• Because of a production error, a listing in Saturday's Home Design events calendar about a composting class said there was a fee involved. The class, scheduled for 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Heather Farm Park, is free, although registration is required by contacting 925-906-1801, ext. 306, www.wastediversion.org.

  • A front-page story Monday about a quirk in California law that will hold down increases in property tax bills next year did not make it clear that not all homeowners will be protected. While the vast majority of homeowners will see their assessments rise less than half a percent, thanks to the state's low rate of inflation, some homes that dropped in value below their purchase price during the recession could see their assessments climb much higher because of the market rebound.