Los Angeles native Mimi Slawoff will discuss her new book, Oldest Los Angeles, at Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena, on Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 7 p.m.

Blending history and some local travel, Oldest Los Angeles takes readers on a journey through the past to the oldest buildings, businesses, and neighborhoods in the City of Angels. The pages open with a walking tour of El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument, a district that marks the city’s birthplace in 1781 when a group of 44 immigrants formed a farming community. What started as a humble pueblo evolved into a vibrant metropolis that’s home to over 10 million people and 185 languages.