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2013-11-01 07:08:22 AM
Buy the residents gas masks for the 3.5 months of the year they produce the Sriracha.  Either that, or move the facility. Whichever is less propaganda-ish.
 
2013-11-01 07:10:08 AM
Sriracha sauce is heavenly. I love that stuff.
 
2013-11-01 07:10:10 AM

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Deal with it.

 
2013-11-01 07:11:09 AM
If they go with the "this will affect our property value negatively" argument, they might have a case. The houses nearest the paper mill around my area have much lower value for several blocks around it, so naturally the mill workers live there.
 
2013-11-01 07:11:55 AM
Sriracha is overrated. There, I said it
 
2013-11-01 07:12:29 AM
1400 people . Thats it. The rest is all warehouses, distro centers, a strip club or two ( if memory serves ) and the miller brewery. Suck it, Irwindale.
 
2013-11-01 07:13:31 AM
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Full steam ahead boys, I have the judge in my pocket
 
2013-11-01 07:17:27 AM
For now, for the time being.

Christ, it's like I f--king expect Fark to be a news site.
 
2013-11-01 07:19:50 AM

ajgeek: If they go with the "this will affect our property value negatively" argument, they might have a case. The houses nearest the paper mill around my area have much lower value for several blocks around it, so naturally the mill workers live there.


If they are worried about their property values, they are farking idiots.

They built houses in Irwindale.  Irwindale, California was incorporated in 1957 to be an industrial town, a place where they could build factories, quarries and other industry far away from the suburbs and residential areas so people in the 'burbs wouldn't have to worry about property values.  City of Industry is another similar place in California (albeit one with an even smaller population than Irwindale).

Irwindale has only around 1400 residents, the town is almost 20 rock quarries and the rest is factories, warehouses and other industry.  Everyone there built/bought a house there knowing they were developing in the middle of a place that is devoted to industry and was built for the whole purpose of moving plants and quarries away from residential areas.

It could just have easily been a paper mill or some other odiferous place upwind of them, and we'd never heard about it on the news, but because Sriracha is popular stuff, we hear that the factory is getting complaints.
 
2013-11-01 07:21:21 AM
DNRTFA but I'm assuming the plant was there first and the stupid farks choose to move there after.  Just like the dumb farks that moved next to a gun range and are trying to get it closed down because it's noisy and could lower their property values.  Stupid farks should move next door to a international airport and complain about the noise there too then.
 
2013-11-01 07:21:26 AM

ajgeek: If they go with the "this will affect our property value negatively" argument, they might have a case. The houses nearest the paper mill around my area have much lower value for several blocks around it, so naturally the mill workers live there.


And who sets the values exactly? The county assessors or the real estate agents, or the banks that still may or may not own the properties technically? Your price is fixed by people trying to play up the sales. And of course.....people buy into it.
 
2013-11-01 07:21:28 AM

alienated: 1400 people . Thats it. The rest is all warehouses, distro centers, a strip club or two ( if memory serves ) and the miller brewery. Suck it, Irwindale.


Yeah, suck it, people.

I like spicy stuff, now.  But until I was about 22, I couldn't handle the tiniest bit of spice.  Not inherited, mind you - my mother, father, and brother were always amazed that I could tell if a single hot pepper was thrown in a huge thing of salsa. My throat burned, my eyes watered, and I'd have to reach for milk (at least) ASAP.  What was 'mild' to them was horrible pain for me.

I grew out of it, partially through steely determination to eat good Ethiopian food.  But if that was in the air I was breathing?  Anytime before I was 22?  That would quite impact my quality of life.

I don't know jack sh-t about this community.  But I do know they deserve their day to state their case.
 
2013-11-01 07:21:50 AM
Who hates the smell of garlic? That town must suck
 
2013-11-01 07:22:27 AM

Silverstaff: Irwindale, California was incorporated in 1957


FullMetalPanda: DNRTFA but I'm assuming the plant was there first and the stupid farks choose to move there after.

 
2013-11-01 07:22:59 AM
Damn libruls always hurtin honest, good Real AMericans!!
 
2013-11-01 07:25:24 AM

alienated: 1400 people . Thats it. The rest is all warehouses, distro centers, a strip club or two ( if memory serves ) and the miller brewery. Suck it, Irwindale.


Didn't the Raiders, when they moved to LA for a while, then back to Oakland, in the Al Davis years want to build a stadium there in the 80s?
 
2013-11-01 07:32:48 AM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: But I do know they deserve their day to state their case.


No they do not.  The city of LA zoned out this town for the express purpose of industry.  Can you still live there?  Yup.  Should you?  Nope.

It is like buying a house in the country, next to a farm, then complaining that it smells like cows.
 
2013-11-01 07:33:38 AM

Endive Wombat: Can you still live there? Yup. Should you? Nope.


It's always that easy.
 
2013-11-01 07:34:43 AM
Huy Fong? Then yes, they need to suck it up and deal with it. If it was that fake shiat with the dragon on the bottle then they should've closed it down.
 
2013-11-01 07:39:41 AM
Of course cock sauce smells but there are too many people in this country that need it to make eggs edible.
 
2013-11-01 07:40:12 AM
Not exactly what the article says subby, the judge refused to grant a temporary restraining order and instead set a court date, but don't let those facts get in your way dumbass.
 
2013-11-01 07:44:41 AM

Peter von Nostrand: Sriracha is overrated. There, I said it


Compared to what? If you have better recommendations I'm all ears, but as it stands Sriracha is pretty damn good.
 
2013-11-01 07:45:09 AM

ReapTheChaos: Not exactly what the article says subby, the judge refused to grant a temporary restraining order and instead set a court date, but don't let those facts get in your way dumbass.


Not news, Fark, etc.

I already tried.

CipollinaFan: Of course cock sauce smells but there are too many people in this country that need it to make eggs edible.


NIMBY is fun.

To again clarify, because I figure it'll be important, i DON'T KNOW if this is a legitimate grievance or not.  But the "f--k you, we need this sh-t" attitude in this country is one of the many, many, many things f--king over the lower class and even though I'm not a part of it I'm not that far removed and it's disturbing as f--k to witness.
 
2013-11-01 07:52:40 AM
In a lawsuit filed Monday, Irwindale said it had received "numerous" complaints from residents who say the smell coming from the Huy Fong Foods plant burns their eyes and throats and gives them headaches.

Sometimes I make this Mexican Lasagna-type stuff. It's really good and it smells like heaven when you heat it up in the lunch room. So my old office-mates would always come in to see what was cooking, and I'd be obliged to show them. So needless to say, they asked me to bring some in so they all could try it. And I did. And it was awesome, but a few people biatched and moaned about how spicy it was and asked if i could make it less so. So, I'm a pleaser. I made it using only Pace mild picante sauce instead of jalapenos and real hot sauce. Still, they biatched about the spicy. So I never brought in anymore. Ketchup is too spicy for some people. So now, when I make it, I make two giant casserole dishes for myself and freeze them in nice little portion sizes.

Besides I quit that job almost three years ago. I need to make some more mexican lasagna.
 
2013-11-01 07:57:03 AM

fanbladesaresharp: And who sets the values exactly? The county assessors or the real estate agents, or the banks that still may or may not own the properties technically? Your price is fixed by people trying to play up the sales. And of course.....people buy into it.


The market. Or in other words, the value of your house is what you can get someone to pay you for it.
They aren't complaining about what the assessors are saying.
 
2013-11-01 07:58:17 AM
MY RAMPANT COCK SAUCE IS TRIUMPHANT!
 
2013-11-01 07:59:58 AM

sxacho: In a lawsuit filed Monday, Irwindale said it had received "numerous" complaints from residents who say the smell coming from the Huy Fong Foods plant burns their eyes and throats and gives them headaches.

Sometimes I make this Mexican Lasagna-type stuff. It's really good and it smells like heaven when you heat it up in the lunch room. So my old office-mates would always come in to see what was cooking, and I'd be obliged to show them. So needless to say, they asked me to bring some in so they all could try it. And I did. And it was awesome, but a few people biatched and moaned about how spicy it was and asked if i could make it less so. So, I'm a pleaser. I made it using only Pace mild picante sauce instead of jalapenos and real hot sauce. Still, they biatched about the spicy. So I never brought in anymore. Ketchup is too spicy for some people. So now, when I make it, I make two giant casserole dishes for myself and freeze them in nice little portion sizes.

Besides I quit that job almost three years ago. I need to make some more mexican lasagna.


For a majority of my life, I couldn't eat spicy food, even the tiniest bit spicy.  But people I knew and loved (my mom, dad, brother, best friend who was Indian, etc) loved the f--k out of it.  So when my Mom made spicy food for dinner, or I was over Indian friend's house, I ate Mac and Cheese.  Or plain Naan (i had a *lot* of plain Naan, looking back on it).

But I didn't go hungry.  And I ALSO wasn't ONLY offered spicy food to eat, for every meal of the day, as the only option.  *I* always had an out.

In retrospect, sure, I wish I could've handled spicy food at least so I could've eaten more Indian.  It always smelled great, until the peppers hit me anyway.  But it is what it is, and again, when I grew up I considered Mac and Cheese Indian food... because sharing in their dinner = me in pain for the better part of an hour.
 
2013-11-01 08:00:56 AM

SteakMan: fanbladesaresharp: And who sets the values exactly? The county assessors or the real estate agents, or the banks that still may or may not own the properties technically? Your price is fixed by people trying to play up the sales. And of course.....people buy into it.

The market. Or in other words, the value of your house is what you can get someone to pay you for it.
They aren't complaining about what the assessors are saying.


Thus my last part....people buy into it. But I get your grift.
 
2013-11-01 08:03:09 AM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: For now, for the time being.

Christ, it's like I f--king expect Fark to be a news site.


You fool!
 
2013-11-01 08:03:42 AM
 
2013-11-01 08:06:10 AM
In a country as big as ours I'm still amazed that zoning disputes like this even managed to happen. Although it sounds like the town is okay with the industrial zone nearby, it's just this one plant that causes an exceptional problem.

StreetlightInTheGhetto: To again clarify, because I figure it'll be important, i DON'T KNOW if this is a legitimate grievance or not. But the "f--k you, we need this sh-t" attitude in this country is one of the many, many, many things f--king over the lower class and even though I'm not a part of it I'm not that far removed and it's disturbing as f--k to witness.


You just live near shiatty people. Not that shiatty people aren't the norm in America, but at least it's not like that everywhere all the time. Our town ran a warehouse out on the rails a few years back because they wanted to basically slice a couple of older, low-cost residential housing areas and a trailer park at the edge of the borough in half with a four-lane road connecting to the interstate to run big rigs up and down it 24/7. Even though most of our town is upper-middle class and lived nowhere near it I swear to god I think every single person with an address anywhere nearby showed up at every rezoning meeting for the warehouse (they were buying residential-zoned ex-farmland from a developer who couldn't get anything built because of the housing downturn and wanted to sell it off cheap) and basically said "NOPE" until the council finally nixed it.
That said, the city I work in just got done putting a railyard extension for a maintenance depot right in the middle of the ghetto so now all the poor people living there in housing that they can't sell get to listen to the sounds of train cars being worked on all night long...
 
2013-11-01 08:13:04 AM

skozlaw: In a country as big as ours I'm still amazed that zoning disputes like this even managed to happen. Although it sounds like the town is okay with the industrial zone nearby, it's just this one plant that causes an exceptional problem.

StreetlightInTheGhetto: To again clarify, because I figure it'll be important, i DON'T KNOW if this is a legitimate grievance or not. But the "f--k you, we need this sh-t" attitude in this country is one of the many, many, many things f--king over the lower class and even though I'm not a part of it I'm not that far removed and it's disturbing as f--k to witness.

You just live near shiatty people. Not that shiatty people aren't the norm in America, but at least it's not like that everywhere all the time. Our town ran a warehouse out on the rails a few years back because they wanted to basically slice a couple of older, low-cost residential housing areas and a trailer park at the edge of the borough in half with a four-lane road connecting to the interstate to run big rigs up and down it 24/7. Even though most of our town is upper-middle class and lived nowhere near it I swear to god I think every single person with an address anywhere nearby showed up at every rezoning meeting for the warehouse (they were buying residential-zoned ex-farmland from a developer who couldn't get anything built because of the housing downturn and wanted to sell it off cheap) and basically said "NOPE" until the council finally nixed it.
That said, the city I work in just got done putting a railyard extension for a maintenance depot right in the middle of the ghetto so now all the poor people living there in housing that they can't sell get to listen to the sounds of train cars being worked on all night long...


So I live near sh---y people (funny, I never complained about where I live - I live in the cheaper part of a rather decent town, and my state representative who I personally know lives four blocks away - we're cool) yet in your example the people who showed up to "every rezoning meeting" got their concerns addressed while the poor people who lived near the new railyard extension didn't.

It's almost like the only people who get their concerns addressed are those who have the time to show up to city council meetings and b-tch.

Go figure.

I don't know what those poor people were doing so they couldn't adjust their schedules.  I'm sure it wasn't jobs they couldn't fanangle time off from to go to city council meetings or anything.
 
2013-11-01 08:14:18 AM

Keywork99: Sriracha sauce is heavenly. I love that stuff.


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2013-11-01 08:18:23 AM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: Silverstaff: Irwindale, California was incorporated in 1957...

FullMetalPanda: DNRTFA but I'm assuming the plant was there first and the stupid farks choose to move there after.


I'm sorry, you forgot this vital info.  "...to be an industrial town where they could build factories, quarries and other industry far away from the suburbs and residential areas so people in the 'burbs wouldn't have to worry about property values.  City of Industry is another similar place in California"
 
2013-11-01 08:18:50 AM
DO NOT TAUNT THE FIRECHICKEN
 
2013-11-01 08:19:48 AM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: skozlaw: In a country as big as ours I'm still amazed that zoning disputes like this even managed to happen. Although it sounds like the town is okay with the industrial zone nearby, it's just this one plant that causes an exceptional problem.

StreetlightInTheGhetto: To again clarify, because I figure it'll be important, i DON'T KNOW if this is a legitimate grievance or not. But the "f--k you, we need this sh-t" attitude in this country is one of the many, many, many things f--king over the lower class and even though I'm not a part of it I'm not that far removed and it's disturbing as f--k to witness.

You just live near shiatty people. Not that shiatty people aren't the norm in America, but at least it's not like that everywhere all the time. Our town ran a warehouse out on the rails a few years back because they wanted to basically slice a couple of older, low-cost residential housing areas and a trailer park at the edge of the borough in half with a four-lane road connecting to the interstate to run big rigs up and down it 24/7. Even though most of our town is upper-middle class and lived nowhere near it I swear to god I think every single person with an address anywhere nearby showed up at every rezoning meeting for the warehouse (they were buying residential-zoned ex-farmland from a developer who couldn't get anything built because of the housing downturn and wanted to sell it off cheap) and basically said "NOPE" until the council finally nixed it.
That said, the city I work in just got done putting a railyard extension for a maintenance depot right in the middle of the ghetto so now all the poor people living there in housing that they can't sell get to listen to the sounds of train cars being worked on all night long...

So I live near sh---y people (funny, I never complained about where I live - I live in the cheaper part of a rather decent town, and my state representative who I personally know lives four blocks away - we're cool) yet in your example the people who showed up to "every rezoning meeting" got their concerns addressed while the poor people who lived near the new railyard extension didn't.

It's almost like the only people who get their concerns addressed are those who have the time to show up to city council meetings and b-tch.

Go figure.

I don't know what those poor people were doing so they couldn't adjust their schedules.  I'm sure it wasn't jobs they couldn't fanangle time off from to go to city council meetings or anything.


So we should stop doing anything that affects poor people?
 
2013-11-01 08:20:22 AM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: ReapTheChaos: Not exactly what the article says subby, the judge refused to grant a temporary restraining order and instead set a court date, but don't let those facts get in your way dumbass.

Not news, Fark, etc.

I already tried.

CipollinaFan: Of course cock sauce smells but there are too many people in this country that need it to make eggs edible.

NIMBY is fun.

To again clarify, because I figure it'll be important, i DON'T KNOW if this is a legitimate grievance or not.  But the "f--k you, we need this sh-t" attitude in this country is one of the many, many, many things f--king over the lower class and even though I'm not a part of it I'm not that far removed and it's disturbing as f--k to witness.


Lower class?  You mean like the guys working on the assembly line, who live in apartments because the job doesn't pay enough, who have to work in a farking pepper factory, because it pays the bills, but don't complain about it, because it pays the bills.  You know guys who don't worry about things like property values.
 
2013-11-01 08:30:29 AM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: It's almost like the only people who get their concerns addressed are those who have the time to show up to city council meetings and b-tch.


That's the point. There are still places where everybody still thinks everybody's in it together and whether you get a Superfund site in your backyard shouldn't be dependent solely on the value of your property. Sadly, you're right, in many cases the lower classes do get marginalized because they don't have the manpower, time or economic pull to prevent from getting further screwed over, but not always.

The interesting thing is that our town has become a big destination for younger people because of the tech center in the middle of it. I'd like to think that's at least SOME indication that younger generations are little more willing to stand up and say no to that type of bullshiat when they have to and that the trend could expand and continue in the future even though it's only one data point and doesn't REALLY mean anything.
 
2013-11-01 08:33:19 AM

Some Coke Drinking Guy: You know guys who don't worry about things like property values.


Except that at least one portion of the article seems to imply that this goes beyond property values and could be an actual health problem.

It's one thing if your house near a factory isn't worth much because it smells like garlic, it's another if stepping outside results in physical pain because of residue in the air.
 
2013-11-01 08:34:29 AM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: ReapTheChaos: Not exactly what the article says subby, the judge refused to grant a temporary restraining order and instead set a court date, but don't let those facts get in your way dumbass.

Not news, Fark, etc.

I already tried.

CipollinaFan: Of course cock sauce smells but there are too many people in this country that need it to make eggs edible.

NIMBY is fun.

To again clarify, because I figure it'll be important, i DON'T KNOW if this is a legitimate grievance or not.  But the "f--k you, we need this sh-t" attitude in this country is one of the many, many, many things f--king over the lower class and even though I'm not a part of it I'm not that far removed and it's disturbing as f--k to witness.


Take this from one unapologetic, wussy,  left wing socialist: screw the poor - give me my Sriracha and nobody gets hurt. They can have all the meth they want, just don't fark with my Sriracha.

I got it bad for that stuff.
 
2013-11-01 08:40:47 AM
Can't believe it took this long

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2013-11-01 08:41:08 AM

alienated: 1400 people . Thats it. The rest is all warehouses, distro centers, a strip club or two ( if memory serves ) and the miller brewery. Suck it, Irwindale.


Tell you what. I'm going to buy the house next to yours and set up a dairy farm and make sure all the cow farts waft over onto your property.

Then when you complain, I'll say "1 person. That's it. Suck it, alienated."
 
2013-11-01 08:41:13 AM
I may or may not live within a mile of a certain frozen pizza factory. On a good day; you can smell the pizza.

/ it's hard to deny temptation when you smell pizza on the wind

// I imagine that the people who work there are tired of the smell of pizza
 
2013-11-01 08:41:48 AM

Peter von Nostrand: Sriracha is overrated. There, I said it


It's possible to be good while being overrated.
 
2013-11-01 08:43:06 AM

kericr: Can't believe it took this long

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Came here for exactly this.  Thread is complete.
 
2013-11-01 08:43:29 AM
I'm going to move into a landfill and sue the farking city to get the trash out of my backyard!  It's mine, mine, mine, mine, mine.  Fark all of you it's mine!!!!
 
2013-11-01 08:49:25 AM

skozlaw: Some Coke Drinking Guy: You know guys who don't worry about things like property values.

Except that at least one portion of the article seems to imply that this goes beyond property values and could be an actual health problem.

It's one thing if your house near a factory isn't worth much because it smells like garlic, it's another if stepping outside results in physical pain because of residue in the air.


And you're making the assumption that "actual health problem" == "It hurtses me" when capsaicin is a specific, known exception to that.
 
2013-11-01 08:51:49 AM

FullMetalPanda: DNRTFA but I'm assuming the plant was there first and the stupid farks choose to move there after.  Just like the dumb farks that moved next to a gun range and are trying to get it closed down because it's noisy and could lower their property values.  Stupid farks should move next door to a international airport and complain about the noise there too then.


Other articles I've read said the plant was new (less than 2 years), and Sriracha added it because it needed more capacity. I'm assuming mos of the residents have been there longer. Of course the area is zoned for factories and warehouses, so there's that. I have to admit to mixed feelings. I love Sriracha, and I am rooting for them to expand. At the same time, I can see how living for three months in a fog of pepper gas would be pretty awful. I was within a few feet of someone who was pepper-sprayed, and it was not a comfortable thing. Having one's entire house bathed in that stuff must be pretty awful.
 
2013-11-01 08:54:51 AM
Peter von Nostrand

Sriracha is overrated. There, I said it

I agree and in this instance I will side with them (Sriracha). I am sure there were town hall meetings before the plant was going in and these people were not complaining. Don't like the smell... Deal with it.

I still refer to it as cock sauce.
 
2013-11-01 08:58:30 AM

Endive Wombat: It is like buying a house in the country, next to a farm, then complaining that it smells like cows.


Which is exactly what happened in Chino several years ago.
 
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