Summers in San Diego often last until November and while that’s great for people who live here, the downside means we often have to deal with out-of-town relatives who want to take advantage of our hospitality and kindness. Sure, it can be fun to see loved ones—for a short time—but then we have to keep answering the same questions:“Yes, it’s cloudy now, but the sun will be out by 10.”“Yes, there is such a thing as dress flip-flops.”“Yes, there are a lot of hops in our local beer.
Is there any San Diego neighborhood with a more unfortunate name than Bay Ho? It’s a nice area, but I always feel funny when I tell people I’m going to Bay Ho. Well, I better get used to it because now I have a reason to spend more time in Bay Ho thanks to the Red Card Café (4140 Morena Blvd. ), a charming soccer-themed bistro that is inexplicably in an industrial park-type setting. It’s not the best location for a restaurant, but once inside, it’s quite charming.
From a produce standpoint, few areas are as blessed as San Diego. It’s hardly a secret that the climate and soil mean that locals can enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables all year long. But just like my old roommate in Ocean Beach who refused to ever go into the ocean, not everyone takes advantage of the local bounty. Just look at all the people buying frozen produce at the local Vons or Albertsons.
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".