Tuesday, April 24, 2018
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The Skinny: Sriracha hot sauce's clash with city heats up

Smell of money

hot sauce clash with Calif. city is heating up

The creator of Sriracha hot sauce said Friday that his company might have gone bankrupt if Irwindale, Calif., had successfully stopped production in response to smell complaints from nearby residents. Huy Fong Foods has been battling city officials over the spicy smell from the factory, which some residents say burns eyes and inflames asthma, the Los Angeles Times reported. The hot sauce is made with fresh chiles that are harvested and processed within the same day. Over the last decade, the hot sauce has approached rock-star status among condiments, spawning a documentary, a food festival, a cookbook and even a flavor of Lay's potato chips.

Squat and ride

Expend energy, get free subway ticket

A ticket machine in a Moscow subway station offers a free ride in exchange for passengers doing a little exercise. The machine, installed recently as a promotion for next year's Winter Olympics in Sochi, issues a one-way ticket to anyone who does 30 squats in 2 minutes. Russia's RIA Novosti news service says the mini-workout works out to one squat per ruble for a 30-ruble (90 cents) ticket.

Not like Nick

Naples chimney traps man

A burglar was foiled, police say, when he came down the chimney and got stuck, the Fort Myers News-Press reported Friday. Naples police say Richard Tyler Brandon, 25, was wedged just above the damper Wednesday and was freed by Naples Fire-Rescue and then arrested by police. "He probably didn't know much about chimneys," Battalion Chief Pete DiMaria said.

Big yellow theft

Stolen school buses go on tour

A tour operator is accused of stealing at least eight school buses from Florida and Georgia school districts and using them for his business, including shuttling fans for the Florida-Georgia football game. Two missing school buses were spotted outside EverBank Field, WJXT-TV, Jacksonville, reported Friday. Investigators said they found four more stolen buses at 95 South Tours and Transportation.

Compiled from wire services and other sources.

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