• A story Sunday in the Local news section about an uptick of whooping cough cases in the Bay Area incorrectly reported the number of Contra Costa County babies hospitalized for the disease in 2013. The four babies hospitalized in the first 4 ½ months of this year is double the number for all of 2013.

  • A front page story May 15 about a bill to ban plastic grocery bags statewide incorrectly reported that, if the bill passes, the Southern California plastic bag manufacturer Command Packaging hoped to obtain a grant for converting its operation to making reusable plastic bags. The company does not plan to apply for a grant.




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