FROM Frank Shyong
The City of Industry's First Council Election in 17 Years The City of Industry runs along the 10 Freeway in the San Gabriel Valley. Between 1962 and 1994, it held just one local election — with all others cancelled due to a lack of competition. Tomorrow, Industry will go to the polls for the first in 17 years -- with 125 registered voters. No less than 10 percent of them have the same name as former Mayor David Perez, who's been accused of corruption. Frank Shyong reports for the LA Times .
Is Southern California's Most Famous Hot Sauce Moving Out? After months of complaints about what might be called ‘excessively pungent' odors, the Irwindale City Council was unanimous last week in declaring the Hoy Fong factory that makes Sriracha sauce a public nuisance. That gives the city the power to walk in and install smell-mitigation technology if Hoy Fong doesn't in 90 days. David Tran, Sriracha's creator, says that means he just might move his operation out of Irwindale. Frank Shyong is reporting the story for the LA Times .
Mixed Messages from US diplomats on the new hard line on Syria Since President Trump's surprise retaliation against Syria's use of chemical weapons, Bashar al-Assad has used the same airport to launch conventional attacks on his own people. It's not clear what the US, its allies — or Vladimir Putin's Russia -- plan to do now.
Nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula slowly coming to a head North Korea did not conduct a nuclear test this weekend, but it did show apparent progress in developing a missile that that could strike the United States. The Trump Administration says it has lost its "strategic patience." We hear what that might -- or might not -- mean for North Korea, China and the prospects for diplomacy.
After Syria strike a new Trump doctrine emerges The President who promised an end to entanglements in the Middle East and snuggled up to Vladimir Putin has now outraged Russia with surprise missile attacks on Syria. That's raised questions about who's running the White House? We hear a variety of answers.