General assignment reporter for The Star-News in Chula Vista, CA since July 2010. Cover anything in Chula Vista, National City and Bonita.
Graduated with BA in news editorial, journalism in 2006 from Humboldt State University.
Writing feeds my soul.
The Imperial Beach City Council has selected a consultant to address the effects of sea level rise and help the city update its coastal plan. Mayor Serge Dedina said it was critical to look to the future and “the need to adapt to sea level rise and the reality of the changing shoreline of our city.”The April 5 vote was 4-0 with Councilwoman Lorie Bragg absent.
More than 100 families looking for affordable housing in National City have found a home at Paradise Creek, a 201-unit project on the city's west side. Tiyana Burke, 30, and her two children, Xavier, 13 and Jazmin, 9, are one of those families who moved into the first phase of the project earlier this year. Groundbreaking for phase II was celebrated earlier this month, and those 92 units are expected to be complete by fall of 2018.
Imperial Beach is a step closer to getting an affordable hotel added to a mixed-use project at Ninth Street and Palm Avenue. The city’s design review board approved the proposed Hampton Inn on April 20. The green light came with a couple of conditions: The developer must create a rendering of the entire site and provide a finalized landscaping plan identifying the location of trees and signage.
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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
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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
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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
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