In its ongoing push to ensure that city surveillance and data collection is monitored, Oakland has appointed a chief privacy officer. Joe DeVries, an assistant to the city administrator, will take on the role of managing the risks and business effects of privacy policies. DeVries has been the city’s point person on privacy concerns for the past few years as Oakland has tightened its policies and created a Privacy Advisory Commission.
Laura Cox is passionate about the importance of breast-feeding. “I feel this is a human rights issue. What we’re discovering is if we don’t breast-feed, we are hurting not only ourselves, but our children,” said Cox, who co-founded the Oakland Breastfeeding Festival, held last weekend at Lake Merritt. “I feel there’s a lot of people out there who didn’t breast-feed because of a lack of education,” said the certified lactation educator and counselor.
It’s a scene that has become more and more common as Oakland’s homeless population continues to surge: Growing tent encampments blocking the sidewalks on 29th and 30th streets under Interstate 980, forcing pedestrians and people in wheelchairs into traffic. “I have a dog, and I like to walk. I like the neighborhood, but you just can’t walk on the sidewalks there. We have parents pushing babies in strollers down the street.
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".