Replying to myself here: the baker at Seed says he does baguettes every day, and told me to come in at around 10 AM. Though that is a bit late for breakfast, even for an elderly retired person.
I have been trying alternatives. The La Brea baguette that Ralphs has every day is nearly as good as Seed's and half the price – $1.99. And next down the list and also $1.99 is TJ's new Organic baguette, very good if I give it a VERY light brushing of water and then 3 minutes @ 400º. Though it's made in Canada, that's not the long-distance champ: that would be the very slender one I picked up from La Española Foods down in Harbor City, which comes all the way from Spain! It was a good bit more expensive, though, and just okay.
However, the BIG thing to me, since I regard bread's primary function to be that of a butter delivery system, is the butter itself … and TJ's also-new Normandy butter, if I close my eyes real tight, has me right back in the 9th Arrondissement. Try it yourself!