The Thomas Fire, which began more than five weeks ago above Santa Paula and became the largest wildfire in modern California history, was fully contained as of Friday morning, Los Padres National Forest officials said. The fire burned through Ventura, Fillmore and the Ojai Valley before heading into Santa Barbara County. "After the over flights yesterday, the Thomas Fire is now at 100 percent containment," authorities said in a news release Friday morning.
The deadline is Jan. 22 for people who lost their properties in the Thomas Fire to submit required paperwork for publicly funded debris removal. Contractors for the CalRecycle state agency will remove debris from destroyed and severely damaged properties through a program that is funded by local, state and federal tax dollars. Property owners will not incur any direct fees, although benefits paid by their insurance carriers for debris removal will be applied to the cost, officials said.
Although road closures kept Kevin Costner from doing an interview Tuesday at Gold Coast Broadcasting in Ventura, his plans to perform at a benefit concert for victims of the Thomas Fire remain underway. His band, Modern West, will join a star-studded lineup of performers during the Thomas Fire Benefit Festival from 2-9 p.m. Feb. 3 at Plaza Park in downtown Ventura. Other performers will include Olivia Newton-John, Colbie Caillat, Super Duper KYLE and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.
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".