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Comment Box: Owens Valley, Lou Reed, Sriracha and more

A display of historical mailboxes at the National Postal Museum.
A display of historical mailboxes at the National Postal Museum.
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Time now to dip into the Comment Box,  the chance for us to hear what you have to say about the work we are doing.

To start, we've been spending the week looking at the Los Angeles Aqueduct and it's history. It turns 100 next week.

A few of you pointed out that in one of the pieces we reported in the Owens Valley, we said the spot we reported from was near Mammoth Lake. We are sorry but we had that wrong. We should have said Mammoth Lakes -- with an "S."

More than that, Mammoth Mountain lies just beyond the Owens Valley, adjacent to Long Valley Caldera. We apologize for the error.

One more thing we are a tad chagrined about. After Lou Reed died earlier in the week, we asked listeners to send in their favorite songs to pay tribute to him. The most nominated tune was the Velvet Underground's "Pale Blue Eyes."

We played the song, but not in full. We ran up against the clock and are sorry you all could not hear the whole song.

Last week we interviewed Randy Clemens, author of "The Sriracha Cookbook" and co-founder of last weekend's first annual Los Angeles Sriracha Festival. We asked listeners to send in their favorite Sriracha recipes and several of you did -- thank you.

Here's a sample:

Listener Ed Gonzalez says he likes to mix Siracha -- aka "Rooster Sauce" -- with Margarita Mix to marinate his fajitas.

Another suggestion came from Kevin Tanaka: Prepare sloppy joes as directed. Then add 1/4 cup Sriracha and serve over ramen noodles like a spaghetti.

Or how about this one: Melt Sriracha, honey and butter together and use it as a topping for vanilla ice cream.

We did have a favorite: Asican Pasta Sauce -- it mixes Sriracha with Cilantro and Corn etc., thus the name that blends both the name Asian and Mexican.

That recipe came from listener Brenda Rodriguez. For that contribution she received five bottles of Sriracha Sauce.

We always love to hear form you. Let us know what you like -- and what you don't -- by emailing us at You can also find us on Twitter @TakeTwo and on Facebook.