- New research shows there has been a massive uptick in school threats in the weeks since the Parkland Florida shooting. This has police, schools and families scrambling to address them. Last week, Trisha Lucio kept her children home for two days, after someone tweeted a threat of violence in the Alum Rock Union District. She says the kids still haven't recovered. Lucio says, "I have a 4th grader and a 3rd grader here and they're terrified. I mean they don't even want to be at school.
- The Santa Clara County Sheriff's office has arrested a woman, they say was running an immigration services scam. They believe she was taking money for help with visas, DACA filings, and other services that she was not actually providing. Authorities say Ivonne Castillo, who was neither licensed nor bonded. She was arrested yesterday on charges of Grand Theft. This woman, who spoke to us through a translator, trusted Castillo to file her DACA paperwork. It was never sent.
- Homeless advocates are frustrated. They say the sweep of a San Jose encampment last week was pointless and that the residents just ended up moving feet from their original location. The Googleville encampment off Felipe Avenue underneath the 280/680/101 interchange has been cleared out.The fences mended. But the homeless that used to live on this Caltrans site haven't moved far. Jacquline Bojorquez who is homeless says, "They're trying to get rid of us, but we don't have any place to go."
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".