The grassroots effort to build a soccer complex in west Modesto has received a big assist from the state. The California Department of Parks and Recreation has awarded $1 million to Modesto to build three soccer fields and a parking lot. Modesto applied for the grant in November. “This is mind-blowing,” said Gus Calderon, vice president of the Stanislaus Youth Soccer League, which he said serves about 1,300 children in west and south Modesto. “We wanted these fields so bad.
The division on the Modesto City Council was on full display last week as council members spent nearly two hours discussing whether to replace the consulting firm that serves as the city auditor with an in-house auditor at twice the cost. Mayor Ted Brandvold wants to remove Moss Adams — the Seattle-based certified public accounting and business consulting firm that has worked for the city since 2011 — with an auditor who would be a city employee.
Modesto has allocated $1.46 million for travel expenses in its upcoming budget year for employees and elected officials to attend conferences, seminars and trainings. That’s not an insignificant sum. But an audit has found Modesto lacks comprehensive policies for employees and elected officials to follow, is not sufficiently monitoring expenses, and lacks a consistent method to discipline those who violate the rules.
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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 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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".