The Pacific Palisades Optimist Oratorical Contest is now seeking contestants. The topic for this year’s contest, which will take place this spring, is “Where Are My Roots of Optimism.” Each talk must be between four and five minutes. The contest, which will be hosted by Daniel Gottesman, the Palisades Charter High School student who won two years ago, will take place at the Palisades Lutheran Church and is open to all LAUSD students who were under the age of 18 as of Oct. 1, 2017.
Conor Dubin had a story to tell, something that was different than other children’s books on the shelves. His three books—“Kate’s First Mate,” “Journey Through Jellyfish Island” and “Princess Arainee and the Search for Pet Hamy”—are designed as tools to begin the conversation between parents and their children about choosing healthy partnerships. “My inspiration came from many places,” Dubin explained to the Palisadian-Post.
You protect your home and your kids fiercely, so why would you let just anyone in? Sunset Nannies, created by Highlands resident Nicole Baka in early 2017, takes the guesswork out of hiring a nanny, the person who spends hours with your kids and in your home. “While we certainly do all of the ‘checks’ on each candidate, there are also the intangibles,” Baka explained to the Palisadian-Post. “Does this person seem competent for the job at hand?
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".