If you were asked to locate the local seat of the Galactic Empire, the garage of a newly built tract home in the center of Clovis probably wouldn’t be your first thought. At first glance, Damon “Izzy” Israel’s house is similar to the cookie-cutter homes that flank it. But it’s not at all unusual to see Stormtroopers, Jawas and other “Star Wars” characters exiting his garage – especially in the weeks leading up to the release of “The Last Jedi,” the latest in the iconic film series.
Broadway star and local arts scene legend Audra McDonald will return to her hometown in May for a concert with the Fresno Philharmonic. The Roosevelt High graduate will perform on May 26 at the Saroyan Theatre as part of a seven-month tour of performances with various city orchestras beginning in January. Tickets go on sale Dec. 18 and will range from $35-$95. They can be purchased at fresnophil.org or by calling 559-261-0600. McDonald’s music director, Andy Einhorn, will conduct the orchestra.
The House Ethics Committee cleared Rep. Devin Nunes on Thursday of allegations raised in the spring that he revealed classified information related to the House’s Russia investigation. After learning of the investigation, Nunes announced he would step away from the House’s investigation amid a firestorm of intense scrutiny and media coverage.
My newborn son, 20 years from now, reading about the day he was born: "Dad, what was 'Net Neutrality?'"
Me: "It kept huge companies from limiting information and playing favorites when providing internet service."
Son: "What... what was the internet?"
Me: *stares out window*
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".