Another year, another SN&R Best of Sacramento issue. And a lot has happened in that year. Sacramento continues to grow, sometimes painfully so. New businesses, new housing, rising rents and mortgages. As the Bay Area becomes increasingly unaffordable, the 916 continues to reap the rewards and, yes, downsides, of its growing status as a metropolitan hub. Which is why it’s important to remember that the more things change the more they, well, stay kind of the same.
For 12 years, the Sac Activist School at Sol Collective has been bringing members of the community together to get educated on becoming active for social justice. Every Wednesday evening, the school hosts events like film screenings, book discussions, or self-care and healthy cooking classes. Andru Defeye, the organization's creative placemaker, says it's Sol Collective's first and central program, and all ages show up to learn and participate. “A lot of people want to get active,” he says.
They say a woman's work is invisible in the home, and the same can be said of certain creators in the art industry. Franceska Gamez, 24, often plays a supporting role as the co-curator of 1810 Gallery, where she boosts the profile of other artists. In a recent exhibit, Art Isâ€Ś, Akira Beard’s watercolors and oil paintings held ghastly forms that pulsed with color—a vibrant example of the “high caliber of lowbrow art” that Gamez says she wants to present to Sacramento.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".