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Southwest Mobile Storage - Best Mobile Storage & Office Containers In Encino, 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. Encino, 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 Encino, 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 Encino, 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 Encino, 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 Encino, 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 Encino, 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 Encino, 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 Encino, 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 Encino, 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 Encino, CA?

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

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July 4th Fireworks 2022 Near Encino & Tarzana

Patch has your complete guide to Independence Day fireworks shows, parades and other celebrations in and around San Fernando Valley.After a year or two of COVID-related restrictions, cities and towns throughout the San Fernando Valley and nearby, including near Encino and Tarzana, are back in the star-spangled swing with Fourth of July parades, events and fireworks extravaganzas.July 4, 2022 falls on a Monday. Do note not all Independence Day events are on that date, with several spread throughout the holiday weekend or earli...

Patch has your complete guide to Independence Day fireworks shows, parades and other celebrations in and around San Fernando Valley.

After a year or two of COVID-related restrictions, cities and towns throughout the San Fernando Valley and nearby, including near Encino and Tarzana, are back in the star-spangled swing with Fourth of July parades, events and fireworks extravaganzas.

July 4, 2022 falls on a Monday. Do note not all Independence Day events are on that date, with several spread throughout the holiday weekend or earlier. And always confirm with organizers that events are proceeding as planned.

Scroll through our annual event guide to find what's going on near you. And have a happy, safe and festive 4th of July, from Patch!

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JULY 4: Starlight Bowl July 4th Concert, Flyover & Fireworks. Military color guard to accompany the national anthem.

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JULY 4: July 4th Fun Run, Splash Party & Fireworks. Full day culminates with fireworks at Calabasas High School.

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JULY 4: July 4th Fireworks Show. Aerial show launches from Camarillo Premium Outlet.

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JULY 1 & 4: LA Dodger July 4th Weekend Fireworks & Games. The great American pastime ... followed by fireworks extravaganza.

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JULY 2-4: July 4th Fireworks, L.A. Philharmonic, Steve Martin & Martin Short: Hollywood Bowl. "Join us for one of LA’s greatest July Fourth traditions."

JULY 2-4: July 4th Weekend Outdoor Movies & Fireworks: Hollywood Forever Cemetery. A different movie each night, plus DJs, food & photo booths.

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JULY 2: Speedway July 2nd 'Night of Destruction' & Fireworks. For fans, an autograph session is 6 p.m.

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JULY 4: July 4th Crescenta Valley Fireworks, Music & Kids' Fun. Back to in-person format featuring music, inflatables & food trucks.

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JULY 4: July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza: Antelope Valley Fairgrounds. Collaboration with cities of Lancaster & Palmdale.

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JULY 1 & 4: LA Dodger July 4th Weekend Fireworks & Games. The great American pastime ... followed by fireworks extravaganza.

JULY 4: July 4th LAX Coastal Parade. This year's theme is"Yours for a Better Community: Celebrating the Best of America," in honor of philanthropist Howard Drollinger’s 100th birthday in Westchester.

JULY 4: Grand Park July 4th Block Party & Fireworks. Night of food, music, DJs, dancing & fireworks!

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JULY 1-4: July 4th Weekend Fireworks. Check for latest updates on barge displays.

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JULY 3: July 3rd Fireworks Extravaganza. Tickets on sale for the evening featuring Live music & more.

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JULY 4: July 4th Pancake Breakfast, Concert & Fireworks. Community swim & Home Run Derby planned, as well.

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JULY 4: July 4th Will Rogers 5K, 10K & Kids' Fun Run. Annual event, dating to 1977, draws participants from young children to those 80 years old!

JULY 4: July 4th Parade, Flyover & Fireworks. Advance ticket sales required for fireworks.

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JULY 4: July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza: Antelope Valley Fairgrounds. Collaboration with cities of Lancaster & Palmdale.

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JULY 4: July 4th Fireworks & AmericaFest: Rose Bowl Stadium. Celebrating its 96th year!

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JULY 2-4: July 4th Weekend Fest & Fireworks: Six Flags Magic Mountain. Featuring nightly fireworks.

JULY 4: July 4th Fireworks: Westfield Valencia Town Center. Soundtrack broadcasts live on KHTS AM 1220.

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JULY 1-5: July 4th Weekend Ferris Wheel Flag Display: Pacific Park. Pacific Wheel will fly a 90-feet tall American flag & interchanging display for weekend celebration.

JULY 4: July 4th Parade. "We're proud to honor our community heroes, first responders during the pandemic years: healthcare, public safety & food service workers."

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JULY 2: Star Spangled Rock 'N Country Jam & Fireworks. With music all day & kids' fun zone, too

JULY 4: Annual July 4th Celebration: Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum. Free activities include picnic races, carnival games, face painting, bouncers & Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Concert Band.

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JULY 4: July 4th Parade: Sunland-Tujunga-Shadow Hills LA. Community tradition sponsored by the Rotary Club.

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JULY 3: Metaphysical & Artisan Marketplace. Begin the holiday weekend with healing arts.

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JULY 4: July 4th Pancake Breakfast, Concert & Fireworks. Community swim & Home Run Derby planned, as well.

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JULY 2-4: July 4th Weekend Fireworks: Universal Studios Hollywood. With nightly fireworks show.

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JULY 2-4: July 4th Weekend Fest & Fireworks: Six Flags Magic Mountain. Featuring nightly fireworks.

JULY 4: July 4th Fireworks: Westfield Valencia Town Center. Soundtrack broadcasts live on KHTS AM 1220.

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JULY 3: Rotary's July 3rd Fireworks & Family Picnic. Tickets on sale online, or cash only at gate.

JULY 4: July 4th Street Fair & Pushem-Pullem Parade. This year's theme is "2022: Red, White & Blue!"

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JULY 4: July 4th Parade & Fireworks. Food, music & activities planned for fireworks spectacular.

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JULY 4: July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza: Warner Park. Councilmember Bob Blumenfield’s event is "one of the most spectacular fireworks displays in Southern California."

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Monsoonal Rain Possible In Encino-Tarzana To Mark Start Of Summer

The Southland was set to experience possible monsoon showers and sweltering heat in some areas to usher in the summer solstice. ENCINO, CA — Just in time to welcome the first day of summer, temperatures rose across Southern California on Tuesday, with many regions experiencing muggy, sweltering temperatures upwards of 90 degrees, weather service officials said.The possibility of thunderstorms and showers were also on the horizon for some areas on Wednesday and Thursday, but forecasters said the storms, which could inclu...

The Southland was set to experience possible monsoon showers and sweltering heat in some areas to usher in the summer solstice.

ENCINO, CA — Just in time to welcome the first day of summer, temperatures rose across Southern California on Tuesday, with many regions experiencing muggy, sweltering temperatures upwards of 90 degrees, weather service officials said.

The possibility of thunderstorms and showers were also on the horizon for some areas on Wednesday and Thursday, but forecasters said the storms, which could include dry lightning, would offer little precipitation to quell the state’s severe drought.

On its Twitter page, the weather service warned of an elevated fire danger "through the coming week due to hot conditions with low humidity."

The agency noted "a risk of dry lightning" and cautioned that "any new fire start will grow quickly!"

"Rainfall totals will be minimal from the setup this week," said AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Heather Zehr.

Wherever rain falls, it is likely to be less than 0.25 of an inch and may only amount to a few hundredths of an inch, according to AccuWeather.

Across Encino-Tarzana, temperatures were expected to hover around the low to mid 90s on Tuesday, rising slightly for the rest of the week, while staying in the upper 60s to mid 70s along the coast, according to AccuWeather.

Woodland Hills experienced a high of 97 Monday, dropping to 90 Tuesday, 94 Wednesday and 96 Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

Pasadena was looking at a high of 93 Monday, 89 Tuesday, 90 Wednesday and 91 Thursday.The Antelope Valley will see highs in the upper 90s this week, with Lancaster reaching 97 Tuesday, 96 Wednesday and 99 on Thursday, forecasters said.

In inland Orange County, highs were expected to linger in the 80s for the rest of the week.Forecasters noted the possibility of tropical moisture reaching Los Angeles County by Wednesday, which could result in cumulus buildups in the mountains and a temporary increase in daytime humidity.

Along with the brief monsoonal weather, the potential for fire danger was expected to rise Tuesday night through Wednesday across Los Angeles and Ventura counties, the National Weather Service said.

The valleys and mountains were expected to experience wind gusts peaking in the 35 mph to 50 mph range. Low humidity from 8 percent to 18 percent was expected to persist across the mountains and deserts throughout the week.

As usual, during heat waves, forecasters urged people to drink plenty of fluids, seek out air-conditioned spaces and check in on vulnerable relatives and neighbors.

"Extreme heat will significantly increase the potential for heat-related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities," according to the NWS.

"Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes."

City News Service contributed to this report.

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$6 for a gallon of gas? Try nearly $10 in this coastal California town

Drivers heading up the Pacific Coast should be on the lookout for whiplash as they pass the town of Mendocino, where a gallon of regular now costs $9.60.Gas prices have surged in the last several months and California boasts the highest prices in the nation. Inflation is one reason for the jump at the pump, but so is the war in Ukraine and the removal of Russian oil from the international market, along with ...

Drivers heading up the Pacific Coast should be on the lookout for whiplash as they pass the town of Mendocino, where a gallon of regular now costs $9.60.

Gas prices have surged in the last several months and California boasts the highest prices in the nation. Inflation is one reason for the jump at the pump, but so is the war in Ukraine and the removal of Russian oil from the international market, along with taxes found only in California due to the state’s strict environmental regulations.

Prices continue to increase across the state, much to the anger and distress of drivers.

This time last year, the average cost of gas in California was $4.21. On Monday, the average cost for a gallon of regular is $6.34, according to AAA’s gas price tracker. In Mono County, a gallon of regular is $7.04, which is the highest listed price across the state on the AAA tracker.

But Schlafer’s Auto Body & Repair in Mendocino has a gallon of regular at $9.60, about $3 higher than the county’s average of $6.38.

This is not the first time the four-pump station has garnered attention-grabbing headlines for having the most expensive gas in the country. Last year, the station charged a quaint $6.73 a gallon, according to SF Gate.

Owner Judy Schlafer recently told SF Gate that she needs to raise her prices to cover high overhead costs.

“I’m going to be lucky if I make the year with all the fees, the regulation, the payroll fees,” Schlafer told SF Gate. “If it continues the way it is, Mendocino won’t have a gas station next year.”

Schlafer told KGO-TV in the Bay Area that she operates as an independent business and does not have a convenience store at the station, which would allow her business to recoup costs by selling food and other goods.

A person at the business who answered the phone Monday declined to speak with The Times about gas prices.

Farther north, Humboldt County’s average gas price is $6.80 and Monterey County‘s is $6.46. But the Big Sur Chevron in Monterey County lists a gallon of regular at $7.10.

Some remote locations are left with little choice but to charge higher prices, said Troy Vincent, a senior market analyst with energy analysis firm DTN.

“Specific areas seeing far higher prices than the state average like in Mendocino and Big Sur are largely outliers because of transportation costs and low volumes,” Vincent said in an email. “When a retailer sells small quantities and requires a delivery truck fueled by extremely expensive diesel fuel to make a lengthy drive to deliver the gasoline, these specific retail stations are under unique pressure to raise prices far in excess of the state average in order to maintain their margins.”

While some locations continue to charge more than the national average, the cost of gas shows no signs of dropping anytime soon, AAA spokesperson Anlleyn Venegas said Monday.

Over the Memorial Day weekend, a large influx of travelers hit the road for the first time since the pandemic started. That strong showing is a good indicator that fuel demand is going to remain high.

“Travel is going to continue to add to the demand for gasoline,” said Venegas, who recommends shoppers use apps on their phones to shop around for lower prices in their areas.

In the last week, the national cost of gas has jumped 25 cents, according to AAA. The national average of gas in the U.S. is 59 cents more than a month ago at $4.86 and $1.81 more than a year ago, according to AAA.

JNF-USA Reception, New Cantor at Kol Tikvah, JFed’s Real Estate and Construction Network Dinner

On June 7, Jewish National Fund-USA’s (JNF-USA) major donors from Greater Los Angeles enjoyed a memorable evening celebrating their shared passion for the land and people of Israel at a VIP reception hosted by Judy and Bud Levin in Sherman Oaks.The event featured Judy and Bud’s son, author Max Levin, a staunch Zionist who after graduating from de Toledo High School, then known as New Community Jewish High School, immigrated to Israel and served as a “lone soldier&rdq...

On June 7, Jewish National Fund-USA’s (JNF-USA) major donors from Greater Los Angeles enjoyed a memorable evening celebrating their shared passion for the land and people of Israel at a VIP reception hosted by Judy and Bud Levin in Sherman Oaks.

The event featured Judy and Bud’s son, author Max Levin, a staunch Zionist who after graduating from de Toledo High School, then known as New Community Jewish High School, immigrated to Israel and served as a “lone soldier” in the Israel Defense Forces. After Levin was severely wounded during Operation Protective Edge, the 2014 conflict between Israel and Gaza, he wrote about his experience while recovering in the hospital — later turning hundreds of pages into a book titled “Under the Stretcher.”

“It was our great pleasure to host our fellow L.A. Zionists for a beautiful event celebrating our brave son, Max, who left behind everything and everyone he knew to defend Israel,” Judy Levin said.

Ido Eisikovits, vice president of resource development at JNF-USA affiliate, Green Horizons, also provided remarks about the transformative program for Israeli youth in grades 5-12, who are taken on hiking and camping trips throughout the country, among other outdoor activities, with the goal of building interpersonal and leadership skills and fostering a strong connection to the land of Israel.

“Separated from their smartphones, television, and computers, these children and young adults learn about Israel’s history, geography, and culture while completely immersed in nature. This fosters a deep bond and connection to the land in a very meaningful way,” Lauren Cohen, major gifts director at JNF-USA Greater Los Angeles, said.

Attendees also played “is it cake?” with a hyper-realistic cake designed to look like the cover of Levin’s book and received a copy of the book as a gift. Guests also received a mezuzah made by a soldier from Levin’s unit who founded Healing Mezuzah after discovering that creating artistic mezuzahs helped him heal from combat-related PTSD.

After a three-year hiatus, the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles’ Real Estate and Construction (REC) Network Dinner made a sensational return on June 14 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

The 2022 REC Dinner honored industrial real estate giant Howard Schwimmer, co-CEO of Rexford Industrial Realty. The honoree gave inspiring remarks about his work with the Federation, as did his family.

The L.A. Federation also recognized REC Dinner Co-Chairs Fred Leeds and Ken Pressberg, along with REC Network Chair Kamyar Shabani, General Campaign Chair Lynn Bider and Chair of the Board Albert Praw for their work to ensure this year’s REC Dinner was a success.

Los Angeles native Orly Campbell has been appointed the new cantor at Kol Tikvah, a Reform congregation in Woodland Hills.

Campbell – whose hiring followed an extensive search by the synagogue to find a new cantor – officially joins the congregation on July 1. She leads her first Shabbat service on July 15. In her new role and in partnership with Kol Tikvah Rabbi Jon Hanish, she will be responsible for overseeing the music program, preparing students for b’nai mitzvah and officiating lifecycle events.

“Cantor Orly’s beautiful voice, knowledge of Hebrew and her love for teaching are a perfect match for Kol Tikvah,” Kol Tikvah President Laura Rabney said in a statement. “We look forward to her continuing and growing our music program and connecting more deeply with the communities we serve.”

Kol Tikvah’s new cantor previosuly served at Temple Beth David in Temple City and was ordained at the Academy of Jewish Religion, CA. Originally from Northridge, Campbell currently lives in Encino with her husband and four children.

Jant Pharmacal Launches the Viasure™ Monkeypox RT-PCR Test in the U.S. Market

Jant Pharmacal Corporation announced its launch of the Viasure Monkeypox Real-Time PCR Detection Kit in the United States.Jant Pharmacal Corporation launches the Viasure™ Monkeypox RT-PCR Test in the U.S. as monkeypox cases increase in the United States and globally.ENCINO, CA, UNITED STATES, June 28, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Jant Pharmacal Corporation today announced their distribution of the ...

Jant Pharmacal Corporation announced its launch of the Viasure Monkeypox Real-Time PCR Detection Kit in the United States.

Jant Pharmacal Corporation launches the Viasure™ Monkeypox RT-PCR Test in the U.S. as monkeypox cases increase in the United States and globally.

ENCINO, CA, UNITED STATES, June 28, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Jant Pharmacal Corporation today announced their distribution of the Viasure Monkeypox Real-Time PCR Detection Kit in the United States, as the number of infections continue to rise in the U.S. and internationally.

Jant Pharmacal Corporation is a leading supplier of point-of-care (POC), core laboratory and molecular assays and reagents in the United States. Jant Pharmacal is proud to announce the availability of the Viasure Monkeypox RT-PCR assay for Research Use Only (RUO) applications. The Viasure line of RT-PCR RUO reagent kits is manufactured by CerTest Biotec in Spain. Jant Pharmacal is the exclusive distributor for Viasure reagents in the U.S.

Viasure Monkeypox RT-PCR kit is designed for the qualitative identification of DNA from monkeypox virus in serum, vesicle/cutaneous-skin fluid, fluid from wounds and wound swabs. This kit is available in lyophilized form, which permits the product to be shipped and stored at room temperature without the need for special transport or storage. Viasure kits are stable for 24 months from date of manufacture when stored at room temperature. All primers, probes and master mix reagents for this test are lyophilized and supplied in PCR strip or tube formats.

Viasure Monkeypox, as well as all other Viasure panels, offer a very simple and user-friendly workflow. Rehydration buffer is added to the lyophilized reagent wells and then nucleic acid, extracted from swab samples, is added to the PCR well. The test is then ready to run.

All Viasure RT-PCR reagent kits, including Monkeypox RT-PCR, are compatible with most 96 and 384 well format analyzers currently being utilized in the U.S.

For additional information please call 800-676-5565 or visit JantDX.com.

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