The latest census of homeless people in our community counted 371. How many were missed? Who knows? No doubt plenty. How many total — 500, maybe 600? More? Nevada County's population is 98,000, about 77,000 on our side. Less than 1 percent, assuredly, are homeless. This community's heart is big. There isn't much question about that. It's so big, a handful of groups each aims to save neglected pets. A different bunch runs a thrift store on every corner, it seems.
You don't think of bankers as artists or creative types. At least I never did until Tuesday evening, at the retirement party for Mike Vasquez, banker through and through, so much so he's retired twice before and no one quite believes this will stick, either. He's only 72, after all, sharp and spry. My tribe, the writers, has mocked bankers as soulless number crunchers at least since "The Merchant of Venice." This Shakespearean smear, though, this defamation, this libel, such calumny.
I realized my lifelong fervor for basketball had died when Donner Pass closed and I didn't care. I chose howling, icy hell over squeaks and jumpshots and a keen eye on the scoreboard while points amass and the clock ticks down.
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".