Inside the dormitory-type building there is a communal room where weaving classes, light exercise and conversational English (for the many Farsi speaking residents) are taught. From the central courtyard, residents can observe the dome of the nearby town hall. For Wein, proximity to high-end boutiques hasn't led to sudden cravings for clothes or home furnishings with prices beyond their means. Able tells stories about her eclectic career as a teacher, therapist and filmmaker.
She counseled teens and families, produced a documentary about guru Baba Muktananda and his followers, and says she once directed “assertiveness trainings for fearful New York University students who fear confronting their landlords. On a winter afternoon, Able sips a half-price Negroni cocktail at happy hour at nearby Caffé Roma, where he once saw a brother of Sylvester Stallone. Occasionally you may receive promotional content from the Los Angeles Times. Emily Alpert Reyes covers public health for the Los Angeles Times.
Generations have known the city through film cameos and musical lyrics, from Irving Berlin's “White Christmas” to the film Pretty Woman. Even one of the city's zip codes, 90210, is famous; it is possibly the most recognizable in the world since the broadcast of the 90s television series that bears that number chain in its name. The neighborhoods of Beverly Glen and Benedict Canyon extend north and south following the ravines and teeth of the hills between Trousdale Estates and Bel Air. Beverly Gardens Park also hosts the ArtShow twice a year (May and October), where more than 200 international and local artists present their work.
And one of the best places to do so is Beverly Gardens Park, an extended greenway that follows the north end of Santa Monica Boulevard.