Step into Vic's All-Star Kitchen on Main Street in Pleasanton and it's easy to see how much local sports hold a spot in the heart of Vic Malatesta. A longtime Pleasanton resident and local sports supporter, Malatesta has hundreds of pictures of local teams and players adorning the walls of the restaurant. His menu items all carry names of local coaches or other sports figures from the local high schools.
It was a successful opening round of the North Coast Section Division I football playoffs for the local teams, as Amador Valley and Foothill both rolled to wins. The No. 7-seeded Dons opened the weekend with a 26-13 win over No. 10 Deer Valley on Friday. The next night, Foothill the No. 5 seed ran over No. 12 James Logan 40-7. Both wins came at home, and now, both second-round games will come on the road. Tonight, the Dons will travel to play the No. 2 seed Freedom in a 7 p.m. game.
The Foothill girls volleyball team stormed into the North Coast Section semifinals with a pair of wins last week. In the first round, the Falcons swept Berkeley 25-16, 25-18, 25-16 to advance to the quarterfinals on Nov. 4. There, Foothill faced a tough Dublin team that the Falcons had battled in tough matches during the regular season. This time, the Falcons dropped the first set but roared back to take the next three to win the match 18-25, 25-20, 25-11, 25-16.
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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
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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".