The Confederate battle flag will never fly legally over city of Fresno property, the City Council said Thursday. The issue now lands on the desk of Mayor Ashley Swearengin. The mayor is on vacation, but her Communications Director Mark Standriff said she will not veto the council’s action. The council, on a 4-0 vote with two abstentions and one member absent, approved a law that prohibits Fresno officials from flying or displaying the battle flag of the Confederacy on city property.
City Council Member Esmeralda Soria on Monday said she wants Fresno to spend more money next year on the parks system. It’s another sign that Mayor Ashley Swearengin’s proposed budget may go down in history as the Green Space Spending Battle. Soria said at a news conference that she will make a motion at Tuesday’s budget hearings to spend an extra $1.5 million for parks. A big chunk would pay for a master plan identifying the system’s needs and how to pay for solutions.
The Fresno police department saw a big drop in officer-involved shootings and use-of-force complaints in 2014, the city's police auditor reported Monday. Rick Rasmussen, who heads the Office of Independent Review, said there were eight officer-involved shootings last year compared to 11 in 2013. That's a drop of 27%. Complaints about excessive use-of-force fell from 41 in 2013 to 29 in 2014, a drop of 29%, Rasmussen reported.
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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".