Construction steering customers away from your neighborhood business? San Francisco may soon hand over cash to help. Merchants hurt by late-running construction projects could be awarded grants and loans under a plan being considered by the Board of Supervisors. “We want to get that program launched as soon as possible,” Supervisor Jane Kim said Wednesday at the board’s Government Audit and Oversight Committee.
In the year since Rose Pak’s death, other Chinatown players’ influence has begun to blossom. But without Pak, their influence is fragmented. Pak was known as a “power broker” (though she hated that moniker), but considered herself a community organizer. Chinatown politicos are now vying to become the next de-facto Chinatown leader (Spoiler alert: No one yet has the skills or heart to do it. ), and the neighborhood needs help now more than ever.
Patriot Prayer’s “Free Speech” rally never actually materialized last month, but it still cost The City big bucks. San Francisco spent $890,000 on security and transit thanks to the protests that sprung up in resistance to the planned Patriot Prayer rally, On Guard has learned. The Mayor’s Office isn’t taking that lying down. Mayor Ed Lee will pursue getting money back for San Francisco, as he had previously promised, his office told me.
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".