It was in October that Caroline Bennet noticed her skin would burn and itch after she showered. Then her daughter began to say her eyes burned when she bathed, and so did their next-door neighbor in Goleta’s Hollister Village. At the Santa Barbara Moms Facebook page, Bennet found that other people across Goleta from Ellwood to Fairview were complaining of the same thing, some people saying they checked themselves for lice because their scalp itched so badly.
Wind-blown dust and dirt thrown up by construction-type activity are causing more cases of valley fever in Santa Barbara County, the state Public Health department announced. From 21 cases in 2014 to 53 cases in 2016, reported Santa Barbara County Public Health’s Susan Klein-Rothschild, 2017 looks to continue the run of increases as the year through September already has 39 cases. The reason for the increase in cases, which is occurring statewide, is unknown.
The city’s semifinal election results released at the end of last week solidified the results released the morning after. Mayor-to-be Cathy Murillo’s lead, 28.4 percent, lengthened fractionally over her rivals — the nearest being Frank Hotchkiss, more than 1,800 votes behind — as did new future councilmembers Kristin Sneddon’s, to 51.4 percent of votes cast in District 4, and Eric Friedman’s, to 56.3 percent in District 5.
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".