Just when I thought the glorious spring bulb season had come and gone, the calla lilies began to strut their stuff. I spotted the color outside my front door about two weeks ago and they continue to shine. Callas may be my new favorite bulb for pots, and they certainly win that honor until I decide otherwise. I grew callas long ago with limited success. My best friend lived next door for many years and a boyfriend liked to give her plants.
Gridley >> Summer swimming will continue at the Gridley pool after community members and county officials were able overcome several maintenance and insurance obstacles. The pool opens Monday. That’s good news for kids who can spend a day in the water for an easy one dollar. At one point, it looked like the pool would be closed forever. Letters were sent to Gridley residents stating that the pool would be torn down.
Durham >> The Patrick Ranch was alive with history Saturday for the 15th annual Threshing Bee, bringing folks closer to a time when wheat was watered through rainfall and animals were very much a part of the work force. Old-time vocabulary was shown in action, including a “thresher” with a circulating belt that separated grain from dry stalks of wheat. The origin of the word “pitchfork” became more apparent as men walked along a wagon and pitched bundles of wheat into the back of a moving wagon.
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".