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IRWINDALE (CBS SF) — The fiery fight between hot sauce maker Sriracha and the Southern California town of Irwindale is finally over.

The city council voted to drop a public nuisance lawsuit against the company.

People living near the factory complained spicy odors burned their throats and eyes.

Sriracha says it has taken steps to fix the issue.

On April 9,  the Irwindale City Council gave the factory 90 days to make changes to stop the spicy odors that prompted complaints from some residents last fall. Declaring a public nuisance will allow city officials to enter the factory and make changes if the odors persist after the deadline.

The decision came despite testimony by air-quality experts that progress was being made toward a resolution. The South Coast Air Quality Management District said its inspectors have taken air samples inside the plant, and believed the information gathered should allow the factory…

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CBS Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Giant matchsticks have been popping up around Los Angeles and no one is sure why or what they represent.

The large props have been spotted in areas such as Runyon Canyon, Hollywood, Venice and Los Feliz with #Moments written on the bottom in red.

KNX 1070’s Claudia Peschiutta reports the matchsticks have sparked a flurry of activity on Instagram and Twitter, and even caught the eye of city officials.[cbs-audio-player title=”Giant Matchsticks Popping Up Around LA, But Why?” artist=”Claudia Peschiutta” download=false image=”http://cbsla.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/knx-logo-black.jpg” url=”https://cbsla.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/mp3_bc_-wav_am-drop-box_amd-matchsticks-cpe-2.mp3″ station_name=”KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO” station_logo=”http://cbsla.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/knx-radio.jpg”]

Some people believe they are a fire safety message, while others think it is street art or represents an inspirational message.

But City Councilman Tom LaBonge said the matchsticks may not be entirely appropriate for a city that regularly faces threats of wildfires.

“I’m a big arts supporter and I’m also a real supporter of guerrilla art, but not in…

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CBS San Francisco

NOVATO (CBS SF) — The California Department of Public Health is warning the public not to eat three products from a Novato-based company that may be
contaminated with salmonella.

The warning includes Navitas Naturals products including Navitas Naturals Organic Sprouted Chia Powder, Navitas Naturals Omega Blend Sprouted Smoothie Mix and Williams-Sonoma Omega 3 Smoothie Mixer.

As of Tuesday, 12 patients infected with the same strain of salmonella have been reported in the U.S., according to the CDPH.

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Two of the patients are from Southern California and a patient in another state has been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.

Interviews conducted with patients suggest chia powder may be the source of the illness cluster, according to the CDPH.

Novato-based Navitas Naturals has initiated a…

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CBS Los Angeles

ESPN/ABC is coming under fire this week after using a split screen during the nail-biting end of the Indy 500 showing Helio Castroneves’ galpal Adriana Henoa instead of the race. He, um, ultimately lost by the way. So that got us thinking which NASCAR Drivers have WAGs who are split screen worthy? Here’s our list.

1. Adriana Henoa 

(Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

(Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

Castroneves’ baby mama started the controversy and who can blame the producers for wanting to feast their eyes on this beauty? Next time, perhaps they should wait until after her husband wins the race.

2. Beccy Hunter-Reay

(Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

(Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Introducing Beccy Hunter-Reay.  Her husband Ryan actually won the Indy 500 and frankly I’m not exactly sure why she didn’t get the screen time Adriana did. Something tells me we’ll be seeing more of her in the future.

3. Anna de Ferran

And Anna…

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Alright people, take action we must.

CBS San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – A study of California beaches reveals that many of the dirtiest places to take a dip are right here in Northern California, though conditions at most of the region are better than in previous years.

Last week we learned that Santa Cruz’s Cowell Beach ranked as the dirtiest sand strip in the state, according to Heal the Bay’s annual survey of conditions. However, a closer look at the data shows far more Northern California spots on their “Beach Bummer” list than SoCal locations for the first time in recent years. The designation means that researchers recorded the lowest water quality during the year at those locations.

Heal the Bay assigned A to F letter grades to the studied beaches and gave excellent marks for bacterial pollution levels to 92 percent of Bay Area ocean beaches. Only six of 28 bay beaches received a C…

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For the love of green…