Leila Carter contacted me a dozen years ago to suggest her friend Geraldine Marks, an active woman and gym member who was about to turn 90, as a column subject. I took her suggestion, and from then on, the senior would send me Christmas and birthday cards. And she would phone to wish me well. Usually she was late with sending a card, but she would assure me one would be forthcoming. (One March, my birthday card came with my Christmas card tucked inside.) She would ask about me and my parents.
Chino has a new city councilman, and if you don’t remember an election, don’t worry, you didn’t miss anything. Paul Rodriguez was appointed Tuesday to fill a mid-term vacancy created when Glenn Duncan resigned for health reasons. In fact, Rodriguez is the second council appointment this year, with Gary George getting the nod in January to fill another empty seat. You almost wouldn’t have known the only votes Rodriguez got were from three council members.
Earlier this month, it took eight hours for a crew of tree surgeons to topple a 70-foot deodar cedar in Pomona. But they had started the job nearly one year earlier. On July 26, 2016, they sawed off some 25 limbs from the tree in Christian Irias’ West Alvarado Street front yard. Then their work was halted by the arrival of two police cars and a code enforcement unit, a sort of SWAT team of tree lovers. They had been called by a councilwoman who had sworn to protect the tree.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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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
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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
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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".