'Nothing could prepare me for the sight in front of me' as I toured the vast wildfire devastationI’ve covered many a fire here in the Santa Barbara area — the Zaca in 2007, Gap, Tea and Jesusita fires not too long thereafter, the Sherpa and Rey last year and the Whittier Fire just a few months ago. But nothing could prepare me for the sight in front of me as I turned the corner leading into Coffey Park, a densely-packed cluster of Santa Rosa tract homes located a quarter mile west of Highway 101.
At 6:22 last Thursday evening, July 6, snowflakes of ash began falling in downtown Santa Barbara, thanks to one of the Central Coast’s recent wildfires, bathing everything — and everyone — in that sickly beautiful translucence that can only be generated by an inferno. As the sun went down, the moon rose — full, round, and a deep blood orange. Photographers rushed to capture the astonishing night sky.
Bulldozer operator clears the road for the Search and Rescue team caravan to safely evacuate as flames and smoke headed toward the campThe satellite view of Circle V shows the camp nestled among oak trees south of Highway 154. (Google photo)Circle V campers were evacuated and taken to Mission Santa Inés Saturday. (Santa Barbara County Search and Rescue Team photo)A caravan of Santa Barbara County Search and Rescue Team vehicles evacuates campers and staff from Circle V Saturday afternoon.
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".