A generator powers the skeletal communications operation inside the large beige tent across Katella Avenue from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department firing range. Gun shots puncture the steady thrum of the motor, but the loud bursts don’t disturb the handful of advocates bent over laptops as they work to disseminate information about the homeless population along the Santa Ana River Trail.
Jay Mendoza never expected the video he shot of tent encampments occupied by homeless people along the Santa Ana River Trail in Orange County to get the kind of attention it did. And it’s caused him some heartache. In July, Mendoza, who lives in Anaheim, attached a GoPro camera to his bike helmet and went for a ride, capturing the journey as he and a friend rolled past the tents and tarps that serve as homes for hundreds of people who live on the bike trail in Orange and Anaheim.
More victims of human trafficking are being helped and more perpetrators are being sent to jail, according to the latest report from the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force. The Human Trafficking Victim Report released Thursday, Jan. 11, in conjunction with national Human Trafficking Awareness Day, looks at statistics compiled in 2016, when the number of victims assisted by the task force reached 284, an increase from 225 victims who were helped in 2015.
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".