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Alex Baum: In the March 4 California section, the obituary of Los Angeles bicycling advocate Alex Baum said that his brother Marcel survived him. Marcel Baum died in 2014. Also, Alex Baum's son Michel was omitted from the list of survivors. Baum's survivors include his daughter Danielle Gardner, son Michel Baum, three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Gjusta review: In the Feb. 28 Saturday section, a restaurant review of Gjusta misidentified the giant binoculars sculpture at the Google offices in Venice as being a Frank Gehry creation. The building was designed by architect Gehry, but the binoculars are by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen.

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Spring break cruises: In the March 1 Travel section, an article about spring break cruises said that seven-day Carnival cruises departing from Long Beach to Mexico on March 21 and April 18 will be aboard the Carnival Magic. They will be aboard the Carnival Miracle.

L.A. Trade Tech: In the Feb. 28 California section, a column about the culinary arts program at Los Angeles Trade Tech referred to the school as the oldest in the state's community college system. Fresno City College holds that distinction; L.A. Trade Tech is the oldest in the Los Angeles County Community College District.

Jake Heggie: In the March 1 Arts & Books section, an article about composer Jake Heggie said that his opera "Moby-Dick" premiered in Dallas in 2000. It premiered in 2010.

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E-bike entrepreneur: An article in the Feb. 28 Business section about entrepreneur Storm Sondors' electric bicycle project and his living with Asperger's misspelled his last name as Sonders.

Farmers markets: In the Feb. 14 Saturday section, an article about Los Angeles County farmers markets said that sales had fallen 43% from 2007 to 2012. That figure represents the decrease in direct-marketing sales by Los Angeles County farmers, primarily at farmers markets. No statistics are kept for farmers market sales.

Capitol scene: On the Monday Business page of the March 2 Section A, a Capitol Business Beat column about the relative quiet in Sacramento said that revised term limits gave elected officials more time in the Legislature, up to 12 years. The law allows lawmakers to spend a maximum of 12 years in one house of the Legislature, either the Senate or the Assembly. But it also reduced from 14 years to 12 years the total combined time that can be served in both houses.

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Deaf West Theatre: A Feb. 22 article about American Sign Language used in a production of David Mamet's "American Buffalo" reversed the descriptions for "coin" and a profanity. "Coin" is signed by touching the tip of the index finger to the thumb to create a circle and placing the palm of the other hand beneath it. Without the last step, the sign indicates a profanity.

Kate Pierson: The Feb. 22 Essential Tracks column said that B-52's vocalist Kate Pierson sang the line "Why don't you dance with me? I'm not no Limburger" from group's song "Dance This Mess Around." That line was sung on the recording by Pierson's bandmate Cindy Wilson.

Oscars history: A Feb. 22 article about memorable Oscars moments misstated the category for which John Wayne presented the award in 1979. He announced the winner for best picture, not director. Also, a photo caption misidentified William Holden's wife, Brenda Marshall, as Brenda Joyce.

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"Alice in Wonderland": In the Feb. 26 Calendar section, the Weekend Picks column included an item about "Alice in Wonderland" that said the multimedia performance at Walt Disney Concert Hall would run Thursday through Saturday. The show runs Friday and Saturday only.

Oscar winner: In a roundup of Oscar winners in the Feb. 24 Calendar section, the caption with a photo of the winners for animated feature misidentified Chris Williams of "Big Hero 6" as Chris Hilland.

Monterey Park: In the Feb. 24 California section, an article about demographics in Monterey Park's City Council elections misidentified resident Terry De Wolfe as the co-president of the Monterey Park Democratic Club. He is the co-president of Concerned Citizens of Monterey Park.

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Animal evolution: In the Feb. 23 Section A, an article about the tendency of animals to get bigger over time said that scientists studied the evolution of marine mammals over a span of nearly 550 million years. The scientists examined many types of marine animals, not just mammals.

Higher Learning: In the Feb. 25 California section, the Higher Learning column about alternatives to traditional four-year colleges said that Davidson College had started an adult learning institute. Although some Davidson professors teach in the program, the college is not involved.

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