Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Tu Ciudad magazine, has suspended our publication

Colleagues, peers, friends and family,

It is with deep regret that I must inform you that Emmis Publishing, the
parent company of Tu Ciudad magazine, has suspended our publication and
business effective Thursday, June 12th. On the heels of celebrating our
third anniversary with the current June/July ³Best of Latino L.A.² issue,
the milestone is bittersweet. My entire team has been instrumental in what
was accomplished in a short period of time. However, due to the current
economic climate and our partners¹ corporate struggle with other aspects of
their businesses, we are faced with the realities of today's hardship.

I am extremely proud of our team's ability to produce such a high quality
product for the dynamic Latino and Los Angeles community. We have been so
touched and honored by the enormous support of readers and humbled by our
industry accolades. Ciudad set new standards for Hispanic media and regional
publishing by being the first to penetrate this category of acculturated
Latinos who are professional, civic-minded, successful individuals. Ciudad
quickly became the largest circulated magazine for the Hispanic market in
Los Angeles and served the city with a unique voice that is often

Our ambitious goal of providing our audience with the best the city has to
offer was accomplished, but short-lived. I am absolutely indebted to all of
the strong talent who contributed to the publication, especially our
editorial architects, Angelo Figueroa and Oscar Garza. We thank every
individual who expressed interest and enthusiasm for our efforts and allowed
us to work so passionately and diligently for you during these past few

Many of you will be contacted directly by myself or other representatives
from the magazine to personally address our closure. As always, I am
available to answer any concerns or questions.

Lastly, I am hopeful to give the brand new life in the near future. Until
then, I want to say that this has been a dream of mine come true and I thank
you for making Ciudad a part of your life.

Best regards,
Jaime Gamboa.
Founder/Publisher Tu Ciudad magazine

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