"99 cents only" stores are very common in Los Angeles. I should amend that to say that they are common in the less-well-off sections of Los Angeles. You won't find one in Beverly Hills. But you can get really good deals on lots of things if you know what to look for. This is a perfect LA landscape to me: Palm trees leaning into the sun and the lunchtime bustle in the 99 cent store parking lot. Captured April 12, 2011 at 5270 W. Sunset Blvd.
This image is a composite of two separate images. You may also notice some of the image cuts off at the bottom. This was to preserve elements of the image that I feel are essential while keeping distractions from an oddly-shaped image to a minimum.