SAN JOSE — Fifty faces peer out from behind a crinkled blue tarp at the Santa Clara County Government Center — 50 faces of homelessness, each with a name, a message, a story. There’s Melissa Van Horn with sparkling blue orbs and a determined smile, holding a brown-and-grey brindle Chihuahua. “We count,” says Van Horn. The piercing and pensive countenance of Mary Lopez eyes the camera from beneath a faux-fur cap. “If it can happen to me it can happen to anyone,” reads her message.
SAN JOSE — There were plenty of “aha!” breakthroughs on Sunday at an unassuming office space on South 1st Street, where on Sunday Neha Kapadia became the family pack leader as they valiantly tried to solve the riddles that would decipher the puzzles to reveal a key to escape a locked room.
CAMPBELL — Dominick Guida’s bicycle passion started more than a dozen years ago with a 1954 Schwinn that he picked up on eBay for $300. It was crusty and rusty, but working. It was a salvageable wreck that Guida, a tinkerer for most of his 31 years and former auto mechanic, described as a “Pee Wee Herman bike” that had died and needed resurrection. “That one I didn’t do anything but the restoration but then I bought a few more bikes, and I started customizing,” he said.
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".