Greggory Moore

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Trapped within 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 little

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A Syrian Among Us: A Refugee Struggles as His Homeland Disintegrates

"Syrian Regime Chokes Off Food To Town That Was Gassed." This title from an October 3rd Wall Street Journal article typifies the horror that Americans have heard coming out of the faraway land of Syria for the past couple of years. But the horror is far less remote for one Long

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Immigrant-Rights Advocates Allege Questionable Towing/Impound Practices by Sheriff’s Department

A coalition of groups concerned with social justice are calling for Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca to follow through on a promise they say he made to investigate alleged racial profiling and corruption that led to the improper towing and impounding of hundreds of vehicles owned by imm

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Farm-to-Table Dinner Highlights the Possibilities of Local, Sustainable Food Production

[portfolio_slideshow id=5118] (Photos courtesy of It was a swanky spread featuring dishes prepared largely from food grown right there on that seven-acre food-producing oasis in the middle of Los Angeles County's biggest housing development, all with the goa

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Long Beach Taking Steps Toward Better Water Conservation (But Needs to Take More)

Whether you write it off to conspicuous consumerism, favoring style over substance, or blatant disregard for environmental constrictions, Southern California pays a heavy cost for its vast acreage of European-style, non-native grass. How heavy? According to the Long Beach Water Departme

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An Example of Good or Bad Helicopter Use by the LBPD?

Whether or not everything is really bigger in Texas, sometimes it seems that everything is smaller in Long Beach. Certainly that has been the case with public protests. Consider the Occupy movement of a couple of years ago, which in Long Beach topped out on its first night at about 300, th

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Matthew Cordle: Rupert Pupkin for the Internet Generation

By Greggory Moore In Martin Scorsese's The King of Comedy, Robert De Niro plays Rupert Pupkin, a delusional comic manqué who kidnaps late-night talk-show host Jerry Langford (played by Jerry Lewis), pledging to release him only after Pupkin gets a stand-up set on Langford's sh

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Not Telling It Like It Is: How Did a Detailed Inaccuracy Make Its Way into a Local News Story?

By Greggory Moore

People say believe half of what you see, son
And none of what you hear
I can't help bein' confused
–Marvin Gaye, "I Heard It Through the Grapevine"

Jerlene Tatum's was alrea

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The Return of the Good Foot Brings the Soul Back to Long Beach

It was a Long Beach fixture for well over a decade, with a lifespan stretching from Bill Clinton's presidency to that of Barack Obama. The Old Faithful of soul clubs, the Good Foot was the undisputed king of the funky hill, for 13 years providing the perfect monthly opportunity for Sout

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Does Video Clearly Portray Excessive Use of Force by LBPD?

Every picture tells a story, don't it?   –Rod Stewart

Sometimes being a cop is a bad gig, and not just when you're in mortal peril. One of the most difficult choices a police officer may be forced to make is when to use force, and how much.<

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