A team of volunteers from the Casa de Espanol school in Sacramento is headed to Mexico to deliver rescue equipment to areas hit hard by earthquakes. The team plans to leave at midnight is gathering ropes, goggles, gloves, harnesses and helmets. Organizers plan to begin packing the equipment at 8:30 and say they will leave for Mexico at midnight. An 8.2 magnitude quake in the southern part of the country hit September 7.
A new report from a collection of environmental, fishing, and river rafting groups recommends changes to dam management following the failure of the main spillway at Lake Oroville in February. The 18 recommendations include construction of a full emergency spillway at Lake Oroville, allocation of money for the Central Valley Flood Protection Plan, and the inclusion of safety as a primary factor in licensing hydroelectric dams in the future.
It seems that every year a different weed launches an attack on lawns. This year's intruder is pervasive and invasive. According to Whitney Brim Deforest of the UC Davis Cooperative Extension, the uninvited guest is euphorbia maculata, which sounds nice, but which is anything but euphorious for lawns. It is commonly known as "spotted spurge," which, coincidentally or not, rhymes with scourge. It's spindly, with small flowers and leaves that are somewhat oval-shaped. And it spreads really fast.
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".