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Southwest Mobile Storage - Best Mobile Storage & Office Containers In Palos Verdes Estates, 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. Palos Verdes Estates, 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 Palos Verdes Estates, 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 Palos Verdes Estates, 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 Palos Verdes Estates, 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 Palos Verdes Estates, 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 Palos Verdes Estates, 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 Palos Verdes Estates, 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 Palos Verdes Estates, 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 Palos Verdes Estates, 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 Palos Verdes Estates, CA?

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Latest News in Palos Verdes Estates, CA

CIF State Volleyball Championships: Branson, Berean Christian win titles

ORANGE, Calif. – Powerful Southern California champion Palos Verdes-Palos Verdes Estates came out cold in the CIF State Division I title match Friday night but then found its rhythm behind 6-foot-4 sophomore Kaci Demaria.However, Northern California champ Branson-Ross kept fighting back.Down the stretch in the fifth set, the Sea Kings led by four points but the Bulls had one last response, closing with a 7-1 run to win the school’s sixth state title 25-17, 24-26, 25-20, 23-25, 15-13 at Santiago Canyon College....

ORANGE, Calif. – Powerful Southern California champion Palos Verdes-Palos Verdes Estates came out cold in the CIF State Division I title match Friday night but then found its rhythm behind 6-foot-4 sophomore Kaci Demaria.

However, Northern California champ Branson-Ross kept fighting back.

Down the stretch in the fifth set, the Sea Kings led by four points but the Bulls had one last response, closing with a 7-1 run to win the school’s sixth state title 25-17, 24-26, 25-20, 23-25, 15-13 at Santiago Canyon College.

The success for Branson (23-10) came via a fierce defense and a super-fast offense that found outside hitters Elena Fisher for 29 kills with just five hitting errors and Sadie Snipes for 16 kills and just five errors.

Logan Tusher dished 53 assists and libero Lauren Dignan had 26 digs.

“We talked all season that speed kills,” Branson coach Michelle Brazil said. “We try to rip the ball out there to our outsides.”

The Sea Kings (23-9) were led by Demaria with 27 kills, Kendall Beshear had 15 kills and Melanie Tilles and Daniela Rusich added 13 each. Setter Tatum Lane contributed 59 assists and libero Meg Walsh had 41 digs.

“I thought we played our hearts out,” Palos Verdes coach Patrick Lynch said. “We came up short by two points. Give credit to them. We did a good job containing everything but when they pushed it outside.”

In the crucial fifth set, Demaria had four kills as Palos Verdes took control and led 12-8. Branson responded. Two Fisher kills and a Cayman Stein winner from the middle were part of a run that knotted the score at 12.

At 13-13, Fisher scored down the line and a final Palos Verdes attack sailed long.

Lynch stated this was the best Sea Kings team in school history. During the campaign, they swept Bay League rival Redondo Union-Redondo Beach for the first time ever, took SoCal Open Division runner-up Mira Costa to five sets and a two-point loss, were selected for the Southern Section Division 1 eight-team pools and won four straight matches to capture the SoCal Division I title.

Branson found a new gear late in the season, winning their final 10 games, including the Marin County Athletic League playoff title, the North Coast Section Division 3 crown and the NorCal Division 1 championship, along with the ultimate: Another CIF State trophy.

DIVISION 5

Berean Christian-Walnut Creek d. Victory Christian Academy-Chula Vista

In a match that featured huge swings of momentum, Berean Christian dodged two match points to upend Victory Christian Academy 25-18, 14-25, 15-25, 25-20, 17-15.

Sophie Hall led the Eagles (25-9) with 18 kills and Annasophia Vranjes had 10 kills. Aunyka Uresti dished off for 34 assists and Rebeca Freitas had 23 digs.

The Knights (35-8) were paced by Saren Rogers with 27 kills and Kealoha Phillips with 18 kills. Setter Miranda Kaack had 41 assists and libero Ayame Ebato had 20 digs.

Berean Christian hit .265 in winning the first set, then had 10 kills and 13 errors in losing the next two sets as Rogers and Phillips dominated at the net. T

he Eagles fought back to take the fourth set. In the decisive fifth, they trailed 14-12 when Hall tooled the block and freshman Marley Seelye served an ace. The teams traded points. Hall scored on a tip and a VCA hitting error gave the Eagles the title.

“These girls never quit,” Berean Christian coach Lucas Abbott said. “Our last three matches went five sets. We’ve lived this. We stayed the course and we didn’t freak out.”

25th Annual Palos Verdes Peninsula Parade of Lights

The City of Rolling Hills Estates is excited to once again light up the season with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Holiday Parade of Lights on Saturday, December 3, 2022.This annual event will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., with festive floats and cheerful participants parading through the commercial district along Silver Spur Road and Deep Valley Drive, through the Promenade on the Peninsula to Norris Center Drive.Serving as this year’s Grand Marshal is David Benoit. For four decades, the GRAMMY-nominated pianist/co...

The City of Rolling Hills Estates is excited to once again light up the season with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Holiday Parade of Lights on Saturday, December 3, 2022.

This annual event will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., with festive floats and cheerful participants parading through the commercial district along Silver Spur Road and Deep Valley Drive, through the Promenade on the Peninsula to Norris Center Drive.

Serving as this year’s Grand Marshal is David Benoit. For four decades, the GRAMMY-nominated pianist/composer/ arranger David Benoit has reigned supreme as one the founding fathers of contemporary jazz. He has served as conductor with a wide range of symphonies including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony and many more. Piano performances include a tribute to Charles M. Schultz, the Peanuts Piano Concerto and the music of Vince Guaraldi in conjunction with his recording of Here’s To You, Charlie Brown: 50 Great Years. David Benoit currently hosts a morning radio show on KKJZ 88.1 FM, CA, and continually tours & records, is composer in residence at Montalvo Arts, the Music Director & Conductor for the Asia America Symphony Association, and resides in Palos Verdes, California with his wife Kei and daughter June Koko.

Also featured are retiring Rolling Hills Estates Councilmember and past Mayor, Steve Zuckerman as Hometown Marshal. Councilmember Zuckerman has served on the Rolling Hills Estates City Council for 25 years, and as Mayor five times. And the Palos Verdes Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year, Derek Gable, who is widely known as an internationally renowned inventor and former Mattel inventor. Derek was responsible for creating and managing many big hits including Masters of the Universe and items for Barbie, Hot Wheels, large promotional dolls, games, preschool etc.

To showcase the unique character of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, community and civic groups, school and youth organizations, marching bands, drill teams, equestrian units, local businesses, and others are encouraged to participate in the parade. And of course, it wouldn’t be the traditional event if we didn’t have Santa himself joining in on the fun.

Awards are given in various categories: Sweepstakes (Musical), Equestrian Sweepstakes, Best Commercial Float, and Mayor’s Trophy for the best local entry and the Susan Seaman’s Founders Award. Judging is provided by the Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association and a professional equestrian judge.

Free parking is available at the Town & Country Center, Promenade on the Peninsula, Peninsula Shopping Center and Peninsula High School.

For more information on the event and how you can participate or sponsor, visit www.RHE.city/parade

Palos Verdes girls volleyball wins regional title, secures first trip to CIF State finals

PALOS VERDES ESTATES — When sophomore Kaci Demaria woke up Tuesday morning, she was excited. After recovering from an illness that sidelined her for two matches, this was the day she was officially cleared to return in time for the No. 2-seeded Palos Verdes girls volleyball team’s CIF State Division I Southern California Regional championship match.Demaria and fellow outside hitter Kendall Beshear had 12 kills apiece to power Palos Verdes over No. 4 Vista Murrieta 25-18, 25-20, 19-25, 25-16 to secure the program’s fi...

PALOS VERDES ESTATES — When sophomore Kaci Demaria woke up Tuesday morning, she was excited. After recovering from an illness that sidelined her for two matches, this was the day she was officially cleared to return in time for the No. 2-seeded Palos Verdes girls volleyball team’s CIF State Division I Southern California Regional championship match.

Demaria and fellow outside hitter Kendall Beshear had 12 kills apiece to power Palos Verdes over No. 4 Vista Murrieta 25-18, 25-20, 19-25, 25-16 to secure the program’s first CIF State championship appearance.

Palos Verdes (23-8) will face Northern California No. 5 seed Branson (22-10) for the Division I state title Friday at Santiago Canyon College at 6:30 p.m.

“It hurt, I wanted to be out there so bad,” said Demaria, who added three blocks. “I knew my team could do it, with or without me, I’m so proud of them.”

And for the wait and patience to result in a SoCal Regional championship?

“I think it’s freaking awesome!” she added.

The Sea Kings jumped out to a two-set lead to claim the early momentum thanks to setter Tatum Lane, who finished with 43 assists.

The Broncos (23-11) had five attack errors in the opening set, and Palos Verdes libero Meg Walsh had three consecutive service aces to get out to a 15-8 lead. The Sea Kings pushed the advantage to eight after one of Beshear’s powerful kills and were never threatened.

“Our outsides were hitting very well,” Palos Verdes coach Patrick Lynch said. “Tatum did a really good job of distributing the ball at opportune times. We had a nice balanced attack and it worked out.”

Walsh finished with four aces to go with 30 digs.

After a quiet opening set, Vista Murrieta outside hitter Claire Little had nine of her match-high 21 kills in set two. Palos Verdes watched its early six-point lead turn into a two-point deficit.

However, with the set tied 20-20, four consecutive Sea Kings kills and a Broncos attack error closed out the frame.

Vista Murrieta led by as many as seven points in the third set en route to forcing a fourth, and Broncos coach Ed Taitano said it started with the production midway through the previous set.

“I think if we had got connected out the door in set two, we might have had a better chance,” Taitano said.

After being neutralized in the second and third sets, Beshear came out re-energized with half of the team’s first six kills to go up 6-2.

At one point, aided by an impressive vertical leap, Beshear’s power had Broncos 6-foot-4 middle blocker Lilliana Montes ducking mid-jump to avoid getting hit on one kill.

“It’s a mentality for me,” Beshear said. “Sometimes I get in a little rut and remind myself that I am a great athlete and I am a great hitter.”

With a 24-16 lead, Sea Kings middle blocker Melanie Tilles delivered the final kill to set off the celebration.

Tilles had eight kills and four blocks.

“It’s a very proud moment,” Lynch said. “All the hard work we put in and all the hours in practice paid off.”

California Region Nets $1.5M Grant for Fire-Detecting Cameras

(TNS) — The Palos Verdes Peninsula has always been susceptible to wildfires and even more so in recent years, with continual drought conditions.In response, the Rancho Palos Verdes City Council, in October, approved wildfire-detecting cameras, at $140,000 annually for five years. RPV plans to place the cameras in four areas of the city that would also help detect fires in the neighboring Peninsula cities.On Monday, Nov. 7, Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi, along with council representatives from the four Peninsula cities, announ...

(TNS) — The Palos Verdes Peninsula has always been susceptible to wildfires and even more so in recent years, with continual drought conditions.

In response, the Rancho Palos Verdes City Council, in October, approved wildfire-detecting cameras, at $140,000 annually for five years. RPV plans to place the cameras in four areas of the city that would also help detect fires in the neighboring Peninsula cities.

On Monday, Nov. 7, Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi, along with council representatives from the four Peninsula cities, announced an $1.5 million allocation from the state's budget to help fund the wildfire detection cameras. The infusion of state money will help with long-term funding for the system, RPV officials said.

"This $1.5 million will help ensure the availability and viability of long-term funding for the camera network for years to come," RPV Mayor David Bradley said during a Monday press conference at Del Cerro Park. "While these cameras provide cutting-edge tools to keep our communities safe from wildfires, it will take all of us to ensure we are prepared for disaster."

Muratsuchi, who lives five minutes from Del Cerro Park, said on Monday he appreciates the value the cameras will add.

"I very much appreciate this wildfire detection system to protect my family, my neighbors and our community," Muratsuchi said. "We know that wildfires are only getting worse as climate change continues to get worse."

One of the last major wildfires to hit the Peninsula was in 2009 when about 200 acres burned in RPV and Rolling Hills. More than 1,200 people were evacuated and several homes were damaged. Because of its topography and fauna, the Peninsula is known as an elevated fire-threat area.

The RPV council approved a contract last month with the company Pano AI, which will install four 360-degree, high definition cameras at high vantage points in the city. The cameras will run 24/7 and have a visibility range of 15 miles.

"This is a welcomed opportunity for us to really have the safety and the security of technology to be able to give us the opportunity to evacuate our residents in the event of, God forbid, a major disaster like a fire," Rolling Hills Estates Mayor Frank Zerunyan said on Monday.

The cameras will start to be installed in the next few weeks, officials said in a press release.

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October Home Sales Down 40%

Compared to October of last year, home sales in the Los Angeles South Bay have dropped by 40%. The hardest hit was the *Harbor area which fell 47% from last year’s October numbers. The Beach cities were down 40%, while the PV Hill and the Inland area fell 32% and 25% respectively.Month-to-month sales across the South Bay were down another 12% compared to a 9% drop in September. Looking at the different communities found mixed results. The Beach* and Inland areas improved sales over September statistics, while the Harbor area and...

Compared to October of last year, home sales in the Los Angeles South Bay have dropped by 40%. The hardest hit was the *Harbor area which fell 47% from last year’s October numbers. The Beach cities were down 40%, while the PV Hill and the Inland area fell 32% and 25% respectively.

Month-to-month sales across the South Bay were down another 12% compared to a 9% drop in September. Looking at the different communities found mixed results. The Beach* and Inland areas improved sales over September statistics, while the Harbor area and PV Hill continued downward. Harbor area sales plummeted another 20%, falling from -5% last month to -25% in October.

The pandemic created a wild roller-coaster ride for Harbor area real estate. Being the least expensive of the four areas, Harbor area homes are the most affordable and attracted the most attention when interest rates were ultra-low and entry-level buyers were able to qualify for purchase loans. Now, with the interest rate already doubled the 3.5% in 2021, many potential buyers no longer have the cash flow to purchase.

Note that 476 Harbor area homes sold last October versus 252 this October. Looking back to 2019, the most recent “normal” year we find there were 397 homes sold in the Harbor area. This demonstrates how artificially inflated sales figures were in 2021 and how far sales have already fallen in just seven months from the peak.

In mid-November, following another .75% increase by the Federal Reserve System, the Mortgage Bankers Association is reporting a drop of 46% in mortgage applications to purchase a home compared to last year. That decline is accompanied by an 88% decline in applications to refinance a home loan. That amounts to a lot of money out of circulation in the economy.

Total Dollars in Sales Declines $1.8 Billion As of the end of October South Bay home sales for 2022 total $8.3 billion. That compares to $10.1 billion for the same time frame in 2021. This year’s gross sales revenue has already fallen by $1.8 billion, or 5%. As the market slips deeper into recession, we expect the monthly sales revenue will continue to decline, shrinking the total even more.

The graph above shows the downturn starting in March and generally trending down for the balance of the year. It’s important to remember that home sales are a major driver in the economy. Every home sold results in a miniature boost to the economy as new homeowners relocate, acquire new furniture & appliances, and repair and update their new homes. Most experts estimate an additional 15%-20% for ancillary economic activity stimulated by real estate sales.

Using 2019 as a baseline, we can trace the rise and fall of the South Bay real estate market through the pandemic. In 2019 the total cumulative sales were $7.9 billion. In 2020, when the pandemic hit and the government began piling on financial assistance and incentives, the annual sales reached $8.7 billion. When 2021 rolled around the ultra-low interest rate alone was enough to drive annual sales to $12.1 billion, an increase of 53% over the 2019 sales figures. Looking now at 2022, we are forecasting a year-end total of approximately $9.5 billion, a decline of 22% from 2021.

An additional concern this year is the reduction in local and state tax revenues. The pandemic forced significant governmental expenditures to mitigate harm to citizens. A recession, coming on the heels of Covid-19, threatens to up-end the economy. California’s budget reserves haven’t yet recovered from the pandemic and state revenues are already slipping.

Median Price Shifting Down Wealth is often measured by the value of owned real estate. For most families, their real estate is the home they live in, which is valued per the median price of comparable homes. Thus, nearly everyone is interested in the median price for the area.

Year over year, comparing 2021 to 2022 for the same month, the median price continued to rise until August of this year. Since then, results have been “choppy” with median prices down in August, September, and October for PV Hill sales, down two months out of three at the Beach, down one month in the Harbor area and up all three months in the *Inland area. (How the areas are defined may be found at the end.)

Looking month over month, comparing each month to the one prior, shows a clearer picture. January started the year with declines compared to December, both at the *Beach and in the Inland area. By July and August, all four areas were showing declines compared to the prior month. The repeated monthly decreases in the median prices built up to the annual decreases which began showing up in August and have continued through October.

When Is It a Recession? Since June of this year, the total dollar value of South Bay sales has been declining. Combined, the precipitous drop in the number of homes sold and the gradual decline in median price are driving revenue below that of 2019 on a monthly basis. The chart below shows August as the first occasion where the total dollar value of homes sold in 2022 fell below the monthly sales in 2019. October sales for this year ended just shy of the same month sales in 2019.

Our projections (shown below) for the 2022 year-end indicate the total sales for the year will fall below the 2019 total sales dollars. While this isn’t an official definition or designation, it matches our understanding of a recession. Any time our financial situation is headed backward in time we think of it as a recession.

The challenge now is to consider how this recession will play out in time. The Federal Reserve System (Fed) has changed the game rules since the Great Recession. A prominent change has been the speed with which the Fed raised the prime rates for member banks. In response to the Great Recession, the Fed gradually raised rates over a period of years. This gradually slowed home sales. This time, the Fed has raised rates much faster, resulting in a much more immediate impact on the real estate market.

At the moment, all expectations are for another rate increase in December, despite indications the economy is crashing. A seriously disappointing Black Friday might convince the Fed to ease up, but we’re anticipating that relief. If history and the immediate data proceed along the current path we should see a lot of price reductions in 2023.

For those who must sell, it’s an unfortunate time. There are ways to alleviate the negatives, but it will probably still be negative. Those who are in a position to purchase have the benefit of reduced prices, combined with the negative impact of higher interest rates. Generally speaking, very few are happy with a recession, though we have talked to a group of buyers who think pooling cash and buying as a consortium/collective is a masterful idea right now.

At a Glance In addition to being relatively self-explanatory, our At-a-Glance table is discussed throughout the above paragraphs. We won’t bore you with any more chatter about it, but we find it immensely useful as a quick reference. Some of our readers have even said they immediately go to the bottom of the article to see how much red ink there is. (Sorry. It is getting redder, but there are some delightful opportunities out there.)

*Beach includes the cities of El Segundo, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, and Redondo Beach; PV Hill includes the cities of Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, and Rolling Hills Estates; Harbor includes San Pedro, Long Beach, Wilmington, Harbor City, and Carson; Inland includes the cities of Torrance, Gardena, and Lomita.

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