The Isla Vista Food Cooperative is celebrating its 46th anniversary on Jan. 7, a reminder of the co-op’s growth over the years, aided by the community’s collaboration efforts to save the co-op from eviction in 2012. Since UC Santa Barbara students and I.V. residents founded the business in 1972, the co-op has worked throughout the community and on campus to provide students with a network that connects the I.V. community to healthy and sustainable food.
The Isla Vista Food Cooperative is working to help those who have been affected by the Thomas Fire by offering several relief efforts, including a “round-up” change program, a 15 percent discount for evacuees and a food donation bin. “We have a civil and cooperative responsibility to assist our community in times of need, and right now our community needs us,” co-op general manager Melissa Cohen said in an email.
Firefighters continue to battle the Thomas Fire as it rages through Santa Barbara County and prompts further evacuation orders. The Thomas Fire has grown to 267,500 acres and is 40 percent contained. It is now the third-largest recorded wildfire in California, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire). California has so far spent $110,286,5000 fighting the fire. The fire is now approximately 17 miles from UC Santa Barbara and Isla Vista.
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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".