In a scathing report issued Thursday, the California State Auditor blamed high suicide rates in the state's prisons on a failure of leadership and oversight at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. From 2005-2013, California's prisons had an average suicide rate of 22 per 100,000 inmates, compared to 15.66 per 100,000 in state prison systems nationwide. Over the past couple years, the report said, suicide amongst female inmates has soared.
Oversized vehicles including recreational vans will need permits to park on residential streets in Long Beach if proposed regulations are approved by the City Council Tuesday. The regulations, a year in the making, would allow RV owners to park for 72 hours at a time if they obtain a permit. Such permits, for the purposes of loading or unloading, would be available only to those with residences on the block.
L.A. County officials are looking to homeowners' backyards for help with the region's growing homeless crisis. A pilot program under consideration by the L.A. County Board of Supervisors Tuesday would legalize and encourage the development of so-called "granny flats" -- secondary dwelling units on the same lot as a single-family home. Under the pilot, the county would offer cash to homeowners who want to build a granny flat or to bring an existing one up to code.
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 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
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".