If you enjoy walking the neighborhood be sure to check out 1550 Alameda, between Pershing and Schiele. You'll find an oasis of water hidden in the Garden Alameda office complex.
You can grab a cup of coffee at the Palm Cafe and watch the morning ritual of an accountant feeding the "Duck of the Alameda." He is definitely the King of the green pond noisly chasing any would be rivals out.
Bonus points if you can find the hidden spot with the 2 fake geese. Funny that they were purchased in a hunting store not to attract migrant Canadian geese on their winter break, but to give walkers and office workers a quiet place to reflect.