Local lawyers address business club

“Hot Legal Topics" will be the subject of the upcoming Laguna Beach Business Club meeting Thursday.

Local attorneys Diana Cimino, who specializes in business law, and Leslie Daff, a certified specialist in estate planning, will discuss how to adapt and thrive in a changing business environment while planning for the future via new techniques in estate planning.

Topics to be covered include estate planning in changing times; negotiating business and personal debt; dealing with creditors; avoiding the legal pitfalls of contracts and leases; amending terms to fit the current business climate; and learning “who does qualify for a loan modification."


The presentation begins at 7:30 a.m. at Hotel Laguna, Catalina Room. The public is invited to attend. Admission is $25 and includes a buffet breakfast.

To attend, contact Catharine Cooper at (714) 296-5250 or For more information, visit www.lagunabeachbusiness

Concert for Spring Equinox is March 20

Pure Light Candle Studio will host a mini-concert and celebration at 6 p.m. March 20, the spring equinox, at the shop, 821 Laguna Canyon Road.


Known as a time when the day and the night are of equal length, the Vernal (Spring) Equinox has long been considered a time to put hopes into action, look for positive life changes and initiate ventures. The evening is a chance to reflect on balance and the arrival of spring. The public is invited to the candle-lit gathering to hear up-and-coming musical artist John Henry Copen.

Copen, from Washington, pursued his college degree in music at Vanguard University studying voice and guitar, and is currently looking to get a composition degree from Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. His talent not only lies in his unique guitar ability or soothing vocals but also in his piano work that makes audiences laugh and cry.

For more information or to reserve a space, call (949) 376-7200.