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Setting the Record Straight
02/06/2016 - Due to a production error, the comic strip Pearls Before Swine was inadvertently switched with 'Off the Mark' in Sunday's comics section. To see Sunday's strip, please go to www.mercurynews.com/comics

Setting the Record Straight
01/29/2016 - A photo caption in Friday's Local section incorrectly reported the dates of the White Elephant Sale to benefit the Oakland Museum of California. The dates are March 5 and 6. 

Correction: San Jose Council pay increase
01/28/2016 - A story Wednesday in the Local section about the San Jose City Council's pay raises reported incorrect figures for the percentage increase. The approved pay rates raise the mayor's salary 9.6 percent and council members' salary 13.6 percent. 

Correction: Photo was of John Coleman.
01/27/2016 - In a photo caption on Wednesday's front page about excess water use penalties, the last name of an East Bay Municipal Utility District board member was incorrect. He is John Coleman.  

Correction: Oakland police issued news release about Hernan Jaramillo's death
01/27/2016 - A story on Wednesday's front page about the in-custody death of Hernan Jaramillo incorrectly reported that the Oakland Police Department did not issue an advisory about the incident. The department issued a news release on July 8, 2013. 

Correction: Molestation convictions for Joseph Martin
01/26/2016 - A story in Tuesday's Local section incorrectly reported the molestation convictions for former Mt. Diablo school district teacher Joseph Martin. 

01/25/2016 - Because of incomplete information from the state Transportation Commission, a story in Local editions Saturday about transportation funding cuts did not clearly describe the potential effect on BART's extension to Santa Clara County. 

Correction: Driver of vehicle from which teen jumped was a woman
01/25/2016 - A Communities in Brief item in Sunday's Local section incorrectly reported the sex of the driver of a vehicle from which a passenger jumped and was killed Friday in Dublin. The driver was a woman.

Correction: California's minimum wage is $10 an hour
01/25/2016 - A chart accompanying a front-page story Sunday that looked back at the 1985 Super Bowl at Stanford Stadium incorrectly listed California's current minimum wage. 

Correction: Election date for Contra Costa supes' race
01/15/2016 - n A story in Friday's Local news section incorrectly reported the date of the Contra Costa Board of Supervisors election. A primary election including all candidates will be held June 7; if no candidate gets 50-percent-plus-one of the vote that day, a runoff election of the two top vote-getters takes place Nov. 1.

Correction: Fresh Start survived after founder's death
01/14/2016 -
A story in Wednesday's Local section about two Walnut Creek homeless men who died last week incorrectly reported that Fresh Start, a homeless service group, fell apart after the death of its founder, Susan Prather, in 2008. It continued operating through 2012.

Correction: Richmond homicide total from 2006
01/08/2016 - An editorial Nov. 22 and front-page story Jan. 1 incorrectly reported the number of homicides in Richmond in 2006. 

Setting the Record Straight
12/24/2015 - The police blotter items about crimes on the 2400 block of Ash Street and 1700 block of Embarcadero Road that appeared in the Dec. 22 Local section were listed under the wrong city. They occurred in Palo Alto.  

12/17/2015 - The Tammerlin Drummond column that ran in local sections Thursday misidentified the source of federal funding that provides income for low-income people. It is Supplemental Security Income. 

Correction: Richmond housing proposal
11/24/2015 - A story in Tuesday's Local section about a Richmond housing development proposal incorrectly reported how land donated by developer Richard Poe would be used. 

  • Correction: - 11/16/2015
  • Correction: - 11/15/2015
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