It’s mid-January, but organizers of the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade are still in the holiday spirit. The Chamber of Commerce, which put on the Newport Harbor tradition Dec. 13-17, will honor the winners of the 2017 parade and the companion Ring of Lights waterfront home decorating contest at an awards dinner and auction gala Jan. 26 at the Fashion Island Hotel, formerly the Island Hotel, at 690 Newport Center Drive.
The long-in-the-works rezoning plan went before the Fountain Valley City Council for a refresher course Tuesday night. City planning and building director Matt Mogensen gave a brief recap of the package of zoning changes that could allow redevelopment of 162 acres of a mostly industrial area in the southwest portion of the city. Most of the buildings were developed in the 1970s and the area hasn’t changed much since, he said.
This week’s resignation of Fountain Valley City Councilman Mark McCurdy didn’t go unmentioned Tuesday at the council’s first meeting without him, though no audience members spoke about the frequently nonconformist councilman’s departure. McCurdy’s former colleague, Councilwoman Cheryl Brothers, said after the meeting that his departure was sudden but not surprising. “He’s been virtually absent for quite some time,” she said.
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".