Once the turkey is devoured, the search for the perfect Christmas tree – at an affordable price – begins. Most Fresno-area lots with pre-cut trees and farms where you can cut your own will open Friday and Saturday. Retailers like FoodMaxx, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Orchard Supply Hardware and Save Mart will also start selling around that time. Prices will be higher this year due to a continued tree shortage in the Pacific Northwest where local sellers buy their trees.
The high cost to fly out of Fresno has sent travelers to other California cities for cheaper airfare for years. But when you add up the price of gas, renting a car or parking your own on top of plane tickets and the dreaded jet-lagged drive home, how much are you really saving? Let the numbers help you decide.
You don’t have to travel far to sleep in a fairy tale cottage or a glass house, or on a cattle ranch with a rustic outdoor bathroom. Some of these exclusive getaways are close by in the central San Joaquin Valley and available for rent through Airbnb, the San Francisco-based vacation rental website that connects people to unique travel experiences. Airbnb started in 2008 when two roommates rented space in their apartment to three people looking for a place to crash.
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".