Olympic meeting: In the Dec. 17 Sports section, an article about U.S. cities competing for a chance to host the 2024 Summer Games said that Boston officials did not speak with reporters after a U.S. Olympic Committee meeting. They did not meet with media on-site, but later contacted Boston TV stations by telephone and issued a statement to at least one website. They did not respond to requests from The Times.Read more
Lark Galloway-Gilliam: The obituary of community advocate Lark Galloway-Gilliam in the Dec. 10 California section incorrectly characterized the removal of trees from South Los Angeles streets to make way for the space shuttle Endeavour's installation at the California Science Center. In an environmental impact report, the museum requested the removal of 393 trees, not 1,000, and the final number of trees cut down was 122, not 265.
Afghanistan violence: An article in the Dec. 15 Section A said that the Taliban was believed responsible for an assassination attempt on a prominent lawmaker in Afghanistan. The article failed to say that the Taliban denied responsibility for the attack.
School board race: An article in the Dec. 15 California section about the upcoming Los Angeles Board of Education election misspelled the last name of candidate Carl Petersen as Peterson. The article also identified Ankur Patel as a district parent; he has no children.
Murder case: In the Dec. 13 California...Read more
CIA torture report: In the Dec. 11 Section A, an article about the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on CIA torture and its possible ramifications for Guantanamo Bay detainees misstated the position of the defense lawyers for Ramzi Binalshibh, accused by the U.S. of being a "key facilitator" in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. They have raised concerns about his behavior in court after his years of undergoing torture by the CIA, but they are not arguing that he is mentally incompetent to understand the charges against him or to help in his defense.
Wine corks: An article in the Dec. 7 Section A about the wine cork industry misspelled the name of the country's leading synthetic cork producer Nomacorc as Normacorc.
Cardinals-Rams game: In the Dec. 12 Sports section, a photo caption accompanying an article about the 12-6 victory of the NFL's Arizona Cardinals over the St. Louis Rams should have said that Arizona, not St. Louis, had a record of 11-3.Read more
Covered California: In the Nov. 24 Business section, a column about patient eligibility for Medi-Cal, the state version of Medicaid, quoted a UCLA Health spokeswoman as saying its primary care physicians do not accept Medi-Cal patients. A senior manager said they do.
Freeway apartments: In the Dec. 12 California section, an article about air quality issues facing apartments abutting freeways, such as the Da Vinci that caught fire this week downtown, omitted the first name of Luke Zamperini, spokesman for the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety.
Police chokehold: In the Dec. 10 Section A, an article about chokeholds said that sheriff's deputies in King County, Wash., began training to use a "lateral vascular neck restraint" after Eric Garner's death from a chokehold in New York in July. Training began in September 2013.Read more
Stephen Colbert: In the Dec. 11 Business section, an article about the launch date for Stephen Colbert's new late night show on CBS said that the comedian was hosting a week of "The Colbert Report" shows from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. In fact, he hosted one program from the university, on Monday.
Unclaimed dead: In the Dec. 11 California section, an article about L.A. county's mass burial ceremony for unclaimed dead identified a View Park-Windsor Hills woman who came to the ceremony to pay her respects as Rachel Hall. Her name is Rachel Howzell Hall.
Uber lawsuit: In the Dec. 11 Business section, an article about the regulation of ride-hailing services referred to Brian Wise of the free market advocacy group U.S. Consumer Coalition as Brian Damschen.Read more