Southwest Mobile Storage - Best Mobile Storage & Office Containers In El Monte, 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.
El Monte, 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:
As a vendor at the Southern California Renaissance Faire for the first time this year, I needed a secure method of storing my inventory during the 7 weeks of Faire, especially during the week when I wasn't there. Crystal, from the Los Angeles office made the entire experience a pleasure, and answered any and all questions promptly. Highly recommended!
SMS team is great to work with - great pricing, always on time and never miss on follow ups. As a contractor, we always need a last minute deliveries / pick ups and Lisa has always came through. Highly recommended
I've worked with SMS on multiple projects and every experience has been outstanding. Their customer service/dispatch is very reliable and responsive. Crystal has been a very good representative to work with and I look forward to working with her and SMS on future projects.
I work with Lisa Weissenfels and Southwest Mobile Storage anywhere they service across the country and each and every time they make sure my needs are taken care of and everything on my jobs sites gets delivered smoothly. I work with hundreds of storage container vendors across the country and Southwest is by far one of the best to do it, whether it is pricing, customer service, or availability they are the best in the business.
I have been dealing with Lisa in the LA office for over 4 years. She is absolutely great! She handles our orders for all their locations and has been nothing but professional. The entire team works together to be sure everything goes smoothly for each order. Thanks to all !
Southwest mobile storage has been my first choice when I need a storage unit. They have all kinds to choose from. They are on time and work around your schedule. When it comes to customer service they are nice and considerate. When my company needs a unit with shelving they have several different styles to choose from. The locking system they use is better than any other mobile companies out there. Cleaner units, better pricing and a much better container you will ever find.
Larry Verne - Los Angeles CA
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This guys are awesome, from Jay Bester our sales rep., dispatcher department and finally drivers who will make everything happen in order for you to get your containers!! Very efficient and productive service!
guillermo cruz - Los Angeles CA
40ft Shipping Container
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Today I had the pleasure to speak with Lisa and Brian from Southwest Mobile and I truly can’t say enough about the fantastic service they provide not only to me but the construction industry! They hit every positive facet that any business can offer. Thank you very much!
It was a treat working with Lisa & the rest of the Southwest Mobile storage staff. They are prompt, very courteous and very professional. The next time we need storage units, I know I will be going back to them.
Javier L. -Los Angeles 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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 El Monte, 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 El Monte, 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.
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:
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.
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.
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 El Monte, 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 El Monte, 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 El Monte, 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.
-Rivian 40' Office Delivery R1
- Office Storage Combo for Rent
- Office 2017-7 R1
- Monitoring Station 1 R1
- Custom Communications Tower M R1
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.
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
Let our team know where we should deliver your mobile storage container for rent in El Monte, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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Discover the Best Colleges Near El Monte, California
Are you looking for the best colleges near El Monte, California? Look no further because we have got you covered. El Monte is a bustling city that is home to several prestigious colleges and universities. In this article, we will explore the top colleges in the area and provide you with their addresses, unique features, and a brief history.Rio Hondo CollegeLocated in Whittier, California, Rio Hondo College is just 10 miles away from El Monte. It is a public community college that offers a wide range of associate degree progra...
Are you looking for the best colleges near El Monte, California? Look no further because we have got you covered. El Monte is a bustling city that is home to several prestigious colleges and universities. In this article, we will explore the top colleges in the area and provide you with their addresses, unique features, and a brief history.
Rio Hondo College
Located in Whittier, California, Rio Hondo College is just 10 miles away from El Monte. It is a public community college that offers a wide range of associate degree programs and certificates. Rio Hondo College has an exceptional nursing program and a renowned fire academy. The campus is located in a beautiful and serene setting, surrounded by hills and greenery.
Pasadena City College
Pasadena City College is a public community college located in Pasadena, California, just 13 miles away from El Monte. This college is known for its exceptional transfer programs, preparing students to transfer to four-year universities. The campus is well-equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, including a planetarium, a community garden, and a student-run radio station.
California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
Caltech is a private research university located in Pasadena, California, just 15 miles away from El Monte. It is one of the top-ranked universities in the world, known for its exceptional science and engineering programs. Caltech has produced 38 Nobel laureates, including Richard Feynman and Linus Pauling. The campus is beautifully landscaped and features several iconic buildings, including the Millikan Library and the Beckman Auditorium.
University of Southern California (USC)
USC is a private research university located in Los Angeles, California, just 20 miles away from El Monte. It is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the state, offering a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs. USC is known for its exceptional film and business programs and has produced several successful alumni, including George Lucas and Neil Armstrong. The campus is located in the heart of Los Angeles and is known for its stunning architecture and state-of-the-art facilities.
In conclusion, El Monte and its surrounding areas are home to some of the best colleges in the world. Whether you are interested in pursuing a degree in nursing, business, engineering, or film, there is a college for you. We hope that this article has provided you with valuable information about the top colleges in the area. Remember to consider the distance, unique features, and history of each college before making your final decision.
Find the ‘Southland’s Most Honored Sandwiches’ at This 77-Year-Old El Monte Diner
DrivingDriving down El Monte’s Peck Road, between the 10 freeway and the batting cage with a giant golf ball painted with baseball stitches, the array of restaurants boasting vintage signage is impossible to miss. From Taiwanese noodles to churros and horchata to Vietnamese food, the independent restaurants on this strip can satisfy a variety of cravings, but one business on the corner of Lambert Avenue — the iconic Jolly Jug — is particularly eye-catching, with its giant, retro sign advertising the “...
DrivingDriving down El Monte’s Peck Road, between the 10 freeway and the batting cage with a giant golf ball painted with baseball stitches, the array of restaurants boasting vintage signage is impossible to miss. From Taiwanese noodles to churros and horchata to Vietnamese food, the independent restaurants on this strip can satisfy a variety of cravings, but one business on the corner of Lambert Avenue — the iconic Jolly Jug — is particularly eye-catching, with its giant, retro sign advertising the “Southland’s most honored sandwiches.”
Margaret Chinn, a 70-year-old immigrant from Hong Kong, is at the helm of Jolly Jug, which opened in 1946 and was originally owned by a Jewish woman named Esther Levy. When Levy was ready to sell the restaurant in 1994, her realtor solicited potential buyers by mailing letters to local businesspeople without disclosing the restaurant’s name. Chinn’s husband, Pete, a now-retired CPA, negotiated and purchased the Jolly Jug by year’s end.
After reading the news of Jolly Jug’s ownership changing hands in the Los Angeles Times, people started coming from all over California — San Diego, Riverside, and Pasadena, says Chinn, under the assumption they would be having their last true Jolly Jug meal. Chinn says that she lost her voice during that first month from assuring so many worried patrons that the menu would stay the same. Chinn kept her word and left the menu unchanged for nearly three decades, only adding tacos, burritos, fried rice, fried wontons, and Chinese vegetables with grilled chicken to the lineup. Chinn hasn’t changed the appearance of the place either, deciding to “leave everything old” because “people [wouldn’t] feel comfortable” if the restaurant were renovated. The signage out front — the bust of a crowned, cheerful man with a mustache and a green bow tie smiling atop the restaurant’s name and its claim to fame, which many people come to photograph, and which would be expensive to restore — hasn’t changed either.
Aside from Jolly Jug’s proud reminders of its popular sandwiches, the restaurant offers no pretensions. With its menu of comfort food, its laid-back atmosphere, and retro decor, it is casual dining reminiscent of time spent at grandma’s house. It welcomes the relaxed, meandering conversations that close friends have over french fries and beer. Diners sitting underneath Tiffany lamps in the booths may overhear sisters trying to remember the names of all the members of the Brat Pack while getting distracted by a song on the radio. (Chinn keeps the restaurant’s radio dial on K-EARTH 101.) Friends casually chat while waiting for takeout orders, saying, “Thanks, Mija,” to the server once the plastic bag-wrapped stacks of Styrofoam arrive.
The dining room has brick-and-brown panel-covered walls and a relatively low ceiling. Small booths in the middle of the room, as well as on the surrounding walls, including underneath windows adorned by dark green curtains, offer comfy, vinyl seating. On the other end of the restaurant — beyond the entryway room with its claw machine and framed adulations on the walls — is the bar, with small rectangular tables, accompanying chairs, beer advertisements, folk art, and a flat-screen TV. This area is dimmed in the daytime and glows up neon at night as patrons crowd the bar, talking over the music. The famed restaurant critic Jonathan Gold named Jolly Jug the best French dip with thick gravy in the LA Weekly — the 2010 review is framed and hanging on a wall in between the entryway and the bar.
The restaurant’s foldout menu is the size of a road map. It offers hearty all-day breakfast; entrees of steak, beef, shrimp, and chicken; salads; 100-percent beef burgers; chili dishes; cold plates served with rye toast; vegetarian options; an array of sides; and desserts. Multiple cultures are represented, with options like loco moco, spicy noodle soup with beef, and huevos rancheros. A suggestion of adding a bloody mary to one’s order appears in a corner of the breakfast section of the menu. The grilled cheese, gooey and crispy, is a hit with the kids. Yet, the Jolly Jug’s three bestsellers are the beef French dip, the pastrami sandwich, and the corned beef Reuben.
At the bar, one popular drink called Lick My Chile is made with cucumber vodka, sweet and sour mix, Sprite, and Tajín. Other favorites include micheladas and drinks made of Jack Daniel’s or Tito’s.
This assortment of food options parallels the variety of eateries on the strip on which the Jolly Jug sits. Friends dining together have so many options that a meal consisting of a starter, main dish, side, dessert, and drink can be a hodgepodge of cultures. A fun alcoholic drink may be tempting, but soda and bitters, coffee, tea, and juice are also available.
The seismic shift in dining that other restaurants experienced as a result of the pandemic hasn’t affected Jolly Jug. When restaurants had to close their doors temporarily Jolly Jug did too, but for only three weeks because of its hybrid status as both restaurant and bar. Heeding the guidance from the county, Chinn and her team bought three heaters for the patio, a relatively new addition, to warm patrons until the establishment’s 2 a.m. close time. Even in freezing weather, regulars continued to hang out. “We are really fortunate to be busy during the pandemic,” she says.
The employees working during Esther Levy’s time stayed through the changing of ownership, until their eventual retirements. Chinn and her team remain dedicated to the business, and the restaurant still doesn’t experience a lot of staff turnover. Jolly Jug’s reliable menu, charming ambiance, and familiar faces turn diners into a kind of family. Since 1946, seven generations of a family have come in, according to Chinn. She has witnessed regulars who have gone from dating to getting married to having a baby. And now that baby is grown up and having a baby themselves. Patrons have become so familiar with the Jolly Jug crew that they invite them to their families’ parties, weddings, and funerals. First-time patrons may even hear a bar patron singing to a familiar song at the top of their lungs, and feel so comfortable that they are compelled to sing along.
El Monte will launch guaranteed basic income program in May
EL MONTE, Calif. — Single mothers who live in El Monte could get $500 a month as part of a new guaranteed basic income program in the City of El Monte. To qualify, women must be single heads of household, have children between the ages of 0 and 17 years old living with them, have a verified income at the federal poverty line or below and be able to show their finances were affected by COVID-19.Applications for the one-year pilot opened Monday and will run through April 15. Eligible mothers can ...
EL MONTE, Calif. — Single mothers who live in El Monte could get $500 a month as part of a new guaranteed basic income program in the City of El Monte. To qualify, women must be single heads of household, have children between the ages of 0 and 17 years old living with them, have a verified income at the federal poverty line or below and be able to show their finances were affected by COVID-19.
Applications for the one-year pilot opened Monday and will run through April 15. Eligible mothers can apply online, by mail or in person at the City of El Monte’s city hall. Under the new program, 125 participants will be randomly selected to receive the $500 payments for a year. Those who are selected to participate will be notified by April 26 and will begin receiving the money as early as May 1, according to El Monte senior project manager Michelle Solorzano.
The El Monte City Council approved the guaranteed basic income pilot program a year ago. It has partnered with the nonprofit research organization RAND Corporation to study the effects of a monthly cash infusion on its 125 participants, as well as 125 individuals who will not receive the payments but will get a gift card to a local grocery store for participating.
Located in the San Gabriel Valley east of Los Angeles, El Monte has a population of 109,000, but Solorzano said the community’s single female heads of household are likely undercounted.
El Monte’s program is patterned after the country’s first guaranteed basic income pilot in Stockton, Calif., which found that people who received a monthly income felt less exhausted and less anxious than those in a control group. They spent more time with their children and found full-time employment at twice the rate of non-recipients.
The idea of the government providing adult citizens with a set amount of money regularly, or a basic income, first came to national prominence during the 2020 presidential election when candidate Andrew Yang said he supported the idea. Since then, basic income has been gaining steady traction with half a dozen pilot projects in Southern California cities, including Long Beach, Compton and Los Angeles.
In 2021, LA launched the largest such program in the nation. The $38 million BIG:LEAP provided $1,000 monthly checks to 3,203 households, with at least one child for a year. That same year, California Gov. Gavin Newsom pledged $35 million to basic income pilots in the state budget.
The El Monte guaranteed basic income pilot program is funded through the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan President Joe Biden signed into law in 2021 to quicken the country’s economic recovery from the COVID pandemic. According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Supplemental Poverty Measure, the $400 billion the federal government provided in COVID-inspired stimulus payments nationally helped lift 11.7 million people out of poverty in 2020.
Soak up the Sun: Discover the Best Beaches Near El Monte, California
Are you looking for some fun in the sun? El Monte, California, may be an urban center, but it's just a stone's throw away from some of the best beaches in Southern California. Whether you're looking for a relaxing day in the sand or an action-packed adventure in the waves, there's a beach near El Monte that will fit the bill. In this article, we'll explore some of the best beaches in the area, including their addresses, approximate distances from El Monte, and unique highlights.Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area (13 miles)Santa Fe ...
Are you looking for some fun in the sun? El Monte, California, may be an urban center, but it's just a stone's throw away from some of the best beaches in Southern California. Whether you're looking for a relaxing day in the sand or an action-packed adventure in the waves, there's a beach near El Monte that will fit the bill. In this article, we'll explore some of the best beaches in the area, including their addresses, approximate distances from El Monte, and unique highlights.
Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area (13 miles)
Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area is a hidden gem just a short drive from El Monte. The park has a beautiful lake and sandy beach that's perfect for swimming, fishing, and picnicking. The park offers plenty of parking, and admission is just $10 per vehicle. If you're looking for a peaceful day in nature without the crowds, Santa Fe Dam is the perfect spot.
Seal Beach (25 miles)
Seal Beach is a family-friendly beach that's ideal for swimming, surfing, and sunbathing. The beach has a long pier that's perfect for a leisurely stroll or some fishing. There are plenty of amenities nearby, including showers, restrooms, and picnic areas. Parking can be challenging on busy days, but the beach is well worth the effort.
Huntington Beach (27 miles)
Huntington Beach, also known as Surf City, USA, is a world-renowned destination for surfing and beach culture. The beach is nearly 10 miles long and offers plenty of room for sunbathing, beach volleyball, and surfing. There are plenty of amenities nearby, including restaurants, shops, and hotels. Parking can be challenging during peak season, but there are several parking lots available.
Newport Beach (38 miles)
Newport Beach is a picturesque destination that offers a little something for everyone. The beach has a long pier that's perfect for fishing and strolling, as well as a boardwalk that's ideal for biking and rollerblading. There are plenty of restaurants and shops nearby, as well as a playground and a park. Parking can be challenging during peak season, but there are several parking lots and metered spots available.
With so many beautiful beaches just a short drive from El Monte, there's no excuse not to soak up the sun this summer. Whether you're looking for a peaceful day in nature or an action-packed adventure, there's a beach that will fit your needs. So pack your sunscreen, grab your beach towel, and head out to explore some of the best beaches Southern California has to offer.
Top High Schools Near El Monte, California: A Comprehensive Guide to Academic Excellence and Extracurricular Opportunities
Looking for the best high schools in El Monte, California? You've come to the right place! In this article, we'll take a look at the top high schools in El Monte, their addresses, and a little bit of history about each school. Whether you're a parent or student, this article will give you a better idea of which high school is the right fit for you.Arroyo High SchoolLocated at 4921 Cedar Ave, just 2.5 miles from downtown El Monte, Arroyo High School has a long-standing reputation for academic excellence. The school offers a wi...
Looking for the best high schools in El Monte, California? You've come to the right place! In this article, we'll take a look at the top high schools in El Monte, their addresses, and a little bit of history about each school. Whether you're a parent or student, this article will give you a better idea of which high school is the right fit for you.
Arroyo High School
Located at 4921 Cedar Ave, just 2.5 miles from downtown El Monte, Arroyo High School has a long-standing reputation for academic excellence. The school offers a wide variety of extracurricular activities, including athletics, music, and drama. The school is known for its strong college preparatory program, and many graduates go on to attend prestigious universities.
Mountain View High School
Mountain View High School is located at 2900 Parkway Drive, about 3.5 miles from downtown El Monte. This school has a diverse student body, and the faculty is committed to providing an inclusive environment for all students. Mountain View offers a range of AP courses, and students are encouraged to take advantage of the school's rigorous academic programs.
Rosemead High School
Located at 9063 Mission Dr, about 5 miles from downtown El Monte, Rosemead High School has a rich history that dates back to the early 1900s. The school has a strong athletics program, with many championship titles under its belt. Rosemead is also known for its music program, which has received numerous awards and recognition over the years.
South El Monte High School
South El Monte High School is located at 1001 Durfee Ave, about 5.5 miles from downtown El Monte. This school has a strong commitment to community service and encourages students to get involved in volunteer work. South El Monte High School also offers a range of vocational programs, providing students with the skills they need to succeed in the workforce.
El Monte High School
Last but not least, El Monte High School is located at 3048 Tyler Ave, about 6 miles from downtown El Monte. The school has a strong athletics program, with several league championships under its belt. El Monte High School also offers a range of clubs and activities, including a robotics club and a debate team.
In conclusion, El Monte, California has some excellent high schools to choose from. Whether you're looking for a strong academic program, a thriving athletics department, or a rich history, there's something for everyone. Take the time to research each school and determine which one is the best fit for you.
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