This week in the Pacific Sun, our cover story, ‘Trial by Fire,’ is a Q & A with Stephen J. Pyne, one of America’s foremost experts on fire and fire history. On top of that, we’ve got a piece on a regional tree trimmer facing questions over accountability in the North Bay fires, a pumpkin spice latte recipe and an interview with music duo Misner & Smith, performing an album release show at Rancho Nicasio on Sunday, November 19. All that and more on stands and online today!
Heroes of Marin is the Pacific Sun’s annual recognition of those who shine throughout the county—and beyond—in eight different areas (listed below) that range from Arts and Culture, to Environmental Stewardship to Innovation and Lifetime Achievement. It’s an honor for us to spearhead an effort that champions Marin residents who are working passionately in their fields to make the county, and the world, a better place to live.
This week in the Pacific Sun, our cover story, ‘Holiday Arts 2017,’ is a handy guide to the best North Bay events, shopping opportunities, performances and more this holiday season. On top of that, we’ve got a story about James Lee Witt, the Bill Clinton–era Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) director, being tapped to lead the fire-recovery nonprofit Rebuild NorthBay, a recipe for bone soup and a piece on the Rafael’s tribute to the work of Lawrence Jordan.
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".