China explosions: In the Aug. 17 Section A, an article about anguish in China after deadly explosions in Tianjin said that state-run media had reported that Ruihai International Logistics' warehouses contained sodium cyanide, a compound that produces toxic gas and reacts violently to water. Sodium cyanide produces toxic gas, but it was another chemical found on the site — calcium carbide — that reacts violently to water.
Emeryville wage: In the Aug. 17 California section, an article about the minimum wage in Emeryville quoted Mayor Ruth Atkin as saying, "What purpose is a living wage, if it isn't a living wage?" It should have said, "What purpose is a minimum wage, if it isn't a living wage?"
Cabin fire: In the Aug. 16 California section, an article about the Cabin fire north of Glendora said that a section of Highway 39 between Sierra Madre and Highway 2 was closed. Highway 39 was closed from Sierra Madre Avenue in Glendora to Highway 2, not from the city of Sierra Madre.
Power outage: In the Aug. 16 California section, a brief news item about a power outage in Long Beach said that in a previous incident, in July, 30,000 customers were without electricity for several days. Over several days a total of 30,000 customers were affected, but not all were without power for the entire period.