An interesting thing happened on my recent West Hollywood Walk, practically overnight three local businesses, within four blocks of each other, went out of business. One, The Courtyard Restaurant, was completely closed. The other two, Famina and The Scribe Cafe had Going Out of Business signs posted. The Courtyard had been in business for five years and Famina opened this location, their first in the United States, in July, 2005. The Scribe was a more recent addition to the city. We are not recession proof here in We Ho. We must support our local businesses so that they can thrive in the good times and, most especially, survive the tough ones.