Three large units at Old Barn Self Storage brimmed to the ceiling this month with dolls, skateboards, bicycles, shoes and clothes. Gifts destined for hundreds of area children spilled from under the office Christmas tree and across the floor. During December, the Grass Valley storage facility served as a drop-off and gathering point for gifts collected by several local organizations, including Women of Worth, the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program and the Newcomers Club of Nevada County.
Nationally recognized organist Walt Strony will perform music of the season in a free concert at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Peace Lutheran Church, 828 W. Main St., near downtown Grass Valley. Strony is staff organist at Peace Lutheran, and presents the second in the congregation's annual series of free, 30-minute holiday mini-concerts. Thomas Greathouse, organist and pianist for Emmanuel Episcopal Church, also will perform.
The Colla Voce Youth Chorus will perform lively and enchanting Christmas music for free at 5 p.m. on Dec. 6 at Peace Lutheran Church, 828 W. Main St., near downtown Grass Valley. The Youth Chorus performs under the direction of local music teacher Anne Vaaler, opening Peace's annual series of free, 30-minute Christmas mini-concerts. For more than two decades, these concerts have been the church's gift to the community — a way for people to get relief from the holiday rush.
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".