Ironically, decorative artist Wendy Gold uses vintage globes and maps as her canvases, yet the geographic location of her own studio/storefront ImagineNations—near the U.S. Post Office on San Anselmo Avenue—is easy to miss. Gold started out offering her artwork online, and what has since evolved to globes, maps, puzzles and more began with a less versatile medium—toilet seats.
This year, the Ceres Community Project celebrated 10 years of empowering teens, building community and nourishing critically ill folks. The Sebastopol-based nonprofit serves organic meals to around 150 families weekly throughout Sonoma and Marin counties. And when the recent fires started, the Ceres staff and volunteers sprang into action and began preparing meals for folks arriving in shelters. “We all developed new skill sets that day,” says Communications Director Deborah Ramelli.
With the outpouring of food, clothes and monetary donations from around the Bay Area, our wine country neighbors are feeling the love after the recent fires. But with so much still ahead, it’s been recommended (by the authorities) that those who give “pace themselves,” as this tragedy is far from over. Below are a few options right here in Marin that can help. And looking ahead, when our neighbors begin to rebuild, perhaps the best thing to do is to visit wine country with our friends and families.
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".