It is that time of year again: three annual fall events, all beloved by the local community, will take place on Saturday Sept. 23. Here is what you need to know. When: 8 a.m. to noon. Details: A local group of ladies (and a few gentlemen) garden in the community garden at the Mid-county Senior Center in Capitola where they grow the most fragrant forms of lavender using organic methods. Together, they are preserving many of the traditional lavender handicrafts.
As many locals are well aware, rodents (rats and mice) have had a population explosion along the coast recently. There are several theories about exactly why this has occurred this year in particular but regardless of why, most of us just want to know how best to manage the problem, especially without resorting to poisons that can harm the predators such as hawks and owls that might feed on the poisoned rodents. (Poisons can pose a risk to children or pets as well.)
Though it won’t officially be autumn until Sept. 22 in the Northern Hemisphere, once Sept. 1 arrives, gardeners know that summer is winding down and the fall season tasks must begin. What are some of those tasks? If you have an apricot tree, it is time to prune it, as growth has ceased for the year. You want to do this before your tree begins to go into winter dormancy. Why prune now instead of in winter?
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".