The Palos Verdes Peninsula’s aging water system, nearing the end of its lifespan, is getting a much-needed upgrade. California Water Service has proposed a $60 million overhaul to the decades-old system that calls for the installation of seven miles of new pipeline and a new pump station in Rolling Hills Estates.
Just as airport officials braced for another record-breaking travel season, Los Angeles International Airport on Friday rolled out its new Automated Screening Lanes to speed the security process for international travelers. The lanes allow up to five passengers at a time to place their luggage, shoes and other items onto a conveyor belt to be screened, eliminating time spent waiting for one person at a time to load luggage and personal items at security checkpoints.
Just days after the city put a contentious election behind it, a group of residents in the tiny, private city already is gearing up for the next political fight — two years from now. Members of the same group of residents who fielded Measure B, a now-defunct initiative that changed the city’s view law in 2013, and who recently opposed Measure C, which repealed Measure B, have plans to move one letter down in the alphabet with Measure D on a 2019 ballot.
Also worth noting that these newsrooms were pared down a few months ago by buyouts and even before that many were run by tiny staffs to begin with. When I left the Breeze I was one of a half dozen reporters covering the entire South Bay.
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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".