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National Recording Registry: In the March 25 Calendar section, an article about the Library of Congress' latest selections for the National Recording Registry referred to a recording of radio coverage of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's death in 1944. Roosevelt died in 1945.

Grunion: In the March 24 California section, an article about grunion runs, when small fish leap on to some Southern California beaches to mate and lay eggs in the sand, gave incorrect dates for the next projected run. The Department of Fish and Wildlife forecasts the next run will be from 10:05 p.m. April 4 to 12:05 a.m. April 5 at Cabrillo Beach in San Pedro. More dates and times can be found at dfg.ca.gov/marine/grunionschedule.asp.

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NCAA tournament: In the March 23 Sports section, a column about Week 1 of the NCAA tournament said that the Big 12 conference had only one team, Oklahoma, advance to the round of 16. West Virginia of the Big 12 also advanced.

Hot Property: In the March 22 Business section, an article about a property Frank Sinatra once leased in Chatsworth said that the $7.5-million estate encompassed 14 acres and had a guesthouse with its own swimming pool. The for-sale property is four acres and does not include the guesthouse or its pool.

Jack Peltason: In the March 23 California section, the obituary of Jack Peltason, a former chancellor of UC Irvine and former president of the UC system, said that he had five great-grandchildren. There are eight.

Pacific Symphony: In the March 15 Arts & Books section's Spring Arts Preview, a classical music listing for a May 28-30 Pacific Symphony tribute to composer-pianist Andre Previn gave an incorrect telephone number for information. The number is (714) 755-5799...

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Breakfast tacos: In the March 8 Travel section, an article about breakfast tacos in Austin, Texas, said that prices at Tacodeli start at $2.50. The price is $1.95.

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"An Apartment in Berlin": In the March 18 Calendar section, an article about the documentary "An Apartment in Berlin" said that a former Israeli soldier was studying at Humboldt State. He studies at Humboldt University in Berlin.

Natural Products Expo: In the March 14 Saturday section, an article about products on exhibit at the Natural Products Expo West said that ChocXO marketing manager Laina Malnight's father founded the company. ChocXO was founded by Richard Foley, whose father was a chocolate distributor. Malnight is not related.

VA hospital: In the March 19 section A, an article about cost overruns at a Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in Aurora, Colo., misstated the amount of bonuses paid last year by the agency as $630 million. The amount was $360 million.

Irwin Hasen: In the March 19 California section, a photo caption with the obituary of cartoonist Irwin Hasen misattributed the source of this quote: "You saw America through a little kid's eyes — a kid who had seen...

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Venice High: In the March 14 Section A, an article about the arrests of Venice High School students suspected of sex crimes reported that parent Karen Wolfe said there had been repeated complaints about sex and pot smoking in the bathrooms. After publication, she clarified that she has heard complaints about those activities taking place on other parts of campus, but not in the bathrooms.

Mike Porcaro: In the March 17 California section, the obituary of Mike Porcaro, former bass player with the rock group Toto, said that he was born in Hartford, Conn. He was born in South Windsor, Conn.

Sturtevant: In the Spring Arts Preview in the March 15 Arts & Books section, the caption for an artwork by Sturtevant identified the piece as "Target With Four Faces." The work's full title is "Johns Target With Four Faces (study)."

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Burbank mansionization: In the March 16 California section, an article about new housing limits being drafted in Burbank misstated City Councilwoman Emily Gabel-Luddy's stance on so-called mansionization. She has argued for more restrictions on covered porches and vaulted ceilings but has not called to ban them completely.

"Beauty": In the March 17 Calendar section, a news brief about the live-action remake of "Beauty and the Beast" referred to the character of Mrs. Potts as a teacup. She is a teapot.

Las Vegas pedestrians: In the March 17 Section A, an article about the dangers that pedestrians face on Las Vegas roads did not fully identify Tom Rainey, who has dressed in costume to use the crosswalk as part of a police operation. Rainey is a member of the Clark County School District Police Department.

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