Three hours north along the coast from San Francisco, Mendocino County is often overlooked in favor of more famous stops in Northern California, such as Big Sur, Monterey, and Napa Valley. But this quaint coastal community anchored by the towns of Mendocino and Fort Bragg has everything its better-known counterparts do and then some—towering redwoods, stunning oceanside cliffs, hillside vineyards, and sea view hotels—plus it’s significantly cheaper.
Located in California’s Santa Barbara County, the Santa Ynez Valley makes an easy weekend trip from either L.A. or San Francisco. Set, 125 miles north of Los Angeles, 300 miles south of the Bay Area, and 35 miles inland from the beaches of Santa Barbara, it’s home to more than 120 wineries, and a half dozen adorable small towns.
On Sunday, October 8, 2017, a series of deadly wildfires sparked in Northern California’s Sonoma, Napa, and Mendocino counties. For nearly two weeks, the fires raged on, filling the air across the Bay Area with smoke. The fires caused more than $3 billion in damage and burned nearly 200,000 acres (about 5 percent of the 3.7 million acres in the three counties). By the time the flames were extinguished, 42 people had been killed, and thousands had lost their homes.
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".