On the lawns of Larchmont and Hancock Park houses, placards proclaim "save La Luna!" Today's Times goes over the lease dispute between the landlord and the restaurant owners. I'd like Larchmont to keep its quaint neighborhood character as much as anyone, but you can't really save a restaurant by putting placards on lawns. As Tom LaBonge says in the article, "That's a free-market issue." Because when you try to save restaurants that weren't meant to be saved, you end up with Chop Suey Cafe.
L.A.-based writer and Glass Shallot blogger Adam Baer gives Hillhurst Ave. the once-over in the New York Times Travel section, with more on his blog.