Greggory Moore

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Trapped within in the ironic predicament of wanting to know everything (more or less) while believing it may not be possible really to know anything at all, Greggory Moore is nonetheless dedicated to a life of study, be it of books, people, nature, or that slippery phenomenon we call the self. And from time to time he feels impelled to write a litt

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Why “I Am Charlie,” Whether or Not I’m on the Same Page as ‘Charlie Hebdo’

I had never so much as heard of Charlie Hebdo when I awoke to news of the murders in Paris last week. And I still knew next to nothing about the publication when I, along with millions of others, proclaimed my solidarity with the publication and its writers, along with the princip

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With a New Chief, Will the LBPD Stop Prioritizing Marijuana “Crimes” Over Violent Crime?

The headline to this article sounds ridiculous. Of course the Long Beach Police Department has never prioritized making marijuana busts over keeping residents safe and bringing violent criminals to justice, right? Yet if we reflect on the words of now-former LBPD Chief (and new

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A First-Timer’s Firsthand Account from the Front Lines of the Public Healthcare Dole

Growing up I grasped the logistics of healthcare and insurance only in the abstract. In my upper-middle-class childhood experience, things were simple. Whenever I needed medical care, I got it, and as far as I could tell it was good, without so much as a wasted day in a waiting room. I

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The Troubling Failure of the Media to Report Accurately on the ISIL Hostage Videos

When the Associated Press, CNN, the BBC, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Agence France-Presse, MSNBC, Fox News, and the Guardian all concur in their reportage of unambiguous, easily verifiable matters of fact, generally you're safe in taking it on fait

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Missing a Beat: A Ten-Point Account of Long Beach Funk Fest

For the last five years Long Beach Funk Fest has been such a consistent standout in the Summer And Music series (SAM) that this year it ventured away from downtown Long Beach proper and out on its own and into the welcoming arms of the corporation that operates the Queen Mary.

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Shins Bruised During Extreme High Tide in Long Beach

No homes were damaged on the Long Beach Peninsula Wednesday night during the extreme high tide occurring at approximately 11 p.m. due to Hurricane Marie, but there was one casualty. Greggory Moore, a resident of downtown Long Beach who ventured to the Peninsula to "see the big waves, du

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Sticking to the Subject: Mayor Robert Garcia on Poverty

If you heard 36-year-old Robert Garcia speak multiple times as he trod the Long Beach campaign trail on his way to become the youngest mayor in Long Beach history, you couldn't help noticing that just about every speech he gave—no matter the topic, no matter the audience—closed on the

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Advice to Long Beach Leaders from Those Who Preceded Them

Institutional memory is hard to come by in Long Beach government. With the mayor and nine city councilmembers termed out after eight years in office, the greatest possible stability would be seeing the same 10 faces behind the dais for six years running. And when change inevitably comes

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Is Long Beach Sufficiently Self-Scrutinizing When It Comes to Police Use of Force?

During the last few years, while the City of Long Beach has touted record-setting lows in crime, the Long Beach Police Department has been under fire for a number of high-profile accusations of excessive force. But according to the civic bodies responsible for investigating such accusat

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