CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 2001 |
On the glass door of Starbucks on Kanan Road a sign reads, "I'm sorry, we're out of soy milk until later today." Next door, on the glass window of Yum Yum Donuts, another sign reads, "Medium coffee and muffin $1.49 plus tax." A thin strip of grass--and one invisible barrier--separates the two establishments. Walk into Starbucks and you meet a line of upper-middle-class professionals waiting for coffee and pastries. A plum-painted ceiling is complemented by the designer tile and carpeting.