It was like a longtime marriage gone sour. A vital 26-year relationship ended abruptly last week, when the board of the Community Action Agency of Butte County voted unanimously to sever all ties with the founders of the Esplanade House, a transitional living and healing facility for homeless families in Chico, one of several programs the CAA oversees.
Anyone who questions the value of the Museum of Northern California Art to the cultural life of the North Valley should see its current exhibit, James Kuiper: Notes From a Spanish Dutchman. This powerful, absorbing retrospective of the work of a prolific local artist could not have been mounted anywhere else in Chico. Kuiper, who died on Feb. 27 at the age of 71, worked big—which is to say his paintings tend to be sizable, with some in the 6-by-8-foot range.
As its title suggests, Urinetown: The Musical is a play about, well, pissing. To be more specific, it’s about what happens when something as simple as taking a leak becomes an expensive commodity. Need to use the toilet? Pay up, pal. It’s a privilege to pee. Granted, that’s not an attractive premise. Who wants to watch a play about the politics and economics of going tinkle?
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".