It’s the most wonderful time of the year, Sonoma County. The stores have brought out every festive decoration imaginable, the radio is playing your favorite tunes to get you into the holiday spirit, and our community has gifted us with so many holiday performances and activities that we don’t even know what to do with them all. Here’s a list of some go-to holiday fun events for you and the whole family to enjoy this special season.
Veterans Day weekend is upon and we're feeling especially grateful and thankful for the men and women who have served our country. Veterans Day, celebrated every year on the November 11, is a nationwide holiday where people across the country take a day to honor those who have served or are currently serving in our military. Here in Sonoma County, we take pride in the parades and events that are held in honor of these brave men and women.
Love it or it hate it, Oprah's seasonal "Favorite's Things" list, aka "101 things you didn't know you needed," has been released. Choose from Oprah's favorites, including beauty products, coolest electronics and more. Included in the list are items from three local companies. Model Bakery, located in Napa, got honorable mentions for their English muffins. Clif Family Preserves in St. Helena got Oprah's seal of approval for their seasonal preserves.
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".