Last fall, Palo Alto resident Michele Gibson was biking down Arastradero Road when she passed by S.P. McClenahan tree service's offices. She stopped and went in to inquire about a black acacia tree in her backyard, just outside of her kitchen window, that needed to be cut down before stormy weather approached. Gibson and her husband knew the tree needed to be cut down for safety reasons â€” it could fall on the house or nearby wires â€” and they wanted to see what their options were.
Staying in town for the Fourth of July? We've got plenty of local options for celebrating America's birthday (and Canada's, too). Shoreline Amphitheatre's annual fireworks display and San Francisco Symphony performance (1 Amphitheatre Parkway) will start at 8 p.m. on July 4. Mountain View residents who didn't score the discounted tickets can always picnic at Shoreline Park with a good view of the pyrotechnics.
Check out some local options for celebrating America's birthday (and also Canada's). At Palo Alto's 36th annual Chili Cookoff in Mitchell Park (600 E. Meadow Drive), teams will compete to win more than $2,000 in cash and prizes. Among the competitors at this year's Chili Cookoff include veteran winners "Lounge Lizard Chili" and the Klemens Family. Also returning this year are "El Viaje Misterioso" and "Good King Wench and Lass."
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".