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Southwest Mobile Storage - Best Mobile Storage & Office Containers In Brentwood, 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. Brentwood, 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:

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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.

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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 Brentwood, 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 Brentwood, 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 Brentwood, 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 Brentwood, 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.

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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 Brentwood, 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 Brentwood, 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 Brentwood, 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 Brentwood, 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 Brentwood, CA?

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SBLive’s California Girls Basketball Top 25: Santiago, Sage Hill, Ontario Christian rise; Lynwood and Bishop Montgomery debut

Some teams are yet to tip off the 2022-23 season, whereas some have already played several games. Either way, the season is very young and there have already been a bunch of shakeups, primarily in the Southern Section.Here are SBLive California's statewide girls basketball rankings for the week of Nov. 28 - Dec. 4. The rankings will be released every week throughout the season.1. Sierra Canyon (3-0 – 1st)It's business as usual for the Trailblazers to start the new campaign. They beat nationally-elite foes Duncanv...

Some teams are yet to tip off the 2022-23 season, whereas some have already played several games. Either way, the season is very young and there have already been a bunch of shakeups, primarily in the Southern Section.

Here are SBLive California's statewide girls basketball rankings for the week of Nov. 28 - Dec. 4. The rankings will be released every week throughout the season.

1. Sierra Canyon (3-0 – 1st)

It's business as usual for the Trailblazers to start the new campaign. They beat nationally-elite foes Duncanville (TX), South Grand Prairie (TX), and Parkway (LA) all by double-digits.

2. Etiwanda (4-0 – 2nd)

Speaking of great starts against great teams, Etiwanda has beaten Fairmont Prep, Lynwood, Sage Hill, and North (Torrance) by a combined 298-130.

3. La Jolla Country Day (4-0 – 3rd)

And the same can be said for the Torreys. They too beat South Grand Prairie and Duncanville in addition to beating both Santiago (Corona) and St. Francis (GA) by 20.

4. Archbishop Mitty (1-0 – 4th)

Mitty kicked the season off on Saturday with a brutally lopsided win against Heritage (Brentwood). 77-8 was the final score.

5. Clovis West (4-0 – 5th)

The yearly phenomenon that is Clovis West towering above the rest of the Central Section has commenced. The Golden Eagles have outscored opponents 321-88 so far.

6. Folsom (0-0 – 7th)

Folsom comes in as the No. 6 team in the state upon starting its season this week.

7. Carondelet (1-0 – 8th)

The Cougars have a potential test at St. Ignatius on Tuesday.

8. Stockton St. Mary's (2-0 – 9th)

St. Mary's thrashed Wood 86-8 and beat a very good Pinole Valley team 66-25 to start the season.

9. Santiago Corona (1-2 – 15th)

After finishing last season unranked, Santiago has made its way into the top 15 and now the top 10 despite going 1-2. That's what happens when the one win comes against Mater Dei, as long as the other two losses come against elite teams, which they did.

10. Mater Dei (2-1 – 6th)

The Monarchs got bitten by the Sharks on Wednesday in a nail-biter, but defeated Paramount and St. Francis (GA) before that. That St. Francis team handed Santiago one of its two losses.

11. Salesian (0-0 – 10th)

Salesian tips off against Oakland Tech in a high-profile East Bay matchup on Tuesday.

12. Pinewood (0-0 – 11th)

Pinewood is yet to debut.

13. Rosary Academy (0-0 – 14th)

The Royals debut against St. Anthony on Tuesday.

14. Sage Hill (3-1 – 17th)

So far so good for the reigning State Division 2 champion. At the Redondo tournament, Sage Hill beat Brentwood, an unofficial rival in Ontario Christian, and Bishop Montgomery. It even managed to play Etiwanda pretty tight for much of a game before losing by 26.

15. San Joaquin Memorial (1-0 – 16th)

SJM blew out Turlock to open the 2022-23 campaign.

16. Lynwood (2-1 – Unranked)

Raise your hand if you had Lynwood beating both Windward and Corona Centennial by almost 20 points each to start the season. Clearly Ellis Barfield's Knights are back in the upper strata of girls hoops after a reloading season. Their only loss has come to Etiwanda.

17. Bishop Montgomery (3-1 – Bubble)

It didn't take long for the Knights to prove that they're still a force this season. They beat Calabasas, Mira Costa, and Brentwood School by double-digits before falling to Sage Hill by one point.

18. Piedmont (0-0 – 19th)

No games yet for the Highlanders.

19. Ontario Christian (2-1 – 23rd)

It's been a solid start for OC, although Sage Hill continues to be a thorn in its side. The Knights beat Alemany and Redondo Union before picking up their first loss.

20. Vanden (2-0 – 20th)

The Vikings scored over 80 points in both of their opening wins, which came against Northern Section foes Pleasant Valley (Chico) and Chico.

21. Mission Hills (0-0 – 21st)

Mission Hills is set to open its season this week at the LJCD Sweet 16.

22. Oak Ridge (0-0 – 22nd)

No action yet for Oak Ridge.

23. Brentwood School (22-12 – 25th)

As we expected, the Eagles entered the new season ready to make noise. They beat Windward, Centennial, and Chaminade to open the season, and have also beaten Fairmont Prep in overtime. However, they've lost three of their last four by double-digits against Sage Hill, Bishop Montgomery, and Centennial, so they'll need to get back on track quickly to stay in the top 25.

24. Windward (3-2 – 13th)

With double-digit losses to Brentwood and Lynwood in the books, the Eagles didn't jump out of the gate at breakneck pace like they did last season. But they're 3-2 with wins over good teams in Harvard-Westlake, Buchanan (Clovis), and Centennial.

25. Corona Centennial (3-4 – 12th)

It's already quite tough to place the Huskies. One could argue they should be at 23 having just gotten revenge against Brentwood, but they're also the only ranked team with a loss against a team outside the top 25. That came against Harvard-Westlake, a team that narrowly missed the bubble's bubble, by double-digits. Back-to-back wins over Alemany and Brentwood is a great sign though.

ON THE BUBBLE:

Orange Lutheran, Cardinal Newman, Bishop O'Dowd, Buchanan (Clovis), St. Joseph (Santa Maria), Moreau Catholic, Oakland Tech, San Ramon Valley, Bonita Vista, Westchester, Marin Catholic, St. Ignatius

High School Roundup: Sage Hill girls’ basketball beats Brentwood in opener

The Sage Hill School girls’ basketball team opened its season with a 63-49 win over Los Angeles Brentwood on Monday in the Battle at the Beach tournament at Redondo Union High.Freshman guard Amalia Holguin scored a team-high 21 points to go with three rebounds, three assists and three steals for the Lightning.Sage Hill, which ...

The Sage Hill School girls’ basketball team opened its season with a 63-49 win over Los Angeles Brentwood on Monday in the Battle at the Beach tournament at Redondo Union High.

Freshman guard Amalia Holguin scored a team-high 21 points to go with three rebounds, three assists and three steals for the Lightning.

Sage Hill, which won the CIF State Division II title last season, also received a standout performance from junior forward Emily Eadie, who had 16 points, 14 rebounds, three assists and two blocked shots.

Junior center Annabelle Spotts added 11 points and nine rebounds, and junior wing Kat Righeimer chipped in with nine points, five rebounds and four assists.

Edison 49, San Bernardino 20: Mia Cassel had 10 points and seven rebounds, as the Chargers won in a blowout on Monday in the Triton Classic at Pacifica Christian High.

Moxy Freshwater added 10 points and six rebounds for Edison (3-1). Andie Cliff had nine points, Taylor Savage added eight points, and Skyler Vapor chipped in with five steals.

Pacifica Christian Orange County 48, San Pedro Mary Star of the Sea 18: Lauryn Ham scored 30 points on 10 three-pointers to send the hosts to victory in the Triton Classic on Monday at Pacifica Christian High.

Charis Wondercheck had 13 points, and Angie Martinez added 10 rebounds and four blocks for Pacifica Christian (4-0).

Corona del Mar 60, Westminster 33: Senior guards Dorothy Schwenck and Kenedie French-Matthews each scored 15 points for the Sea Kings in their season opener on Monday in a CdM Tip-off Tournament game.

Sophomore guard Alexa Rokos added eight points, and junior guard Julia Mork had seven points.

Portola 59, Newport Harbor 7: The Sailors fell to 0-3 on the season with Monday’s defeat in the CdM Tip-off Tournament.

Ocean View 56, Norwalk Glenn 6: The host Seahawks extended their winning streak to four games on Monday to run their overall record to 4-1.

Laguna Beach 57, Capistrano Valley 0: Sophie Marriner had 24 points, 15 rebounds and six steals for the Breakers on Monday in a nonleague game.

Elaina Seybold added 15 points and nine rebounds for Laguna Beach (3-0). Alex Grombchevsky and Kenna Rudolph each supplied 10 steals.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL

Downey 77, Laguna Beach 58: Jack Halvorson paced the Breakers with 22 points on Monday in a nonleague game on the road.

Ashton Azadian contributed 12 points, six rebounds and four steals for Laguna Beach (2-3).

Newport Harbor 55, Woodbridge 48: Adam Gaa had 16 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Sailors on Monday in a Feast Week Showcase game at Marina High.

Isaac Davis also scored 16 points for Newport Harbor (1-0).

Lakewood 66, Marina 60: Senior guard Bohdi Armstrong had 16 points for the host Vikings on Monday in a Feast Week Showcase game.

Marina dropped to 0-2 overall.

Ocean View 49, Pomona Diamond Ranch 47: The Seahawks improved to 2-3 overall with a win on Monday in the Rancho Alamitos Thanksgiving Tournament.

Huntington Beach 54, Segerstrom 38: The Oilers (3-2) beat the Jaguars at home in a nonleague game on Monday, picking up back-to-back wins for the first time this season.

Fountain Valley 58, Aliso Niguel 51: The Barons emerged victorious in head coach Roger Holmes’ return to the bench on Monday.

BOYS’ SOCCER

St. Margaret’s 4, Laguna Beach 2: The Breakers were doubled up by the Tartans on Monday in a nonleague opener on the road.

Sophomore Julian Riechel scored both Laguna Beach goals.

WRESTLING

The Newport Harbor wrestling team finished second behind Carlsbad La Costa Canyon, 259.5-148, on Saturday in the Costa Mesa Classic at Newport Harbor High.

Demian Pryima (120 pounds) and Anthony Manno (145) won titles in their weight classes for the Sailors.

Newport Harbor also had Matthew Pinon (second, 132), Micah Van Grol (third, 113), Asa Goff (third, 220), Valentino Sabatasso (fifth, 120) and Drake Fleck (seventh, 106) place in the tournament.

Marina placed third (143 points), and Costa Mesa was sixth (102 points) in the team standings.

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VP Kamala Harris Visits South Bay Arts Business

Her seven-day visit to Southern California included one public appearance at These Hands Makers Collective in Culver City.CULVER CITY, CA — Vice President Kamala Harris is scheduled to depart from Los Angeles International Airport Monday aboard Air Force 2 for a flight to Washington, ending a seven-day visit to Southern California.The visit included one public appearance. Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff visited a Culver City-based business Saturday to help encourage support for small businesses as consumers shop for ...

Her seven-day visit to Southern California included one public appearance at These Hands Makers Collective in Culver City.

CULVER CITY, CA — Vice President Kamala Harris is scheduled to depart from Los Angeles International Airport Monday aboard Air Force 2 for a flight to Washington, ending a seven-day visit to Southern California.

The visit included one public appearance. Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff visited a Culver City-based business Saturday to help encourage support for small businesses as consumers shop for holiday gifts this season.

"Today Doug and I visited These Hands Makers Collective in Los Angeles for Small Business Saturday," Harris tweeted Saturday. "This Latina-owned shared creative space, owned by artist Denise Ambrosi, hosts workshops featuring artists from across the world. Let's shop local and support our small businesses."

These Hands is located at 13347 W. Washington Blvd., "at the crossroads of Venice, Culver City and Marina del Rey," but the address is in Culver City.

"Did that just happen" operators at These Hands posted on Instagram along with a photo. "Vice President Kamala Harris popped in to support us for #smallbusinesssaturday!!! For those asking, she purchased the following!: watercolor pallet and mixed media pad, @virgovintage cobalt blue vase, art supplies for her niece. Still on cloud 9!!!"

Since 2010, the Saturday after Thanksgiving has been designated Small Business Saturday as part of an effort to boost smaller, community-based businesses.

"Small businesses are part of the backbone of our country — not only of our economy, but our communities," Harris posted on Twitter. "On this Small Business Saturday and throughout the holidays, let's shop local and support our small businesses."

These Hands was founded in 2018 by Ambrosi as "a space to foster creativity and community in the epicenter of LA." The collective rents work spaces, sells "makers kits," offers crafting workshops and a place for members to sell their creations.

The shopping trip was not listed on Harris' official schedule.

The trip is Harris' fourth to Southern California since late August. Harris, who owns a home in Brentwood, was also in the region Nov. 6-9, when she spoke at a get-out-the-vote rally at UCLA on the eve of the Nov. 8 election.

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Livability.com Names Brentwood and Concord in List of Most Affordable West Coast Cities

The City of Brentwood and City of Concord have been named a ...

The City of Brentwood and City of Concord have been named a Most Affordable West Coast City by Livability.com.

The list, using data from Movoto by OJO, took into account each city’s median sold price for homes and the broader metropolitan area’s median household income to determine an affordability score.

An exclusive study conducted by Livability.com informed this list. In the study, more than 1,000 American adults, aged 18 and up and from across the country, were surveyed to determine the characteristics of livability they would value in a prospective home community with an emphasis on how rising costs are affecting their relocation decisions. Respondents were asked which factors would be most heavily considered when choosing to relocate and how their housing needs and priorities have changed due to inflation. The research shows that 7 in 10 adults consider affordability to be a top three factor influencing a decision to relocate.

The Most Affordable Cities on the West Coast broadly reflects the findings that affordability and local amenities are top priorities for people looking to relocate.

“People are thinking about where their money goes the farthest right now, as remote work continues for many, and affordability is harder to find,” says Amanda Ellis, Livability.com Editor in Chief. “We highlight the amazing small and mid-sized communities across the U.S. and it’s often these who stand out when it comes to offering affordability alongside amenities and opportunity.”

Livability.com’s Most Affordable Cities on the West Coast are:

The complete list of the Most Affordable Cities on the West Coast is featured on Livability.com, along with some of the specific attractions, activities and amenities that make each place a great place to live.

Here is what they said:

Brentwood, CA

In the hyper-expensive California Bay Area, Brentwood stands out as a (relatively) affordable place to live in the East Bay. Home prices here are around $850,000, but they’re offset by competitive salaries from top Contra Costa County employers like Chevron and Bio-Rad Laboratories (plus other companies in the broader Bay Area region). Brentwood is small, with around 65,000 residents, but it packs a punch with many city parks, the Brentwood Golf Club and easy access to nearby Marsh Creek State Historic Park and Round Valley Regional Preserve (not to mention great views of Mount Diablo).

Brentwood’s mild weather (perfect for playing outside after school!) and many newly built residential subdivisions make it a top choice for families with little ones. Brentwood also has a year-round farmers market on Saturdays, plus many local “U-pick” farms and roadside stands brimming with fresh produce.

Concord, CA

If you’ve always dreamed of living in the Bay Area but just didn’t think you could afford it, give Concord another look. This mid-sized city, located 42 miles northeast of San Francisco, offers many of the same amenities, activities and benefits of the Golden City, but at a much more affordable price point. Median home values are around $700,000 (compared to $1.5 million in San Francisco), and you get a little extra breathing room, too.

Though plenty of people commute, Concord has its own strong economy, thanks to large employers like BevMo, John Muir Health, Wells Fargo, Kyocera and Akesis. After work, Concord residents can hit the hiking trails at nearby Diablo State Park, hit a few balls at the driving range of Buchanan Fields Golf Club or work up a sweat while pedaling along the Iron Horse Regional Trail. Concord also has a thriving local arts scene, ranging from comic book shops to art galleries to live theater, dance and music performances.

About Livability.com:

Livability.com highlights the best small to mid-sized cities and what makes them great places to live, work and visit. Through exclusive research and original content, we examine issues such as affordability, cultural amenities and talent attraction, and celebrate the accomplishments of these cities through lists, our annual ranking of the Top 100 Best Places to Live and articles exploring the who, what, why and how behind the “where.” Livability.com is a division of Journal Communications, Inc., based in Franklin, TN.

Brentwood Woman Sentenced To 81 Months In Prison For Serial Tax Fraud, Wire Fraud, And Aggravated Identity Theft

Jury Convicted Defendant In Scheme To File False Tax Returns For Hundreds Of Unwitting Victims, Netting More Than $900,000OAKLAND – Jehoaddan Wilson was sentenced in federal court today to 81 months for filing false tax claims, wire fraud, and aggravated identity theft in a tax fraud scheme that caused losses of $902,040, announced United States Attorney Stephanie M. Hinds and Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI) Special Agent in Charge Mark H. Pearson. The sentence was handed down by United States District J...

Jury Convicted Defendant In Scheme To File False Tax Returns For Hundreds Of Unwitting Victims, Netting More Than $900,000

OAKLAND – Jehoaddan Wilson was sentenced in federal court today to 81 months for filing false tax claims, wire fraud, and aggravated identity theft in a tax fraud scheme that caused losses of $902,040, announced United States Attorney Stephanie M. Hinds and Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI) Special Agent in Charge Mark H. Pearson. The sentence was handed down by United States District Judge Jon S. Tigar.

Wilson, 41, of Brentwood, was convicted by a federal jury on September 28, 2021, of five counts of filing a false tax claim, five counts of wire fraud, and five counts of aggravated identify theft. Trial evidence demonstrated that Wilson obtained personal identifying information from scores of unsuspecting individuals through lies and misrepresentations and then filed fraudulent tax returns in their names.

Evidence presented at trial showed Wilson perpetrated her scheme by obtaining victims’ social security numbers either by manipulating them into providing the information under false pretenses or by obtaining their social security numbers without their knowledge. Wilson then filed tax returns in each victim’s name that contained false information and that fraudulently claimed a tax refund. In each return, Wilson requested the tax refund be deposited between at least two bank accounts, one or both of which were Wilson’s personal bank accounts. In sum, Wilson filed fraudulent tax returns for people without their knowledge or consent that caused the federal government to pay tax refunds not owed and to deposit those refunds into bank accounts controlled by Wilson.

At trial, one victim testified that she provided her personal identifying information to Wilson with the understanding that Wilson, who presented herself as a legitimate tax preparer, would assist in filing her tax return. Unbeknownst to the victim, Wilson made numerous false statements about the victim’s employment, expenses, and income in the tax return which fraudulently claimed a tax refund. Wilson also requested, without the victim’s knowledge or consent, that approximately half of the tax refund be deposited into Wilson’s bank account. In another instance, an elderly woman fell victim to Wilson’s scheme when Wilson or one of her associates visited the woman’s retirement community and convinced her to provide her identifying information to obtain free money from an alleged federal government “Obama Stimulus” plan. Wilson used the personal information to file a tax return on the elderly woman’s behalf and without her knowledge. The tax return, replete with false information, generated a fraudulent tax refund, and Wilson directed approximately half of the refund into her own bank account. Wilson victimized a third person, according to trial evidence, by obtaining the victim’s identifying information and filing a false tax return in his name while he was incarcerated and without his knowledge, again enriching herself. Wilson exploited a fourth and a fifth victim using a similar pattern of obtaining their identifying information, filing false tax returns in their names without their knowledge or consent, and causing portions of the tax refunds to be deposited into her bank accounts.

Evidence presented at trial also established that search warrants executed at Wilson’s home and office turned up numerous additional documents containing identifying information of victims, including copies of driver licenses and social security cards.

In its memorandum filed for sentencing, the government described that Wilson’s fraud was so pervasive that in just one tax year – 2011 – she victimized approximately 388 people. Her fraudulent tax claims caused a loss to the federal government of $902,040 in that tax year alone.

United States District Judge Jon S. Tigar also ordered, in addition to the 81 months imprisonment, that Wilson pay restitution in the amount of $902,040. The sentence included a three year period of supervision for Wilson following her release from prison. Wilson was remanded into custody at the end of the sentencing hearing and begins serving her sentence immediately.

Robert David Rees and Kristina Green are the Assistant U.S. Attorneys who prosecuted the case, with the assistance of Jasmine Sanders, Claudia Hyslop, and Leeya Kekona. The prosecution is the result of an investigation by IRS-CI.

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