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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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"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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Oscars on TV: In the Feb. 23 Oscars special section, a review of the Oscars telecast said that in his acceptance speech for adapted screenplay, Graham Moore spoke of the isolation he felt as a gay teen. Moore spoke about his isolation, but after the ceremony, he stated that he is not gay.

Oscars history: A photo caption with a Feb. 22 Calendar article on memorable moments in Academy Awards history misidentified William Holden's wife, Brenda Marshall, as Brenda Joyce.

Opera: In the Feb. 23 Calendar section, a photo caption with a review of the "First Take" opera performances at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts identified a singer as soprano Maria Elena Altany. The singer is mezzo-soprano Julia Aks.

Kings hockey: In the Feb. 23 Sports section, a photo caption with an article about the Kings' return to playoff contention said that Marion Gaborik scored the winning goal against San Jose on Saturday with 4 minutes 4 seconds left in the game. Gaborik scored 4 minutes 4...

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Kate Pierson: In the Feb. 22 Arts & Books section, the Essential Tracks column said that Kate Pierson sang the classic B-52's line "Why don't you dance with me? I'm not no Limburger." That lyric, from the group's recording "Dance This Mess Around," was sung by her bandmate Cindy Wilson.

City Council race: In the Feb. 23 California section, an article on downtown development as an issue in the race for the City Council seat held by Jose Huizar said that one of his challengers, Mario Chavez, had worked for Service Employees International Union Local 721. Chavez was employed by SEIU Local 620, as well as other union locals.

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Oscars history: A Feb. 22 Calendar 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.

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