OAKLAND — Community groups are lauding a proposed jobs agreement with the Port of Oakland and a warehouse developer that would provide living wages, mandate local hiring and prohibit employers from asking about certain prior criminal convictions.
Drivers slogging through Bay Area freeways during the rush-hour commute are crawling along at speeds of less than 35 miles an hour, with traffic congestion up 80 percent since 2010, a new report by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission found. That’s a new record for the Bay Area, representing a 9 percent increase over the prior year, or roughly 3.5 minutes per commute. It also marks the fourth consecutive year weekday traffic congestion around the region reached a new high.
OAKLAND — On Dec. 2, 2007, a special team comprised of Oakland police and state liquor license officials exposed 21 Grand, an auto shop-turned-music-and-performance venue that was hosting events in the city’s KONO district. Nine years later to the day, the worst fire in the city’s history ripped through a Fruitvale warehouse, killing 36 people, nearly all of whom were guests at an underground dance party. The inauspicious coincidence struck a cord with 21 Grand co-founder Sarah Lockhart.
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".