The Newport-Mesa Unified School District board selected member Vicki Snell as its new president Monday night. The unanimous vote gives Snell her first term as board president. The seven-member group holds an organizational meeting each December to select a president and appoint members to other board posts. Snell was appointed to the board in 2014 and was elected later that year as the representative of Area 1, which includes Estancia High School and various Costa Mesa elementary schools.
After reviewing public input, a committee of Newport-Mesa Unified School District staff members, administrators and parents determined that starting the school year up to three weeks before Labor Day is in the best interest of students, the district said. The earliest such a change would happen is the 2020-21 school year. The committee will meet to design a new calendar, which will then move to the district and teachers union for negotiations, according to the district.
Corona del Mar Middle School students and parents brought some holiday cheer Thursday to veterans at the VA Long Beach Healthcare System hospital. About 170 parents and seventh- and eighth-graders presented a brunch and a variety show that included 25 skits. Veterans also received gift bags filled with hats, socks, toiletries and handwritten letters of appreciation from students.
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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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".