San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón on Wednesday announced new efforts to combat the city’s spiraling vehicle break-in crisis, including a proposed task force dedicated to finding and prosecuting offenders. The unit would be made up of prosecutors, analysts and investigators who seek to bust up rings of prolific auto burglars. Gascón’s office has asked the mayor and Board of Supervisors for $1 million to fund the task force.
Carjacked, robbed — and now the owner of a fire-ravaged vanIt won’t be much much consolation for a Santa Rosa robbery victim to learn police found his yellow Ford van that was taken during a brazen daytime armed carjacking Sunday. That’s because the crooks who made off with the rig apparently torched it just 2 ½ miles from where they held the guy at gunpoint and fled.
A week for warm layers and oversize winter jackets has arrived as a frigid storm stomped its way into Northern California and the Bay Area on Sunday, bringing with it record-breaking cold temperatures and snow to the Sierra, forecasters said. Travelers heading to the mountains during the President’s Day holiday weekend should expect dicey and icy driving conditions. The first wave of the winter weather system brought snow to the Interstate 80 and Highway 50 mountain passes on Sunday afternoon.
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".