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August 20, 2011

Mansion complex: A California briefing item in the LATExtra section on Aug. 11 about the Los Angeles County district attorney's office declining to prosecute a Saudi prince who owns land in Benedict Canyon said there was insufficient proof that the prince or his agents lied when they sought applications to build a mansion complex on Tower Lane. According to Los Angeles Planning Department records, the application in question was not for building permits, but for a lot line adjustment. Also, the brief failed to mention that the mansion project is opposed by Bruce Karsh, president and co-founder of Oaktree Capital Management, a senior creditor in the bankruptcy case of Tribune Co., which owns the Los Angeles Times.

"Red State": The Happening listings in the Aug. 19 Calendar section said that, beginning Friday, the film "Red State" would screen for one week at the New Beverly Cinema in Beverly Hills, with director Kevin Smith conducting an audience Q&A after each show except Wednesday's. Smith will be holding a Q&A on Wednesday too. The item also gave an incorrect Web address for tickets. The correct address is http://www.coopersdell.com.

"Conan the Barbarian": The review of the movie "Conan the Barbarian" in the Aug. 19 Calendar section said that the contributions of cinematographer Thomas Kloss, production designer Chris August and the various stunt coordinators cannot be underestimated. It should have said their contributions cannot be overestimated.

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