Many of Southern California’s native animals are fighting a losing battle for habitat. So what happens when the limited open space they have left is scorched by a wildfire? That’s what the National Park Service is trying to find out by monitoring a section of the Santa Monica Mountains that burned in the 2013 Springs Fire. Their results could help figure out what to expect from the La Tuna fire, which blazed through more than 7,000 acres of the Verdugo Mountains over the weekend.
Firefighters say the La Tuna Fire could have been a lot worse if not for two things: favorable change in the weather and brush clearance. The wildfire came within 200 feet of torching 1400 houses. But just five burned, according to the LA Fire Department. “This fire was a testament to how well citizens have done,” said Ron Barone, a spokesman for the Burbank County Fire Department.
Residents and air regulators are questioning whether the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are moving fast enough to cut emissions from the region’s largest source of air pollution. At a standing-room-only public hearing Wednesday in Wilmington about the ports' latest Clean Air Action Plan, local residents urged the ports to ditch diesel engines sooner and speed up the transition to zero emissions technology. The ports are the single biggest source of pollution in the region.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".