The Playa Verde high speed pursuit below happened on May 24th 2015.  It started at UC Playa Verde when a car exploded.  Police think it is mafia related.  A red '63 Mustang from the parking lot was later seen leaving the scene.

 

 

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Down the street in downtown Playa Verde, the red Mustang was spotted by an officer.

 

 

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Once the officer initiated the stop by turning on his lights and siren, the pursuit was on...

 

 

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The suspect entered the 246 freeway east.

 

 

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At this point of the pursuit, the PVPD air unit gets a visual as well as the local CBS Channel 12 news: KCOY, just as the suspect crosses the Ben Franklin Memorial Bridge into San Julio.

 

 

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Passing the Playa Verde Int. Airport, the pace accelerates with speeds exceeding 100 mph. 

 

 

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After the suspect merges with the 101 south, he starts heading toward Carterville (the ghetto)

 

 

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With a last minute turn, he exits the freeway and turns left on Airport Way.

 

 

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Eastbound on Airport Way.

 

 

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Suspect then enters a residential area.

 

 

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With his erratic driving, the police lose him somewhere in the neighborhood along Martin Luther King Blvd.

 

 

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A collision!  On Sia Road just west of Black Keys Boulevard.  The suspect was seen fleeing the accident in the Saint Motel but then out the back door into Leftwood.

 

 

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Luckily, after a brief foot chase, the suspect was apprehended.  He followed instructions and lay down in the middle of the street so officers could move in and arrest him.

 

 

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Map of the pursuit

 

 

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GoKingsGo

Playa Verde GIFs

I learned how to make GIFs in photoshop, here's a few (I broke them up with still shots so you wouldn't get dizzy)

 

 


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Cucina Verona 220 Clementine St. Playa Verde, CA 93228
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The High Rail


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Spectrum Townhomes on El Camino Real


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Rumble in the line at Aqua nightclub


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Car crash at the Aqua nightclub


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Rush hour on Sawchuk Blvd


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GoKingsGo

Playa Verde

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GoKingsGo

Green Beach 2

So I lied in my last post when I said it would be my last of the region. This might be the last one, I'm not sure yet. I still think I can get Playa Verde going again...we'll see.

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Green Beach

This is Green Beach. It's sister city Playa Verde is having issues; I can get in to the city but when I press play it crashes to desktop. I've tried everything, I think I saved it just before a big housing boom or something. So this will probably be my last post of this region, I'm going to start a new one. Thanks for your comments everyone!

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Preview

Here's my new project: The twin cities Playa Verde and Green Beach

They are in the baby stage so this is just a quick preview. Once they are a little more established I will post more.

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