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Southwest Mobile Storage - Best Mobile Storage & Office Containers In Bel Air, CA

Southwest Mobile Storage is a family-owned shipping container business founded in 1995. Our strength for more than 25 years comes from the specialized knowledge and passion of our people, along with serving over 24,000 commercial, construction and residential customers. Our facility and expertise in maintaining, manufacturing, and delivering corrugated steel containers is unrivaled in the industry.

While the rental side of our business is regional with branches throughout the Southwest, our container sales and modification operations are nationwide and becoming global. Bel Air, CA offers a wide selection of portable offices and mobile storage containers you can rent, buy or modify.

Our experts in container rental, sales and customization are committed to providing you the highest quality and best experience from service to delivery - our reputation depends on it.

Whether your need is for storage, office space, moving, multi-purpose or custom use, we've got your back. Here's how:

Storage Containers Bel Air, CA

NO MATTER YOUR NEED, WE'VE GOT YOUR BACK.

STORE AT YOUR LOCATION

We bring your storage container to you for convenient, easy access at your home, business or jobsite. Plus, you'll get more choice in storage space and better security, for a fraction of the cost of a pod or add on building, saving money and energy.

STORE AT OUR LOCATION

Not enough room to keep a storage container at your business, home or construction site? No problem - we can store it for you. Plus, you get 70% more space and better security, for a fraction of the cost of public storage units.

CUSTOM STORAGE

Need a permanent storage solution for your business, residence or construction? We sell new and used shipping containers in many sizes with a variety of add-ons. Or customize a container to your specific storage needs with our certified fabrication experts.

LOCAL MOVE

Take your time packing with our moving containers. We'll deliver to your business or home and pick it up whenever you're ready to move. So, you don't have to stress about moving or making multiple trips in one day, like if you rented a moving truck.

LONG-DISTANCE MOVE

Our moving container solutions ensure the long-distance move of your home or business is highly efficient and affordable throughout the southwest. In fact, we usually cost 20%-40% less than full-service movers.

MOVING & STORAGE

We understand move-in and move-out dates might be different. We can store your moving container at our highly secure facilities until you're ready to move to your new home or business location, and you can conveniently access it at any time.

OFFICE USE

Whether you need a workspace, conference room, or other office requirement, our ground-mounted mobile offices meet any and all of your business needs. Plus, it's faster and easier than building additions.

BUSINESS USE

If you need your shipping container to serve multiple uses, such as office-storage combos, breakrooms and even utilities, we've got you covered. We'll modify a custom container to fit your business needs and bring your business to the next level

CUSTOM USE

We'll create a custom container to fit your unique needs anywhere in the US. With our container modification expertise, we make any idea a reality. From pop-up stores to multi-story structures, our unrivaled facilities and fabrication experts do it all.

You'll get your own dedicated storage and container expert to serve as your one point of contact for easy, convenient service you can trust.
With our wide selection of intermodal containers for sale and rent, you'll find exactly what you need, from size, to type and condition.
We maintain our rental fleet to the highest standard - our integrity depends on it.
Our certified, experienced Conex container modification experts have more than 500 years combined experience modifying ISO containers.
All of our containers come with high security dual-locking system for no additional charge, so you can rest assured your stored items stay safe and that you don't have to pay extra for it.
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At our unrivaled 90,000 sq ft indoor fabrication facility, ensuring your custom shipping container is made exactly to your specifications.
With our level of service, quality and expertise, you won't find a better value anywhere else.
Our portable offices include lighting and electrical outlets, internet hookups, HVAC and were crafted by our in-house steel container fabrication experts for top-quality construction.

Premium Quality - High Security

With Southwest Mobile Storage, you get much more than a POD or typical Conex box. You also get high security, unparalleled service and unmatched container modification expertise and facilities. No other company offers that much.

Shipping containers and storage containers come in a range of sizes. The most common external lengths are 20ft and 40ft with a width of 8ft. ISO Containers are typically 8ft 6in tall, but high cube containers are 9ft 6in tall. We also have steel containers in a variety of sizes from 10ft long to 45ft long to rent or buy, and we can modify shipping containers into any size you want.

 Rent Storage Containers Bel Air, CA

SMS Mobile Storage Containers have these high quality features:

1/8" thick steel plate bottom side rails
High strength steel supporting cross members
1 1/8" thick hardwood floor with galvanized self-tapping screws
16-gauge corrugated steel walls
16-gauge roof
270-degree swing cargo door(s)
High security dual-locking system*
Spot-grinded, primed & repainted with a beige high-grade water reducible alkyd direct-to-metal enamel*
* Comes standard on all rental units

SMS portable workspace containers have these structural features:

High security window bars, lever & deadbolt set with lock box
Studs & R-19 Insulation covered with wood paneling
1 1/8" marine board floor is covered with a durable single part gray epoxy coating
Dual pane low-E horizontal sliding windows with screens and miniblinds
18 Gauge steel polystyrene core 3-hour fire rated personnel door
All of our workspaces are manufactured in-house and arrive new or restored to factory specifications
Exterior load center operating on 100 Amp single phase 230 Volt power
Light switch, receptacles and 4' light fixtures; all wiring is Romex 12/2
CAT-6 voice and data lines with electrical junction box
HVAC units ranging from 1 ton to 2 ton on rentals; ability to customize up to 10 tons of cooling

Having flexible storage containers options is important, but security is crucial to protect your peace of mind and your possessions.

At Southwest Mobile Storage, we don't believe in leaving things to chance. We want you to rest easy knowing your inventory, documents, tools, equipment and other items are safe 24/7. That is why we equip SMS high-security slide bolt locking systems and lockboxes on our entire fleet of rental freight containers.

EVERY ONE OF OUR MOBILE STORAGE CONTAINERS FOR RENT IN Bel Air, CA, INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING SAFETY MEASURES:

High-security slide-bolt locking system and extra-long lock box, giving you twice the security and peace of mind.
No holes to ensure your rental shipping container is wind and water-tight.
No rust for your safety.
14-gauge corrugated steel for strength and reinforcement.

Contact us to speak with a helpful, friendly representative to better understand our full range of capabilities. We are happy to answer any questions you have, go over pricing and set up a time and place to deliver your Conex box. Our quotes are 100% free and you are under no obligation to pay for your consultation.

COMMERCIAL STORAGE CONTAINERS TO RENT, BUY OR MODIFY IN Bel Air, CA

When you own a business or manage one, it's crucial to have efficient, affordable ways to store inventory and supplies, whether it's to grow your business or adapt to changes in the market, like the many caused by the pandemic.

Renting storage containers to keep at your business eliminates the cost and hassles of sending your staff to offsite storage facilities. Steel containers with roll up doors make storing and retrieving items faster and easier. Auto repair shops and other businesses that need easy access throughout the workday to secure storage for tools, parts, equipment or supplies find renting shipping containers to be the best solution for their business storage needs. Southwest Mobile Storage has your back.

 Storage Containers For Rent Bel Air, CA

Renting portable offices gives your business more workspace, breakrooms, pop up stores, security booths and more, without the cost and red tape associated with constructing building additions. Plus, a steel storage container fits neatly into one parking space and provides much stronger security than Pods and way more convenience than self-storage units.

If you have a specific need, we can modify shipping containers to build whatever you need to grow your business. Whether it's a portable workspace to run your business, like a pop-up container bar, or a durable facility for scientific research, like a container laboratory, or even a container gym, our unrivaled fabrication facility and modification experts got you covered. Our full-time, in-house staff of certified welders, engineers, electricians, carpenters and painters have over 500 years combined experience modifying thousands of container projects for just about any business use you can imagine.

WHETHER YOUR BUSINESS IS COMMERCIAL, HEALTHCARE, GOVERNMENT OR EDUCATION, OR YOUR INTEREST IS TO RENT, BUY OR MODIFY SHIPPING CONTAINERS, SMS HAS YOU COVERED:

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Offsite storage alternatives cause a mess of hassles and headaches. Expanding office space and storage capacity at your location saves time, money and hassle of making multiple trips offsite.
We offer more choice in security, size and features in steel Conex boxes or ISO shipping containers than a public storage unit or Pod for less cost and far greater service.
We offer flexible, month-to-month rental agreements and prorate by the day after your first 28-day billing cycle.
With us, you get a dedicated account manager you can rely on, so you can focus on running your business than waste time with a different person every time you call that doesn't know or care as much.
While other companies may have some staff for modifying containers, most outsource the work, so you don't know who is actually doing the modifications or how much they're marking up the price.
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When you modify a shipping container for your business, you won't have to worry about expensive, lengthy and complicated construction.
We have modified thousands of containers nationwide and internationally for more than 25 years for NASA, US Navy, GCP Applied Technologies, Helix and Sundt to name a few. And rent containers to Amazon, Walmart and many of other nationally recognized brands.
Our extensive staff makes it possible to custom build multiple projects simultaneously and our 90,000 sq ft indoor fabrication facility prevents contaminants from interfering with fabrication, which delivers better quality and precision.

CUSTOM CONTAINERS FOR YOUR HOME IN Bel Air, CA

Building additions to your home can be very expensive and requires going through the hassle of securing permits and waiting for construction. You can save money, time and stress by modifying a shipping container instead. Whether you need additional space for a home gym, recreation or storage, we can convert steel containers into anything you can imagine. Our custom container gyms, man-caves or she-sheds, garages and more give you the extra space you need without the hassle, cost and wait that comes with home renovation.

Renting shipping containers for temporary storage, either when moving or dealing with restoration from a fire or flood, provides a secure, convenient way to keep your belongings close for accessing them whenever you need to. Plus, renting mobile storage containers for moving costs less than traditional movers and allows you to take your time packing, reducing the stress that comes from moving. You can also rent portable offices for your home to make working remotely distraction-free.

 Rent Shipping Containers Bel Air, CA

HERE'S WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE US TO RENT, BUY OR MODIFY A SHIPPING CONTAINER FOR YOUR HOME:

With an extensive in-house staff and 90,000 sq ft container modification facility, we're able to deliver consistently high quality and work on multiple projects simultaneously for a fast turnaround.

Other companies don't have the facility, staff or resources to modify shipping containers and will outsource the work to various shops who may not have the special experience or tools needed to modify the right way.

You can rest assured knowing your custom container is safe in our hands. Our certified weld and quality control inspectors ensure everything is structurally sound and built to your specifications through every step of the process.

Renting a moving container from us makes your move much less stressful because you won't have to rush to pack your whole house into a moving truck in one day. Instead, you can take your time packing over the course of a month.

Our ISO shipping containers are weatherproof and come with vault-like security, so you don't have to worry about theft or damage to your belongings.

You won't get that level of security from U-Haul or other moving truck companies.

Renting a storage container at your home keeps your belongings close and gives you convenient 24/7 access, so you're always able to retrieve the contents of your container when you need to.

We know move in and move out dates don't always line up. We can store your packed rental container at our secure facility until your new home is ready.

With our mobile storage containers for rent in Bel Air, CA, you can save up to 40% when compared to full-service long-distance movers, while gaining more flexibility in your schedule.

MOBILE STORAGE CONTAINERS & PORTABLE OFFICES TO RENT, BUY OR MODIFY IN Bel Air, CA

We know your needs may change suddenly. With our extensive inventory and variety of sizes of portable offices and shipping containers to rent, buy or modify in Bel Air, CA, we provide fast service and the best value possible so it's easy for you to get whatever you need when you need it.

Renting storage containers and portable offices from us gives you more flexibility when it comes to your schedule and options. If you don't have enough space at your current location or simply would prefer offsite storage, you can keep your rental storage and office containers at your location or ours - whichever is most convenient for you. You also get more options to choose from when it comes to size and features, like portable offices with divided rooms for private meetings or office/storage combos for storage and office space in one container. All while costing a fraction of the price of a pod or self-storage facility.

You can also buy new or used freight containers from us and choose from a variety of add-ons, including lights, electricity, doors and windows. Or fully customize a shipping container to save time, money and energy by skipping the expensive, lengthy process of constructing building additions. We can modify a Conex box into whatever you can imagine for any use you need, from construction tool cribs to office buildings, monitoring stations, mobile communication towers and much more. The possibilities are endless.

HERE'S HOW WE'VE GOT YOUR BACK:

You'll never face hidden fees or surprises with us. We give you transparent billing up front at the best prices.

With us, you get a reliable, dedicated point of contact, who keeps you updated every step of the way. You can rest assured knowing you'll always get what you need, when you need it.

No other company has the breadth and depth of staff and experience that we do when it comes to modifying shipping containers. Our certified welders, engineers, electricians, plumbers, carpenters and painters have more than 500 years of combined experience in fabricating custom steel containers.

We prorate your rent by the day after the first 28-day billing cycle, so you don't have to pay for a full month when you only have your mobile containers and offices for a few days.

While other companies may be able to do small container modifications, most don't have an in-house fabrication staff or 90,000 sq ft fabrication facility like we do. As a result, they outsource the work on your custom container, so you don't know who's actually building it.

Rest assured knowing your modified shipping container will be built to the highest quality standards. Our certified weld and quality control inspectors check every step of the fabrication process to ensure everything is structurally sound and built to your specifications.

HOW RENTING A STORAGE CONTAINER AND MOBILE OFFICE WORKS

Whether you're in need of a storage container for your commercial business, a portable office for your construction site, or a moving container for your home, our process is simple and straightforward.

Choose Your Container

Choose the mobile storage solution that works best for your needs. In this step, you will let us know the number of containers you need, their sizes and what types of doors to equip.

Choose Your Options

Let us know if you would like to add any of our rental options, like a folding table or shelving.

Choose Your Security

Choose from padlocks, puck locks and other enhanced security options. All of our storage containers come standard with dual-locking, vault-like security.

Choose Your Delivery Timeframe

You can expect standard delivery within 3-5 days of your order. If you need expedited delivery, we will do everything in our power to accommodate your needs.

Pick-Up Planning

Do you need to keep your shipping container at our location? Prefer to have our team deliver your packed container to a location of your choice? Let us know, and we'll be by your side to work out the logistics.

HOW RENTING A STORAGE CONTAINER AND MOBILE OFFICE WORKS

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DETERMINE DESTINATION

Let our team know where we should deliver your mobile storage container for rent in Bel Air, CA. Be sure to let us know if there are any special conditions that might prevent our drivers from entering your chosen destination. Before you schedule your delivery, let us know which direction you would like the doors of your container to face.

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SCHEDULE DATE & TIME

Our drivers can deliver your storage container Monday-Friday, between the hours of 6AM and 2PM local time. Our two-hour delivery window is the most precise in the industry. If you desire another delivery time outside of our standard delivery options, we will do our best to accommodate your needs. As a courtesy, our driver will call you at least 30 minutes before they arrive at your drop-off destination.

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PREPARE FOR YOUR MOBILE STORAGE CONTAINER DELIVERY

Before we deliver your Conex box, prepare your delivery area by ensuring that there are no low overhangs, arches, wires, trees or any other obstacles that could interfere with your delivery. It's a good idea to mark the space where you would like your steel container placed.

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DELIVERY & SETUP

When our driver arrives, they will back our truck into the space where you would like your shipping container placed. Once we arrive, we will ensure that your container is delivered safely and securely. If placed on asphalt or pavement, we will use wood dunnage pads to make sure your ground surface is protected and the container is level.

HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT MOBILE CONTAINERS TO Rent, Buy OR Modify IN Bel Air, CA?

Check out our FAQ page or reach out to our helpful customer service team today @

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Here's a list of stores in the Sacramento region open on Thanksgiving

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Thanksgiving weekend is around the corner along with the inevitable last minute trip to the grocery store amid the holiday rush.Raley's, WinCo and other stores in the region typically close early on the holidays to give employees time to celebrate with family,However some ...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Thanksgiving weekend is around the corner along with the inevitable last minute trip to the grocery store amid the holiday rush.

Raley's, WinCo and other stores in the region typically close early on the holidays to give employees time to celebrate with family,

However some larger chain stores including Walmart, Target and Trader Joe's will not be open at all Thanksgiving Day, as well as some local markets such as Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op and and Podesto's in Stockton.

Here are a few options for local stores that will be open in the Northern California area.

Safeway will be open, however, the hours will vary from location to location. Many will be open until 6 p.m., but to find the holiday hours for the store nearest to you, click HERE.

Raley's and Bel Air stores Thanksgiving hours will be from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., according to a representative. Normal hours will resume throughout the rest of the week.

WinCo Foods will be open on Thanksgiving Day from 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. as well as the day after Thanksgiving from 7 a.m. to 12 a.m. The supermarket's hours for other upcoming holidays can be found here.

The organic Whole Foods Market in Sacramento will be open the day before Thanksgiving only from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and will reopen Thanksgiving Day from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

All Sprouts Farmers Markets' locations will be open Thanksgiving Day from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. amid other holiday season hours.

All locations for Save Mart will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving day with normal hours to resume the rest of the week.

Food 4 Less will be open until 4 p.m. for last minute shopping at all locations on Thanksgiving day.

The supermarket will be open for Thanksgiving Day shopping until 6 p.m. as noted in its newly released holiday hours.

Smart & Final will offer Thanksgiving Day hours from from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. and normal hours the rest of the week.

Smart & Final will offer its regular hours at all locations Thanksgiving from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

99 Ranch Market will be open for business on Thanksgiving from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. for all Northern California locations.

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Dec. 4-10

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Dec. 4-10: Dec. 4: Game show host Wink Martindale is 89. Singer Freddy “Boom Boom” Cannon is 86. Actor-producer-director Max Baer Junior (“The Beverly Hillbillies”) is 85. Bassist Bob Mosley of Moby Grape is 80.Celebrity birthdays for the week of Dec. 4-10:Dec. 4: Game show host Wink Martindale is 89. Singer Freddy “Boom Boom” Cannon is 86. Actor-producer-director Max Baer Junior (“The Beverly Hillbillies”) is 85. Bassist Bob Mosley of Moby Grap...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Dec. 4-10: Dec. 4: Game show host Wink Martindale is 89. Singer Freddy “Boom Boom” Cannon is 86. Actor-producer-director Max Baer Junior (“The Beverly Hillbillies”) is 85. Bassist Bob Mosley of Moby Grape is 80.

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Dec. 4-10:

Dec. 4: Game show host Wink Martindale is 89. Singer Freddy “Boom Boom” Cannon is 86. Actor-producer-director Max Baer Junior (“The Beverly Hillbillies”) is 85. Bassist Bob Mosley of Moby Grape is 80. Singer-bassist Chris Hillman (The Byrds, the Flying Burrito Brothers) is 78. Singer Southside Johnny Lyon of Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes is 74. Actor Jeff Bridges is 73. Guitarist Gary Rossington (Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Rossington Collins Band) is 71. Actor Patricia Wettig is 71. Actor Tony Todd (“Final Destination” films) is 68. Drummer Brian Prout of Diamond Rio is 67. Jazz singer Cassandra Wilson is 67. Bassist Bob Griffin (The BoDeans) is 63. Singer Vinnie Dombroski of Sponge is 60. Actor Chelsea Noble (“Growing Pains,” ″Kirk”) is 58. Actor Marisa Tomei is 58. Comedian Fred Armisen (“Portlandia,” ″Saturday Night Live”) is 56. Rapper Jay-Z is 53. Actor Kevin Sussman (“Ugly Betty”) is 52. Model Tyra Banks is 49. Country singer Lila McCann is 41. Actor Lindsay Felton (“Caitlin’s Way”) is 38. Actor Orlando Brown (“That’s So Raven”) is 35. Actor Scarlett Estevez (“Lucifer”) is 15.

Dec. 5: Actor Jeroen Krabbe (“The Fugitive”) is 78. Opera singer Jose Carreras is 76. Singer Jim Messina (Loggins and Messina, Poco) is 75. Actor Morgan Brittany (“Dallas”) is 71. Actor Brian Backer (“Fast Times at Ridgemont High”) is 66. Country singer Ty England is 59. Singer-guitarist John Rzeznik of Goo Goo Dolls is 57. Country singer Gary Allan is 55. Comedian Margaret Cho is 54. Actor Alex Kapp Horner (“The New Adventures of Old Christine”) is 53. Actor Kali Rocha (TV’s “Man with a Plan”) is 51. Bassist Regina Zernay of Cowboy Mouth is 50. Actor Paula Patton (“Precious”) is 47. Actor Amy Acker (“Person of Interest,” ″Angel”) is 46. Actor Nick Stahl (TV’s “Carnivale,” film’s “Terminator 3”) is 43. Actor Adan Canto (“Designated Survivor”) is 41. Singer Keri Hilson is 40. Actor Gabriel Luna (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”) is 40. Actor Frankie Muniz (“Malcolm in the Middle”) is 37. Actor Ross Bagley (“Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”) is 34.

Dec. 6: Actor Patrick Bauchau (“The Pretender,” “Carnivale”) is 84. Country singer Helen Cornelius is 81. Actor James Naughton (“Hostages,” “Planet of the Apes”) is 77. Singer Frank Beverly of Maze is 76. Actor JoBeth Williams is 74. Actor Tom Hulce is 69. Actor Kin Shriner is 69. Talk show host Wil Shriner is 69. Drummer Rick Buckler of The Jam is 67. Singer Tish Hinojosa is 67. Country singer Bill Lloyd of Foster and Lloyd is 67. Comedian Steven Wright is 67. Guitarist Peter Buck of R.E.M. is 66. Drummer David Lovering of The Pixies is 61. Guitarist Ben Watt of Everything But the Girl is 60. Actor Janine Turner (“Strong Medicine,” “Northern Exposure”) is 60. Director Judd Apatow (“The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” ″Knocked Up”) is 55. Keyboardist Ulf “Buddha” Ekberg of Ace of Base is 52. Actor Lindsay Price (“Splitting Up Together”) is 46. Actor Ashley Madekwe (”Revenge,” “Salem”) is 41. Bassist Jacob Chesnut of Rush of Fools is 33.

Dec. 7: Bluegrass singer Bobby Osborne of the Osborne Brothers is 91. Actor Ellen Burstyn is 90. Country singer Gary Morris is 74. Singer Tom Waits is 73. Actor Priscilla Barnes (“Three’s Company”) is 65. Announcer Edd Hall (“The Tonight Show With Jay Leno”) is 64. Bassist Tim Butler of Psychedelic Furs is 64. Actor Patrick Fabian (“Better Call Saul”) is 58. Actor Jeffrey Wright (“Westworld”) is 57. Actor C. Thomas Howell is 56. Actor Kimberly Hebert Gregory (“Kevin (Probably) Saves The World”) is 50. Rapper Kon Artis of D12 is 48. Singer Nicole Appleton of All Saints is 47. Singer Frankie J (Kumbia Kings) is 46. Country singer Sunny Sweeney is 46. Actor Shiri Appleby (“UnREAL,” “Roswell”) is 44. Singer Sara Bareilles is 43. Actor Jennifer Carpenter (“Limitless,” “Dexter”) is 43. Actor Jack Huston (“Boardwalk Empire”) is 40.

Dec. 8: Singer Jerry Butler is 83. Flute player James Galway is 83. Drummer Bobby Elliott of The Hollies is 81. Actor Mary Woronov (“Eating Raoul,” “The Munsters” films) is 79. Actor John Rubinstein (“Family,” ″Crazy Like a Fox”) is 76. Actor Kim Basinger is 69. Guitarist Warren Cuccurullo (Duran Duran, Missing Persons) is 66. Guitarist Phil Collen of Def Leppard is 66. Country singer Marty Raybon (The Raybon Brothers, Shenandoah) is 63. Guitarist Marty Friedman (Megadeth) is 60. Actor Wendell Pierce (“The Wire,” “Treme”) is 59. Actor Teri Hatcher is 58. Actor David Harewood (“Supergirl,” ″Homeland”) is 57. Singer Sinead O’Connor is 56. Actor Matthew Laborteaux (“Little House on the Prairie”) is 56. Guitarist Ryan Newell of Sister Hazel is 50. Actor Dominic Monaghan (“Lost,” ″Lord of the Rings”) is 46. Actor Ian Somerhalder (“The Vampire Diaries,” ″Lost,”) is 44. Singer Ingrid Michaelson is 43. Singer Chrisette Michele is 40. Country singer Sam Hunt is 38. Singer Kate Voegele (“One Tree Hill”) is 36. Drummer Jen Ledger of Skillet is 33. Actor Wallis Currie-Wood (“Madam Secretary”) is 31. Actor AnnaSophia Robb (film “Race to Witch Mountain,” TV’s “The Carrie Diaries”) is 29.

Dec. 9: Actor Judi Dench is 88. Actor Beau Bridges is 81. Football player-turned-actor Dick Butkus is 80. Actor Michael Nouri is 77. Singer Joan Armatrading is 72. Actor Michael Dorn (“Star Trek: The Next Generation”) is 70. Actor John Malkovich is 69. Country singer Sylvia is 66. Singer Donny Osmond is 65. Bassist Nick Seymour of Crowded House is 64. Comedian Mario Cantone (“Sex and the City”) is 63. Actor David Anthony Higgins (“Malcolm in the Middle,” “Ellen”) is 61. Actor Joe Lando (“Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman”) is 61. Actor Felicity Huffman (“Desperate Housewives,” ″Sports Night”) is 60. Keyboardist Jerry Hughes of Yankee Grey is 57. Singer-guitarist Thomas Flowers of Oleander is 55. Guitarist Brian Bell of Weezer is 54. Singer-guitarist Jakob Dylan of The Wallflowers is 53. Businesswoman and TV personality Lori Greiner (“Shark Tank”) is 53. Actor Allison Smith (“The West Wing,” ″Kate and Allie”) is 53. Former “American Idol” judge Kara DioGuardi is 52. Country singer David Kersh is 52. Actor Reiko Aylesworth (“24″) is 50. Drummer Tre Cool of Green Day is 50. Rapper Canibus is 48. Singer Imogen Heap is 45. Actor Jesse Metcalfe (“Desperate Housewives”) is 44. Actor Simon Helberg (“The Big Bang Theory”) is 42. Actor Jolene Purdy (“Under the Dome,” ″Donnie Darko”) is 39. Actor Joshua Sasse (“Galavant”) is 35. Actor Ashleigh Brewer (“The Bold and the Beautiful”) is 32.

Dec. 10: Actor Fionnula Flanagan (“Waking Ned Devine”) is 81. Actor-singer Gloria Loring is 76. Drummer Walter “Clyde” Orange of The Commodores is 76. Country singer Johnny Rodriguez is 71. Actor Susan Dey is 70. Musician Paul Hardcastle is 65. Actor John York (“General Hospital”) is 64. Actor-director Kenneth Branagh is 62. Actor Nia Peeples is 61. TV chef Bobby Flay is 58. Singer-guitarist J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. is 57. Bassist Scot Alexander of Dishwalla is 51. Drummer Meg White of The White Stripes is 48. Actor Emmanuelle Chriqui (“Entourage”) is 47. Rapper Kuniva of D12 is 47. Actor Gavin Houston (“The Haves and the Have Nots,” “Guiding Light”) is 45. Actor Alano Miller (“Underground,” ″Jane the Virgin”) is 43. Bassist Noah Harmon of Airborne Toxic Event is 41. Actor Patrick John Flueger (“Chicago P.D.”) is 39. Country singer Meghan Linsey is 37. Actor Raven-Symone (“That’s So Raven,” ″The Cosby Show”) is 37. Actor-singer Teyana Taylor is 32. Actor Kiki Layne (“If Beale Street Could Talk”) is 31.

The Associated Press

Inside the schools started by LeBron James, Dr. Dre, Pitbull and more

Kanye West’s recent controversial behavior and statements hasn’t just affected his business deals. It also put the students at Donda, the school he founded, in a weird limbo when they were temporarily told the academy would be shuttering for the remainder of the school year in light of West’s woes. (Hours later, that move was rejected.) But he’s not the only celebrity whose reputation could jeopardize hundreds of kids. Here’s a look at some other schools fueled by star power.Donda Academy...

Kanye West’s recent controversial behavior and statements hasn’t just affected his business deals. It also put the students at Donda, the school he founded, in a weird limbo when they were temporarily told the academy would be shuttering for the remainder of the school year in light of West’s woes. (Hours later, that move was rejected.) But he’s not the only celebrity whose reputation could jeopardize hundreds of kids. Here’s a look at some other schools fueled by star power.

Donda Academy

Simi Valley, California

Star power: Founder Kanye “Ye” West

Principal goal: Named after the rapper’s late mother, who was an English professor at Chicago State University, Donda, which opened in 2022, is non-accredited and reportedly offers classes in parkour, film and Christianity as well as a core curriculum. Ye has called it a “gospel school” that puts faith front and center — and choir students take part in West’s Sunday Service performances. The rapper is said to have recruited elite basketball stars from around the country — including Robert Dillingham and AJ Johnson — to the school’s team, the Donda Doves, to be trained by onetime NBA champ and Miami Heat superstar Dorell Wright. Team uniforms were reportedly designed by Balenciaga, while day-to-day uniforms were from West’s line with Gap — although both brands have now cut ties with West.

Student body: Donda was intended to be such a celeb magnet that parents allegedly had to sign NDAs before they could even pay $15,000 per year for their kids to attend – though that didn’t stop singer Keyshia Cole from posting a snap of her son in that snazzy uniform.

Report card: Last month, after West went on an anti-Semitic social media rant that cost him business deals with Gap, Adidas, Balenciaga, Def Jam, Chase and CAA, among others, parents were informed the academy would be closing for the rest of the school year … only to be told that plan was nixed and classes would be back in session the next day. The Post reported on educators fleeing for the exits, while Cole tweeted about removing her son from classes. The Doves were un-invited from Scholastic Play-by-Play Classics, one of the country’s top high-school tournaments.

Art in Motion

Chicago, Illinois

Star power: Founded by Common

Principal goal: The rapper returned to Chicago’s South Side, where he grew up, in 2019 to open this arts-focused charter academy — an extension of the Common Ground Foundation he established more than a decade ago, which focuses on supporting students from underserved communities. The school, which does not charge tuition, reportedly includes a wellness center, a peace room and a music room — which features graffiti honoring Mobb Deep, A Tribe Called Quest, Miles Davis and Chaka Khan.

Student body: Exclusively kids from the neighborhood.

Report card: Common’s partner in the project is the locally based New Life Covenant Church; the religious overtones of the operation clash with Illinois law, which bans churches from running taxpayer-funded schools. The rapper’s mother, Mahalia Hines, sat on the city’s board of education until 2019, though she recused herself from the vote over whether to allow Art in Motion to open.

Roybal School of Film & Television Production

Los Angeles, California

Star power: George Clooney, Don Cheadle, Mindy Kaling, Eva Longoria and Kerry Washington sit on the board of advisors, along with a slew of Hollywood execs.

Principal goal: This brand-new magnet school is intended to help diversify Hollywood by recruiting kids for careers in the TV and movie industries. via a curriculum heavy on star wattage – think guest-lectures on the chemistry of makeup or the physics of set design from pals of Clooney and co, all of whom sit on the school’s board. Classroom focus includes “superhero backstories,” which the Hollywood Reporter described as “an assignment that requires they present original designs for a superhero’s costume both on the job and off, taking into account character, time period, story and concept.”

Student body: No Bel Air nepo babies among the 150 or so pupils, recruited from nearby underserved communities.

Report card: This first school year is open only to ninth and tenth graders, expanding to juniors and seniors over the next two years. According to the Hollywood Reporter, $4 million in funding came from heavy-hitters including Amazon Studios, Disney, Fox Corp., NBCUniversal/Telemundo Enterprises, Paramount and Warner Bros. Discovery. The History Channel/A&E Networks, Netflix and Sony Pictures Entertainment are also on board.

SLAM (Sports Leadership and Management) Academy

11 schools in Florida, plus franchises in Hendersonville, Nevada; Tempe, Arizona; and Atlanta, Georgia

Star power: Founded by Pitbull

Principal goal: Pitbull opened the first campus in 2012 in the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami, where he grew up, as a tribute to the teacher who told him to follow his dream of freestyling. A decade later, there’s an entire network of tuition-free schools across the country. The curriculum has a STEM focus with “sports-infused lessons.”

Student body: Some 5,000 students are in classes across the network — and graduates will be primed for careers in everything from sports medicine to marketing.

Report card: According to the Broward Palm Beach New Times, “the nature of Pitbull’s relationship with the school is nebulous.” The Washington Post, meanwhile, described the rapper’s role as “coming up with different ways to get people involved.”

USC Iovine and Young Academy

Leimert Park, California

Star power: Co-founders Dr. Dre (né Andre Young) and superstar producer Jimmy Iovine.

Principal goal: While not exclusively music-focused, this brand-new high school has a mission of preparing students to be entrepreneurs like its famous founders — who, in addition to running the Death Row (Dre) and Interscope (Iovine) record labels, co-founded Beats Electronics. It’s not their first educational effort, either; the two already splashed out $70m on an undergrad-aimed counterpart at USC, and staffers there helped workshop the high-school curriculum.

Student body: Mostly ninth graders, from across the city, who are bused in by the LA school system. The majority is black.

Report card: Having just launched in fall 2022, Dre has said they’re already planning 10 more schools — at least — across the country.

I Promise School

Akron, Ohio

Star power: Founded by LeBron James in 2018.

Principal goal: Because of an unstable home life as his mom moved around in search of a job, James was famously absent for 83 days in fourth grade. I Promise, which is a public STEM school rather than a charter, works to create a holistic family environment — engaging parents as well as students. Clothing and food is available for families to take as needed, and GED courses are offered. There are regular events that require parent participation, according to the school’s website. The school, located in James’ old neighborhood, is decorated with the NBA legend’s sneakers.

Student body: Students — who are selected by lottery — are greeted in the mornings with the sound of Sister Sledge’s “We Are Family.”

Report card: Any graduate with a 3.0 GPA is entitled to free undergrad tuition at the University of Akron.

‘Bling Empire’ Christine Chiu’s net worth and how she acquired it

Ever since reality TV lovers started watching Bling Empire, curiosity about Christine Chiu has been at an all-time high. The gorgeous socialite is a lot wealthier than one might guess based on her incredible lifestyle that goes beyond the fame and notoriety Netflix provides.Christine lives a lavish life filled with glamour, beauty, travel, and luxury. The main reason she’s able to do so many impressive things in...

Ever since reality TV lovers started watching Bling Empire, curiosity about Christine Chiu has been at an all-time high. The gorgeous socialite is a lot wealthier than one might guess based on her incredible lifestyle that goes beyond the fame and notoriety Netflix provides.

Christine lives a lavish life filled with glamour, beauty, travel, and luxury. The main reason she’s able to do so many impressive things in her day-to-day life is the fact that she has so much wealth under her belt. These are the details of her current net worth.

What is Christine Chiu’s net worth?

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Christine is reportedly worth a whopping $50 million. A lot of people recognize her name and face from Bling Empire, the hit show that she stars in alongside several other interesting figures in the Hollywood area. Some of her wealthy co-stars include Anna Shay, Kim Lee, Kane Lim, Kelly Mi Li, and Jaime Xie.

Just like Christine, the people who star in Bling Empire beside her are doing incredibly well for themselves in the financial department. Bling Empire focuses on Christine and her co-stars who live it up in Southern California enjoying designer labels, fashion shows, exquisite art, expensive dinners, and everything else of that nature.

One of the most interesting details to take note of about Christine is the fact that she is incredibly generous with her wealth. She is a philanthropist who revealed she invests 50 percent of every dollar that comes into Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery back into their community. She proves time and time again that she has a heart of gold.

Christine Chiu’s husband, Gabriel Chiu, is also wealthy

Christine made a name for herself in the professional world working in the PR industry after earning a degree in international business from Pepperdine University. Her husband, Gabriel Chiu, has an impressive career of his own. He currently works as a plastic surgeon who handles tons of celebrity clients who want to make a change in their physical appearances. Gabriel and Christine have linked up multiple times over the years when it comes to their philanthropic efforts.

In terms of real estate, Gabriel and Christine put down $4.55 million for their Beverly Hills home in 2014. By 2015, the house was upgraded enough for them to sell it for $8.7 million. These days, the reality TV couple owns property in both Bel Air and Malibu. Since Christine is one of the more beloved members of the Bling Empire cast, it’s unlikely that she’ll be going anywhere when it’s time to start filming season four of the show.

A reality show that exhibits the benefits and pitfalls of a polygamous marital relationship, Sister Wives features the intriguing Brown family. The family has become a household name after featuring in their reality TV show which has earned them tremendous fame and recognition. The TLC show revolves around Christine, Janelle, Meri, and Robyn Brown who share a common husband, the family patriarch Kody Brown.

The show has underlined every obstacle of a polygynous marriage that includes disagreements, fights, and separations. Saying so, Christine has decided to separate from the family in the recent season and there are expectations of more twists and dramas to unfold later.

Besides being involved in the family drama, the members reportedly engage in a lot of work and creative endeavors to earn their respective livings. This is especially true for most of the wives such as Meri, who sells LuLaRoe clothing and is known for providing advice about successful business ventures.

There are others like Janelle who owns a health and lifestyle business called Strive with Janelle; Christine who has her TLC cooking show and Robyn who is the owner of a family boutique called My Sister Wife’s Closet. While the women of the household have ventured beyond their reliance on the show and proved their economic productivity, their husband’s source of livelihood is still shrouded in mystery. Let’s shine some light on it.

What does Kody Brown do?

The sole male member of the family is believed to have earned a significant proportion of his income through the show. However, he has maintained his reticence on his other sources of income leading the media and the internet to try and glean information about his alternative profession.

Undoubtedly, the only profession with which Kody and his wives are associated is the show and they are believed to earn around ten percent of the show’s budget which is approximately between $25,000 to $40,000. He reportedly worked in an online ad industry before that.

According to Radar, Brown worked as a salesman and earned $4000 per month prior to Sister Wives. Before working as an ad salesman, he served as the President of Das Hundhaus Firearms and Accessories.

Certain controversial information regarding his profession had also been disclosed. In April, his son Paedon revealed via TikTok that his father worked at a booth at a gun show. Kody’s photo on social media that showed him standing at a table with guns might be considered a confirmation of Paedon’s claims.

Meanwhile, Brown has significantly contributed to strengthening the family brand and authored a book called Becoming Sister Wives: The Story of an Unconventional Marriage, which has garnered massive fame and recognition by providing a first-hand account of the ways by which a polygamous relationship can be made more successful.

He and his wives are believed to have an estimated net worth of around $4 million with him possessing a total amount of $800,000, as per Celebrity Net Worth. As the series begins a new season, viewers are eager to get exposed to more information about the cast’s professions and further contributions to the show.

Rock Your Looks with the Original Cult Denim to Obsess Over from One Teaspoon

PHOTO BY One TeaspoonSPONSORED POSTDenim is hailed as one of the most versatile pieces in fashion; it can be laid-back for cool-girl streetwear moments, sparkly and glittered-up for fancy nights, and even fringed for a touch of edge. After all, denim is what we turn to for pretty much all events- but in particular, One Teaspoon always knows best, even through the whirlwind of trends and the vision of classic blue jeans.If anything, One Teaspoon is...

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Denim is hailed as one of the most versatile pieces in fashion; it can be laid-back for cool-girl streetwear moments, sparkly and glittered-up for fancy nights, and even fringed for a touch of edge. After all, denim is what we turn to for pretty much all events- but in particular, One Teaspoon always knows best, even through the whirlwind of trends and the vision of classic blue jeans.

If anything, One Teaspoon isn't just your pair of average faded blue denim shorts. A designer denim brand centered around the rebellious spirit and a sense of empowered independence, One Teaspoon is a fierce combination of alluring appeal and romantic silhouettes alike to the vibes of smoky glitter eyeshadow, dancing into midnight, and unforgettable nights out.

"A unique vision that’s as much about how you feel, as how you look – an attitude of empowerment, celebrating ‘one’ as an inclusive community and collective; all together as one - with an overwhelming belief that one small teaspoon of “fantastically rebellious, sex infused, old school rock and roll glamour” goes a long way," proclaims the brand.

Perfect for casual days and stylish enough to dress up with different textures, One Teaspoon is a fashionista's denim dream. If you're searching for the perfect pair of denim shorts and even a classic denim dress for a variety of occasions, you're in the right place:

Rolled & Low For A Good Time

If you could ever imagine the most perfect pairing for the energy of a rock concert infused with an alluring charm, the Blue Blossom Bandit Low Waist Denim Short would be it.

One of One Teaspoon's cult classic denim shorts- heralded as "the one and only"- these shorts are simply the embodiment of an effortlessly chic girl with the look of well-curated effort.

Featuring a low waist that rests slouchy, these shorts are perfect to be cinched with a cutting-edge metallic belt. The shorts overall have a relaxed fit, especially its not-in-a-hurry style rolled-up and twisted hems. Alongside the roll-and-twist style of the hems, the pocket sides also peek out from under, adding a cool touch.

I also just adore the blue-grey, raw look of the denim shorts. Distressed and lived-in, the Blue Blossom is simultaneously easygoing with a sharp, fierce, magnetic energy.

These shorts are made to be worn low by the hips, making them perfect for longer vintage tank tops and bodysuits. Finish the look off with your favorite combat boots and you'll be all set!

Rosewood Is The One

If I could ever award a pair of denim shorts as the prime of all, the most fabulously fitting, attractively designed, and confidence-boosting, it would be the Rosewood The One for sure.

Even Goldilocks would approve of this pair of denim shorts- it's simply so well designed that it's appealing in every aspect. High waisted for support, the shorts are teeny-tiny and short for all the fun, with a classic blue jean look to them.

With their sides slightly distressed and the edges raw and the short pockets hanging out (but not completely out), these shorts will make you feel like both a city girl and a country cowgirl at the same time.

I just adore how these shorts are the perfect length for a short pair of shorts; it's cheeky in a having-fun kind of a way without being too overdone. With a curved hem, the shorts also shape your silhouette in a flattering way and lengthen the legs, and the raw edge adds some edge to the look without going overboard with the frays.

The bright summer-blue shade of Rosewood Blue is the most gorgeous mid-blue that simply feels so mood-boosting. It's a cheery shade of royal blue that works well with pretty much everything.

If anything, these denim shorts are just so classic that it could've come straight from a vintage catalog. As One Teaspoon shares, these shorts were "inspired by vintage 70s original denim uncovered at the Pasadena rose bowl flea markets" and the "wash was custom-recreated for an authentic 70s California-vibes vintage feel."

Whether you take this to the beach to pair with your bikini top or wear it with a cute knit cardigan, the Rosewood is sure to look good, always.

Studded Waist for Some Added Flair

80's trends always manage to come back so strongly that they've become a must to keep in the wardrobe. With One Teaspoon's vintage-inspired high-waisted shorts, you can keep it classy beyond all the trends.

Featuring an inverted front yoke seam with pleats, the Bel Air Blue Streetwalker High Waist Denim Shorts are all about the flared hips for an extra dramatic effect. After all, One Teaspoon never keeps it boring- and these shorts were made to catch attention!

The shorts are relaxed overall with a looser fit but taper into the hem in a natural roll-up. The back of the shorts follows the same loose-but-tapered silhouette, giving it a laid-back, take-it-easy feel.

With gorgeous buttons with intricate carvings all around the waist, the rose gold metallics add a touch of contrast to the sky blue of the denim shorts. The denim wash is in Bel Air Blue, a light and airy blue that's gentle and charismatic in its own way without being too overpowering.

Modern and vintage at the same time, these shorts are perfect to bring along for sunny, bright days.

Keeping It Easy As Can Be

If you've ever wanted the style of denim but wanted the comfort of lounge shorts, you're in luck; One Teaspoon's Faded Black Hunters Mid Length Relaxes Short flawlessly combines the two to make a timeless pair of trusty shorts.

These high-waisted shorts come from one of One Teaspoon's most iconic lines- the Hunters. Perfect for every situation, these shorts are built with versatility and comfort in mind.

Need something to throw on for a quick trip to the grocery store? Check. Need something to go out for a quick stroll? Check. Need something casual yet cute, while maintaining a tasteful style? Check!

With a relaxed fit in the hips and thighs, these shorts come with a cinched feature at the waist with a thick elastic band that stretches to maximize comfort. With its cinched-yet-flared look and a cute roll-up at the hem, it's a fabulous fit for pretty much any top.

With a Faded Black wash, it has that classic denim wash that feels neutrally black (so you can wear it anywhere and pair it with anything) and worn in (we're talking about that cozy, beloved look).

I'm all for a good lounge, but the Faded Black Hunters Mid Length Relaxed Short takes it to the stylish next level!

Dressed Up In Denim

If you could add the rugged yet put-together style of denim into an effortlessly on-the-go, that would take form in the stunning Blue Blossom Olivia Dress. When it comes to this dress, One Teaspoon says it best: "utilitarian, versatile & still sexy af."

This stunner of a denim dress features a blue-grey marle wash in Blue Blossom, all in a fitted dress that combines a loose torso with a cinched waist. With a collared top and slightly loose arms that can be rolled up for a rugged look, the dress adds in the slatted miniskirt portion together with an elasticated waist that has the illusion of a denim belt.

The dress is made complete with a longer zipper feature running from the top of the collar to the middle end of the torso. The zipper can be adjusted to open up the front to your preferred length- whether you want to keep it casual or classy, this dress can do it all.

With its many golden metallic zippers, pockets, and stitched-on designs, this dress is a total contemporary spin on classic denim.

I just adore the slimline silhouette of the dress; it feels so elevated and sophisticated. Perfect to wear for exciting events and weekend nights, this dress is sure to be your new favorite for the chillier season.

Keep Up With One Teaspoon

If you want to keep it edgy and cool-girl-chic all the time and always, be sure to stay in the loop with One Teaspoon on all social media. Find the brand on Instagram at @oneteaspoon_, Twitter at @oneteaspoon_, and Pinterest at @1teaspoon.

Remember, a good dose of confidence and your own unique charm along with your favorite rebelliously-spirited denim is all you ever need!

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