Q: I have lived near Woodside for 54 years and I had never seen anything like the situation I faced coming home from Stanford on Nov. 16 at 4 p.m. I noted the usual jam on northbound Interstate 280 at Sand Hill Road. Nothing out of the ordinary. Brake lights from Page Mill Road to Edgewood Road is the norm. I kept going west on Sand Hill, intending to avoid Interstate 280 and go through town. Q: The intersection of Sand Hill and Whiskey Hill Road is essentially rural.
Q: The newly paved freeways are great but they appear to have some cons. I notice that rain water just sits there and goes nowhere (puddles). Also at night, since the road is much darker, car lights just drown out and don’t light adequately. EdwardA: Boy, this surprises me. Years ago Caltrans began installing pavement that allows standing water to seep under the road and prevent puddles from forming. But there’s good news.
Q: Having read your piece on the “myth” of diverted gas taxes, you are really not worth following! What a schmuck you are! By-eee! Scott BowhayA: Schmuck? I’ve been called worse, although explaining the myth that gas tax funds have been diverted away from transportation work did anger a lot of readers who believe otherwise. Q: Lies! … You are a sucker if you believe the 12-cent-a-gallon tax on gas will fix our roads.
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".