- We love diets in L.A. right? Well, in some cases. We've been reporting on the controversy over the so-called ''road diets'' in parts of the city. In Mar Vista, for example, three lanes of traffic on busy Venice Blvd has been reduced to two, and there is a parking lane and a bike lane added. Business owners objected...some of them anyway, saying removing the parking in front of their stores meant it was too much of a hassle for shoppers to stop. Commuters complained about bottlenecks.
- Sabrina Hooks, from Inglewood by way of Moreno Valley has been ''out'' since High School and never really has had any major problems. Until the Saturday night before Halloween. She says she and her girlfriend were at a Jack in the Box restaurant at Imperial Highway and Figueroa street when a group of men and women started harassing and taunting them. They insulted Sabrina's girlfriend in a particularly vulgar way.
- Wow. Another day, another shocking headline involving inappropriate sexual behavior from a Hollywood type. If you saw today's NY Times, story about Louis C.K. and all the coverage it generated, you know that five women have come forward, alleging the comedian masturbated in front of them (or asked if he could) and was rejected. That's the simplest explanation in a long detailed series of recollections of uncomfortable and frightening encounters dating back to 2002.
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".