SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A total solar eclipse in the United States is less than a month away. There are no vacancies in hotels in towns throughout the swath where The Great American Eclipse will be best seen. On Aug. 21, some spots in America will see day turn into night. “Certain parts of North America will see a total solar eclipse; here locally we’ll see a partial solar eclipse,” said David Mues with the Powerhouse Science Center. The eclipse itself isn’t actually rare.
SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Memorial Day weekend typically marks the beginning of the rafting season, but this year it might be off to a rough start. The boat ramp at Discovery Park will open for the first time on Saturday after months of closures because of the aftermath of flooding from winter storms. But those high water levels have kept rafters out of the water for the most part. American River Raft Rentals has kept people out of the water this year, until now. Last year they opened in April.
SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Funding for a program designed to help educate students on farm work has gotten a reprieve in the California budget. Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget has been changed to restore funding to Future Farmers of America. The cut was meant to bolster community colleges, but an outcry from advocates changed that.
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".