• Composting made easy - 05/21/2015 04:14 PM PDT
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    Setting the Record Straight
    05/13/2015 - A photo caption on Wednesday's front page misidentified a person shown on a poster held by racing fans during the Tour of California in Livermore. The poster was of rider Peter Sagan. 

    Setting the Record Straight
    05/06/2015 - A story and accompanying tables in Sunday's Local News section incorrectly reported the fatality crash rates in major U.S. and global cities. The rates were for each 100,000 residents in the cities listed, not for each 1,000 residents. 

    Correction: San Pablo Lytton Casino overseen by federal government, not state
    05/04/2015 - A front-page story Sunday about contributions that Gov. Jerry Brown solicits on behalf of two Oakland charter schools incorrectly reported that one of the donors, the San Pablo Lytton Casino, would need the governor's approval to expand. The casino's current types of games are under only federal oversight, but the tribe would need Brown's approval to seek house-banked, Nevada-style gaming. 

    Correction: Richmond college tuition program
    05/01/2015 - A story in Friday's Local News section about a Richmond film documentary incorrectly reported that Chevron has promised to send every Richmond public high school graduate to a public college. 

    Correction: Errors in SV150 Special Report
    04/21/2015 - Because of an error in data provided by Bloomberg News, the number of employees at Nvidia in the Top 10 Lists on Page E7 of Sunday's SV150 Special Report was incorrect, and as a result the company should not have appeared on those lists. The company has 9,228 employees, a gain of 420 or about 5 percent from the year before. As a result of that error, the company's sales per employee figure was also incorrectly listed as $703,140, when it was actually $507,315, a gain of $38,405, or 8 percent.
     

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    04/20/2015 - A front-page story on April 13 about how to save water incorrectly reported how much is used by running 20 sprinklers for 10 minutes. 

    Correction: Fees for Downtown College Preparatory
    04/14/2015 - A story on the front page on April 8 about charter schools and their search for campuses incorrectly reported some details of how much Downtown College Preparatory High School pays now and could pay in the future to San Jose Unified. DCP currently pays the district $68,000 and could face a lease for the 2015-16 school year of $439,000. That lease would be based on $8.51 per square foot for maintenance plus $19.44 per square foot assessed on 60 percent of DCP's leased area, which is a charge based on the proportion of DCP'S non-San Jose Unified students. 

    Correction: District 4 candidate name
    04/08/2015 - An article in Wednesday's main news section incorrectly reported the first name of the leading candidate in San Jose's District 4 election, Tim Orozco 

    Correction: Incorrect title for Mark Hawkins of Salesforce.com
    04/06/2015 - An item in the On the Move column in the Sunday Business section gave the incorrect title for Mark Hawkins. He is chief financial officer and executive vice president of Salesforce.com.
     

    Correction: Medical board puts Sunnyvale doctor on probation after allegations of fraud, sexual misconduct
    03/31/2015 - A story in Monday's Local News section did not clearly characterize the process that led the Medical Board of California to put Dr. 

    Correction: Facebook official's name misspelled
    03/30/2015 - The Tech Files column that ran on Monday's front page misspelled the last name of the chief scientist at Facebook's Oculus unit. It's spelled Abrash.  

    Setting the Record Straight
    03/20/2015 - A story on the front page Wednesday about math instruction misstated standardized test scores of a charter school. At KIPP Bay Area schools last school year, 79 percent of Bay Area middle schoolers made “typical growth” in math, compared with 50 percent of middle schoolers nationally. At Unity High in Oakland in 2013, students scored in the 99th percentile in Algebra I and the 84th percentile in general math.
     

    Correction: Twitter's donation to Mid-Market
    03/19/2015 - A story that appeared on the front page on Feb. 21 about tech companies contributing to the Mid-Market neighborhood incorrectly reported the amount of money Twitter donated. Twitter gave more than $360,000 to local nonprofits.  

  • Correction: - 02/24/2015
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    (Courtesy of Doris Tuck)
    In San Jose, an epic battle of the ants

    Couple stumbles upon the remains of what likely was a massive battle between two colonies of ants. And, yes, the drought could have egged it on. 
    ( Randy McMullen )
    Duggar son apologizes after molestation accusations surface

    Josh Duggar, one of the cast members of the TLC reality show '19 Kids and Counting,' was accused of molesting five young girls, including his sister, as a teenager; no charges were filed. He reportedly takes responsibility in an issued statement.