If you live in San Pedro, you’ve passed it a thousand times. Probably more. Perched on a pole high above the 800 block of South Gaffey Street, a midcentury cutout of a dachshund dog is something of a funky but oh-so-familiar icon in the port town. News spread recently that the wrecking ball was on the way to make way for a new drive-through Starbucks development below on one of the town’s busiest intersections. The wiener dog’s days were numbered. But Angela Romero quickly took up the cause.
An ambitious underground tunneling project in the works for more than a decade is — finally — set to begin construction in about a year. Residents can expect to hear more about the $550 million project to replace an aging wastewater pipeline system, built in 1937 and 1958, as construction approaches for the 7-mile-long tunnel from Carson to San Pedro. A public workshop is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the DoubleTree Hotel, 2800 Via Cabrillo Marina, San Pedro, but it won’t be the last.
Four months ago, a plan to move the Croatian consulate general of Los Angeles into San Pedro’s Croatian Cultural Center sounded like a sure thing. So much for sure things. Now, the plan is off, the nonprofit that runs programming has been fired and the future of the center at Pacific Avenue and Seventh Street has been thrown into what’s being called a full “reset” mode.
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".