Eight years ago, Modesto firefighter Justin Crone started the Letters to Santa charity, hoping to raise money to give a few needy children a new outfit and a toy each. At a fundraising dinner, he raised $7,600 and the charity helped 100 children, he said in a news release. The effort has grown each year and now includes a golf tournament. In 2017, Letters to Santa brought in $182,000. This week, items are being delivered to 1,560 children at 12 schools in Modesto, Turlock and Ceres.
Work is well under way on the replacement of the Santa Fe Avenue bridge over the Tuolumne River near Empire. Myers & Sons Construction is carrying out the $13.1 million project for the Stanislaus County Department of Public Works. The county got $12 million in federal money for the work, expected to be done in 2020. The current bridge was built in 1947 and has become “functionally obsolete,” with no shoulders along its two lanes, the department website said.
Work continues on a major improvement project in downtown Ceres. The nearly $3 million project, which started in June, involves a two-block section of Fourth Street. It includes replacing or installing water, sewer and storm drains and changes to the streetscape. Crews also removed two roundabouts and built a new parking lot.
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".