Several Los Angeles Unified School District campuses in the San Fernando Valley, having born the brunt of big increases in student population in decades past, are showing signs of wear. The installation of prefabricated “portable” classrooms was one way the LAUSD accommodated more students, but those freestanding buildings have far surpassed their usable life, according to the district. Other campuses, like North Hollywood High School, are generations old and in need of significant restoration.
Over the next several years, the Los Angeles Unified School District will be at work upgrading 12 schools in the San Fernando Valley, using $1.2 billion in bond money from Measure Q, which voters passed in 2008 for school construction. Some of the schools are generations old, like North Hollywood High School, which opened in 1927 and comprises the biggest of the upgrade projects.
Several readers have asked how Bryan Gonzalez, the 15-year-old student Southern California News Group wrote about earlier this month, is faring after school administrators visited him in an effort to get him back in school. RELATED STORY: LAUSD goes door-to-door to bring absent students back to classThe answer is: so far, so good. And Panorama High School Assistant Principal Juan Ortiz is hopeful about the teenager’s future.
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".