Not just anyone can wear a Charro suit. And if you live in Southern California, you've almost definitely seen one. That flashy three-piece suit with glistening embroidery and giant sombrero? You know... the ones that mariachis wear? But a mariachi musician is no charro. A charro is a horseman – a cowboy – from Mexico. As Francisco Galvez explains, "The mariachi adopted the charro suit but with way more colors, it's not traditional because they wear way more colors.
Out on the corner of Old Topanga Canyon Road and Mulholland Highway in the Santa Monica Mountains is a little place called Wild Walnut Park. The park is named, naturally, for the walnut trees that dot the landscape. There's not a lot of greenery otherwise, just tall wheat-like grass and many dirt trails. Those trees give off the only shade available – and it is hot. A Martinez and the Take Two team know this firsthand, because we visited the park right in the middle of the June heatwave.
On Saturday at five a.m., the starting gun will go off at a race in Northern California. It's the oldest, most prestigious long-distance foot race in California. But it's not really well known, even though it's been around for decades. It's not a cute little 10k or even a marathon. It's called the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run—as in ONE HUNDRED MILES. Starting at the Squaw Valley ski resort, east of Fresno, it winds through the trails of the Sierra Nevada mountains.
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".