Today we learned that a publication called “CityLifeLB” will be distributed beginning September/October. We wanted to make sure and put the word out that this publication is in no way, shape, or form affiliated with 562citylife.com. Additionally, we feel that given the similarity in content focus, publication title, color scheme, and overall concept that this is a direct rip off of the hard work and sweat that members of the citylife family have put into this project for the past three years.
On a personal note, as you all know I am, when I heard of this I was floored. And completely lost my appetite at dinner. Again if you know me, I love food and losing my appetite is not easily achieved. Even now, all I can think of is the time and energy we have put into our love for Long Beach. That is how 562citylife.com began. I fell in love with a city...and the people here. You have all made this site, this community awesome. It is difficult to see someone rip off our hard work, our ideas, our love and PERSONAL connection with Long Beach. This publication looks like it will be the typical ad after ad...one story about or involving Long Beach...and the rest, well, filler. And there it is. The fact that our site is the original...the community based forum that was created because we love Long Beach. Am I upset? Damn straight but that just makes it all the more reason to get back to grabbing my camera, writing the blogs, and connecting with all of you...the reason I fell in love with this awesome city, Long Beach.
Thank you for reading. I hope to hear from all of you.