Like everyone, we sometimes make mistakes. Below is a list of corrections we have made to stories published in Capitol Weekly, beginning in January 2016.
March 10, 2016: In a story on the election in the 4th Assembly District, the date of the Dan Wolk-Bill Dodd runoff was corrected to 2014, instead of 2012.
March 18, 2016: In a story on state office construction, the text was corrected to show that the governor’s $1.5 billion funding proposal is contained entirely in the 2016-17 budget draft, instead of spread out over five years.
March 22, 2016: In an analysis of California’s presidential primary, we erroneously reported that Donald Trump won the 2000 American Independent Party primary in California. Actually, he won the Reform Party’s primary.
July 19, 2016: The age of Proposition 53 proponent Dino Cortopassi was incorrectly reported as 77. Actually, he was 78.
Sept. 9. 2016: A Capitol Weekly story about a debate on ballot initiatives incorrectly attributed a key quote on Proposition 53. In fact, the quote came from political strategist Brandon Castillo.
Oct. 23, 2016: In a story about polling, numbers in the final graphic called the Poll of Polls, were incorrectly transposed. The graphic was fixed and reposted.
Nov. 9, 2016: A headline based on exit polls suggested that incumbent Rep. Darrell Issa had lost the 49th CD race. In fact, he is up by nearly 4,000 votes as of Nov. 21, according to the secretary of state’s office.
Nov. 15, 2016: In a story on winners and losers of the 2016 state elections, Charles Munger Jr. was incorrectly placed in the losers column. Actually, his Proposition 54 was approved by voters.
July 17, 2017: In a story about Carmen Puliafito, we incorrectly said he was reappointed to the state stem cell agency board in 2010 by Jerry Brown. Actually, he was reappointed by then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
April 2, 2018: Due to an editing error, a story about L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti’s potential presidential run incorrectly referred to his father, Gil Garcetti, as a former mayor of Los Angeles. Actually, Gil Garcetti is a former L.A. district attorney.
May 3, 2018: In a story on the political group Indivisible, a married couple was incorrectly identified as Ezra and Leah Greenberg. Actually, they are Ezra Levin and Leah Greenberg.
June 19, 2018: In a story on dialysis issues, spokesman Sean Wherley’s name was misspelled. The number of providers contributing to the program is more than 3,800, not 2,400 as reported.
July 13, 2018: In a story about private-prison contributions to the California Democratic Party, the timing of key donations was incorrect. Actually, the donations were reported in both 2017 and 2018, not just in 2017, affecting the amount of donations that were not retained.
Oct. 9, 2018: In a story about vaccinations, we incorrectly quoted Dr. Shira Miller, founder of Physicians for Informed Consent, or PIC. The quote was deleted. We incorrectly identified PIC as “anti-vaccine.” Miller said the group is not for or against vaccines but, rather, is “pro-informed consent.”
April 2, 2019: In a story on gillnet fishing, we incorrectly described “drift gillnets” as “set gillnets,” and incorrectly identified the Pacific Fishery Management Council.
April 18, 2019: In a story on Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, we incorrectly identified Johnny Amaral as a spokesman for the Westlands Water District. Actually, he is a former spokesman.
May 6, 2019: In a story on voter registration, we incorrectly characterized the affiliation between the American Independent Party and the Constitution Party.
May 7, 2018: In a commentary on legislation affecting the statute of limitations, the University of Southern California was incorrectly identified as the University of California.
Aug. 26, 2020: In a story about Proposition 14, it was incorrectly stated that it would require the election of a new chair of the governing board of the state stem cell agency within 45 days of its passage. The measure does contain holdover language from Prop. 71 of 2004 to that effect, but the general counsel for the agency says that the election mandate is void because of the technical way state law works and a 2018 state Supreme Court ruling.