William Carlyle sat comfortably, his cane to his side and his dog resting under a cafe table, while he sipped a cup of coffee at Mojo's Village Bean in Cambria on a chilly morning in November. Carlyle, 76, put the coffee down, carefully opened a briefcase in his lap, and pulled out a photo album. Front and center on the cover page was a rectangular space for a title photo. It was left empty. "I put a blank," Carlyle said with pain in his voice, "because I don't want to think about it."
A popular San Luis Obispo car wash faces fines and neighborhood ire for alleged violations of city ordinances and permit conditions. Quiky Car Wash on Broad Street was hit with fines totaling $900 in September and October in the wake of a July city inspection that found the car wash was exceeding maximum allowed noise levels and had upward-facing light fixtures in violation of the “night sky” ordinance.
Cases of valley fever (coccidioidomycosis) in San Luis Obispo County are up 36 percent this year compared to last—and up six-fold since 2015—according to the California Department of Public Health. The SLO County Public Health Department reported 206 cases of valley fever so far in 2017, and 53 suspected cases are still under investigation. Five people in the county have died from the disease this year. The spike locally mirrors a 34 percent increase in cases statewide.
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".