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L.A. Now Live: Discuss Sriracha factory odor battle in Irwindale

Ari Bloomekatz

Join Times staff writer Frank Shyong for an L.A. Now Live discussion at 12:30 p.m. Thursday on the hot sauce that makes many people's taste buds dance, and others' blood boil: Sriracha. 

Residents who live near the Sriracha factory in Irwindale have complained of burning eyes, headaches and scratchy throats caused by a powerful, painful odor they say is a result of the hot sauce production.

In October, the city of Irwindale filed a lawsuit against the company, claiming the odor was a public nuisance.

Since then the saga has continued, with frustrations on both sides.

On Wednesday night, the Irwindale City Council voted to postpone a decision on whether to declare the Sriracha factory a public nuisance.

Shyong, who have been covering the issue extensively, will join us for the chat to answer questions and take reader comments on the hot sauce battle.

The easiest way to send questions is to Ari Bloomekatz, the chat's moderator, via Twitter @aribloomekatz. Readers can also submit questions and comments through the L.A. Times homepage, where the chat goes live at 12:30 p.m.

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