Long Beach 2014 April Fools’ Day Roundup [& Site News]

April Fools’ Day. You either love it or hate it. I Like it because it gives me a chance to have a little creative fun with the blog. I do want to thank you all for making this April 1st the most visited day in Seabythecity history. 7621 views! Wow, totally awesome! (Now if some of you could only LIKE us on Facebook….. hehe.)

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This year was a busy one for Long Beach pranksters. Here’s a roundup of ones that I know about. Sorry if I’m missing any, but if I am, leave it in the comments and I’ll add it.


Project 11561 asked everybody to beautify potholes. It was such a good prank that Newsday even wrote about it: LONG BEACH POTHOLE PRANK. Some people even went along with the gag,  as you can see in the photo above. I have no idea how to link to a single Facebook post, but head over to Project 11561 and look for it there.

Long Beach Patch blogger Bob West  wrote CITY APPROVES BALANCED BUDGET, where Long Beach plans to balance the budget by selling  off beach spots as condominium plots. Other craziness includes structures being build on the beach, changing the season pass structure, including new beach pass plans for children. Bob even incorporated one of my pranks into his article. Well done!

Seabythecity posted three: 

1) PUT ME IN A ZOO Written by Liz, where two powerball winners choose Long Beach for their philanthropy. They plan on buying up all vacant land and develop in strange ways (tennis courts, bird sanctuary, etc.). Part of me wished this one was true….

2) I wrote two. My first one:  BREAKING: CITY OF LONG BEACH TO ANNEX EAST ATLANTIC BEACH, ATLANTIC BEACH, LIDO BEACH AND POINT LOOKOUT. The title is self-explanatory; all for solving every local issue you can possible think of. Thus, leaving our barrier Island in a Hunger Games-type situation. May the odds be ever in your favor.

3) My second one: TIME TRAVELER WARNS US OF LONG BEACH FUTURE. John Titor is an actual guy who claims to be a time traveller. You can read about him here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Titor.

For those new to seabythecity and would like to read some past pranks, here they are. I hope you enjoy them!

FROM 2013:

FROM 2012:

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