A 47-year-old Mexican woman who owns a home in Grover Beach was deported last week by immigration officials. She’d lived in the United States 25 years. She was taken into custody Wednesday and deported the next day to Mexico. Her 16-year-old daughter, who is a high school cheerleader, also lives in that home. The story was on the Tribune front page last Friday and on my mind ever since. Immigration stories always interest me.
Yes, online Christmas cards are flashier than the old paper cards. But the internet cards don’t work for decorating a living room or family room. Old-fashioned Christmas cards, on the other hand, can be hung with ornament hooks on brightly colored yarn stretched along walls and on fireplaces. I admit online Christmas cards are animated and musical, but how can you display them?
Mother Nature doesn’t carry a cell phone. I concluded that after reading recent Tribune stories about one of Mother Nature’s offsprings. It was that little gray fox named “Foxy” who wandered around Arroyo Grande. Unfortunately, Foxy killed some chickens, and Mother Nature couldn’t be reached. So the government was called, and Foxy is now dead. I think I understand why Foxy was killed. I lived my first 13 years on a 10-acre farm in western New York state.
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".