It all started in 1999, one night over chardonnay in the theater in Cambria. One drink led to another and a few years later they were married on a gondola at the Venetian in Las Vegas. Today Rebecca Buckley is a widow in her 70s, but she still has her husband Jim Buckley's legacy, the Pewter Plough Playhouse, at least for the time being. Amid money woes, Rebecca put the theater up for sale to the tune of $1.3 million in August.
Defeat writer's block by seeking a little inspiration at Cuesta College's Central Coast Writers Conference on Sept. 28 to 30 at the SLO campus. The conference includes more than 60 presenters and offers workshops that teach skill development in a variety of writing genres to both aspiring and established writers. The event will also feature the local author of 13 Reasons Why, the Academy-Award winning screenwriter of Dead Poets Society, and more. Registration is $225. To sign up, visit cuesta.edu. Δ
Have fun, get dirty, and learn about archaeology at the second annual Archaeology Day at Mission Plaza on Sept. 30 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Join the SLO County Archaeological Society in finding out about the science of deciphering the past and learn more about our local history. Visit the Archaeological Day–San Luis Obispo event page on Facebook for more information. Δ
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".