Two hours late, the Mess O Greens cooking contest was back at the Juneteenth celebration Saturday at Plaza Park in Oxnard. According to Kelcey Newman, who has organized the event, a surprise health inspection delayed the start of the judging of the nine dishes submitted featuring dark green, leafy vegetables. The Mess O Greens Cook-off Contest wasn’t held last year because of a scheduling conflict.
Persistence paid off for the two Berry Blast Off recipe contest finalists who will face each other in a timed cook-off at the 34th California Strawberry Festival on May 20. Elizabeth Koseyan, of North Hills, and Brenda Wong, of Los Angeles, were the top two finalists in the annual recipe contest portion of the cooking competition. They competed against three others to create dishes featuring strawberries that will be cooked during the festival.
The scar on the side of the Ventura hillside is difficult to miss, and visible even from Highway 101. Whether the work that created the wide dirt swath warrants criminal charges is the focus on an investigation launched Thursday by Ventura City Attorney Ariel Calonne. Grading work above Mint Lane began Feb. 22, apparently without the necessary permits. “The scarring on the hillside is really quite dramatic and I can’t find any evidence that a permit has been issued on the grading,” Calonne said.
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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
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".