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

Storage Containers Rancho Cucamonga, CA

NO MATTER YOUR NEED, WE'VE GOT YOUR BACK.

STORE AT YOUR LOCATION

We bring your storage container to you for convenient, easy access at your home, business or jobsite. Plus, you'll get more choice in storage space and better security, for a fraction of the cost of a pod or add on building, saving money and energy.

STORE AT OUR LOCATION

Not enough room to keep a storage container at your business, home or construction site? No problem - we can store it for you. Plus, you get 70% more space and better security, for a fraction of the cost of public storage units.

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.

 Rent Storage Containers Rancho Cucamonga, CA

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 Rancho Cucamonga, 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 Rancho Cucamonga, 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 Rancho Cucamonga, 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 Rancho Cucamonga, 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 Rancho Cucamonga, 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 Rancho Cucamonga, 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 Rancho Cucamonga, 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 Rancho Cucamonga, 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 Rancho Cucamonga, CA?

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

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Latest News in Rancho Cucamonga, CA

4th Of July Concert & Fireworks Spectacular 2022: Rancho Cucamonga

4th Of July Concert & Fireworks SpectacularMonday, July 4, 2022 - 5 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.LoanMart Field, 8408 Rochester Ave., Rancho Cucamonga, CAFrom City of Rancho Cucamonga:"The City of Rancho Cucamonga invites you to come celebrate our Nation's Freedom by at...

4th Of July Concert & Fireworks Spectacular

Monday, July 4, 2022 - 5 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

LoanMart Field, 8408 Rochester Ave., Rancho Cucamonga, CA

From City of Rancho Cucamonga:

"The City of Rancho Cucamonga invites you to come celebrate our Nation's Freedom by attending the 2022 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular.

"Join us Monday, July 4th at LoanMart Field at the Rancho Cucamonga Epicenter for a fun-filled evening of live entertainment followed by a fireworks display at 9:00 p.m., sharp.

"Single seat tickets available for purchase beginning Wednesday, June 8th for $15, table of 4 for $125 (online fees apply).

"Don't miss out on a night of fun, family and fireworks!

"TICKETS: Ticket sales will be available online beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 8th.

"Tickets will also be available over the phone and in person at the Lewis Family Playhouse Box Office, Tuesday through Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

"There will be no printed tickets and no will call. All tickets will be sent to your email for you to print at home or display on your phone for scanning at the entrance. Tickets will not be available for purchase or pick up at the stadium.

"For our younger attendees, if your child will be sitting in a seat or an infant carrier, they will require a ticket. If the child is being held or worn in an infant carrier for the entire duration of the event, then they do not require a ticket.

"Reminder: No strollers or car seats allowed in the stadium.

"PARKING LOT: Parking Lot G will be accessible from Foothill Blvd. and Rochester Ave. Parking ADA Lot B and Lot C will be accessible from Arrow and Rochester off Jack Benny Drive. You will be asked to show your ticket or receipt to park at LoanMart Field. Arrive early to avoid traffic congestion.

"RIDESHARE SERVICES: For those using rideshare services, the drop off location is in the RC Animal Center Parking Lot (11780 Arrow Route, Rancho Cucamonga). Enter from Arrow and Victory Drive."

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New Southern California watering restrictions begin today

Starting Wednesday, residents across Southern California have to limit how much they water their yards under new restrictions put in place in response to the drought.The Metropolitan Water District (MWD) for the first time ever declared a water shortage emergency in April, taking the unprecedented action of limiting outdoor watering for millions of residents in dozens of cities and communities in Los Angeles, Ventura and San Bernardino counties.The affected communities are ones that depend on water from Northern California, thr...

Starting Wednesday, residents across Southern California have to limit how much they water their yards under new restrictions put in place in response to the drought.

The Metropolitan Water District (MWD) for the first time ever declared a water shortage emergency in April, taking the unprecedented action of limiting outdoor watering for millions of residents in dozens of cities and communities in Los Angeles, Ventura and San Bernardino counties.

The affected communities are ones that depend on water from Northern California, through the State Water Project, and have limited or no access to water from the Colorado River or local resources.

“We cannot afford green lawns,” MWD General Manager Adel Hagekhalil said last month when announcing the new rules.

The outdoor watering restrictions affect customers of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), Calleguas Municipal Water District, Inland Empire Utilities Agency, Las Virgenes Municipal Water District, Three Valleys Municipal Water District and Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District.

For LADWP customers in L.A., residents will be able to water their yards only two days per week starting Wednesday.

Customers with street addresses ending in odd numbers may water only on Mondays and Fridays, and customers with even-numbered street addresses may water on Thursdays and Sundays.

And all outdoor watering is prohibited from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Watering with sprinklers is limited to one cycle of up to eight minutes per watering day for typical, nonconserving residential nozzle sprinkler systems or two 15-minute cycles per watering day for conserving nozzle sprinkler systems.

However, hand watering with a self-closing shut-off nozzle on the hose is allowed any day of the week before 9 a.m. or after 4 p.m.

City officials also require that all leaks are repaired in a timely manner and there is no runoff onto streets, driveways and gutters.

Residents also shouldn’t be watering sidewalks, walkways, driveways or parking areas, LADWP officials said.

The LADWP said it will be patrolling the streets of Los Angeles to “educate Angelenos on the days of the week watering restrictions and to enforce the ordinance.”

More details on the LADWP’s watering restrictions can be found here.

The LADWP says that for a first offense, customers are given a “warning in the form of water conservation tips and printed educational material to raise customer awareness.”

But subsequent violations may result in fines that range from $200 to $1,200, according to the LADWP.

Officials said no one would get monetary citations without a prior warning.

All or part of the below cities and communities are dependent on water from the State Water Project and will be affected by the Metropolitan Water District’s outdoor watering restrictions:

Different water suppliers will have different watering schedules and limits for customers.

For example, in Glendale, residents have already been restricted to watering their lawns just twice a week, on Tuesdays and Saturdays, for no more than 10 minutes. The limits have been in place since February.

The Hill has removed its comment section, as there are many other forums for readers to participate in the conversation. We invite you to join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter.

Father's Day Restaurant Brunch & Dinner Specials 2022: Inland Empire

Give dear ol' dad the royal treatment on his big day. See what Inland Empire eateries are prepping for Sunday, June 19. INLAND EMPIRE, CA — Father's Day — a day to put Pops on a pedestal — falls this year on Sunday, June 19.If you wish to leave cooking to someone else, check out what Inland Empire restaurants throughout Riverside and San Bernardino counties are offering for on-site dining or takeout meals for at-home brunches and backyard BBQs.Peruse the list below or scroll through photos at top of t...

Give dear ol' dad the royal treatment on his big day. See what Inland Empire eateries are prepping for Sunday, June 19.

INLAND EMPIRE, CA — Father's Day — a day to put Pops on a pedestal — falls this year on Sunday, June 19.

If you wish to leave cooking to someone else, check out what Inland Empire restaurants throughout Riverside and San Bernardino counties are offering for on-site dining or takeout meals for at-home brunches and backyard BBQs.

Peruse the list below or scroll through photos at top of this post to find the ideal spot to wine and dine your padre.

If you know of other neighborhood restaurants with dad-worthy deals, share with Patch readers in the comments section.

And to all dads, grandads, stepdads, foster dads and father-figures, too, Happy Father's Day from Patch!

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BASKIN-ROBBINS: Celebrate Father's Day with two ice cream cakes — perfect for Pops! The new "Grillmaster Cake" is made of Oreo cookies & buttercream "burgers & hot dogs," or "The Cold One Cake," resembling a foamy beer mug. Order info. Find shops near you.

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BJ'S RESTAURANT & BREWHOUSE: Dads dining in-restaurant June 18-19 will receive free commemorative Father's Day glass, plus 20% off VIP card for use on future dine in or takeout from June 20 through July 10. Another offer: for every $50 eGift card purchase, receive a $10 bonus card. Details. Find locations throughout Inland Empire.

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BLACK ANGUS STEAKHOUSE: For Father's Day, all locations open at 11 a.m., serving such dishes as prime rib & lobster tail, ribeyes & classic sidekicks, plus Father's Day drink special —the BullsEye Brew. Also available are take-home "Grilling Kits" ($29.99), with bag & set of grilling utensils. Ordering & reservation details. Locations include Montclair, Ontario, San Bernardino & Temecula.

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CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN: Enjoy a Father's Day weekend BOGO deal: Buy one pizza, pasta or salad & get one free on your next visit. Offer is for dine-in or takeout June 18-19 . Diners will receive a BOGO coupon card redeemable June 20-28. Location finder here.

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EDDIE V'S: A Father's Day exclusive special — for dine-in only — features 11-ounce Snake River Farms Gold Label Wagyu strip steak. Plus, Eddie V's single barrel select Blanton's Bourbon also available. If Dad is a bourbon enthusiast, the collectible Blanton's topper is offered by request, while supplies last. 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., with live music in V Lounge from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Info & reservations here. Find location in Palm Desert.

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FLEMING'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE: Three-course, Father's Day specials served June 16-20, featuring choices of bone-in ribeye & lobster or filet mignon. Meals include salads, desserts, or upgrade with add-ons or cocktails. Restaurants open early Saturday & Sunday, June 18-19, plus full dinner menu also available. See here for Dad's Day details. California sites include Rancho Cucamonga.

ISLANDS RESTAURANTS: On June 19, restaurants are offering a $15 Father's Day burger & beer deal. All burgers & any 16-ounce beer qualify. Among burger options: the "Kilauea," jalapeño & black pepper-crusted burger, pepper jack cheese, chipotle aioli, lettuce, tomato & Island Reds; "Bleunami" with Bleu cheese dressing, lettuce, tomato, red onion & bleu cheese crumbles: and "Impossible," plant-based patty, avocado, white cheddar, lettuce, tomato & roasted garlic aioli. Website here.

MACARONI GRILL: The Italian eatery opens at 11 a.m. Father's Day for dine-in or takeout. Among to-go options: Feast for Five ($30), that feeds up to five with entrée, Caesar salad, Rosemary Peasant Bread & chocolate chip cookies, or Premium Feast for Five ($55), that adds a pasta entree. Visit website here for ordering. See locations throughout California, including Corona, Redlands & Temecula.

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MARCO'S PIZZA: During Father's Day week, June 13-19, patrons can score 20% off any pizza when using code JUNE20 on orders via app or online. Offer applies to chain's array of pizzas, including All Meat, Deluxe, Garden, Hawaiian Chicken, Pepperoni Magnifico & White Cheezy. Locations in Inland Empire. Confirm participation with your local store.

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NORMS: BBQ-loving dads can score free takeout of baby back ribs with any $40 purchase for Father's Day. Ready to heat & serve, the baby back ribs are rubbed with NORMS' Memphis-style dry rub, slow cooked, basted with BBQ sauce & chilled for journey to your grill or oven. Offer for dine-in & to-go, but not valid for online orders. Locations throughout Inland Empire. Restaurant website here.

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PORTA VIA: The "neighborhood restaurant with a world-class feel" is serving Father's Day weekend lunch & dinner with such dishes as grilled salmon, branzino, grass-fed filet, zucchini noodles with shrimp, vegan burgers, pastas, sandwiches & more. Find locations, including Palm Desert. Website.

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RED LOBSTER: Treat seafood-loving dads to gift card deal. Limited-time special runs through June 26. For every $50 spent on cards, purchased in-restaurant or online, get $10 bonus coupon for orders of $30 or more June 27 and Aug. 31. Cards can be used on such offerings as Ultimate Feast, Ultimate Endless Shrimp Mondays & new "10 Under $10" lunch menu. Website & locations here.

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ROCK & BREWS: Enjoy a rockin' Father's Day with such cuisine as the Alice Cooper Burger or Demon Chicken Sandwich, plus more than 50 local & international brews. The first 50 dads will receive a Rock & Brews pint glass when they buy one of three on-tap Rock & Brew beers on Father's Day. Participating location in Corona.

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RUBIO'S COASTAL GRILL: Surprise fish-taco-loving papas with a Rubio's gift card deal for Father's Day. Buy a $25 gift card, and receive a $5 bonus card. Physical gift cards & E-gift cards available. Details. Find a Rubio's near you.

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RUTH'S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE: Dine-in or order takeout for Father's Day with such options as 11-ounce filet, porterhouse-for-two, tomahawk ribeye, or prix-fixe meal with starter, entrée, side & dessert. Plus, gift card offer runs June 13-19. For every $200 gift card purchase, get $40 bonus card. Bonus cards valid through Aug. 31. Details. Locales throughout California, including Palm Desert.

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SAMMY'S WOODFIRED PIZZA: Dine on-site or order takeout for Father's Day. From "healthy global cuisine" selections: chicken lettuce wraps; duck tacos; sweet chili chicken wings; burgers; soups; salads; short ribs; lamb chops; wood-fired pizzas. Menu & order links here. See locales, including Palm Desert.

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7-ELEVEN: Say "Thanks, Dad," with a Father's Day deal: 16 boneless wings for just $5. In-store only.

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YARD HOUSE: Pops can select from fleet of taps with 100-plus brews, plus order such steaks & chops as bone-in, sweet soy marinated Korean Ribeye, served with chili garlic fries. Restaurant info here. Locations throughout California, including in Chino Hills, Riverside, Rancho Mirage, Rancho Cucamonga & Temecula.

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YOGURTLAND: Surprise fro-yo-loving dads with eGift cards, valid for in-store purchases. And a deal runs June 13-18: For every $25 eGift card purchased, receive $5 bonus card via email for future visits June 19 – July 17. Max of four bonus cards per order, plus not redeemable with online orders or third-party deliveries. Locations regionwide.

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Leonardo Rivas is named FUSD's Teacher of the Year

Leonardo Rivas is accustomed to having his students be in the spotlight on their video news program at Fontana A.B. Miller High School.But one day earlier this year, it was Rivas himself who suddenly was receiving all the attention; he was informed that he had been named the Fontana Unified School District’s Teacher of the Year for 2022.“I was caught completely off guard when they surprised me with the news in the classroom. It was completely unexpected,” Rivas said recently, adding with a smile: “It&rsq...

Leonardo Rivas is accustomed to having his students be in the spotlight on their video news program at Fontana A.B. Miller High School.

But one day earlier this year, it was Rivas himself who suddenly was receiving all the attention; he was informed that he had been named the Fontana Unified School District’s Teacher of the Year for 2022.

“I was caught completely off guard when they surprised me with the news in the classroom. It was completely unexpected,” Rivas said recently, adding with a smile: “It’s a huge honor — something I’ll always remember.”

Rivas was recognized for his efforts as Miller’s video production teacher, a position he has held for nine years.

“I love video production because it’s something that I wish I had when I was in high school,” he said. “Even though I still create and do my own projects, I love to work with the students and see them get excited about making and creating art through video.”

One of those projects was coordinating with the Ontario Fury pro soccer team, he said.

In addition, the students collaborated with the award-winning dance program at Miller and made six short dance films in association with the Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation in Rancho Cucamonga. The films are now being shown publicly.

“That was a very special project,” he said. “We were working on it for months.”

He now is taking time off from his Miller duties during the summer, but he stays very busy throughout the school year, because he also has been teaching cinema studies at Chaffey College for the past six years.

----- THE FUSD’s School Site Teachers of the Year were:

Almond Elementary — Nicole P. Lozano

Beech Avenue Elementary — Robin J. Proctor

Kathy Binks Elementary — Starlena R. Aragon

Canyon Crest Elementary — Celena Velazquez

Chaparral Academy of Technology — Cynthia T. Au

Citrus Elementary — Laura W. Howell

Cypress Elementary — Debbie L. Hernandez

Date Elementary — Diana Esparza

Dolores Huerta International Academy — Ashley A. Silva

Dorothy Grant Innovations Academy — Felecia D. Moore

Hemlock Elementary — Mary Beth Barron

Juniper Elementary — Renee A. Potter

Live Oak Elementary — Delia Quintero

Locust Elementary — Dwayne R. Palasek

Mango Elementary — Marisol Lopez

Maple Elementary — Brenda B. Muro

North Tamarind Elementary — Mary M. Irving

Oak Park Elementary — Elvira M. Lopez

Oleander Elementary — Nancy E. Temple

Palmetto Elementary — Lauren N. Johnson

Poplar Elementary — Courtney L. Spink

Ted J. Porter Elementary — Shavon G. Dunn

Virginia Primrose Elementary — Micaela Ramirez

Randall-Pepper Elementary — Carolyn L. Cardenas

Redwood Elementary — Bret T. Nason

Shadow Hills Elementary — Cynthia S. Butterweck

Sierra Lakes Elementary — Lynn A. Ziemer

South Tamarind Elementary — Cheri L. Mabrie

Tokay Elementary — Eva J. Hernandez

West Randall Elementary — Deborah A. Waltzer

Alder Middle — Timothy Crawford

Almeria Middle — Jean H. Yoo

Fontana Middle — Anya P. Harvey

Wayne Ruble Middle — Rosa E. Acosta

Sequoia Middle — Michelle L. Cranford

Southridge Tech Middle — Candice D. Ogden

Harry S. Truman Middle — Deneen P. Enoch

A. B. Miller High — Leonardo Rivas

Eric Birch High — Bethel L. Trice

Citrus High — Michelle A. Bettencourt

Fontana High — Michelle L. Reeves

Jurupa Hills High — Pamela J. Rodriguez

Henry J. Kaiser High — Richard A. Hutchins

Summit High — Patricia E. Connors

Early Education - Preschool — Jody A. Garcia

Fontana Adult School — Guadalupe Berry

Elementary Instruction — Elizabeth A. Shepard.

Explore Rancho Cucamonga's LoanMart Field

Welcome to LoanMart Field, where the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes shake it up with mascots Tremor and Aftershock. Dodgers fans flock here for a front-row view of the future while enjoying the Southern California sunshine.Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (Affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers since 2011) Established: 1993 Ballpark: LoanMart Field (opened 1993, as The Epicenter) League: Low-A West Notable Alumni: Mike Trout, Joc Pederson, Corey Seager, Cody B...

Welcome to LoanMart Field, where the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes shake it up with mascots Tremor and Aftershock. Dodgers fans flock here for a front-row view of the future while enjoying the Southern California sunshine.

Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (Affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers since 2011) Established: 1993 Ballpark: LoanMart Field (opened 1993, as The Epicenter) League: Low-A West Notable Alumni: Mike Trout, Joc Pederson, Corey Seager, Cody Bellinger, Julio Urías, Walker Buehler, Gavin Lux, Dustin May Championships: 1994, 2015, 2018

The population of the Southern California city of Rancho Cucamonga nearly doubled between 1980 and 1990 and has continued to grow at a rapid clip since. That's a lot of new Dodgers fans in western San Bernardino County, about 50 miles from Chavez Ravine. They fill LoanMart Field with passion, making it a great place for visiting fans to mingle with locals and rooters from LA who come out to get a look at future Dodgers stars.

LoanMart Field

8408 Rochester Ave., Rancho Cucamonga, CA, 91730 (909) 481-5000 Capacity: ~4,900 Dimensions: right field, 330; center field, 401; left field, 330

The franchise traces its roots back to the Lodi Crushers of the late 1960s but was established in Rancho Cucamonga as a Padres affiliate in 1993 before partnering with the Angels in 2001 and finding an ideal fit with the Dodgers in 2011. The Angels' affiliation made Mike Trout an alumnus, and when Trout and fellow former Quakes basher Cody Bellinger won their respective MVP Awards in 2019, Rancho Cucamonga could boast having produced that year's best player in each of the Major Leagues.

Many of the pieces of the Dodgers' recent success -- from bit players to superstars like Bellinger and Julio Urías -- spent significant development time with the Quakes, and the team's proximity to Dodger Stadium has made it a convenient rehab spot for legends and legends in the making, from Manny Ramirez and Adrián González to Clayton Kershaw and Justin Turner. Over the course of a given year, the Quakes are likely to field upwards of a dozen Dodgers working their way back to the bigs.

(Incidentally, the Kershaw-Trout MVP year of '14 gave the Quakes unique bragging rights, too, as Kershaw, although never having stopped at Rancho Cucamonga on his way up the organizational ladder the first time, made a rehab start with the Quakes that very summer.)

LoanMart Field sits in a large city park, and, as at Dodger Stadium, fans arriving by automobile can make their way into the facility via a road called Stadium Way. (Connoisseurs of old-time TV and golden-age radio may delight in entering or exiting along Jack Benny Drive.) The outside of LoanMart Field has a classic California feel, with palm trees dotting the walkway to arched entrances.

The ballyard is municipally owned, and the Quakes have reason to be proud of both their stadium and of the job the city does keeping it beautiful. The team cherishes the park's well-deserved reputation as a first-class developmental facility suitable for rehabbing stars and high-profile prospects in a high-profile system.

On Sundays, player development takes on another meeting. Through a U.S. Bank-sponsored program, Quakes players host a clinic free to Little Leaguers throughout the community, which fosters a tough-to-beat energy in the stands throughout games on those days.

Like that of the division-rival 66ers, the Quakes' ballpark is nestled underneath the San Gabriel Mountains, making for some stunning vistas -- especially during twilight. For the most dramatic mountain views, get a seat (or take a walk) along the first-base side of LoanMart Field. But almost the entirety of the perimeter of the park is lined with stately trees, so even if your seat isn't facing the mountains, they -- and the Angeles and San Bernardino National Forests -- feel just as nearby as they are.

There are a multitude of group seating options, including the "Dugout Decks" near third base, the "Cafe" near shallow left field and the "Fault Zone" near shallow right field. The Quakes also have six luxury boxes.

The Dave & Buster's Fun Zone next to the Fault Zone offers features such as a jump house, speed pitch and an obstacle course.

Tremor, a green dino billed as the world's only Rallysaurus, is the active face of the team in the community and, of course, in the ballpark. Wearing 4.8 on his jersey, the Quakes' primary mascot can always be counted on to shake things up.

Aftershock, Tremor's little brother, seems to threaten the credibility of Tremor's standing as the world's only Rallysaurus, but family matters can be tricky. Whatever the complications and bloodlines between them, Aftershock and Tremor get along just fine, and they're both a blast to be around during a game.

Whether you're a lifelong Dodgers fan or you're wearing blue for the first time when you put on a Quakes hat on your way to your seat, you may wish you had a Dodger Dog. Good news! The Quakes offer both Dodger Dogs and Doyer Dogs -- Dodger Dogs given a Cali-Mexican flavor with toppings like jalapeños, pico de gallo and nacho cheese.

If spuds are more your speed, you'll want to check out the Loaded Tremor Tots. Named after the Quakes' beloved Rallysaurus, these are tater tots covered with nacho cheese, sour cream, green onions and bacon bits. One naturally expects such an item to quickly grow soggy and lose some of its charm, but the genius of the Tremor Tots is in their structure; they're crispy enough on the outside to retain their integrity but on the inside are as soft and forgiving as a potato-based snack ought to be.

The Quakes also offer a number of craft and local beers, as well as specialty burger options, teriyaki bowls, tacos and burritos.

Local attractions

Baseball fans who are also outdoors enthusiasts will jump for joy upon arriving in the area, with the Cucamonga Wilderness (free permit required), Sheep Mountain Wilderness (free permit required on some trails) and more splendors of the Angeles and San Bernardino National Forests are within an easy drive of LoanMart Field.

Sheep Mountain Wilderness – has 41,883 acres with elevations from 2,400 to the 10,064-foot Mt. San Antonio (also known as Old Baldy). The East Fork of the San Gabriel River, which runs through this wilderness, is famous for its recreational opportunities. #NationalForestWeek pic.twitter.com/GL7aY7MLW0

— Angeles National Forest (@Angeles_NF) July 15, 2021

If shopping is more your bag, you won't want to miss Rancho Cucamonga's Victoria Gardens, a commercial, arts and architectural town center with dozens of retail and dining options, as well as a movie theater, the city-owned Lewis Theater Playhouse, a public library and a large, versatile function hall.

All of the attractions of Los Angeles are within reach, too, but visitors from out of the region will want to be particularly mindful of the region's traffic if they plan to drive into LA in the afternoon and make it back for a night game's first pitch.

The aforementioned Victoria Gardens includes options for just about every palate.

The San Gabriel Valley, widely known in foodie circles for its rich abundance and variety of Chinese cuisine, is a quick jaunt westward on the 10 Freeway.

The Mitla Cafe is worth a visit in nearby San Bernardino, home of the Inland Empire 66ers.

Lodging

There are a few hotels on Foothill Boulevard, just a hop to the north of LoanMart Field, and several more closer to the junction of the 10 and 15 Freeways about 15 minutes to the south.

Three campsites are within a 45-minute drive in the Cucamonga Wilderness, although a permit is required -- book in advance. Cabin rentals can be found in the San Gabriels, although the winding mountain roads may make a drive take longer than it seems at first glance.

Southern California is a baseball roadtripper's paradise, with not only the Quakes, nearby 66ers and Lake Elsinore Storm, but also a slew of elite college programs from USC and UCLA to Cal State Fullerton and so on. Obviously, a Dodgers game, an Angels game and a Padres game ought to be on the docket, too.

Those interested in points north would be wise to check out the Quakes' league rivals. Why not head to a Visalia Rawhide game, and then take another short trip to see the Fresno Grizzlies?

The Road to Los Angeles

Ask a Rancho Cucamongan on the street about the road to Los Angeles, and you're likely to be directed to the 10 Freeway. The ladder to Dodger Stadium is a little more circuitous, with stops in the High-A Central (Great Lakes Loons), Double-A Central (Tulsa Drillers) and Triple-A West (Oklahoma City Dodgers).

Revealed: The best (and worst) US cities for a staycation

This summer, rising airline and gasoline prices have us all looking at our hometown or nearby cities with fresh eyes. The year of the staycation continues (for the third year in a row now?) and we're betting there's still plenty of new things to do nearby. After all, how many New Yorkers have never visited the Statue of Liberty and how many San Franciscans have never taken a ...

This summer, rising airline and gasoline prices have us all looking at our hometown or nearby cities with fresh eyes. The year of the staycation continues (for the third year in a row now?) and we're betting there's still plenty of new things to do nearby. After all, how many New Yorkers have never visited the Statue of Liberty and how many San Franciscans have never taken a joy ride on the cable cars? A staycation can be fun if you actively seek out the things in your area that visitors would.

A new list of the best and worst staycation cities, released by WalletHub, lets you see how 182 US cities compare in terms of access to recreation, food and entertainment, and relaxation spots like spas and beaches. If your hometown didn't make the list, maybe a nearby city did.

To create the list, researchers started with the 150 most populated US cities, then added at least two of each state’s most populated cities. From there, they crunched the data with 44 different comparison points such as how much movies cost in that city, what the average cocktail price is, how many public beaches there are per capita and the ‘idealness of summer weather.’

This resulted in a ranked list in which Honolulu, Hawaii came in first for the best overall city to staycation in. It’s hard to beat Honolulu, which came in first for recreation, 26th for food and entertainment, and fifth for rest and relaxation.

The city that came in first for food and entertainment is the second best city overall, Orlando, Florida. It also earned 19th place for recreation and 18th place for rest and relaxation.

And coming in third best is Chicago, Illinois at fifth for recreation, 23rd for food and entertainment, and 11th for rest and relaxation.

The city that came in first for rest and relaxation is West Valley City, Utah, although it earned just the #37 spot overall. Other fun data points include: Cleveland, Ohio, having the most swimming pools per capita; Honolulu having the most tennis courts and the most spas; Peoria, Arizona having the most public golf courses; Orlando with the most zoos and aquariums—and the most ice cream/froyo spots; Portland, Oregon with the most beer gardens; Salt Lake City, Utah with the most coffee shops; and New Orleans with the most museums, all per capita.

It’s a fun list, but now we feel compelled to list the worst five cities to staycation in, according to this ranking. Hawaii’s Pearl City comes in last overall, ranked last in recreation and food and entertainment, and #153 in rest and relaxation. The other four worst cities are in California, in order by worst to slightly better, are Chula Vista, Moreno Valley, Rancho Cucamonga and Oxnard. If it makes California feel any better, it has two cities in the top ten: San Francisco at #7 and San Diego at #9.

Take it all with a grain of salt. Your city is as fun as you make it and booking yourself in a local hotel to see things with a new perspective can be a game changer.

BEST CITIES FOR STAYCATIONS:

1. Honolulu, HI

2. Orlando, FL

3. Chicago, IL

4. Fort Lauderdale, FL

5. Portland, ME

6. Las Vegas, NV

7. San Francisco, CA

8. New York, NY

9. San Diego, CA

10. Seattle, WA

WORST CITIES FOR STAYCATIONS:

173. Fremont, CA

174. Garland, TX

175. Irving, TX

176. Fontana, CA

177, North Las Vegas, NV

178. Oxnard, CA

179. Rancho Cucamonga, CA

180. Moreno Valley, CA

181. Chula Vista, CA

182. Pearl City, HI

Why some SoCal neighborhoods face dire water cuts while others escape restrictions

Major water restrictions are about to take effect in areas ranging from Rancho Cucamonga to Thousand Oaks, and Baldwin Park to North Hollywood. But many nearby areas will escape the mandatory one-day-a-week watering limits — among them Santa Monica, Long Beach, Torrance and Beverly Hills.Why? The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California has targeted these first-ever w...

Major water restrictions are about to take effect in areas ranging from Rancho Cucamonga to Thousand Oaks, and Baldwin Park to North Hollywood. But many nearby areas will escape the mandatory one-day-a-week watering limits — among them Santa Monica, Long Beach, Torrance and Beverly Hills.

Why? The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California has targeted these first-ever water restrictions for areas that rely heavily or entirely on the State Water Project — a Northern California water supply that officials say faces a real risk of running dry. Areas that receive water from the Colorado River and other sources will be spared — at least for now.

It’s a strategy whose wisdom has divided experts. While some say it reflects the realities of California, others say it ignores the possibility that the drought could continue for another year, among other concerns.

Managers of the nation’s largest urban water wholesaler said the shortage emergency is so serious that they have no option but to require an immediate 35% cut in water use to preserve enough supplies for people to cover basic needs indoors.

“Imagine a day when you open your tap and no water’s coming out. That’s going to be the worst emergency, worse than anything that you’ve ever seen,” said Adel Hagekhalil, the district’s general manager. “Water is essential for the economy, water is essential for public health, water is essential for our livelihood … People need to know that this water is not just something that we can waste.”

The restrictions are due to start June 1 and will apply to nearly 6 million people across Ventura and northwestern L.A. counties and parts of the San Gabriel Valley and the Inland Empire, about one-third of the areas where the MWD supplies imported water.

Areas that won’t face the restrictions include many cities across Southern California that receive substantial amounts of water from the Colorado River or other sources. The difference in these areas, MWD spokesperson Rebecca Kimitch said, is that “they are getting sufficient Colorado River supplies or local supplies to meet demand.”

Some water experts, however, said they think similar restrictions should apply throughout the MWD’s service area because the Colorado River is also suffering a first-ever shortage.

“The real question is, why not just do it for the entire service area?” said Felicia Marcus, a researcher at Stanford University’s Water in the West Program and former chair of California’s state water board. “It may be most acute for these particular areas in this particular year, but I think increasingly we have to take a longer view than we’re used to.”

Marcus said she thinks the MWD should go “more all-out to avoid even deeper restrictions in future dry years,” because next year could be similarly dry. Not cutting back across the board throughout the region, she said, is like “high-stakes gambling.”

“It’s hard to deny that we’re in dire straits. And it’s hard to deny that climate makes what was already a variable crapshoot year to year much more risky,” Marcus said. “It’s prudent to act sooner rather than later. I just think wishful thinking should go out the window, and we need to take more dramatic action.”

Though California’s urban water suppliers have yet to face large cuts in deliveries from the Colorado River, that could change as the river’s reservoirs, which are already at their lowest recorded levels, continue to drop.

Lake Mead, the largest reservoir on the Colorado River and in the nation, has fallen so low that an original 1971 water intake is now exposed.

Yet some experts said the MWD’s plan makes sense, particularly since it avoids a “one size fits all” approach that might not account for local and regional differences. While some agencies can draw from other water sources in their portfolios, others are much more limited and may need stronger measures, said Glen MacDonald, a UCLA distinguished professor of California and the American West.

“The strategy reflects the realities of California. There’s different water sources throughout the state, and different dependencies on those water sources,” MacDonald said. “If everyone understands how serious this is, and then they enact policies which reflect the reality of their specific regional area, that’s the best way forward with this.”

Still, he said, that reliance on the Colorado River is more of a Band-Aid than a solution, particularly amid the worsening climate crisis.

The river is “a fallback, but it’s one of diminishing usefulness. If you were to put all your eggs in that basket, it’s not going to carry you through for the long-term,” McDonald said, adding that “with continued climate change, we’re going to have higher temperatures, more evaporation, probably a much more variable precipitation regime. It’s like we’re in the middle of a train wreck, and it’s a climatic train wreck.”

For the time being, the Colorado River is proving an invaluable resource for areas like Beverly Hills. The city doesn’t face the new MWD restrictions because it is “fortunate to have access to Colorado River water that other communities in the latest order do not,” Public Works director Shana Epstein said.

Santa Monica, too, is not covered by the latest order. The city gets about 60% of its supply from local groundwater, while 40% is purchased from the MWD via either the Colorado River or the State Water Project, according to water resources manager Sunny Wang.

That flexibility was largely by design, Wang said. Since the previous drought, Santa Monica has spent more than $200 million on local water supply projects to reduce its reliance on imported supplies, including investments in stormwater harvesting and increased efficiency at the city’s brackish groundwater desalination facility, among other projects.

The funds needed for those kinds of improvements could prove challenging for some cities. Wang said the $200 million came from a combination of grant money, loans and water revenue bonds.

Hagekhalil, the MWD’s general manager, said the self-reliance of some areas is why the “one size fits all” approach doesn’t work. It also underscores the need for “real investments in recycled water, real investments in stormwater capture, real investments in storage.”

“These are critical,” he said. “We can’t conserve our way out of this.”

Even within the scope of the MWD’s order, there are exceptions. People will still be allowed to hand-water trees to keep them alive, and there is also an exemption to allow for drip irrigation systems, or other high-efficiency irrigation, to “apply water at a weekly volume consistent with the one-day watering restriction imposed on less efficient irrigation systems,” according to the MWD.

Shahzeen Attari, an associate professor at Indiana University Bloomington who studies human behavior and resource use, said that focusing cuts on the most jeopardized areas makes sense from a policy perspective, at least for the time being.

But leaving too much decision-making to local and regional authorities could create “something similar to what happened with COVID and the mask mandates, where there’s a sort of mishmash of different rules for different people,” she said.

What’s more, the combination of “problem fatigue” stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, the war in Ukraine, inflation and other pressing issues could make it challenging to drive home the severity of the situation — and get 100% compliance from people who feel as though they’ve already stepped up conservation since the previous drought, she said.

“They did quite a bit last time around, so they might have maintained those behaviors and might not know what to do now,” she said.

There are other lingering questions too, including, crucially, whether any of this will work.

Californians so far have been sluggish in their response to the current drought, and in fact increased residential water use at the start of the year despite pleas from Gov. Gavin Newsom for voluntary reductions.

According to the MWD, it will fall to each member agency to determine how best to implement the restrictions. Some, such as Las Virgenes Municipal Water District, have already spelled out detailed plans for enforcement and patrol; others, including the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, are still working on the details.

Once each local agency adopts its new rules, the MWD has said outdoor watering should be limited to one day per week. Or, alternatively, each water supplier can adopt another approach to achieve the overall 35% reduction. The MWD plans to track agencies’ progress and could fine any that don’t cut back enough.

In developing water conservation rules, “it’s better to do them across the board, just because it causes less confusion and sort of homogenizes the approach,” said Newsha Ajami, a water researcher at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Ajami said she’d like to see the restrictions be more focused on reducing per-capita water use to a certain target, which she said is a much better strategy than focusing on percentages.

“That way, you know across-the-board everybody is reducing their outdoor water use,” Ajami said, “and can create a collective action around that.”

Dine 909: Eateries open in Riverside, Rancho Cucamonga and San Bernardino

New Mexican restaurant in RiversideKalaveras has opened at 1690 Spruce St., Riverside.The spot has been home to a string of restaurants — most of them serving Mexican food — and was most recently Mexicali Bar & Grill.Hours during the soft opening are 3 p.m.-midnight daily.Another location is ...

New Mexican restaurant in Riverside

Kalaveras has opened at 1690 Spruce St., Riverside.

The spot has been home to a string of restaurants — most of them serving Mexican food — and was most recently Mexicali Bar & Grill.

Hours during the soft opening are 3 p.m.-midnight daily.

Another location is in the works in Montclair.

Mod out, Ozen in

Ozen Japanese Cuisine has opened in Rancho Cucamonga.

The eatery serves typical Japanese cuisine, including ramen, udon and sushi.

The restaurant is at 6417 Haven Ave., Suite 120, formerly home to a Mod Pizza location.

Hours are 11 a.m.-9 p.m. daily.

Froyo redux

The San Bernardino Yogurtland is open…again.

The location at 4235 N. University Parkway, Suite 103, closed back in September.

The location was cleared out, and signage was stripped from the former dessert shop.

A little over a month ago, the location again showed signs of life, and it reopened at the end of February.

Current hours are 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

New KFC

San Bernardino’s fourth KFC has opened.

The location at 905 N. Waterman Ave. was originally an El Pollo Loco, but was most recently Wok & Grill, which closed in 2017.

Hours are 10 a.m.-9 p.m. daily.

Celebrating Betty

Hangar 24 Craft Brewing in Redlands will celebrate the eighth anniversary of the release of its Betty IPA, from 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, March 19.

The event will feature a female makers market from noon-6 p.m., music all day, food vendors, and the re-release of Double Betty double India pale ale.

Hangar 24 is at 1710 Sessums Drive.

Free chips and guac

Wednesday, March 23 is National Chip and Dip Day, and also your opportunity to grab some free chips and guacamole with any purchase at Rubio’s Coastal Grill.

To get the deal, use the code DIPDAY when ordering online or via the Rubio’s app.

In person, scan the QR code from the coupon available on Rubio’s website at rubios.com.

Inland Empire Rubio’s Coastal Grill locations include Riverside, Redlands, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, Eastvale, Chino Hills, Norco, Corona, Temecula, Murrieta and Menifee.

Farmer Boys gives back

Farmer Boys will celebrate the grand opening of its second Chino location with a fundraiser for Ayala High School.

The event is set for 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 19, at the location at 7031 Kimball Ave.

To participate in the fundraiser, simply use the code AHS100 when ordering and your purchase will benefit the school.

Sorry, we’re closed

Shogun’s San Bernardino location, shuttered for most of the pandemic, has finally closed.

A notice posted inside the front door in early 2020 read “In doing our part to fight against the spread of COVID-19, Shogun San Bernardino will be closed until March 31st OR until further notice. Shogun Restaurant Group.”

The location, formerly an Elephant Bar Restaurant, was eventually removed from the chain’s website.

Signage was recently removed from the building at 1050 Harriman Place.

Remaining Inland Empire locations include Temecula, Rancho Cucamonga, Corona, Palm Desert and La Verne.

In Riverside, Doña Timos La Cascada Mexican Grill, at 3635 University Ave., has also closed, but an application for new ownership was posted to one of the windows covered with butcher paper. According to the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, the new name in the application is Cerveceria y Taqueria Estrella.

A Doña Timos Restaurant at 8836 Sierra Ave. in Fontana appears to still be in business.

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