Santa Maria High School parents pulled their kids out of class Friday morning after a student posted an image of a handgun and the caption “F--- it! !” on social media. Law enforcement was called out to investigate and located the student, Santa Maria Joint Union High School District Superintendent Mark Richardson said in a statement. The suspected weapon was identified as a replica BB gun pistol and Santa Maria Police are dealing the student accordingly, Richardson said.
San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Ermina Karim announced Thursday that she will resign from her position, effective June 29.“It has been an absolute privilege to serve the Chamber,” Karim said, “and a difficult decision to make. Ultimately, I want to spend a lot more time with my daughter than I’m able to now and am grateful to be in a position to make that choice.” Karim joined the Chamber staff in 2007 as director of governmental affairs.
A representative for author Jay Asher says he was not ousted from the Society of Children’s Writers and Illustrators after allegations of sexual harassment arose online, as the group reported, but chose to step away from the group himself. The representative also flatly denied the harassment claims, saying they were the result of consensual relationships with peers that have since soured.
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".