A Metro committee decided on Wednesday to move forward with two development projects that would bring new affordable housing units and retail spaces to Boyle Heights, including a much-needed grocery store on East César Chávez Avenue. Once the full Metro board gives its approval to the projects, the agency will enter into negotiation with the projects’ two developers, the East LA Community Corporation (ELACC) and Abode Communities.
Two boys were killed in November when a Sheriff’s Department SUV crashed into a car, veered up onto the sidewalk, hitting the children and now their father is suing Los Angeles County. Luis Hernandez’s lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court alleges negligence and wrongful death, City News Service reports. A Los Angeles Police Department investigation earlier this month found that the Sheriff’s Department vehicle was going 25 mph and did have its emergency lights on but the siren was off.
California counties and cities cannot implement new and wider rent control policies as state legislation that would have expanded their ability to do so failed Thursday. A law that prevents new changes in current rent control laws and new policies from being instituted could have been repealed, but a bill that would have done that was shot down after four members of the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee chose not to support it, the Los Angeles Times reports.
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".