OAKLAND — Hours before Thornhill Elementary School students reported to class Tuesday, engineers Morgan O’Hare and Tomer Schetrit turned on water fountains in empty classrooms and hallways, filling up bottles to take to a lab to test for lead contamination. The process took about an hour; while one filled the water bottle, the other took notes on the fixtures.
OAKLAND — Oakland nonprofits fearing displacement because of rising rents have a working group of other nonprofits, funding organizations and city and county leaders in their corner. The Nonprofit Displacement Project, organized by philanthropy network Northern California Grantmakers in 2015, is working to secure affordable space for nonprofits in the Bay Area as well as to provide them with the technical skills to find and keep their own space.
OAKLAND — The buzzing saws, sophisticated machines and skilled workers behind the dazzling furniture and fixtures produced by Oakland’s Creative Wood factory had some Oakland students thinking about their future careers. They toured the factory and five other Oakland businesses Nov. 2 as part of Oakland Unified School District’s partnership with the city, Peralta Colleges and local businesses to expose about 60 students to jobs in the skilled trades.
As of this week, Oakland Unified has tested 67 schools' water taps for lead, and have found 10 with lead levels higher than federal guidelines. EBMUD is doing a second round of testing on the schools. https://t.co/6Hh6DOyGR0
ICYMI The Aug. 16 ICE raid in Oakland became the main topic of discussion at last night's pub safety meeting despite it being taken off the agenda. Council member @desleyb expressed concern that Mayor @LibbySchaaf saw sealed warrant; other policy issues
Neighbor of family whose home was raided in Aug. 16 ICE raid said witnessing it was "one of the most disturbing moments of my life..." and "...at the very least city owes (the family) an apology for the actions of OPD" #oakmtg
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".