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Angelides to Sign Banking Crises Report

Former California state treasurer Phil Angelides, who served as chairman of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, will sign copies of the commission’s report at 6 p.m. Monday, March 28, at Newport Beach’s Barnes and Noble in Fashion Island.

Local Pens Addendum to Financial Crises

Laguna Beach resident and retired former academic Douglas Sikorski has contributed an analysis of the current financial and economic crisis included in a recently published book.

His essay, “The Global Financial Crisis: Explanations & Implications,” is the second chapter in an academic book, “Contemporary Studies in Economic and Financial Analysis,” Volume 93, edited by Jonathan Batten and Peter G. Szilagyi and published this year by UK’s Emerald Group Publishing.

For those interested in the subject, Sikorski posted the essay at his blog: http://douglassikorski.blogspot.com/.


Tunes & Tomes

Top sales/rentals for the week ending March 20:

Sound Spectrum, 1264 S. Coast Highway

1.     R.E.M., Collapse Into Now

2.     Troubadour DVD/CD, V.A., 60s Folk

3.     Arcade Fire, The Suburbs (G)

4.     Florence & The Machine, Lungs (G)

5.     Strokes, Angles

6.     Adele, 21

7.     Lucinda Williams, Blessed

8.     Green Day, Awesome As F**k (CD-DVD)

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.     Radio Shangri-La by Lisa Napoli

2.     The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli

3.     The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht

4.     Evenings at the Argentine Club by Julia Amante

5.     A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

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

7.     Swamplandia by Karen Russell

8.     Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson

9.     Three Stages of Amazement by Carol Edgarian

10.  Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown

Latitude 33 Bookshop, 311 Ocean Avenue

1.     Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion by Gregory Boyle

2.     A Novel Bookstore by Laurence Cosse

3.     Just Kids by Patti Smith

4.     The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht

5.     Tell No One by Harlan Coben

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

7.     Wild and Beautiful: A Natural History of Open Spaces in Orange County by Allen Schoenherr

8.     Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

9.     Wild Bill Donovan: The Spymaster Who Created the OSS and Modern American Espionage by Douglas Waller

10.  Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua

Barnaby Rudge Videos, 1445 Glenneyre Street

1.     The Fighter

2.     Love & Other Drugs

3.     Hereafter

4.     Unstoppable

5.     Get Low

6.     The Switch

7.     Burlesque

8.     127 Hours

9.     Due Date

10.  Knight and Day



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