To hear the East Bay Municipal Utilities District tell it -- the iconic tower of the 90-year-old Lafayette Reservoir is just as stable as it ever was, but as seismic standards advance, its design falls behind.East Bay Mud has been aware of potential issues for ten years.A strong quake could topple the tower which controls flow from the reservoir, causing an uncontrollable release.East Bay Mud says that under no conditions would enough water flow into the areas below to cause a flood.They're...
We live in a region where the next big earthquake isn't a question of if, but when?For proof, look no further than the Hayward Fault, which ruptures predictably every 140 years, give or take a few.Based on that, the Bay Area is overdue, and the next quake will be big...at least 7.1 in magnitude, equal to what rumbled through Mexico City, yesterday. "7.1 is predictable," said UC Berkeley seismologist, Dr. Peggy Hellweg, of our pending big one. "Could it be more," I asked. "Yes," she replied.
For Cindy Margulis of the Golden Gate Audubon Society, the bird's presence along the waterway between Lake Merritt and the bay could not have been more perfect.Ever since the Oakland Athletics designates this piece of property near Laney College as being ideal for their new stadium, she has worried about the potential impact on wildlife. "The noise, the lights, the trash, the cars. The traffic? You name it. I worry about the impacts of a massive project pigeonholed into this tiny site.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".