If you have a complaint about tall grass in your neighborhood, it will have to wait. City inspectors say they'll get to you when they can, based on the order your complaint came in. That's not what neighbors like Ralph Green want to hear, but it reflects a five-week backlog of tall grass complaints. Green made several trips to City Hall about the abandoned house next door to him with tall grass and critters. He says he can't get the city to take care of the problem.
One of our Call 12 volunteers is vacationing in St. Thomas and survived Hurricane Irma. We tried to contact her by phone. We wanted to hear her voice, but there's little to no service across St. Thomas. Christi Morton sent text messages to her Call 12 family saying that she is safe. Morton left for St. Thomas on Saturday, Sept. 2, and the storm hit on Wednesday. People who felt cut-off from the rest of the world are now seeing the damage.
A Chesterfield man said he is frustrated after trying several times to get the county involved in removing tall grass from a vacant property without success. The vacant lot is at the corner of Midlothian Turnpike and Winterfield Lane, next to the BP gas station. David Springborn can see the vacant property from his porch and says it's unsafe and an eyesore. His major complaints are the tall grass and all the trash, beer cans, and bottles. Springborn says vagrants hide in the tall grass and drink.
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".