A Mexican billionaire convicted of illegally funneling hundreds of thousands of dollars to San Diego candidates — including former District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis — dropped a potential bombshell Wednesday. The businessman, who is due to be sentenced Friday, says he informed Dumanis that he was a foreign national during her 2012 mayoral campaign.
The images and feel of San Diego going up in flames in 2007 are seared into the memories San Diegans, the blood-tinged sky, the air thick with smoke, ash and panic. ”It was like standing in a hurricane that was on fire,” said San Diego Fire-Rescue Battalion Chief Craig Newell. “I could barely stand up, the wind was so bad. And it was whipping embers right by me sideways.”In the end, the fires killed 10 people. More than 2,000 buildings and homes were destroyed causing $2 billion in damage.
John Witherspoon, who helped create the Public Broadcasting Act 50 years ago and was KPBS’s first general manager, died of natural causes Wednesday at his home in Coronado. He was 88. As the first general manager of KPBS, which was then called KEBS, Witherspoon was part of a team of public television general managers in 1967 that helped create the Public Broadcasting Act, signed by President Lyndon Johnson 50 years ago next month.
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".