They ride in a shabby looking VW camper van, as young daughter Olive Hoover (Abigail Breslin) has made the finals of the Miss California beauty
Like Stough Canyon, Runyon Canyon Park is one of those pockets of rugged California beauty
bordered by freeways and hillside homes.
A Southern California beauty
queen - San Diego's "Miss Fairest of the Fair" in 1957 - Welch began appearing in television shows and films in 1962.
Ashley will be competing in the Miss California beauty
pageant in November as Miss Beverly Hills.
But the 28-year-old California beauty
is working on it.
On the surface, the setting is one of classic California beauty
- oak-dotted hillsides that are green in spring, golden-brown in summer.