Anyone who walks into the Hotel Del Coronado this season might have to do a double take at the upside down Christmas tree in the lobby. "This year we're taking a whimsical approach to Christmas," said Whitney Taylor, catering sales manager for the Hotel Del Coronado. "We want people to have fun!" Dozens of guests poured in and out of the hotel on Thanksgiving Eve, many eager to hit the beach with temperatures in the mid-90's.
If you had a chance to stop by Mama's Kitchen in San Diego Monday, you might have seen thousands of pies being prepped for delivery. Affectionately called "pie central", dozens of volunteers helped to get the pies into boxes and then placed gently in cars to be delivered to customer's homes. Through their "Mama's Pie in the Sky" Thanksgiving bake sale, the restaurant hopes to raise $134,000 to fund more than 45,000 meals. They said that it is the largest bake sale on the West Coast.
Thanks to a generous donation, the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park in Escondido will be able to admit active duty military members for free indefinitely. Philanthropists Jim and Dianne Bashor of La Jolla, donated an undisclosed amount of money to two military programs with the zoo. The Patriot Fund allows active duty military to get into the zoo and Safari Park free when they show their military ID.
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 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".