BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - November 1 marks the start of the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District's "Check Before You Burn Program".It's an effort to restrict burning wood and pellets in home stoves, fireplaces and outdoor devices. The program is in effect until the end of February here in the south valley to spare our winter air. That's because, when high pressure builds overhead, we get sinking air, and that traps all the pollution from smog and smoke down here where we breathe.
BAKERFIELD, Calif. - During a time of tragedy, many people ask how they can help. One of the first things that comes to mind is donating blood. In fact, the blood centers in Vegas had lines around the block before sunrise this morning.Here at home, the Houchin Community Blood Bank posted on their Facebook this morning saying that had enough blood on the shelves to offer help in the Las Vegas shooting.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - As predicted, thunderstorms fired up over Kern County Sunday afternoon, intensifying into the evening hours. The storms are fueled by remnant moisture from Tropical Storm Lidia to our south and they're feeding off our excessive heat as Bakersfield topped out at 111 degrees, just one degree shy of the record for this date.The storms brought gusty winds which triggered blowing dust and debris to the valley before the rain arrived.
Most of it is smog, but yes a lot of it is smoke from the Thomas Fire filling in along the Hwy 33 corridor and spilling into the south San Joaquin Valley where it gets trapped here https://t.co/RFyNopFwKM
The latest drought monitor report came out this morning and shows more and more of Kern County is returning to drought conditions. We've seen .03" of rain in Bakersfield so far this water year... we should have collected more than 1.3" by now... https://t.co/6UAsz8xgbF
Sunny and hazy in the valley again today with a high of 67°. Dry Santa Ana winds are gusting to 35-45 mph through the Kern mountains, peaking from about 10 a.m. to noon, creating a dangerous wildfire threat today.
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".