Corey Moore Reporter
Corey Moore is a news reporter at KPCC: Southern California Public Radio. Before joining KPCC, Corey worked as a producer and associate editor for "The Tavis Smiley Show" and "News and Notes" at NPR-West in Culver City.
In Washington, DC, Moore worked several years as a news anchor for Metro Networks. He also produced for BET News and the city’s government television station.
Moore earned a BA degree at Wayne State University in his hometown of Detroit, Michigan where he started his broadcast journalism career at two of the city’s top stations, WJLB-radio and WDIV-TV, the local NBC affiliate.
In his spare time, he enjoys screenwriting, his “Drenched” kickboxing class in North Hollywood, legal thriller novels and any old sidesplitting episode of "The Simpsons."
Stories by Corey Moore
California Science Center officials hope the next major exhibit will be a summer blockbuster. Beginning July 1, 2010 the museum’s opening its largest-ever collection of mummies.
Members of the Bus Riders Union protested in the middle of a Metro board meeting Thursday. While the Metropolitan Transportation Authority board of directors addressed a separate issue, protesters interrupted, demanding to be heard, even though the board promised to address fare hikes later in the day.
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority agreed to fund an analysis of a proposed tunnel extension of the 710 Freeway. The plan would connect the end of the Long Beach Freeway to the 210 Freeway via a 4.5 mile tunnel under South Pasadena.
If you’re planning a beach visit this Memorial Day weekend, you might be curious to know whether the water’s really fine. The environmental group Heal the Bay has released its 20th annual beach report card. It based results on the levels of harmful bacteria in the surf zone. Heal the Bay ranked more than 450 beaches in California during the summer, based on dangerous pollutants. Overall, Southern California did pretty well – 86 percent of beaches earned an “A” grade during dry weather.
Hundreds of local activists plan to ride into Arizona by bus at the end of July when that state’s new immigration law goes into effect. Those who travel will leave behind their ID cards and papers as a challenge for Arizona police to arrest them, labor leaders said today.
Los Angeles County’s health department is downplaying allegations that workers put babies in danger at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center. A number of anonymous complaints accused employees at the hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of serious negligence. Some said staff dropped babies and gave infants the wrong milk. Another allegation — made to an accreditation agency — said workers risked babies’ health by running a makeshift beauty salon inside an intensive care unit for newborns. LA County Health Department chief Carol Meyer said an investigation proves that’s an overblown accusation.
Some renters'-rights groups say the Los Angeles City Council isn't doing enough to deliver relief to tenants in rent-controlled properties. The council recently voted to ban rent hikes for more than half a million apartment buildings. Activists say the council's proposal unfairly protects landlords of multiple small buildings who represent themselves as "mom and pop" operators.
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa says the city’s weekend gun buyback program has removed 2,500 firearms from the streets. The mayor called the roundup the most successful ever — it collected about 800 more guns this year than last. The payoff — grocery store gift cards — may have boosted the response.
Demonstrators in Los Angeles wanted to offer a loud challenge to Arizona’s tough new immigration law. They shut down a busy downtown Los Angeles street for several hours on Thursday. The protest led to more than a dozen arrests. People watched from windows of the Los Angeles Federal Courthouse as dozens of protesters marched along Alameda Street. The group called itself “We Are All Arizona.” Demonstrators chanted, beat drums and held signs high, denouncing the new Arizona law that cracks down on illegal immigration.
LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa says his city will generate at least $1 million more a year from new parking meters. These aren’t your usual coin-operated machines. Drivers can use a form of payment they’re less likely to leave home without. “So that means you can either use a Visa, Master Card or American Express and you can’t use your library card,” the mayor joked as he flashed plastic and fed a credit card into a new meter at the intersection of Franklin and Hillhurst avenues.
A suspected serial killer called the “Grim Sleeper” is the target of a citywide billboard campaign in Los Angeles. Police say he remains at large after he allegedly murdered at least 11 people in South LA since 1985. New signs feature updated sketches of the suspect – and bring a unique element to the investigation.
Thousands of people poured into downtown Los Angeles for Saturday’s annual May Day rally. The turnout was less than expected with about 50,000 attending - but the energy of the demonstration was strong. Much of the march focused on Arizona’s stringent new immigration law.
Between 40,000 and 60,000 people came out Saturday to downtown Los Angeles for the May Day immigration march and to protest a controversial new Arizona law that requires local police to enforce federal immigration law.
Local immigration advocates vowed to cut all business ties with Arizona to protest that state's tough illegal immigration law. Protesters chanted "No Justice, No Peace" in Spanish as they rallied in downtown L.A. They were there to protest Arizona's no-nonsense crackdown on illegal immigration — and to implore the White House to step up comprehensive immigration reform, so other states don't follow Arizona's lead.
This week, thousands of people will head to the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena to take advantage of free medical and dental services. The Remote Area Medical Volunteer Corps is organizing the clinic in L.A for a second time. To get in, you will need a wristband. Organizers passed out about 6,000 on Sunday. A few, like 72-year-old Cora Russell, tried their luck after arriving too late. Cora arrived in her motor-operated wheelchair to get a wristband that would get free medical, dental or vision services. She needs her dentures fixed and Medicare won’t pay for it.