For the eighth year in a row, Vallejo will venture down the rabbit hole and go a little mad. Christmas is just around the corner, and so is the Mad Hatter Holiday Festival. Vallejo’s historic district will again be a celebration of the weird and wonderful with everything from a parade to music to beloved characters to food to metallic dragons that shoot fire…and that is just skimming the surface.
Did you know that there exists an all-female tribute to the band Queen, and that you can see them at Vallejo’s Empress Theatre the day after Thanksgiving? No, this is not fantasy. This is real life. The Killer Queens are a group of five Bay Area women who pay homage to Queen, the British band that blended glam and hard rock with opera and took the rock world by storm in the ‘70s and ‘80s.
Somewhere, Homer Simpson is making plans to travel from Springfield to Benicia. The town finally has its own donut shop on Columbus Parkway. Daily Donuts, which aims to bring glazed and sprinkled treats to Benicia, had its soft opening in September and officially opened on Halloween. However, its roots go back even further, as the family that operates it has owned Vallejo Great Donuts on Tennessee Street for 19 years.
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".