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Hollywood and Twitter: In the Aug. 29 Calendar section, an article about Hollywood stars' use of Twitter as negotiating leverage with studios referred to James L. Brooks as the co-creator of "The Simpsons." He is executive producer of the show.

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Travel letters: In the Letters column of the Aug. 23 Travel section, the name of letter writer Bill Spitalnick of Newport Beach was misspelled Spitalnik.

USC football: In the Aug. 28 California section, an article about issues surrounding USC head football coach Steve Sarkisian identified Miro Copic as a University of San Diego marketing professor. Copic is a professor at San Diego State University.

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India film student strike: In the Aug. 27 Section A, an article about a strike by students at India's premier film school misspelled the surname of student Ranjit Nair as Naik.

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Dogs burned: In the Aug. 26 California section, an article about an investigation into a series of attacks on dogs in the Lancaster area gave incorrect phone numbers for reporting information. Anyone with information is asked to call the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control, at (661) 940-4191.

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Michelangelo: An article in the Aug. 23 Arts & Books section about a dispute over whether a marble bas relief in the touring "Vatican Splendors" exhibition should be attributed to Michelangelo said that known copies of a famous drawing of the contested image included etchings. The copies were engravings, not etchings.

Personal finance: In the Aug.

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Album title: The Essential Tracks music column in the Aug. 23 Arts & Books section misstated the title of Beach House's new album "Depression Cherry" as "Depression Queen."

Byline: A Quick Takes brief in the Aug. 21 Calendar section about new music from the singer JoJo was credited to Greg Braxton. The brief was written by Gerrick D. Kennedy.

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