On the corner of Baxter and Echo Park Avenue, there’s a sidewalk that runs along the edge of Elysian Heights Elementary school in Echo Park. The sidewalk spans almost an entire block, and if you look closely, you'll see messages of love carved into it -- messages from the students who went there in the 1960s. The messages are for one of the school's most beloved figures ... a domestic short hair cat named Room 8.
Think of them as Choco Tacos re-imagined. Sweet Cup in Garden Grove is one of the newest ice cream and boba joints in SoCal. The shop opened its doors just two months ago. Since then, it's been rare to find a down moment. Owner Kenny Tran gave the grand tour to Take Two's Lori Galarreta and Austin Cross. Kenny Tran: We sat down one day and we thought about something new and creative for rolled ice cream and that would be ice cream tacos. I make up my own recipe.
The golden state. The land of perpetual summer. And due to the never-ending heat, we Angelenos KNOW how to play in it. We practically invented it. From barbequing to surfing and everything in between. Author D.J. Waldie calls this embrace of the summer season: "The source of our sunny liberation." Waldie spoke with Take Two's A Martinez to break down how Angelenos invented summer culture. Answers have been edited for brevity and clarity.
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".