T he November issue is all about introducing readers to facets or communities of San Diego—the military, the global dining scene—that some of you haven’t had the opportunity to get to know. Growing up in San Diego, I took for granted the fact that we are home to five Navy and Marine Corps bases, and that my friends, relatives, and neighbors are a part of just 0.6 percent of the country’s population that serves in the military. Zero point six!
If you want to live in a good school district, that generally means you have to pay a pretty price. We’ve heard educators tell us it’s worth it to rent a tiny apartment in a good school district (even if you own in another!) just to reap the benefits of better teachers, technology, and test scores. But that kind of sacrifice is not an option for everyone, and not everyone has similar priorities. There are more than 40 school districts in San Diego County.
There are over 100 zip codes in San Diego County, and just as many neighborhoods and city names. Our place names generally have a Spanish influence, so unless you’re fluent, some might be hard to pronounce. But there’s good news: If you don’t know Spanish, living in San Diego will make you better at it. (Your iPhone’s Siri and the robot giving directions on your map app like to butcher Spanish, so don’t listen to them.)
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".