A year ago, The New York Times issued a correction on the identity of a My Little Pony character.
"It is Twilight Sparkle, the nerdy intellectual, not Fluttershy, the kind animal lover," the paper wrote.
Gil Duran didn't reach My Little Pony fame this month, but he gained national attention nonetheless.
The press secretary for Gov. Jerry Brown on Dec. 22 began asking Fox News to correct its description in an online story of California's budget deficit.
Fox tallied the deficit projection at $28 billion. The state Legislative Analyst's Office has pegged it at $1.9 billion.
Duran sent correction requests to a general Fox News email address but never heard back. He then made his case on Twitter and with national media watcher Jim Romenesko, who wrote about it on his website.
Some Romenesko commenters were sympathetic; others accused Duran of exploiting the situation for his own benefit.
On Friday, Fox News corrected the story with the $1.9 billion figure, noting, "An earlier version of this article misstated California's latest deficit projections."
The outlet had not yet corrected the spelling of Bee columnist Dan Walters' name.
California's private employers, as of Tuesday, will be barred from demanding that workers or applicants supply user names or social-media passwords or that they access their personal social media in the employer's presence. Assembly Bill 25, by Democrat Nora Campos of San Jose, would expand that law's provisions to public employers, including charter cities and counties.
WORTH REPEATING "When I was a Marine I was never the Latino colonel. I was in the Marine Corps, and I represented the Marines. And that's the same way I see it here."
ASSEMBLYMAN ROCKY CHAVEZ, first-term Oceanside Republican, talking to KQED about why he doesn't much like the label "Latino Republican"