More than half of the trash illegally dumped on Oakland streets comes from local households, not the homeless, a new report from the Public Works Department shows. Oakland has been fighting illegal dumping for years, but stepped up a city-wide crackdown recently as the problem appears to be growing. “The level of illegal dumping is totally out of control and way beyond unacceptable,” Councilmember at large Rebecca Kaplan said in a phone interview.
OAKLAND — Oakland Councilman Larry Reid and two other former candidates violated city campaign rules, the city’s Public Ethics Commission has ruled. Reid, unsuccessful City Council candidate Dana King and unsuccessful school board candidate Saleem Shakir-Gilmore were sent warning letters by the commission regarding various violations. Reid failed to timely file a statement of economic interests for 2015, according to a report presented at the commission’s Sept. 5 meeting.
As California school budgets tighten and funding for many after-school programs disappears, the Library Education and Art Program — or LEAP — at Oakland’s Museum of Children’s Arts was on the chopping block. When the possibility of the program getting cut caught the attention of executives of local e-commerce company Art.com, they decided to donate $20,000 to the museum to keep the seven-year-old program going for the 2017-2018 school year.
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".