Here's the latest installment of news from our tipline - which you can now contribute to via text at (415) 200-3233. First, regarding the image above ... what is there to say? Go Warriors? "Someone doesn't like Kobe too much," explains tipster/photographer Mark. "I don't blame them.
Traffic safety activist group SF Transformation (SFMtrA) had a busy evening last night, installing unauthorized soft-hit posts to separate cyclists from cars on four main bicycle turn lanes around the city.
Neighborhood tipsters have always been a main source for stories here at Hoodline. But until today, we've asked everyone to fill out an online form if they had something to share. Now we're making it easier. You can now tell us about the most interesting things happening in your neighborhood, using SMS and maybe your cameraphone.
The vigilante cyclist safety group calling itself SF Transformation-or SFMtrA, for short-has plans for adding more unauthorized traffic safety features to city streets, following its victory last week in getting the city to keep the soft-hit posts it installed at the nexus of JFK Drive and Kezar Drive in Golden Gate Park.
You may have noticed a new set of soft-hit posts on the right-hand turn from John F. Kennedy Drive to Kezar Drive appear in the last couple of weeks. A group of private citizens put them there without permission.
See something interesting or weird happening in front of you as you're going about your day? Want to figure out what it is, or maybe alert others? Many of the stories you see us publish are because someone sent us a tip - whether via our email tipline, Twitter, Facebook or somewhere else.
We get a lot of great stories from local people who send in tips about what's happening around them. We want to make it even easier to hear from you. So we're testing out a new SMS-based tipline which allows you to text in photos and short messages about things you're seeing as you go about your life in the city, straight from your phone.
Do you live, work, or spend quality time in a neighborhood that Hoodline covers? Is there a topic you want to explore, or a story you'd like to see covered by us? Can you write? If you said yes to any or all of the above, we'd like to talk to you about writing for Hoodline.
Do you live, work or spend time in SoMa? Today, we're expanding our daily neighborhood coverage to the South of Market area. Look for our mix of hard news, profiles of local businesses, community organizations and people, plus history, off-beat news and more, stretching from the Embarcadero all the way past Folsom and 10th street to that curvy blob that's occasionally called "western SoMa."
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
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".