As Alene Carlton picked up trash Saturday in San Rafael for the 33rd annual California Coastal Cleanup Day, she made an encouraging observation. “When we first started doing the cleanup, we used to find hundreds of plastic bags,” said Carlton, 45, of Fairfax, who volunteered at McNears Beach Park. “But ever since California banned plastic bags, the amount of bags we’ve been finding at the cleanups has just dwindled.”Carlton joined one of more than 46 groups gathering debris along Marin shores.
A family of five escaped uninjured Wednesday morning after a fire ignited on the deck of their San Rafael home. San Rafael firefighters were alerted to the smell of smoke by a nearby resident at approximately 2 a.m. Emergency responders, including San Rafael police, quickly realized the side deck of the home at 2279 Fifth Ave. was ablaze. Police evacuated the residents as firefighters doused the blaze. San Rafael fire Capt.
Hotels could be allowed to take up greater floor-area ratio in some parts of Novato under a plan to study the idea during environmental review of the city’s general plan. The City Council on Tuesday voted 3-2, with Councilwomen Pam Drew and Pat Eklund opposed, to study what it would mean to allow hotels in areas with restrictive standards more room to expand. A greater floor-area ratio allows a building to take up more space on the land on which it sits.
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".