A memorial service for Dr. Bill James, former long-serving superintendent of Pleasanton schools who died earlier this month, will be held from 3-5 p.m. Nov. 5 in the Palm Pavilion at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton. He was 84. Dr. James retired in August 1998 after serving 13 years as Pleasanton school superintendent. Previously he was the superintendent of the Paso Robles Joint Union High School District and the Paso Robles Union Elementary School District.
It has been 10 years since Laurel Williams was killed in a horrific car crash on Foothill Road, and her mother Kathy Pace-Williams hopes friends and family will join her next Friday, Oct. 20, for one last public tribute to her "fallen angel." The observance will start at 2 p.m. at Moller Park at Foothill Road and Stoneridge Drive, where the entrance is around the corner at 5300 Pleasant Hill Drive.
I was one of the early-bird customers at 8 a.m. last Friday as Trader Joe's opened its new 13,000-square-foot grocery store in the Rose Pavilion, joining scores of other shoppers dashing in after a festive ribbon-cutting. Not only is the new location at 3903 Santa Rita Road significantly larger than its nearby older market on Pimlico Drive, now closed, but it comes with a much larger parking lot as well.
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".