Actor Danny Trejo visited the ABC7 studios with his new Trejo's Tacos taco truck Monday. His taco joint, which opened last year, has been a big hit. Now he's hitting the road with a taco truck featuring traditional tacos, along with gluten-free and vegetarian options.
ABC7 first profiled Lauren Swerdloff as a Cool Kid back in 2012, when she was a volunteer at the Hollywood Sunset Free Clinic. Now, after volunteering there for more than seven years, becoming a board member, and studying at Columbia University, she has written a book on the clinic.
Our ABC7 Cool Kid for Thursday, June 2, is Melody Niv, who formed a social justice club at her high school in Woodland Hills. Niv grew up knowing she was fortunate and realized not everyone else was. So she formed the club when she was a freshman at El Camino Real Charter High School.
Our ABC7 Cool Kid for Thursday, May 26, is Rishi Sharma, who helps veterans preserve history by creating an extensive collection of interviews. Sharma grew up fascinated by the stories and experiences of those who fought in World War II. "I definitely retained my admiration and respect for those guys.
Our ABC7 Cool Kid for Thursday, May 19, is Spencer Nichols, who helped create kits filled with much-needed supplies for the homeless in Huntington Beach. "They're just in different circumstances, and so even though they don't have a house necessarily or maybe even the supplies that they need to get a house, they're still people and we should treat them like people," he said.
Our ABC7 Cool Kid for Thursday, May 12 is Cassandra Gascon, who has been involved in the annual "Ramona" play in Hemet since she was 3 years old. The iconic "Ramona," a Native American love story set in Southern California, has been staged in Hemet since 1923, making it the longest continuously running outdoor play in the United States.
Our Cool Kid for Thursday April 14 is Caleb Gomes, who was named "Youth of the Year" for LA County's Boys & Girls Clubs for doing so much to help younger kids. Caleb has faced many challenges in his young life. He and his mom had to move 20 times in 17 years.
Our ABC7 Cool Kid for Thursday, April 7, is Catalina Alonso, who is passing along her love for soccer to younger children. Catalina started a program called "Share the Love of the Game," but when she realized some of the children she worked with couldn't afford equipment, she approached the American Youth Soccer Organization to see if they could help.
Our Pet of the Week on Tuesday, April 5, is a 3-month-old male beagle mix named Winston. Please give him a good home! Winston is very playful and is full of puppy energy. He is very loving and is generous with his kisses. He would make the perfect addition to any family.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".