Over her 34 years of teaching kindergarten, Konnie Susich had one important rule: one hug for each student every day. "By the end of each year, I really do feel like they are my kids," said Susich. "I've taught 1,000 children over the years — plus I have two of my own — so I guess you could say I have 1,002 kids." After a long and meaningful career as a teacher, Susich retired from Zephyr Cove Elementary School this year.
Jack Johnson is performing on Lake Tahoe's South Shore this weekend, and as part of his longtime commitment to environmentalism, the "Banana Pancakes" singer is matching donations made to four local nonprofits this summer. The Johnson Ohana Foundation — created by Johnson and his wife Kim using profits from his 2008 tour — supports environmental, art and music education. To date, the foundation has made $4 million in donations to 400 nonprofits worldwide.
Scuba divers installed nearly 140 bottom barriers earlier this month, covering over three-quarters of an acre, in one of the Tahoe Key's lagoons — the beginning of a multi-year, strategic plan to eradicate the invasive aquatic plants that have taken over the man-made waterways. The Tahoe Keys were created in the late 1950s by dredging an estimated 5 million cubic yards of material from the marsh at the mouth of the Upper Truckee River.
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".