When fabulists turn back the clock to the good old days, they always skip 1979. Revolution in Iran and price hikes by other Middle East oil producers lead to long lines at the gasoline pumps and gave America a shock for the second time in the decade. The first gas crisis struck with the Arab Oil Embargo of 1973-74. A restless nation driving Detroit gas guzzlers ground to a halt when the pumps ran out of gas. “Born to Run” became sit and wait.
There are some places seemingly immune to the ravages of time. The Pozo Saloon was one of those places, though recently it has fallen on some hard times, canceling two music festivals last year. The building that will turn 160 years old this year was closed during Prohibition and is currently closed for remodeling. Dan Stephens wrote a State of the Saloon story for the Telegram-Tribune on Feb. 26, 1987.
If coffee and the morning paper is part of your daily ritual, take a moment to toast history: 150 years ago in San Luis Obispo, an unprecedented birth was celebrated in the rural cow town. San Luis Obispo County’s first local newspaper, the San Luis Obispo Pioneer published Vol. 1 No. 1 on Jan. 4, 1868, edited by Rome G. Vickers, age 26. The Pioneer was four pages, printing once a week.
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".