There’s much to be said about San Mateo County, which encompasses approximately 440 square miles. While this seems a substantial expanse, in fact it is the third smallest county in California. The county is 42 miles long and its width varies between seven miles in the north to 20 miles in the south. More than 50 square miles in the county are in what Spanish pioneers called the Sierra Morena, constituting a branch of the Santa Cruz Mountains.
During the years after World War II, San Mateo neighbors became accustomed to seeing A.P. Giannini. Accompanied by “Duncan,” his Sealyham terrier, the man seemed so ordinary, walking daily along tree-lined El Cerrito Avenue near Seven Oaks, his home since 1905. Newcomers, especially, didn’t realize just how powerful he had been and actually still was. Born (1870) in San Jose of Italian immigrant parents, Giannini grew up in San Francisco’s North Beach.
The story of Amadeo Peter Giannini, founder of the powerful Bank of America in 1930, as having had humble San Jose beginnings, is only partially true. But it is true he was born there in 1880, the son of Italian immigrant parents. His life changed at the age of 7, when A.P., as he would always be known, witnessed his father’s murder in an argument with a worker. His widowed mother remarried, to Lorenzo Scatena, a prosperous wholesale distributor of fruits and vegetables.
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".