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Why is L.A. Ticking? Faultlines and Nukes After Japan
Peter Boyd
  • First Edition
  • Language(s): ENG
  • 88 pages
  • ISBN 978-1-60-746613-0
  • Peter Boyd on June 14th, 2011
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"Why is Los Angeles Ticking" is an update after Japan's quake, tsunami and nuclear meltdowns. I started writing about the L.A. faultlines after the 1994 Northridge Earthquake. We lived six miles from the epicenter. At the time I was writing a Southern California Chronology -. focusing on the social, climatic, political and tectonic changes in the Los Angeles Basin.

I had wrtten a novel about the founding of Los Angeles. A chapter about the 1769 earthquake that created the Santa Ana River stood out. Many of the features of Los Angeles have been tied to earth movement. With nuclear plants and high buildings built below building code standards, Japan, 2011, puts L.A. under a microscope.

I'd lived in Los Angeles for 67 years. I've been a journalist with the "L,A. Free Press" and "Entertainment Weekly." A contracted composer for Warner Bros. Music/Tamara Music with over 300 songs.

I love L.A. and want buildings actually built to code, brush clearance done regularly and for everyone to be as safe as can be.

My father was a leading architect who had gone to Japan in 1927 and to Mexico in 1957 to study their earthquakes and helped put the new , higher than 13 stories, building code in place, however, It hasn't been adhered to. The proof is there.

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.

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