Here in Southwest Riverside County where Ryan and Jack Clifford grew up, summer temps are often in the 100s. Where they live now, the July wind-chill temperatures are often in the 100s too — except it’s minus. The Cliffords are at the South Pole Station for the United States Antarctic Program. When you’re 23 like they are, the dream is to do something adventurous. Well, they’re doing that – and then some. And it’s no dream.
Barbara Perez has 10 cousins in Southwest Riverside County alone. She knows because, as president of the Temecula Valley Genealogical Society, she’s researched her ancestry. Thanks to computers, massive name databases and even cheaper DNA testing, more folks want to know where we came from. The local group meets once a month at Temecula City Hall and holds Friday classes at the Ronald H. Roberts Library.
When he got back last month, Peter McCrohan swears the weeds were six feet high on the land he farms in rural Murrieta. He had to take the mowing slow, a couple hours on, an hour off, because he and his tractor needed breaks in the hot weather he’s not used to. McCrohan, 66, lives fulltime in New Jersey and he hadn’t been here since November. A winter of good rain made the weeds like skyscrapers and he was praying to the diesel saints that his tractor would fire up.
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".