Best Best and Krieger moves to new Ontario location

From Best Best & Krieger:

Best Best & Krieger LLP, a law firm whose attorneys represent public agencies and clients in the private sector, announced today that moved its Ontario office to a new location in the city.

On Monday, BB&K opened its office in a fourth-floor suite at the Ontario Airport Towers, 2855 E. Guasti Rd., south of Interstate 10. The building was certified in 2009 as LEED silver for its environmentally friendly features such as  a “cool roof” designed to reduce energy consumption for the building, low-flow toilets to reduce water consumption and recycled materials used in its construction,  including the building’s steel structure.

In all, 200 attorneys work at BB&K in nine offices across California and in Washington, D.C. The Ontario office is the base for 16 lawyers, including those who focus on business, municipal and telecommunications law and serve as city attorney to Ontario, Fontana and Colton.

The law firm signed an 11-year lease for the 12,911-square-foot office space, said Jamie Zamoff, BB&K’s chief operating officer.  The firm’s previous lease, for the last 14 years, was at One Corporate Plaza, 3500 Porsche Way, about two miles away.

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Group to appeal lawsuit over Nativity scenes

If you recall, last month I wrote a story about the issue going on in Santa Monica over the Nativity scenes and the possible implications it may have on the creches on the Euclid Avenue median in Ontario.

Late last year, a group was banned from publicly displaying the scenes in a Santa Monica park.

A lawsuit from the Santa Monica Scenes Committee seeking to restore the 59-year- old tradition of displaying the scenes at Palisades Park was dismissed last year.
On Wednesday, attorneys for the group announced they would be appealing the federal court’s decision to dismiss the case.

“A city can certainly have a policy that disallows private, unattended displays in a public park, but it cannot ban them on the basis of an unconstitutional rationale,” said William J. Becker Jr., a First Amendment attorney and lead counsel for the Santa Monica Nativity Scenes Committee.

In Ontario, volunteers associated with the local Nativity scenes have said they will be watching this case closely.

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‘Curiosity Quest’ is topic of discussion at Ontario library

On Jan. 14, the public is invited to an evening with television personality Joel Greene, host of three programs on public television: “Curiosity Quest,” “I.E. Explorer” and “Curiosity Quest Goes Green.”

At 6:30 p.m. an episode of “Curiosity Quest” will be shown in the meeting room of Ovitt Family Community Library. After the screening, Greene will talk with the audience and answer questions.

For more information, call 909-395-2252.

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Ontario to hold Snow Day for kids

The city’s annual Snow Day event will be held Jan. 26.

Eight tons of snow will be provided for children ages 9 and under to sled and play. In addition, crafts, games, a photo booth and food booths will be available.

Event times are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Westwind Park, 2455 Riverside Drive, Ontario.
The cost for the event is $8 per person for residents and $10 per person for non-residents.

For more information, call 909-395-2020. Don’t forget to dress for the snow.

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