Proponents of Sierra College's Women and Gender Studies program say the classes can be life-changing. "I now feel closer to all women but especially my mother," said Mark Clarke of Sacramento, who took courses online. "It helped me develop the capacity to be who I wanted to be," said Amber Valdez, a 2006 graduate who now lives in Oakland. The Women and Gender Studies (program has long been offered at the Sierra College-Rocklin campus and online.
Helping enable women to safeguard themselves against breast cancer is the goal of the Sixth Annual "Saved by Second Base" softball tournament July 22-23 at Grass Valley's Memorial Park. "It's the not knowing," said Ronnie "Softball" Warmerdam, founder of the tournament. "To not know, to have the stress of thinking, 'I've got a lump.' With the whole cancer thing, it's the not knowing."
Few people know that Peggy Levine's real name is Margaret Warner Swan, and even fewer know that her artwork entitled "Dried Flowers #2" has been collected by the Library of Congress and featured in the book, "100 Years of California Society of Printmakers, 1913-2013." "Etching is done by hand," Peggy said. "The process is 400 to 500 years old. These are limited-edition prints. This is not commercial art replicated by machines," explained Peggy.
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".