Summer is almost here and so is the Summer Bike Challenge, returning to Brentwood for the second year and now expanded to include Oakley as well. Both cities are geared up to challenge residents to get on their bikes, explore their hometowns and pick up fun free stuff and prizes along the way. It would be hard to go wrong with a program that’s free, healthy, open to all ages and easy to participate in.
ALAMEDA — Summers on the Island signal the return of Concerts at the Cove, family-friendly Friday nights when music fills the air fronted by enticing views of San Francisco Bay and a festive atmosphere of fun. Three concerts, June 9, July 14 and Aug. 11, will mark the 17th year for this summer tradition that features some of the Bay Area’s best bands on the lawn area next to the Crab Cove Visitor Center.
Save Mount Diablo’s mantra is preserve, defend, restore and enjoy. Through this the group has been working to preserve, defend and restore natural lands on Mount Diablo since the organization’s founding in 1971. Only half Mount Diablo’s wild lands are preserved, the other half is threatened by development, signaling the loss of wildlife corridors, ecosystems and opportunities for recreation.
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".