The 2nd District Court of Appeal has upheld a Ventura County juvenile court ruling that a ninth-grader violated state truancy law. All three justices on the panel concurred with the decision announced Tuesday. The Ventura County Public Defender's Office represented the girl, whose identity was protected by the court, and filed the appeal on her behalf.
In a hushed, wood-paneled courtroom in downtown Ventura, attorney William Quest argued before three black-robed justices. A juvenile judge in a lower court found she had missed too much school. The ruling prompted an appeal by the Ventura County Public Defender's Office. Nowhere in the process was there “one good faith effort” to find out why she was missing class, said senior deputy public defender Quest after the oral arguments in appellate court in March.
Rep. Steve Knight will hold a town hall meeting next week in Simi Valley, his office announced Thursday. The event is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005 E. Los Angeles Ave.Check-in will begin at 5:30 p.m. and attendance is limited to the first 400 residents of Knight’s 25th Congressional District, which stretches from Simi Valley to the Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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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
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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".