Still looking for fun and affordable holiday-themed activities? There's plenty to choose from in the East Bay. Walnut Creek Ice Skating Rink: From 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. until Jan. 15. Check website for details. Live Drive-Thru Nativity: From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the Bethel Baptist Church. Check the website for details. Chanukah Celebration: From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m on Dec. 17 at Blackhawk Plaza. Check the website for more information.
On Wednesday, Whole Foods unveiled the first Bay Area location of 365 by Whole Foods, a more affordable alternative for customers who want organic goods without paying the grocery chain’s notoriously high prices. The store is located in Concord’s recently-constructed Veranda Shopping Center, next to several restaurants, retail shops, and an IMAX movie theater. The project had been in the works since 2015 and is one of only seven 365 shops around the country.
A Pacifica father is asking for help in finding his 14-year-old daughter who didn't return home from school two months ago. Aaron Placencia last saw his daughter Tyla-Ann on the morning of Sept. 27. The teen attends Oceana High School, where she is the newly-elected class president. “We were having a quick conversation about responsibilities and keeping grades maintained,” Placencia said, his voice breaking. “She was in a hurry because she was running late.
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".