The Lompoc City Council has a lot of unfinished business it should try to take care of in 2018. Instead of playing Trivial Pursuit with the city staff, the council should try cooperating to make Lompoc a better place to live. The first thing council members need to consider is how to raise revenue to retain essential services all of us rely upon in our daily lives.
On New Year’s morning, 2017 was officially behind us. Whether you liked the year or thought it was a total disaster, Jan. 1 marked a new start for all of us. If you celebrated too much, there are scores of remedies available; just Google it. Of course, the best remedy is to prevent the problem before it happens. Moderation never hurts and always works. On New Year’s Eve, it was fireworks in Hong Kong and Chicago, dropping balls in New York, party hats and whistles that dominated the scene.
I hope you all enjoyed your Christmas gatherings and shared good times with your families. Some in our extended community are without homes, and my thoughts are with them as they try to piece their lives back together. It’s an unfortunate reality, but Christmas has become more commercialized every year. Marketers used to wait until after Thanksgiving to hawk their wares. Now they start right after Halloween and don’t stop until mid-January.
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".