In the 1940s, the area was a poor, though cohesive, Mexican-American community. Many families lived there because of housing discrimination in other parts of Los Angeles. Eventually it would be cleared away for the construction of Dodger Stadium and the vast parking spaces needed for spectators. Chavez Ravine is the home of the Clairmont gardner, Jaime Guttierez, played by actor Paul F. Tompkins. Our location for the village was King Gillete Ranch in the Santa Monica Mountains. The ranch has had many film and tv shows shot here, from Greta Garbo in Anna Karenina to Charlie’s Angles. We also used the ranch for our Laurel Canyon scenes.