PLEASANTON — Plans to develop a Costco store near the junction of Interstates 580 and 680 took a step forward Monday when the City Council endorsed a proposal to share city sales tax with the retail giant to pay for road improvements. During a 90 minute special council meeting, some critics asserted that sharing sales tax was a public giveaway to the big retail giant, while other speakers supported the store plan as expanding shopping opportunities in Pleasanton.
PLEASANTON — Military veterans can get exams, referrals and advice about receiving medical benefits from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Pleasanton Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave. The Veteran Administration’s Mobile Medical Benefits Outreach Team will meet with veterans on a drop-in basis and advise them about their eligibility and enrollment for medical and mental health benefits. No appointments are necessary.
OAKLAND — A conservation group opposes the Oakland A’s choice for a new downtown baseball stadium as bad for the birds and fish in Lake Merritt. In announcing its opposition Monday night, the Golden Gate Audubon Society said the proposed ballpark near Laney College threatens to degrade nearby Lake Merritt and a channel connecting to the Oakland estuary with contaminants, trash, loud noise and bright lights.
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".