The fire department originally reported the second alarm on Twitter at 7:37 p.m. It was upgraded to a three and eventually four-alarm fire less than an hour later. Fire officials have evacuated the block surrounding the fire, and they are asking people to avoid the area. Rania Aboueshwas was eating dinner at an Italian restaurant nearby when she said the smell of smoke started permeating the restaurant. She said most patrons thought it was the smell of cooking grilled chicken.
I moved to the Bay Area in June 2016, so I've only ever known California as an uber-liberal place that is literally being sued by the federal government for trying to protect undocumented immigrants from deportation. But it hasn't always been like this. I had heard of Proposition 187, which passed in 1994 and denied undocumented immigrants access to publicly funded services before being struck down by a federal court.
KQED reporters Marisa Lagos, Sukey Lewis and Lisa Pickoff-White have spent the last five months going over thousands of 911 and dispatch calls along with interviewing dozens of survivors and emergency personnel. They found large systemic problems with the state’s emergency response procedures:They also found stories of heroism, like this one about California Highway Patrol helicopter pilots who saved dozens of people off of Atlas Peak in Napa County on the first night of the fires.
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".