By Julia Cooper – Researcher, San Francisco Business Times Jan 10, 2018, 1:34pm PST A hospitality boom is shaking up the East Bay hotel world, as cities throughout the region see increased demand for new hotels amid a rise in business and leisure travelers. In this week's issue we take a look at the 25 biggest hotels in Alameda and Contra Costa counties, ranking lodgings by number guest rooms. Click on the image to see a sneak peek at the 10 biggest hotels in the East Bay.
When it comes to charitable giving to universities and colleges, the sources of those donations can vary widely from school to school. Case in point: the four schools spotlighted on this week's top contributors Lists - University of California, San Francisco; University of California, Berkeley; San Francisco State University and California State University, East Bay - saw different degrees of support from different types of donors in the past year.
Want to work for a company having a growth spurt? Last week we unveiled the 2017 Fast 100, our annual ranking of the 100 fastest-growing private companies in the Bay Area. Beyond growing revenue at a median rate of 127 percent over the past two years, Fast 100 companies also created 6,958 jobs between 2014 and 2016. Perhaps unsurprisingly, many of these businesses indicated that they have plans to continue to hire over the next 12 months.
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".