- Valerie Sobel will never forget getting a phone call and hearing her daughter was kidnapped. "They said we have your daughter Simone's finger do you want the rest of her in a body bag?," says Sobel. She believes she heard her daughter screaming for help. She panicked and followed the callers instructions, driving around to various stores and banks to wire a total of $4,000 to the alleged kidnappers. But they never had her daughter.
- Bed bugs are biting in Long Beach. At the Plymouth West apartments on Chestnut Avenue, residents haven't been sleeping tight since the unwelcome pests were discovered in 7 out of the 196 units. "One woman has been getting treated since October. She's treated them 7 times," says resident Connie Reynolds. "The process is unreal. You basically have to move out and then move back in." Lomco manages the property.
Ryse Williams, a basketball standout at Redondo High School, passed away from a rare form of cancer just one day before graduation. Williams, who died Thursday, was #0 and he was Bay Leagues 2017 Most Valuable Player. He averaged 20 points and 5 rebounds a game and was headed to Loyola Marymount in the fall. But he succumbed to a rare aggressive form of cancer that didn't respond well to chemotherapy. He was hospitalized a little more than a week ago.
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".