OAKLAND — A local news cameraman filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the Oakland Police Department for an alleged 2009 run-in with officers that occurred the same day four other officers were killed. Attorneys for former KGO-TV cameraman Douglas Laughlin said Laughlin was on a sidewalk near Highland Hospital as an ambulance arrived March 21, 2009, when police were responding to gunfire that killed Officer John Hege and Sgts. Mark Dunakin, Erv Romans, and Daniel Sakai.
Our odd-year elections in Boulder for local candidates and ballot issues do not usually draw a lot of interest from voters. In 2015 less than 45 percent of those registered in Boulder County actually took time to vote. That number could be even lower this year due to fatigue from the chaos and vitriol of last year's campaign. With the noise of 2016 still ringing in your ears, it is understandable why you might be tempted to sit this one out. But don't!
From the early 1970's through the mid 1980's, more than 200 pedestrian malls were built in downtown districts across the country. They were the last hope for many cities to reverse the decline of their downtowns as shoppers and retailers fled to trendy new suburban malls. The theory made great sense. Take away the cars and turn main streets into beautiful parks where people could stroll and relax among trees, flowers, public art and free entertainment.
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".