Smoke is still thick in Napa’s wine county and the threat of fire is not over as Napa Valley Vinters Association reports at least five wineries suffered total loss and 11 others reported some damage. A particularly vulnerable area is along Silverado Trail Road. Singorello Estate lost its tasting room to the Atlas Fire. A number of homes along Silverado Trail were also lost to the fire.
You may have seen him standing on an overpass in Sacramento. He’s the one in the bright orange shirt for five days a week, before work and during lunch, John Parrish waving at oncoming traffic. Lately he can be found on Highway 50, but the freeway cheerleader has been to overpasses all over Sacramento. His actions may seem unusual but, what's even more unusual is the path that brought Parrish up here in the first place. "I was a stripper for four or five years," said Parrish.
If you are planning to visit Tahoe, watch your step, the lake has a goose poop problem. Canadian Geese are crowding the shores and devouring grass at Edgewood Golf Course in Stateline, Nev. But, the resort has a secret weapon. His name is Luke and he is a three-year-old border collie. When the bird droppings start to pile up, Luke and his owner Ken Bednar go to work. For more stories like this like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter“We work off hand signals," said Bednar.
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".