An MTS trolley makes its way through downtown San Diego. / Photo by Adriana HeldizThe traditionally risk-averse Metropolitan Transit System board elected a new chairwoman yesterday: Georgette Gomez, who is perhaps the most liberal member of the San Diego City Council. As our Andrew Keatts writes, Gomez’s ascent is a sign of changing dynamics in San Diego’s political culture. Former Councilman Harry Mathis, a Republican, had been chair of the 15-member MTS board since 2006.
Detainees in orange uniforms may haveThe private detention center in San Diego County is looking to grow its population of detainees, despite recent California laws that halt the expansion of for-profit detention centers in the state. The Otay Mesa Detention Center, owned by the private company CoreCivic, is able to do that thanks to a deal it struck years ago.
Image via ShutterstockWhen Chula Vista took over the Olympic Training Center from the U.S. Olympic Committee, city leaders saw an opportunity to get a developer to build new dorms for the center for free. In exchange for covering the cost of the dorms, the developer, Newport Beach-based Baldwin & Sons, could check off a big chunk of its affordable housing requirements related to a housing project the firm is building at Otay Ranch in Chula Vista.
(The answer, so far as I can tell, is no: It's after midnight EST. In some statehouses, though, there is a trick the legislatures used to avoid deadlines: They'd manually turn back the clock in the chamber. I wonder if that would work....) https://twitter.com/ryrivard/status/954524277159608321
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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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".