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Southwest Mobile Storage - Best Mobile Storage & Office Containers In Moreno Valley, 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. Moreno Valley, 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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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.


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.


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.

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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.


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.


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.

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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.


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.


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 Moreno Valley, CA, you can save up to 40% when compared to full-service long-distance movers, while gaining more flexibility in your schedule.


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 Moreno Valley, 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.


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.


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.




Let our team know where we should deliver your mobile storage container for rent in Moreno Valley, 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.



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.



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.



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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Experience the Vibrant Lifestyle of Moreno Valley, CA

Nestled in the heart of Southern California, Moreno Valley offers a plethora of benefits for those seeking an exceptional quality of life. With its thriving local businesses, diverse dining scene, beautiful parks, and a wide range of recreational activities, Moreno Valley is the perfect place to call home. In this article, we'll explore the many reasons why living in Moreno Valley is a great choice for families, professionals, and retirees...

Nestled in the heart of Southern California, Moreno Valley offers a plethora of benefits for those seeking an exceptional quality of life. With its thriving local businesses, diverse dining scene, beautiful parks, and a wide range of recreational activities, Moreno Valley is the perfect place to call home. In this article, we'll explore the many reasons why living in Moreno Valley is a great choice for families, professionals, and retirees alike.

Booming Local Economy

Moreno Valley has experienced significant economic growth in recent years, attracting major companies such as Amazon, Procter & Gamble, and Ross Stores. This has resulted in an abundance of job opportunities and a thriving local economy, making Moreno Valley an attractive place to live and work.

Exciting Dining Scene

Moreno Valley offers a diverse culinary landscape, with an array of restaurants catering to various tastes and preferences. Enjoy delicious Mexican cuisine at Sonora Grill, and satisfy your Italian cravings at Big Guy's Pizza, Pasta & Sports Bar. The options are endless, ensuring that everyone's taste buds are catered to.

Beautiful Parks and Outdoor Spaces

Moreno Valley is home to numerous parks and green spaces that provide a breath of fresh air amidst the hustle and bustle of city life. Box Springs Mountain Reserve Park offers hiking trails and stunning vistas, while Lake Perris State Recreation Area is perfect for boating, fishing, and picnicking. The family-friendly Celebration Park is equipped with playgrounds, sports fields, and picnic areas, making it the ideal spot for a fun-filled day out.

Endless Recreational Activities

Residents of Moreno Valley can take advantage of the many recreational activities available in the area. Golf enthusiasts can tee off at the well-maintained Moreno Valley Ranch Golf Club or Cottonwood Golf Center, while nature lovers can explore the nearby San Bernardino National Forest. For those seeking adventure, Skydive Perris offers thrilling tandem skydiving experiences that are sure to make lasting memories. And for those, who simply want to relax at the beach, there are a bunch of the best beaches near Moreno Valley.

Rich Cultural Experiences

Moreno Valley boasts a vibrant arts and cultural scene, with events and attractions that cater to diverse interests. The Moreno Valley Cultural Arts Foundation supports local artists and hosts a variety of events, such as art walks and open mic nights. The Moreno Valley Historical Society provides insight into the city's rich history, while the March Field Air Museum showcases a vast collection of military aircraft and artifacts.

Excellent Educational Opportunities

Moreno Valley is home to a strong educational system, with highly rated public schools and a variety of private institutions. The city is also served by Moreno Valley College, a comprehensive community college that offers a range of degree and certificate programs to help residents further their education and career goals.

Moreno Valley, California, is a vibrant and thriving city that offers a wealth of benefits for its residents. With its booming local economy, diverse dining options, beautiful parks, abundant recreational activities, rich cultural experiences, and excellent educational opportunities, Moreno Valley is an ideal place to live, work, and play. If you're considering making the move to Southern California, Moreno Valley should undoubtedly be on your list of cities to explore.

Southern California wildfires force dozens of evacuations as firefighters face 100-degree heat

MORENO VALLEY, Calif. – A series of wildfires southeast of Los Angeles have forced hundreds of evacuations while firefighters battle through 100-degree heat to control the flames.The fires are burning in Riverside County, and firefighters have attacked the flames with both ground and air resources.The larges...

MORENO VALLEY, Calif. – A series of wildfires southeast of Los Angeles have forced hundreds of evacuations while firefighters battle through 100-degree heat to control the flames.

The fires are burning in Riverside County, and firefighters have attacked the flames with both ground and air resources.

The largest of the three blazes is known as the Rabbit Fire, which CAL FIRE said exploded in size to more than 7,000 acres within 24 hours. As of Monday, the fire stretched to 7,600 acres. Firefighters gained some ground on the blaze, increasing containment to 35% through the night into Monday.

Evacuation warnings are in place south of Seneca Springs and south of East 1st Street.


Firefighters said they had difficulty containing the blaze because of its rapid movement.

According to ALERTCalifornia, crews worked to protect important infrastructure on Mount Davis on Saturday.

Prior to the Rabbit Fire, the Reche Fire broke out a little before 1 p.m. Friday. The Reche Fire prompted evacuation orders before they were all eventually lifted. The blaze is nearly contained after burning more than 430 acres.

About two hours later, the Highland Fire broke out in the Beaumont area, prompting evacuations before they were eventually pulled back. The Highland Fire consumed more than 100 acres and is almost fully contained.

On Saturday, the Riverside Fire Department responded to another fire near Gavilan Road and Smith Road around 3:30 p.m., prompting several road closures and evacuations near Perris.

The Gavilan Fire grew to more than 330 acres and is 50% contained.

Officials have not released the causes of the fires for all four incidents.


The fires come as millions of Americans face dangerously high temperatures this week while a powerful heat wave stretches from California to Florida. While the heat likely peaked over the weekend, it won't be going anywhere soon.

Excessive Heat Warnings are in effect for most of Southern California through Tuesday evening, including the Los Angeles area.

Fast-moving fires force evacuations, char thousands of acres in Riverside County as heat wave continues

A fourth wildfire broke out in western Riverside County on Saturday even as three others continued to burn, scorching thousands of acres and forcing evacuations as a blistering heat wave held much of the country in its grip and was expected to intensify this weekend in Nevada, Arizona and California.The Rabbit fire, which began Friday afternoon in the community of Lakeview, had burned 7,600 acres with 10% containment as of Sunday morn...

A fourth wildfire broke out in western Riverside County on Saturday even as three others continued to burn, scorching thousands of acres and forcing evacuations as a blistering heat wave held much of the country in its grip and was expected to intensify this weekend in Nevada, Arizona and California.

The Rabbit fire, which began Friday afternoon in the community of Lakeview, had burned 7,600 acres with 10% containment as of Sunday morning, according to the California Department of Forestry/Riverside County Fire Department.

An evacuation order was issued for homes north and west of Highway 79, east and west of California Avenue, north and south of First Street, east and west of Manzanita Park Road; east of Jack Rabbit Trail; west of Highland Springs Road, and north of Forest Boundary Line.

Triple-digit temperatures across the region and difficult topography are proving challenging for crews battling the wildfire, said Tawny Castro, public information officer with the county fire department.

The fire is “within a canyon with quite a few hills and changes in elevation,” Castro said. Ground crews are being assisted by air tankers and helicopters dropping water and fire retardant on the flames.

In Beaumont, at the summit of San Gorgonio Pass Axel Sanchez watched as clouds of smoke from the Rabbit fire billowed in the sky.

Sanchez, an employee at Mr. Taco restaurant on Beaumont Avenue just north of the fire evacuation area, described the scene.

“It’s getting closer and looks pretty dangerous,” he said of the wildfire. “It’s just an inferno. Ash is raining down and people are coming in here covered in ash.”

With the searing heat and poor air quality, business was brisk Saturday afternoon, he said.

“It’s like a safe haven here right now,” Sanchez said. “Our dining room is full and people get to be inside in the air conditioning and enjoy beer and refreshments.”

Another blaze, dubbed the Reche fire, had charred 437 acres in an unincorporated area north of Moreno Valley, with 60% containment as of Sunday morning, officials said. Video from the scene showed at least one structure engulfed in flames, but it was unclear whether any others had been damaged.


July 11, 2023

Nearly 300 firefighters were battling the blaze.

Evacuations were ordered Friday afternoon for residents south of Reche Canyon Road, north of Reche Vista Drive, west of Trust Way and east of Alta Vista Drive, authorities said. That order was downgraded to a warning Friday night.

The warning remained in place Saturday, along with an evacuation warning for Moreno Valley residents south of Alta Vista Drive, north of Ironwood Avenue, west of Moreno Drive and east of Perris Boulevard.

The Reche fire has also forced the closure of a roughly four-mile section of Reche Canyon Road, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. Authorities set up an evacuation center at Valley View High School, 13135 Nason St.

The Highland fire, burning south of Beaumont, had burned 105 acres and was 70% contained. The fire briefly forced evacuations along Breckenridge Avenue between Highland Springs Avenue and Sunningdale Street.

All evacuation warnings and orders issued for the Highland fire were lifted by 9 p.m. Friday.

The Gavilan Fire, near Gavilan and Idaleona roads west of Perris, had burned 250 acres and was 50% contained. Evacuation orders for south of Country Pine Road, east of Gold Valley Road, and north of Idaleona Road were downgraded Saturday evening to a warning.

The cause of the fires remained under investigation, authorities said. Officials did not yet have information on whether any buildings were damaged.

Meanwhile, the South Coast Air Quality Management District issued a smoke advisory and warned of unhealthy air in western Riverside County because of the wildfires.

July 15, 2023

The fires broke out as a high pressure “heat dome” continued to scorch most of the West, increasing the risk of heat-related health issues and wildfires. Nearly a third of Americans were under extreme heat advisories, watches and warnings this weekend.

Meteorologists in Las Vegas warned people not to underestimate the danger. “This heatwave is NOT typical desert heat due to its long duration, extreme daytime temperatures, & warm nights. Everyone needs to take this heat seriously, including those who live in the desert,” the National Weather Service in Las Vegas said in a tweet.

Phoenix on Saturday marked the city’s 16th consecutive day of temperatures 110 degrees or higher, hitting 118 degrees by late afternoon and putting it on track to beat the longest measured stretch of such heat. The record is 18 days, recorded in 1974.

“This weekend there will be some of the most serious and hot conditions we’ve ever seen,” said David Hondula the city’s chief heat officer. “I think that it’s a time for maximum community vigilance.”

Much of California remained under an excessive heat warning or heat advisory, which will continue in many regions through next week, officials said.

Several temperature records were broken Saturday, according to the National Weather Service. In the Antelope Valley, Lancaster hit 112, Palmdale reached 111 and Sandberg reached 102. Records were also broken in Paso Robles, in San Luis Obispo County, where temperatures reached 109, and in Santa Barbara County’s New Cuyama, which hit 105.

Blistering triple-digit temperatures were seen across the state. In Death Valley, it was 124 by Saturday evening. In Palm Springs, it was 115 and Redding was 109.

“It’s going to get just very, very hot,” said Elizabeth Adams, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service’s San Diego office. She said parts of Southern California, especially in the Coachella Valley, Inland Empire and San Diego County deserts, won’t see much cooling even in the evenings, with some overnight temperatures remaining in the 80s and 90s.

This kind of extreme heat is a concern for heat-related illnesses, such as heat stroke and heat exhaustion, and has become increasingly deadly in recent years, health officials warned. Elderly people, young children and those who suffer from chronic illnesses are especially at risk and are advised to stay indoors or seek out air-conditioned cooling centers.

Across Riverside County, people seeking relief from the heat filed in to cooling centers set up around the county by the Community Action Partnership, a branch of the county Department of Housing and Workforce Solutions.

In the first few hours of opening on Saturday at least 15 people visited the center at Anza Valley Community Library in Anza, a rural, high-desert region where the temperatures passed 100 degrees by lunchtime.

“It can get a little uncomfortable up here,” said library associate Chantel Yarrow. “It feels like a heater is pounding down your head.”

In addition to air-conditioning, water, snacks and portable fans, visitors to the cooling center at the area’s sole library can check out books, use the computers and send their children to the toy corner, Yarrow said.

“We have a mixture of people who come in,” she said. “Sometimes they come in one at a time and sometimes the whole family comes in.”

The cooling center at the Coachella Valley Rescue Mission in Indio provides showers, meals and on-site counselors. It also has drivers on hand to transport visitors in need of immediate medical care to a hospital.

Most of the 40 or so people who use the center each day during the hottest times of the year are chronically homeless, emergency shelter manager David Douglas said. By the time they get to the cooling center, many are ill with dehydration or other heat-induced ailments.

“Some people need to go straight to the hospital,” Douglas said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Explore the Best High Schools in Moreno Valley, CA: Academics, History, and Highlights

Nestled in the heart of Southern California's Inland Empire, Moreno Valley offers residents a diverse and thriving community, and its high schools are no exception. These top-ranked institutions provide excellent educational opportunities, boasting rich histories and unique offerings that cater to a wide range of interests. In this article, we'll explore the best high schools in Moreno Valley, including their addresses, approximate distances from the city center, and historical backgrounds. Join us as we uncover the highlights and benefits t...

Nestled in the heart of Southern California's Inland Empire, Moreno Valley offers residents a diverse and thriving community, and its high schools are no exception. These top-ranked institutions provide excellent educational opportunities, boasting rich histories and unique offerings that cater to a wide range of interests. In this article, we'll explore the best high schools in Moreno Valley, including their addresses, approximate distances from the city center, and historical backgrounds. Join us as we uncover the highlights and benefits that set these schools apart.

Address: 13135 Nason St, Moreno Valley, CA 92555

Distance: Approximately 3 miles east of central Moreno Valley

Valley View High School, founded in 1991, has built a strong reputation for academic excellence and a focus on student success. Offering a comprehensive curriculum that includes Advanced Placement (AP) courses, Valley View High School encourages students to pursue their passions and prepare for future endeavors. With a variety of sports, clubs, and arts programs, students can engage in extracurricular activities that foster personal growth and social development.

Address: 23100 Cougar Canyon Dr, Moreno Valley, CA 92557

Distance: Approximately 4 miles north of central Moreno Valley

Established in 1986, Canyon Springs High School is committed to providing students with a well-rounded education in a supportive environment. The school offers a diverse range of academic programs, including AP courses and an acclaimed visual and performing arts department. Canyon Springs High School also encourages student involvement in extracurricular activities through its wide selection of clubs, athletics, and leadership opportunities.

Address: 17750 Lasselle St, Moreno Valley, CA 92551

Distance: Approximately 5 miles south of central Moreno Valley

Since its inception in 1987, Rancho Verde High School has been dedicated to fostering academic achievement and personal growth. The school offers a robust selection of academic programs, including AP courses and career technical education pathways. With a strong emphasis on college and career readiness, Rancho Verde High School provides students with the necessary tools and resources to excel in their future endeavors. The school also offers a wide array of extracurricular activities, including athletics, clubs, and arts programs.

Moreno Valley, California, is home to several exceptional high schools that offer top-notch educational experiences, steeped in history and tradition. From the long-standing reputation of Valley View High School to the diverse offerings at Canyon Springs High School, these institutions are committed to helping students thrive academically and personally. As you explore the best high schools in Moreno Valley, consider the unique benefits and highlights of each school to help you make an informed decision for your family's educational journey.

Felon allegedly kidnapped, tortured women in Moreno Valley home

A terrifying ordeal has a Moreno Valley neighborhood on edge after two women escaped from allegedly being held hostage and tortured by a convicted felon.The incident took place inside 53-year-old Gilberto Puga’s home, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.Arrest documents showed Puga called authorities on May 14 ...

A terrifying ordeal has a Moreno Valley neighborhood on edge after two women escaped from allegedly being held hostage and tortured by a convicted felon.

The incident took place inside 53-year-old Gilberto Puga’s home, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

Arrest documents showed Puga called authorities on May 14 to report two women who were burglarizing his home.

Moments later, dispatch received another call from two women at his home screaming for help.

When deputies arrived, the two women were seen walking away from Puga’s residence. Investigators discovered the women had been locked inside Puga’s home against their will and tortured, according to arrest documents.

They had not burglarized Puga’s home as he initially claimed, authorities said. Puga left his home but was arrested the next day in Hemet.

“It didn’t really surprise me because allegedly this guy has a lot of other priors,” said neighbor Eddie De Leon.

Many neighbors who recognize Puga said he’s been terrorizing the neighborhood for at least a year. De Leon has a restraining order against Puga after he said the man approached his 18-year-old daughter in Feb. 2022.

“He pulls up and blocks her in our driveway,” said De Leon. “He comes up and starts telling her how pretty she was and because it was also Valentine’s Day weekend, that if she doesn’t have a date, he’d love to take her out on a date.”

A day after that incident, De Leon claims his home doorbell camera captured Puga standing in their front yard around 2:30 a.m. KTLA is awaiting authorities’ confirmation that the man in the video is indeed Puga.

De Leon isn’t the only neighbor with a restraining order against the suspect.

“He said he was going to come and kill me, he was going to kill everyone in the house, he was going to get people from L.A. to come and shoot my house,” recalls Sammy, a neighbor.

Sammy’s family said their surveillance camera has captured Puga on their property multiple times.

“He would break the side fence trying to get in,” said Eli, a neighbor. “He would let my dogs out and then say that they got out, so we would leave the house and go look for them and he would try to sneak into the backyard.”

A doorbell camera shared by the family captured video of an angry man, allegedly Puga, yelling, “You just turn on me with that gun mother****** you watch. I’m going to kill all you mother*******.”

Sammy and Eli’s mother, Linda Garcia, said Puga jumped their fence last year. She called authorities for help, but said Puga wasn’t arrested despite authorities knowing who he was.

“He was upset that we didn’t want to be his friend, I think, because we weren’t hanging out,” said Linda. “I felt very weak and vulnerable so my boys and I took self-defense classes, set up more cameras.”

Puga was arrested on several charges including violating personal liberty, unlawfully possessing a firearm, unlawfully possessing paraphernalia and assault with a stun gun and less lethal weapon.

According to a complaint filed, Puga is accused of locking the two women in his enclosed patio for over 30 minutes and of using a stun gun on them several times.

The Riverside County District Attorney’s Office said there are no charges filed for torture or false imprisonment at this time, but that could change throughout the investigation.

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