The flu is wreaking havoc across California and now pushing Bay Area hospitals past capacity as patients are overcome by their symptoms. In John Muir's urgent care center in Walnut Creek, staff are extending hours until 11 p.m. Monday through Friday to help meet the increase in need. On Monday night, the center saw 26 patients between 8 and 11 p.m."It's been a challenge," said Dr. Thomas Greely with John Muir Hospital.
Investigators on Monday were no closer to solving the deadly mystery involving a so-called ghost boat found spinning in circles off the San Mateo County coast Sunday. A man's body was pulled from the water, and the boat's captain, Twon "Tom" Tran is still missing. Tran's family joined the search Monday, hoping he beats the odds and survives. John Tran knew something had gone terribly wrong when he saw images of his brother's 17-foot Boston Whaler empty and spinning out of control Sunday afternoon.
A fire scorched neighborhoods in the Oakland Hills two decades ago and survivors of that fire are using their knowledge of that experience to help the thousands of people who lost their homes in the North Bay. “I’m here to tell you that there’s a light at the end of the tunnel,” said Sue Piper, a survivor of the Oakland Hills fire. Piper has been lending her support at a local assistance center to help fire victims take the first steps toward recovery.
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".