Several readers have been asking for an update on what the city is doing to address/revise/enforce front-yard parking rules. A few, like Carolyn Beske, write to say some homes just don’t have enough parking for a family. “Suppose a private dwelling has two parents, two or three adult children and a grandad living in it – that adds up to five or six people. Then suppose four of them have jobs and each has a car.
In a recent column, a veteran asked if the city would extend the free rides it provides for veterans on city buses to the ART on Central, and the city said yes. But Jim points out that “ART apparently doesn’t provide free rides for veterans in general, only those with medical issues. … From what little I could find, the current policy for veterans was announced in 2014:‘Mayor Richard J. Berry has announced a new program to benefit veterans with specific medical credentials.
M. Klaw emails that just in time for the holiday season “I just received our second speed ticket from an outfit called STOP out of Cleveland, Ohio, which operates in Rio Rancho. We shall, of course, pay the $100 fine, excessive in our view. “My personal protest is that this has nothing to do with safety. The unmanned vans are set on streets with little or no traffic between rush hours, where no accidents happen, and no danger in evidence, but with low speed limits.
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".