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Discover Oldest Los Angeles - presented by Mimi Slawoff

May 25th at 7:00 p.m. - at the Andres Pico Adobe.

Mimi Slawoff is a Los Angeles-based, freelance travel journalist who writes for AAA Westways, Travel+Leisure, L.A. Parent magazine, and many other print and digital publications. She is a native Angeleno who never tires of exploring L.A. with her husband and three kids. Mimi is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA). Oldest Los Angeles combines history and local travel as it takes readers on a journey through the city's past, starting with its founding in 1781. The book, which opens with a walking tour of L.A.'s birthplace, has nearly 90 vignettes that feature the oldest neighborhoods, businesses, and buildings.

Built by Andres Pico's older brother, Pio Pico, the Pico House Hotel was the first 3-story hotel when it was built in 1869.

Each vignette has photos and a sidebar with fun facts. Some places may surprise readers! The presentation will include a Bingo-style game and powerpoint with some photos from the book.

Built by Francisco Avila in 1818, The Avila Adobe is the oldest residence in Los Angeles.

Oldest Los Angeles Purchase Here.


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