Bay Area-based writer, skilled in both corporate writing, journalism and creative nonfiction. I have worked as a writer, manager and social media lead for magazines, newspapers and publishing companies.
3 earthquakes rattle Monterey County Thursday, after more than a dozen quakes earlier in the weekThree small earthquakes struck Monterey County on Thursday evening, officials said. The first quake hit near Soledad, Calif., at 5:17 p.m. with a magnitude of 2.9 and a depth of 5 kilometers. About two hours later, a second quake, with a 3.2 magnitude and a depth of 5 kilometers, shook Soledad once more. At 8:09 p.m., a 3.8 quake of the same depth followed. No injuries or damages were reported.
New Muni trains, designed to be quieter and more spacious, hit San Francisco streetsThe first in a fleet of new Muni trains hit San Francisco's streets after a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday. SFMTA said the new trains feature a roomier seating configuration, better signage, quieter cars and "improved design that will reduce delays." This first train was decorated with a red bow and dedicated to community leader Larry Martin during Friday's ceremony.
San Francisco residents learn why wild boars do not make suitable city petsSan Francisco residents learned firsthand this week why one should not bring a baby wild boar into a human abode. For one, it's against state law. So too, young pigs tend to expand – and fast. The San Franciscans found the young swine, whom they named Spirit, in the mountains near Mount Shasta in August. As summer turned to springtime the piglet grew, and grew, and grew.
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".