When Jeff White opens for business, he does so in front of Gene’s Fine Foods. Every Thursday, from noon to 5 p.m., White makes the lives of people who like to chop and slice a little easier. “Sharpen While You Shop” is White’s mobile business that travels to Bay Area grocery stores, providing sharpening services to shoppers while they pick up their groceries. “It seems strange, but at $8 a pop for most knives, you can make $300-$400 a day,” White said. “It’s very doable.
After more than a year of study, the Saratoga City Council will hear the planning commission’s recommendations for the design and character of the Village on Wednesday, Aug. 16. The council will consider phase 2 of the Village Policy Update at its regular meeting. Two main opportunity sites that the commission identified at its last Village Visioning study session were the Saratoga Village Center—formerly known as the Buy and Save center—and the land that Rockin’ Kidz sits on.
City gets newsyThe city is about to launch a monthly newsletter called the “Saratoga Source,” featuring news updates, a NextDoor digest of popular items, upcoming events, tips from the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office and from city staff members. Residents can sign up to receive the newsletter at saratoga.ca.us/SaratogaSource. The quarterly Saratogan will become an annual publication for release in January or February.
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".