Life is already tough for the men and women living on Skid Row, but now they have a new problem: gangs. Los Angeles police say gang members are now preying on people experiencing homelessness on Skid Row. The NBC4 I-Team got exclusive access to the work of police officers. In two hours, the team captured several interviews and at least two arrests. Officer Deon Joseph has worked on Skid Row for 19 years. But now, he says the streets have never been more dangerous.
A week after investigators from the Los Angeles District Attorney's office raided the homes, businesses and city hall of politicians in Maywood, the city's mayor is speaking out. Mayor Ramon Medina said he doesn't know why he was one of the politicians targeted by investigators who focus on corruption, but he says they took tax documents, campaign contribution records and checks paid to him by the city.
A man faces charges of receiving stolen property after police tracked a semi-truck of lighting equipment worth nearly $200,000 to a residential area in Granada Hills, police said. The pictures provided to NBC4 show some of the materials recovered. Police say about 90 percent of what was stolen was recovered. The truck was taken from a yard used by the movie industry, miles away in Sun Valley, according to detectives. The truck was stolen in the evening hours of Super Bowl Sunday.
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".