Don Ford joined KPIX 5 as a Multimedia Journalist (MMJ) in 2011. He shoots, writes, and edits all of his own stories. This gives him tremendous flexibility covering stories across California.
Don started his thirty year career at KZTV in Corpus Christi, Texas while attending school at Del Mar Col...
WALNUT CREEK (KPIX 5) — People weren’t the only ones affected by the recent storms that battered Texas, Florida and the surrounding areas. Dozens of pets were abandoned in the wake of the devastation. Many people who evacuated left behind their animals as the storm came in. But now, the Alameda County Fairgrounds is set to hold the largest pet fair in California. Hurricane pets will be there, looking for a place to call home.
SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) – A San Francisco couple is heartbroken after their beloved dog was snatched from the steps of their home over the weekend by coyote as they watched helplessly. The dog was later found dead nearby. The coyote attack happened at in the city’s Ingleside neighborhood on Sunday, three miles east of Lake Merced near Monterey Boulevard. The 13-year-old dog — Shih Tzu named Bella — was taken by the coyote as the dog and her owner returned home.
East Bay officers want to start carrying Narcan, a life-saving drug that can reverse the effects of an overdose, for their dogs. It’s the first program of its kind in California. Erin Troy, the advising veterinarian for Alameda County’s K-9 unit, explained how a K-9 unit could become exposed to drugs. “They search a house, trying to apprehend a suspect, the drugs are readily available, they’re on the counter, they’re on the floor and they can walk through them.
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".