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Bottles of Sriracha chili sauce on the shelves of a supermarket in Rosemead, Calif.

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Irwindale City Council delays deciding fate of Sriracha factory (updated)

Sriracha factory workers rallied outside Irwindale City Hall Wednesday night as the council was set to vote on whether or not the factory is a public nuisance due to complaints of its fumes causing headaches and coughing.

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Reward now $7500 in mutilation of pelican (updated)

The International Bird Rescue says it appears a knife or similar sharp instrument was used to cut the bird's pouch, which it uses to scoop up fish.

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Court refuses to review decision tossing out OC sex offenders bans

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The California Supreme Court Wednesday refused to review an appellate court's ruling that said city and county bans keeping registered sex offenders out of parks was unconstitutional.

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CIA is quietly ramping up aid to Syrian rebels, sources say

Syrian President Bashar Assad (right) visits the Christian village of Maaloula, near Damascus on Sunday. Assad's forces have been gaining the upper hand in the fighting and the CIA is now increasing training and aid to Syrian rebels.

The White House has decided to provide more covert training and weapons, including anti-tank missiles, in a bid to counter President Bashar Assad's growing strength in the civil war.

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Santa Cruz imposes mandatory water rationing

The City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved the first mandatory cuts to water use in 25 years. Those who exceed limits will be charged more depending on how much over they go.