Here is a roundup of Independence Day celebrations in West Contra Costa, Albany, and Berkeley: ALBANY: The annual Green, Red, White & Blue Celebration will have activities and competitions, classic cars, food and entertainment for all ages from noon to 4 p.m. July 4 at Memorial Park, 1325 Portland Ave. Attractions will include bluegrass music by Bill Evans & Friends, games for children and families, a petting zoo, face painting, a rock climbing wall, a zip line, jump houses, the East Bay...
New alert system rolling out next monthResidents in Albany, Berkeley and other Alameda County areas are encouraged to sign up for the new AC Alert system at www.ACAlert.org to receive emergency messages. “As the city’s primary emergency alerting system, AC Alert can reach residents with urgent information regarding earthquakes, wildfires or other natural or man-made disasters,” Berkeley said in an announcement.
Attempted arson: A 44-year-old transient man poured lighter fluid on belongings and a vehicle in his parents garage in the 1700 block Ganges Street at 8:20 a.m. and unsuccessfully attempted to ignite everything with a cigarette lighter. “His stepfather chased him off before he could light the fire.”Resisting officer: A Fresno man, 39, “ failed to comply with commands not to reach into his back pocket where a knife was eventually found.
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".