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Author Explores OC’s Open Spaces and Wildlife

Latitude 33 Bookshop will host Allan Schoenherr, author of “Wild and Beautiful: A Natural History of Open Spaces in Orange County,” at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 12, at 311 Ocean Avenue.

Schoenherr’s 232-page book, published by Laguna Wilderness Press, takes readers on an exploration of the paths and trails of Southern California’s wildlife, punctuated by photographs and highlighting the creatures, plants, habitats, and landscapes that constitute the open spaces in Orange County.

Hair Guru Offers Insights for Corkscrew Tresses

Lorraine Massey

Laguna’s Curls on Top Salon will host a special event with Lorraine Massey, author of “Curly Girl: The Handbook” (Workman Publishing, January 2011), at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 12.

Massey promotes the pro-curl revolution and in “Curly Girl” shares her knowledge of care, management, and styling of curly hair. Massey’s techniques involve working with curls to bring out their best qualities.

Curls on Top Salon, which caters to curly hair clients, is located at 170 Beach Street.

For more info, call 637-7177.

Tunes & Tomes

Top sales/rentals for the week ending Feb. 27:

Sound Spectrum, 1264 S. Coast Highway

1.     Mike Watt, Hyphenated-Man

2.     Herbie Hancock, Imagine Project (G)

3.     Arcade Fire, The Suburbs (G)

4.     Florence & The Machine, Lungs (G)

5.     Black Keys, Brothers (G)

6.     Adele, 21

7.     Lucinda Williams, Blessed

8.     Jeff Beck, Rock-N-Roll Party

9.     Esperanza Spaulding, Chamber Music Society (G)

10.   Bright Eyes, The People’s Key

(G)=Grammy Winners

Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway

1.     The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman

2.     The Three Weissmanns of Westport by Cathleen Schine

3.     Life by Keith Richards

4.     The Postmistress by Sarah Blake

5.     The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer

6.     Heliopolis by James Scudamore

7.     True Grit by Charles Portis

8.     The Distant Hours by Kate Morton

9.     When the Killing’s Done by T.C. Boyle

10.   Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

Latitude 33 Bookshop, 311 Ocean Avenue

1.     Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

2.     The Year of the Hare by Arto Paasilinna

3.     A Novel Bookstore by Laurence Cosse

4.     The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

5.     Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

6.     Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristof

7.     One Good Dog by Susan Wilson

8.     Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson

9.     The Spirit of Laguna Beach by Steve Simon

10.   If I Stay by Gayle Forman

Barnaby Rudge Videos, 1445 Glenneyre Street

1.     The Social Network

2.     Inception

3.     The Kids Are All Right

4.     Red

5.     Nowhere Boy

6.     Wall Street 2

7.     You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger

8.     Never Let Me Go

9.     Unstoppable

10.   Secretariat

 

 

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