- A homeowner shot a suspected burglar early Monday in Castaic as the man allegedly tried to break into the residence. Sheriff's deputies responded to a shooting call around 2 a.m. on Ridge Route Road. Authorities said the suspect, identified as 42-year-old John Velasquez, parked his truck along the road blocking the driveway to the home. After walking about a quarter of a mile down to the property, deputies said the suspect started slamming on the windows startling the homeowner.
- A man was pistol-whipped in a home invasion early Wednesday in Hawthorne, and the suspects were being sought by police. Police responded around 3:30 a.m. to the 14000 block of Chadron Avenue. The home owner confronted two masked suspects breaking into his residence and was pistol-whipped by one of them, authorities said. The victim said the suspects ransacked his home but nothing was stolen. The man and his two teenage daughters were home at the time.
- A stretch of Sixth Street in Downtown Los Angeles will be closed between Flower and Hope Streets for several months. The construction work started Saturday and will remain in effect until the first week of November to allow crews to do work related to subway construction, according to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
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".