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For the record

New music scene: A photo caption accompanying a July 29 article in the Calendar section about the wasteLAnd series, which celebrates the new music scene in Los Angeles, misspelled photographer Tina Tallon's last name as Talon.

Stone Mountain: In the July 31 Section A, an article about Stone Mountain, a sculpture in Georgia that celebrates the Confederacy, reported that Shannon Byrne "would like to...

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Smithsonian and Bill Cosby: In the July 31 Calendar section, an article about the Smithsonian's Museum of African Art exhibition of Bill and Camille Cosby's art collection misattributed the following quote: "An exhibition focused on this collection raises questions about conflicts of interest, especially given that displaying the collection could significantly raise its economic value." The quote...

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Coach's libel lawsuit: In the July 29 California section, an article about a judge's decision to toss out a lawsuit brought by the Westlake High School basketball coach against a parent he accused of libel misspelled judge Tari Cody's last name as Codi and referred to her as "he."

Law schools: In the July 26 Section A, a graphic accompanying an article about unaccredited law schools in California said...

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South L.A. violence: In the July 28 Section A, an article about violence in South Los Angeles was accompanied by an inaccurate map. The detail portion showing the locations of recent shootings was correct, but the area depicted was shown too far south on the inset map. A corrected map is online at latimes.com/SouthLA-violence.

Calexico police chief: In the July 27 Section A, an article about a former...

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Gallery location: In the July 19 Arts & Books section, an article about the commercialization of museums said that the Giant Robot Store and GR2 Gallery are in Santa Monica. They are in Los Angeles. Further, a letter to the editor in the July 26 Calendar section that addressed the article was edited to repeat the error.

Workplaces in movies: An article in the July 26 Calendar section about film characters'...

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A note to readers

In a May 11 post on The Times' OpinionLA blog, Ted Rall — a freelance cartoonist whose work appears regularly in The Times — described an incident in which he was stopped for jaywalking on Melrose Avenue in 2001. Rall said he was thrown up against a wall, handcuffed and roughed up by an LAPD motorcycle policeman who also threw his driver's license into the sewer. Rall also wrote that dozens of onlookers...

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