Anyone wondering what it’s like to be poor in high-priced Silicon Valley can find out when Sunnyvale Community Services holds its fifth annual poverty simulation event. This year’s poverty simulation will take place on Friday, Jan. 19, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church, 728 W. Fremont Ave.“That poverty is a growing problem in Silicon Valley and across the country is not a surprise to anyone,” said Marie Bernard, Sunnyvale Community Services’ executive director.
An early New Year’s Day fire that damaged a barbershop and restaurant at the Fair Oaks Commercial Center is under investigation, a Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety official has confirmed. At 5:03 a.m. on Jan. 1, firefighters responded to a report of a blaze at the Exclusive Cutz barbershop, 614 E. Evelyn Ave., DPS Capt. Shawn Ahearn said. The Mercardo La Torre restaurant next to it also was damaged by the fire and is temporarily closed as a result, along with the barbershop.
Thanks to a Sunnyvale high schooler, the students at a rural high school in West Bengal, India, have a brand-new library. Dipashreya Sur says the inspiration for her Girl Scout Gold Award project was a talk she heard at San Jose State University a few years ago by Malala Yousafzai. As a young girl in Pakistan, Malala was shot in 2012 after demanding that girls be allowed to get an education.
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".