The city of Menlo Park didn't solicit much community feedback before accepting an offer by local developer and philanthropist John Arrillaga to help build a new library in the city's Civic Center campus. Now, the city is holding several community meetings to get public comment on where a new main library should be built and other uses â€“ such as housing and a new council chambers â€“ that should be considered in the new building.
The city of Menlo Park plans to pay a consultant up to $50,000 to audit how the city communicates with the public, and advise city staff on communication methods. There can be a gap between what staff members understand and what they can easily explain to the public, noted Jim Cogan, the city's economic development manager. Being better at explaining government matters can help boost trust, he said.
Jym Marks, jazz musician, poet and owner of Menlo Park's Markstyle Barber Shop, trekked from his Fremont home to his business at 828 Willow Road in Menlo Park on Nov. 4 to commemorate his 83rd birthday. For nine years, he has been taking this annual birthday walk, a distance of about 12 miles, to promote healthful living. Mr. Mark's four children and other friends joined him. His actual birthday is Dec. 20, but he decided to walk earlier this year to accommodate family schedules.
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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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".