DEL MAR — Pat Vergne, the former chief lifeguard and community services director who was fired in August, has filed a claim for damages against the city in excess of $5 million. The document, dated Dec. 5, accuses all five City Council members and City Manager Scott Huth of defamation, fraud, intentional infliction of emotional distress, civil conspiracy and wrongful termination. Vergne began working in Del Mar as a lifeguard in 1980.
DEL MAR — With plans to fund utility undergrounding using some of the revenue created by a 1 percent sales tax increase, council members at the Dec. 4 meeting approved the creation of a project team to help guide the process. According to guidelines developed by Councilman Terry Sinnott, a former San Diego Gas & Electric Co. employee, the group will include a project manager, neighborhood representatives, an advisory committee, staff members, utility experts and two council liaisons.
DEL MAR — Terry Sinnott handed over the reins to Dwight Worden during the annual mayoral rotation at the Dec. 4 City Council meeting. “I have the opportunity to pass the gavel onto my successor, which is really, really cool,” Sinnott said. “I’m happy to pass these responsibilities of the mayor onto Dwight.”Sinnott highlighted some of the accomplishments of the past year, including the ongoing construction of a long-planned City Hall replacement project that is currently on time and within budget.
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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 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
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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".