It’s free! It’s fun! Get used to it, because it’s your weekly list of ways to play in the Bay Area without breaking the bank. Here are five great events for July 28-30:You know you think you know, but what do you really know? So to know more, get to the African American Museum & Library for the 2017 Festival of Knowledge this Friday and Saturday.
It’s mid-summer in the Bay Area. Do you know where your teenagers are? Well I don’t know either, but one thing’s sure, they’re not at the mall. I checked. In fact, it seems a lot of people are not shopping at some of our venerable indoor malls. I don’t know what everyone’s doing instead. Painting their toenails? Potting a cactus? Plotting a run for office? Struggling East Bay mall could get housing, office space in its new life, buyers say Up to 25% of US malls will close by 2022.
So there I was, bouncing off the walls like a human ball in a room of bumpers, playing a 1999 “Attack From Mars” pinball game at Chabot Space & Science Center in Oakland, Calif. — unofficially known for the summer as the “Chabot Arcade.” And while it was a blast slamming crabby, rude Martians with a speeding silver projectile, I was secretly learning stuff, too. Things about angles, ellipses, gravity, probability, magnetics, pop culture, history. Darn you, Chabot, for making me use my brain!
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
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
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".