Some weeks in a small town are harder than others. This was one of those weeks. Winters lost two of its icons, only three days apart — and on the heels of another last month. They say bad luck comes in threes. Note to Universe: You’ve met your quota. You can knock it off now. Nobody likes an overachiever. Our collective grief began with the sudden passing of Gary Bertagnolli on June 5. For many years, Gary was “The Pharmacist” in this town.
It’s what everyone has been waiting for overÂ the last week â€” word that the Winters Fire is finally out. According to CalFire spokesperson Tiffany Mercado, the official word came in at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 12, that the fire was 100 percent contained one week after it erupted. The fire began on Thursday, July 6, around 12:40 p.m. north of Highway 128 near the westernmost fishing access on Putah Creek, and scorched 2,269 acres of dry brush before being contained.
Our ongoing health-care discussion seems to revolve exclusively around insurance coverage — who gets it, who doesn’t, and how much it’ll cost. The current tunnel-visioned approach requires people to become insurance customers, and insurance companies are profit-driven corporations. They don’t care about our health, they care about profit. We’re nothing to them but marks in a ledger.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, 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
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".