Many of the locales and businesses mentioned in Rules for Giving actually exist. Browse through these photos to see the actual locations.
The street entrance to the clubhouse at Brookside Golf & Country Club in Pasadena where Gavin plays golf.
The tenth tee box at the Koiner Course at Brookside, where Gavin likes to play a quick nine holes on Friday mornings.
The starter's hut at Brookside Golf & Country where Gavin turned in the knife he found.
Inside the coffee shop at Brookside Golf & Country Club, where Gavin meets Rose.
The running track that parallels the golf course, where Gavin and Rose walk after meeting.
The parking lot at Brookside Golf & Country Club, where Gavin first sees Rose, and where she later vomits on his feet.
The patio of Brookside Golf & Country Club. Unfortunately it is much too hot during the action that takes place in Rules for Giving for anyone to sit out here.
Twohey's Restaurant in San Gabriel, where Gavin met Tilda in 1971.
The baseball diamond at Covina Park where a drunken Gavin watches Tilda from afar.
The walking track at Covina Park, where Rose walks in the morning while staying with her grandfather.
The food court at Ontario Mills.
Just beyond the food court at Ontario Mills, where Gavin encounters Leo the Knuckle for the first time.
People lived in tents, campers, RVs and even their cars at Tent City in Ontario, but it was someplace they could call home.
Residents treated Tent City like home, sweeping and taking care of their pets. ...
... and most were grateful for the stability of being able to sleep in the same place every night.
The Greeter's Corner Restaurant in Laguna Beach, where Rose dines with Gavin and Lissa. For years the unofficial greeter of Laguna Beach was Eiler Larsen, a Danish vagabond. There are several businesses in the city that claim to be the location used by Larsen to greet visitors and residents alike.
The patio of the Greeter's Corner, where diners are only yards from the Pacific Ocean.
A daytime view of the walkway to the overlook at Laguna Beach. This view is looking from Pacific Coast Highway towards the water.
From the overlook at Laguna Beach, you can look over to the wedding area and watch the celebrations, as did Gavin, Rose and Lissa.
As they turn from watching the wedding festivities, this is what Gavin, Lissa and Rose would see down the walkway. Minutes later they would meet Leo the Knuckle.
The Hotel Laguna, where a shaken Gavin would pass by, escorted by Leo the Knuckle.
This iconic lifeguard tower at Laguna Beach stands not far from where Gavin, Lissa and Rose were with Leo.
One of many craftsman-style residences in Pasadena. This one has been converted to a business, similar to the building that houses Becker Marketing & Advertising.
Another craftsman-style house in Pasadena.
Roscoe's Chicken & Waffles on Lake Avenue in Pasadena, where Gavin and Rose have breakfast, and the character of Steve of Lake enters the story.
A hamburger stand on Colorado Blvd., in Pasadena, similar to where Leo meets Gavin after the incident in Tony's restaurant.