Stumpjumper, I get your point completely. But, in CA we are not a state where the letter of the law prevails. Instead, it is the spirit of the law, even the general intent, that is supposed to be applied.
In fact, from Penal Code 4 ....
The rule of the common law, that penal statutes are to be strictly construed, has no application to this Code. All its provisions are to be construed according to the fair import of their terms, with a view to effect its objects and to promote justice.
This can and has been broadened to include such clerical (minor and insignificant) errors.
I suppose the OP could always file a demurrer and seek to have the offense dismissed for error on its face, but good luck with that.
In the last city I was in before retirement, we had one Sovereign Citizen type who filed a demurrer on every cite (he would drive without a license all the time ... he kept the cars registered because he had a wife who was a teacher and a son who was a college student - and alcoholic ... multiple DUis). We kept towing his cars, and the DA always decided it was too much effort to file a complaint on his demurrers ... much to our continued annoyance. The DA simply decided that the parade of vehicle impounds (and ongoing payment of fees) was punishment enough.