Staring down Aguamiel Road in Rancho Bernardo in 2017, you’d have no idea the pain that resided there a decade ago. "It looked like a war zone, almost," said Eva Peters, looking back at pictures of the rubble where her family used to live. "You could barely tell where the chimneys were." The Peters house and 28 others on that street burned in the October 2007 wildfires, along with more than 1,700 other homes around San Diego County. The Peters family lost it all.
There’s a part of Rady Children’s Hospital where no one is afraid of needles and stitches. “It works with patients. It works with children. It works with adults,” said Gaby Perez-Vargas talking about the knitting program she runs one day a week at the hospital. “They start knitting, and they start laughing, and they start joking and they start, kind of being themselves. You see it immediately,” said Perez-Vargas.
There's a good feeling that comes with having something new, and for a group of very brave kids in San Diego, it’s a feeling they deserve. Thanks to a local group called Savvy Giving By Design, kids battling life-threatening illnesses are getting bedroom makeovers for free. The group was started by an interior designer named Susan Wintersteen. "For the families, I‘ve found that it’s a nice distraction for them," said Wintersteen.
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 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
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".