A recent rash of drownings off the coast of Maui, three of them being victims from the Bay Area, has prompted officials to launch an investigation into full-faced snorkel masks. At least two of the nine people who drowned over a 13-day stretch were wearing the gear. While an official cause of death has not been determined, the mask's design is raising some safety concerns.
- Dozens of mom and pop businesses in San Francisco have shuttered over the past few years and merchants say it's because of skyrocketing rents and a change in consumer spending habits. Currently there are 22 empty storefronts in Cow Hollow, mainly on Union Street. Lesley Leonhardt has owned her art shop, Images of the North, since 1979. Over the past few months, she's grown concerned over the volume of closed stores.
- The city of San Francisco has a new mayor today – it’s third in six weeks. Last night the Board of Supervisors voted Acting Mayor London Breed out and Supervisor Mark Farrell in. The surprising decision rocked City Hall. And continuing today, there are hurt feelings over the decision. "I felt betrayed," said Supervisor Malia Cohen, a moderate and staunch ally of Breed. "London didn't walk into the chamber knowing that she had six votes so that was no mystery.
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".