This is "nanny-statism" at its California extreme. As Captain Ed Morrissey remarks:
What, there aren’t any high-priced French restaurants in South LA? Sacre bleu! That might have something to do with the high unemployment and low incomes in the area. Perry complains that 72% of the restaurants in the area are fast food compared to West LA’s concentration being in the mid-40s, but the obvious explanation is that higher income areas can support higher-priced restaurants.How is this going to help cure unemployment? Uh oh--another "unintended" consequence!
(via Maggie's Farm)