It looks like a standard spiral-bound notebook. It's 118 pages long, thick cardstock, colorful pages and a TON of illustrations. But it's targeting a very specific audience: refugees coming to Southern California. Monica Curca is one of the brains behind "The Refugees Welcome Guidebook: The Greater Los Angeles Area." Driven by her own experience, she helped come up with the idea for the project:"We came to the United States from Romania as refugees in 1982 and my parents were political activists.
As a part of our new initiative, "SoCal. So Curious." we opened up the newsroom to you, our listeners, and asked, what do you want to know? At the top of the list of curiosities? The Southern California accent. Listener Bruce Kinley wanted to know: What makes it unique?
Tom Carroll, is one of three people who is trying to restore the Triforium. You've probably seen it, it looks like three giant bedazzled wishbones propped up in front of City Hall. Carroll gave a history lesson while standing in front of the structure on Temple and Main. But these days, there's no music. Back in 1975, artist Joseph Young's vision for the Triforium was far ahead of its time. His plans included a plaza that would respond to people's footsteps.
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".