Bratz verdict: An article in the Jan. 25 Business section about litigation between Mattel Inc. and MGA Entertainment Inc. over rights to the Bratz doll franchise said that a federal appeals court for the second time reversed a verdict that had been in favor of MGA. In fact, a previous overturning involved a verdict that had favored Mattel, not MGA. Also, the latest action was only a partial reversal.
Proposition A: An article in the Jan. 26 LATExtra section about the campaign to approve a half-cent sales tax increase in Los Angeles identified one of the contributors to the Proposition A campaign as Excel Paving. The donor was Excel Property Management Services.
Teacher evaluations: The caption for a photo that accompanied an article in the Jan. 20 California section about members of United Teachers Los Angeles approving the use of student test scores in teacher evaluations misspelled Lisa Karahalios' name as Karahahlios.
1977 slaying: An article in the Jan. 20 California section about the 1977 slaying of Pamela Lambson, a possible victim of serial killer Rodney Alcala, misspelled the name of the San Francisco restaurant Scoma's as Skoma's.
Arts district: An article in the Jan. 20 Business section about the transformation of downtown Los Angeles' arts district misspelled the last name of real estate entrepreneur Tyler Stonebreaker as Stonebraker.