Peter Boyd (papaweeli)
A native of L. A.. I wrote 300+ songs at Warner Bros Music from 1967-1973. I raced cars from 1957 through 1991. I sold collector cars in a restoration shop in Long Beach. I sidelined as a chauffeur, driving front pagers for Departments of State, Commerce, Justice, U.S. Senate, Saudi and Brunai royal families and Entertainment Industry characters. I've been close to Native Americans and quite close to some major earthquakes. My writing reflects this. My Father studied with Frank Lloyd Wright, traveled to Tokyo with him to study the effects of their earthquakes in the 1920s, sent by DMJM to Mexico City to study construction after the 1957 quake and instrumental in changing the L. A. building code 'if certain conditions were met.' After the Northridge quake, at 6.7, it was clear that many of the conditions were not met. Thus one book. The history of the founding of L.A. and the results for the Tongva inspired the second book. Earthquakes and brush clearance, the third.