Coast Union’s agriculture program was narrowly spared getting gutted at the most recent School Board meeting. With well over half of the student population involved in FFA or related subjects, an enormous sigh was heard over much of Cambria. One has only to walk around the backside of the campus to get a glimpse of what goes on in this field of study with raised vegetable beds, stock animals and welding projects. And what about that garden?
There is an awful lot of “The Crud” going around right now. First let me say that whatever I say here now is in no way a replacement for trained medical experience. I have none, but my own experimentation and readings and conversations on which to base this. That said, I’ve been studying herb lore since I was a kid and heard Euell Gibbons espousing the virtues of the pine tree, and then, as a teenager, with my first copy of “Living on the Earth” by Alicia Bay Laurel.
May love and peace prevail in 2018 and beyond. I mean “peace and love” for yourself as well as others, which is what leads many to create resolutions for the new year — bettering ourselves. We snicker about how long any of us lasts at keeping them. We joke, “Why don’t we just do this starting any time of the year?” But, however you look at it, this is what we do.
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".