That's the concern in San Rafael, as the city converts its street lamps to energy-efficient LED lights. "When it's really dark out, it's just amazingly bright," said resident Lois Tucker, raising her living room shade to reveal a bright light outside her window. "The city said you'll get used to it but I don't think that we will," she added, noting others in her Gerstle Park neighborhood share her frustration.
Multi-story walls of mud. Cars carried from the hills to the beach. A life-size statue buried to its neck in muck. There are images from the Montecito mudslide disaster in Santa Barbara that a Bay Area task force won't forget. "It's amazing the power of a debris flow, to take a house off its foundation and carry it down the road," said Randy Engler, a Battalion Chief with the Marin County Fire Dept. and leader of Regional Urban Search and Rescue Task Force 1.
- Top staff at a popular Oakland restaurant are threatening to quit his weekend, if the owner doesn't separate from the company. It stems from sexual harassment that chef Charlie Hallowell has previously admitted to in an open letter. Stories began emerging in December, with more than 30 women now sharing complaints with an independent outside investigator.
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".