I enjoyed Sam Hall Kaplan's description (March 20) of the first "oranges" and "lemons" awards.
But surely his colleague, Leon Whiteson, deserves a large lemon for his hackneyed and uncritical reportage of the "City West" in the same issue.
Reproducing what is virtually a press release for the Central City West Assn., Whiteson characterizes the area west of the Harbor Freeway as a "socially . . . confused no-man's land."
Quoting architect Kurt Meyer on the "monumental task" of grappling with such "physical and human incoherence," he extols the civic vision of the corporate stakeholders who are rising to the "immense challenge" of "what is this place, and should it be recognized?"