Wes Clark was born in Los Angeles but his family moved to Burbank when he was eight; he was educated in Burbank schools. He met Mike McDaniel in 1972 and they graduated from Burbank Senior High School in 1974. They have always been intensely interested in history. Clark lives in Springfield, Virginia, with his wife of thirty-five years--they have three kids and five grandchildren. An electrical engineer, he works for the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Mike Mc Daniel was born in the now disappeared Burbank Community Hospital, and has lived in Burbank in the same house for nearly sixty years. He attended all Burbank Schools. Mike still lives in Burbank and has been married for thirty-six years; he and his wife have five children. Mike has worked for the City of Burbank for thirty years and is the supervisor of the City Print Shop (printing being a vocation he learned in high school).
"Instead of focusing on the nitty-gritty details about Burbank, Clark and Mike McDaniel, a fellow Burbanker and longtime friend, opted to share with readers the forgotten lore that made the city what it is today and why it is known by people around the world." LA Times