Here's another goodbye to what will soon be known as "the old neighborhood" (four weeks from today we'll be officially gone). During the exodus from Iran, following the fall of the Shah, Westwood became the home of a great many Persians. The area along Westwood Blvd, south of Wilshire is known by some as Little Teheran.
Markets, retailers, restaurants, and various professional services have opened up shop along here. You can get videos and CDs in Farsi, even Persian ice cream. This is one of several bookstores. A New Yorker once wrote a book about LA called Los Angeles: Capital of the Third World, which I often think of because the city has so many ethnic neighborhoods like this. If the book was ever translated into Farsi, it's probably inside.