I can tell that the recession continues on in West Hollywood even on the Sunset Strip. Here are the telltale signs: At night with the windows open in my apartment there is a hush on the street.
When I walk my dog after sunrise, there is less vomit from the boozers from the night before, no stray high heel shoes, jackets or hats. After 2 a.m., you hear only one fight outside the Red Rock, not several.
There are fewer car tires squealing after 3 a.m. and less horn honking. It's hard to believe in the late '90s we had to put up anti-cruising signs and enforce no gridlock too.