BRENTWOOD — Between finding the right fit for your child’s development and securing a site far enough in advance, locating a preschool in East County can be a challenge for area families. That is why the MOMS Club of Brentwood is hosting its first Preschool Information Fair early in 2018. The fair, scheduled for Jan. 13, will focus on preschools in Brentwood, Discovery Bay and Oakley. So far, about 10 to 15 preschools will be in attendance.
BRENTWOOD — The donor list is growing for the new Brentwood Library and a newly acquired grant will help pay for furnishings and technology, but funding is still needed for the project’s public art pieces, more books and materials for its collection and additional technology and furnishings. The new library is set to open on the 100 block of Oak Street in August and will serve Brentwood, Byron and Discovery Bay. “People say ‘nobody cares about the library.’ They are so wrong.
EAST COUNTY — Whether you want to ring in the New Year creating family memories, having fun with friends or spending quiet time reflecting on new beginnings, East County has a variety of options for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
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".