December 10, 2012
Parking meters: In the Dec. 6 LATExtra section, an article about a Los Angeles City Council vote upholding a policy making it illegal to park in spaces with broken meters said that tickets issued at non-working meters generate about $5 million a year in revenue for the city. The city's Department of Transportation says the $5-million figure it used was an estimate of meter revenue that would be lost because of increased vandalism if free parking were allowed at broken meters. Revenue from tickets issued at broken meters is negligible because newer meters rarely break down, the department says.
Dave Brubeck: In the Dec. 6 Section A, the obituary of jazz artist Dave Brubeck said the album "Time Out" had reached No. 2 on the pop music album charts by the end of the 1950s. The album reached No. 2 in 1961.
Angus T. Jones: A Critic's Notebook by Robert Lloyd in the Dec. 9 Calendar section about "Two and a Half Men" actor Angus T. Jones incorrectly said actress Debra Paget had left Hollywood to become a nun. The reference should have been to actress Dolores Hart.
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