There are few places in Ross more familiar than Eddie’s. Almost a century old, the corner market — originally a soda fountain — has been an institution in this tiny town, surviving floods and providing more than milkshakes and sandwiches. For neighbors and after-school children, it’s often been the sole gathering place in a dinky downtown. Not long ago, it looked as if it all might end. Woodlands Market, which bought Ross Grocery in 2010, was selling.
On a strip of bright red construction paper, a boy wrote that he carried someone’s groceries. He taped the ends together, making it into a paper chain link. On a yellow link, a girl wrote that she asked a lonely child to play at school. On another, a girl wrote that she gave someone a second chance. More than 10,000 acts of kindness later, students at Bacich Elementary and Kent Middle schools linked together a 4,000-foot-long chain symbolizing kindness counts.
People have been pounding on Barbara Libby-Steinmann’s door for speaking engagements ever since she was chosen Marin County teacher of the year. And that was before last week, when the Bacich Elementary art instructor was named a top 12 finalist for the state teacher of the year, the only candidate from Northern California. “I should get an agent,” she joked. “But I’m thankful because this has given me a huge voice in advocating for the arts.
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".