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April 29, 2012

L.A. riot profiles: In the April 22 Section A, an article consisting of eight short profiles of key figures connected to the 1992 Los Angeles riots said that Rodney G. King was struck more than 50 times by LAPD officers as he was handcuffed on the ground. King was not handcuffed while officers struck him. The article drew the erroneous assertion from a Times article published March 6, 1992.

Oakland shooting: In the April 24 LATExtra section, the caption for a photo that showed Alameda County Community Food Bank workers at a memorial to shooting victims at Oikos University in Oakland said that the workers were moving the memorial from a parking spot. One of the participants has since informed The Times that they were cleaning up and replacing some of the flowers, not moving the memorial.

"Sesame Street" exhibition: In the April 27 Calendar section, an article about a "Sesame Street"-themed art exhibition at the Known Gallery in Los Angeles this weekend said that the event would include art workshops for children from the City of Hope hospital and appearances by characters from the "Sesame Street" TV show. There will be no workshops or appearances by the TV characters.

Alex Kurtzman: In the April 29 Calendar section, an article about Alex Kurtzman and his directorial debut, "People Like Us," identified the actor playing Chris Pine's nephew as Devin Brochu. Brochu does have a role in the film, but the actor playing the nephew is Michael Hall D'Addario.

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