Flames ripped through a neighborhood in Carpinteria Sunday evening, destroying more than 12 structures while sparing others. Stairs that once lead to a home now lead to rubble after fast moving fires on Sunday burned over the mountains and tore through a Carpinteria neighborhood below. While some homes were turned to ash, others were left standing among the ghostly scene. Carpinteria resident Greg Stoney's home was one of those few left.
A popular palm tree farm well known to people driving along the Pacific Coast Highway has been destroyed in the Thomas Fire. The fire came dangerously close to homes Thursday in Faria Beach after jumping Highway 101. Firefighters were able to stop the flames from reaching those homes, but they couldn't save the Faria Palm Tree Farm. Farm manager Dee Willingham estimates millions of dollars in loss but says the farm will come back. "The Farias have been here since 1901, no time to quit now," he said.
With wildfire evacuation shelters filling up in Ventura, UC Santa Barbara opened its doors Tuesday night to Thomas Fire evacuees. "It was kind of scary driving. The whole ridge was burning, it looked like a huge snake devouring the land," said Grace Carter of Ojai. Carter, her daughter, Abby, and their cat are currently seeking shelter at the university. "It's been really hard. If it had just been me, I wouldn't have been quite so frantic, but I have to make sure she's okay," Carter said.
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".