A story that appeared in the Local section on Dec. 7 misstated the cost to taxpayers for a trip to China taken by two Richmond councilmen, Nat Bates and Corky Boozé, and three city staff members. The cost for each was $6,020, according to city officials, not $5,760. The story, a Dec. 12 editorial and a Dec. 22 Eye on the East Bay column overstated the amount of money Boozé charged to his city credit card for additional expenses on the trip. Those expenses were $340, not $1,169. That included $94 for laundry service, not $530, and $80 for excess baggage fees, not $473.