“By the Numbers” on last week’s Living page placed the average cost per parking ticket at $45. The actual number is $40.
Last week’s film preview “Destination Stoke” erroneously stated that Bobby Martinez was the first Santa Barbara native since Tom Curren to qualify for the World Championship Tour of Surfing. S.B. surfer Chris Brown was a WCT competitor for at least three years in the early 1990s.
In last week’s News of the Week brief “Do the Right Thing,” we incorrectly reported that the national leadership of the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) had reversed its decision to deny funds collected from its members to the survivors of Maleka Higgins — one of six postal workers shot and killed at the Goleta postal annex one month ago — because Higgins had opted out of the union in 2004. To date, the national union leadership continues to deny Higgins’s survivors any share of funds collected on behalf of the victims’ families. The union’s Web site still excludes Higgins’s name and photograph. Members of the S.B. local of APWU will vote later this week whether to make Higgins an honorary union member, despite her decision to leave the union. If that vote is affirmative, Higgins’s relatives would become eligible to receive the same amount as the families of the other postal workers killed. The action by the national union has spurred controversy among postal workers nationwide, and in S.B. there are reports that some postal workers are renouncing their membership in protest.