Steve and Kelly Nimmer were awakened by a call from a friend around midnight: The fire that had started just a few hours earlier in Santa Paula was now in Ventura. The Nimmers had to evacuate their bees. The couple owns Mission Beekeeping, a company that removes beehives from homes and businesses, and they plan to start producing and selling honey. When they got that midnight call, they drove from their home in Oak View to the property in west Ventura where they’d been keeping their 160 beehives.
They gathered on a windy overpass, a handful of grateful local residents and several crews of firefighters, all to honor a hero Sunday on his last journey home. The scene was played out on countless overpasses as a procession, led by a contingent of fire helicopters, wound through five counties to take the remains of Cal Fire Engineer Cory Iverson home to the San Diego area.
On Sunday afternoon, at the far western edge of the Thomas Fire, Rusty Smith watched hot spots smolder on Gibraltar Road as the sky roared with water-dropping helicopters. His cabin home on the winding mountain road above Santa Barbara had survived the night. The fire, which has burned through more than 420 square miles in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, kicked up over the weekend above Santa Barbara and Montecito and on its eastern flank behind Fillmore.
Next week I'll be reporting on how the #ThomasFire is affecting the county's housing/rental markets and the impact it has had on the ag community. Got tips? DMs, replies and emails are welcome. @vcstar
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".