Join The Desert Sun and our partner, the University of California Riverside-Palm Desert graduate program for creative writing and writing for the performing arts, for a night dedicated to interpretations on the theme of 'close encounters.' Tickets frequently sell out days to weeks in advance, so plan to buy your tickets early at tickets.desertsun.com. For the Aug. 21 Coachella Valley Storytellers Project, we're taking a walk on the wild side at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens.
Talk to desert golfers about which country clubs in the area are rumored to have at least some level of financial difficulty in recent years and eventually you’d hear the name Avondale Country Club in Palm Desert. Chris Rhodes had heard that kind of talk, too, and it almost stopped him from even applying to be the club’s general manager a year ago. He has a different opinion now.
The LPGA’s second major championship of the year is being played this week, and the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship is an important one this year. That’s because the event is being played at Olympia Fields in Illinois, a former site of the men’s U.S. Open. Playing a women’s major on the same course where a men’s major has been played is a big goal of the LPGA and its members. Golf course equity might lead to more respect for the women’s game and perhaps more money down the road.
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".