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Corrections for the Week of June 5, 2013

Bjork's discography and Oakland's budget.

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In our May 29 cover story, "Throwing More Money at Police," we failed to note that Oakland's proposed 2013-15 budget mixes police, fire, and other city employees in its "sworn" salaries category. Thus, we erroneously stated that OPD sworn salaries are double the civilian total. In fact, OPD officer salaries constitute 40 percent of the city's total general fund salaries. The $202 million Oakland has budgeted as total compensation for "sworn" employees next year includes $80 million for fire employees and $120 million in total compensation for Oakland's police, while the city's civilian employees will receive $104 million. In addition, our story stated that, out of the city's entire billion-plus-dollar budget, OPD officers receive almost half of every payroll dollar spent. But the true proportion of OPD's share appears to be one quarter.

Our May 29 news story "Oakland Airport Businesses Flout Living Wage Law" misidentified the airport Subway outlet owner who had been singled out by port investigators. It was Gurinder Grewal — not Navdeep Grewal.

Our May 29 music story, "Björk Breathes New Life Into Craneway Pavilion," stated that Vespertine came out in 2011. It was 2001.


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