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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 14, 1993
Why have we spent years developing a strict but fair planning policy in Thousand Oaks when, even after all these codes are followed, a small group of neighborhood aristocrats can rezone a shopping center overnight? The McDonald's fiasco is the perfect example of this whole mess ("McDonalds Denied in No Short Order," July 14). What kind of message are we sending to out-of-town companies when such absurd objections as the smell of french fries can sway city policy? Investment involves a great amount of risk for any size business.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 2014 | Steve Lopez
Let me state my bias up front. I like hot sauce. I like it on eggs. I like it in ramen. I like it on stir-fry dishes and Mexican food, and I don't think you can honestly call yourself a Californian if you're not a hot sauce lover. And so I went to Irwindale last week to investigate the Sriracha sauce standoff. As you may have heard, city officials are waging battle against the manufacturer, responding to citizen complaints that jalapeño-scented air blowing out of the hot sauce plant can irritate your throat and make your eyes water, especially during the late summer, which is pepper-grinding season.
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SCIENCE
March 20, 2014 | By Deborah Netburn
Breathe in deeply and feel the power of your nose. If your sense of smell is firing on all cylinders, you can distinguish among a dizzying array of 1 trillion different odors, according to a new study in the journal Science. Bad perfume, baby skin, lavender rubbed between your fingers, real apple pie in the oven, and apple-pie-scented candles -- the diverse world of odor is yours for the smelling. "Our sense of smell is amazing," said Leslie Vosshall, who studies olfaction at the Rockefeller University in New York City.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 2014 | By Frank Shyong, Los Angeles Times
Irwindale officials decided Wednesday to delay the adoption of a resolution that would have officially designated the spicy smell of Sriracha hot sauce a public nuisance.  The city and sauce maker Huy Fong Foods have agreed to discuss a solution and the City Council decided to table the issue until a council meeting on May 14, said City Atty. Fred Galante.  "We've been in communication since the last hearing to see if there is a way to resolve this whole matter," Galante said.
NEWS
September 8, 1988 | BETH ANN KRIER, Times Staff Writer
From the moment we wake up--possibly on sheets washed in detergent scented to convince us they were freshly dried in the sun--we are bombarded with a dizzying smorgasbord of smells. Our toothpastes, shampoos, bath soaps, water softeners, baby powders, mouthwashes, shaving creams, underarm deodorants, shower gels, hair sprays, hand lotions and other cosmetics nearly always carry distinctive fragrances . . . not to mention all the perfumes, colognes and after-shaves we then pour on. Even dental floss is likely to reek of cinnamon or peppermint.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 1993
Post-holiday health diet: If it smells good, looks good, tastes good, don't eat it. DONALD W. GOTTSCHALK Arcadia
OPINION
March 4, 2001
If it looks like a bribe, smells like a bribe and curries political favors like a bribe, why do we still call it a "campaign contribution"? KEVIN PETERSEN Eagle Rock
TRAVEL
May 8, 1988
Congratulations to Lorraine Ironside for her wonderful article on the "Magnetism of India!" (April 24). Having visited there last year, every word she wrote reminded me of the sights, sounds (and yes) smells of that fantastic country. I'm one of those who can't wait to go back again, and her article reinforced that feeling. EVELIN E. FARKAS Los Angeles
ENTERTAINMENT
August 21, 1988
I'm not aware of a male/female equation in the cigar smoking question. The women I know--as well as myself--will object, politely of course, for one reason: Cigar smoke smells really, really bad. KERIN SMITH Santa Barbara
TRAVEL
October 12, 2003
York was one of our favorite cities in Britain ["Conquering York's Historic Sites," Oct. 5]. Perhaps because the author's guide was a resident or because she had no children with her, she skipped the Jorvik Viking Center, an educational and fun place. A Disneyland-type ride takes you back in time to a Viking village complete with sounds and smells. (The smells are something our family has not forgotten.) There is a museum as well. You can look it up at www.jorvik-viking-centre.co.uk. The day we were there, there was a wait, and we were entertained by wonderful street musicians.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 2014 | By Frank Shyong, Los Angeles Times
After months of heated negotiations with the city of Irwindale over the smell of Sriracha hot sauce, Huy Fong Foods Chief Executive David Tran is appealing to a higher power: a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Rep. Tony Cardenas (D-Los Angeles) visited the hot sauce factory Tuesday and spoke with Tran about potentially relocating to the San Fernando Valley. Cardenas is one of dozens of politicians nationwide who have publicly invited Sriracha to locate within their jurisdiction.
BUSINESS
April 18, 2014 | By Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz
Between the bouncy music and the stacks of colorful jeans, visitors to the Benetton store on Chicago's Michigan Avenue might catch a whiff of a growing marketing trend. Mounted high in the corner beside the store entrance, a scent diffuser, installed in November, spreads a bright spring fragrance modeled after Benetton's Verde cologne. "It finishes the emotion we are trying to create in the store," said Robert Argueta, director of visual merchandising for the United Colors of Benetton, who also is testing the scent in Benetton's New York flagship store.
NEWS
April 16, 2014 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
If you want to know what a national park smells like, head to Yosemite National Park and inhale. Maybe you'll catch the sweet scent of lupine or the butterscotch aroma of a ponderosa pine. What you are unlikely to smell is wild strawberries -- unless you buy a national park air freshener. Just in time for National Park Week , which starts Saturday, Air Wick has launched new "limited edition scents" named for the Channel Islands , Yosemite and Biscayne national parks and Gulf Islands National Seashore . Yosemite is described as smelling like "wild strawberries fused with soothing mists of mountain rain.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 2014 | By Frank Shyong
After a months-long battle with the city of Irwindale over complaints about a spicy odor, Sriracha sauce creator David Tran said Wednesday he is now seriously considering moving his factory to another location. Tran responded Wednesday to the politicians and business leaders from 10 states and multiple cities in California that have offered to host the Sriracha factory. He invited them to tour the facility in Irwindale and decide if their communities would complain about the odors that arise during production.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 2014 | By Frank Shyong
The Irwindale City Council has voted unanimously to declare the spicy smell of Sriracha hot sauce production a public nuisance. Once the council adopts an expected official resolution at its next meeting, hot sauce maker Huy Fong Foods will have about 90 days to mitigate the odor, which residents say burns their eyes and throats at certain times of day. The 4-0 vote during a Wednesday night hearing came despite assurances from company attorney...
ENTERTAINMENT
April 2, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Stephen Colbert embraced his inner conservative attack dog when he interviewed actor John Malkovich on his show Tuesday night. Malkovich stars in the new biopic "Cesar Chavez" as the owner of a large industrial grape farm who doesn't take kindly to Chavez's attempts to unionize farm workers. Naturally, in Colbert's eyes, Malkovich is playing the hero. "It's difficult for me to think of someone who can call Richard Nixon on the phone as a hero," Malkovich replied. PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times "It wasn't enough for [Chavez and the workers]
ENTERTAINMENT
July 24, 1999
Instead of "Citizen Kane," why no reference to "Eddie and the Cruisers" as "inspiration" for Garth Brooks' movie project "The Lamb," since it sounds exactly like it ("More Than a Who-Sung-It Mystery Film," by Geoff Boucher, July 5). I have no connection with anyone involved with "Eddie," but this smells like a 15-year-old fish. EDWIN SELF Toluca Lake
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 1990
Young's letter about UCLA's decision to move UES caught my eye. Ocean Park is an area in the process of "gentrification" if I ever saw one, so if ethnic and economic diversity is one of the reasons for the move, I think UCLA administrators are not looking in the right place. The whole thing smells to me like a "land grab" on the part of UCLA, because the educational grounds sure are shaky. CHARLES CRANE Los Angeles
SCIENCE
March 20, 2014 | By Deborah Netburn
Breathe in deeply and feel the power of your nose. If your sense of smell is firing on all cylinders, you can distinguish among a dizzying array of 1 trillion different odors, according to a new study in the journal Science. Bad perfume, baby skin, lavender rubbed between your fingers, real apple pie in the oven, and apple-pie-scented candles -- the diverse world of odor is yours for the smelling. "Our sense of smell is amazing," said Leslie Vosshall, who studies olfaction at the Rockefeller University in New York City.
NATIONAL
March 13, 2014 | By Tina Susman
NEW YORK - The caller who reported a gas smell minutes before a deadly explosion that destroyed two Manhattan buildings had noticed the same odor the night before but did not report it at the time, officials said Thursday, indicating the catastrophe could have been averted if utility crews had been alerted earlier. At least eight people were killed in Wednesday morning's blast on Park Avenue, between 116th and 117th streets in East Harlem. In a biting wind and temperatures in the 20s, rescue workers continued searching for more people possibly buried beneath the rubble.
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