At age 43, Mike Smith has enjoyed a treasured connection with Torrance’s 48-year-old Maricopa Preschool for virtually his entire life — first as a pupil at the school, where his mother was a teacher for almost two decades, and most recently as a member of its board of directors. “I do love this preschool,” Smith said.
Eve Irvine, who became the first female police chief in Manhattan Beach in 2011, has been tapped to make history again as the first woman to lead the Torrance Police Department, the South Bay’s largest municipal law enforcement agency. Torrance City Manager LeRoy Jackson said Irvine, one of four finalists for the job, had accepted a job offer from the city. All that remains is a background check, which typically takes a couple of weeks but is expected to be largely a formality.
A grass-roots group of Old Torrance residents prevailed this week over a developer and the city’s influential business lobby to defeat a proposed gas station and convenience store in the heart of the community’s century-old historic district that officials are working toward preserving. In a dramatic twist to Tuesday’s City Council meeting, Torrance-based Tower Energy Group abandoned its plans for the Carson Street site when it became clear the panel did not support the controversial idea.
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".