Faced with methylmercury in its Soulajule Reservoir, the Marin Municipal Water District is moving forward with a state-ordered management plan to control the toxin in the West Marin body of water that serves as a backup supply for the county. The poisonous legacy of area mercury mines is contaminating fish species, according to state water regulators. One option being looked at as a remedy is dropping more prey fish into the reservoir to dilute the amount of mercury that accumulate in larger fish.
A miniature mid-section of the Golden Gate Bridge is now being buffeted by intense winds in a Canadian lab to make sure the real thing won’t get damaged in case of an intense storm. Bridge officials are working to seismically strengthen the center portion of the span and wind testing is a key element of the work. Engineers are always concerned that any modification to a bridge, however slight, could affect how it performs in high winds.
Marin will have to wait one more week until San Rafael’s Black Bear Diner opens. The restaurant now says it will open Oct. 30, a week later than was announced earlier this month. “We still need to get the last inspections done,” said owner Karan Gogri on Thursday as he walked through the bear-adorned restaurant. The physical structure inside is just about done, and outside carved bears are ready to greet hungry diners. “It’s a complete restaurant, ready to go,” Gogri said.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".