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

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Latest News in Toluca Lake, CA

Water Restrictions Hit North Hollywood-Toluca Lake

Street numbers, days of the weeks and fat fines: here's everything you need to know to survive LA's new water restrictions. LOS ANGELES, CA — The browning of North Hollywood and Toluca Lake lawns begins in earnest Wednesday as unprecedented water restrictions take effect across Los Angeles, Ventura and San Bernardino counties. Millions of Southlanders will be limited to outdoor watering one to two days per week throughout the summer.One-third of Southern Californians face new restrictions limiting outdoor watering to re...

Street numbers, days of the weeks and fat fines: here's everything you need to know to survive LA's new water restrictions.

LOS ANGELES, CA — The browning of North Hollywood and Toluca Lake lawns begins in earnest Wednesday as unprecedented water restrictions take effect across Los Angeles, Ventura and San Bernardino counties. Millions of Southlanders will be limited to outdoor watering one to two days per week throughout the summer.

One-third of Southern Californians face new restrictions limiting outdoor watering to reduce water use in the face of the state’s historic drought. The restrictions, apply to about 6 million Southern Californians who depend on water from Northern California via the State Water Project. That includes Los Angeles and dozens of Los Angeles County cities that don't have access to water from the Colorado River or local resources.

In Los Angeles, where outdoor watering is now limited to two days per week, residents will have a short amount of time to get on board with the routine before being hit with a series of escalating fines.

The restrictions, approved by a 13-0 City Council vote after being announced by Mayor Eric Garcetti, are more lenient than the one-day limit ordered earlier by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California for areas that are dependent on water from the State Water Project.

"We were given two paths ... and we chose path two, to go with a budgeted volumetric limit for the city of Los Angeles. While most other agencies affected by this need to limit their outdoor watering to one day to comply, we believe that in the city of L.A. we can comply with two-day-a-week watering, and that's thanks to our customers' tireless efforts to make conservation a way of life here in Los Angeles," David Pettijohn, director of water resources for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, told the City Council last week

The city also urged residents with pools to use pool covers to reduce the risk of evaporation, and called on people to wash their vehicles only at commercial car wash facilities.

The city's water restrictions will be enforced by the Conservation Response Unit, which will focus on areas that are using the most water, according to DWP General Manager and Chief Engineer Marty Adams. He said the department will re-assign employees to ensure coverage in all areas of the city, and might bring on additional personnel during the summer.

"Beyond that, we have the ability to put flow restrictors on people's use if they are recalcitrant and do not comply, and then we also have the ultimate option of terminating service if somebody is really just scofflaw against the ordinance," Pettijohn said.

Adams said the department has given "very few fines in past droughts," adding that people are typically happy to comply with restrictions. In the last four years, the department has issued 552 citations, with only 15 resulting in fines, according to Pettijohn.

Meanwhile, many people outside Los Angeles are restricted to one-day per week watering effective Wednesday, as announced by the MWD on April 26. That restriction will apply to the district's member agencies that are heavily dependent on supplies from the State Water Project, but the agency called on all Southern California residents and businesses to slash water use by 30% to combat drought conditions "unlike anything we've experienced before."

MWD member agencies that fail to enforce the requirement among their customers will face fines of up to $2,000 per acre-foot of water supplied by MWD that exceeds monthly allocation limits.

The State Water Resources Control Board voted last week to ban watering of non-functional turf at commercial, industrial and institutional properties.

The ban -- which does not include turf at residences or turf used for recreation or community purposes -- will be effective once approved by the Office of Administrative Law, which typically takes about 10 days, according to the board. Violations would be punishable by a fine of up to $500.

In recent months, the DWP has urged customers to take advantage of its rebates to make water conservation transitions less expensive, including for people who replace their lawns with sustainable and drought-tolerant landscaping. Residential and commercial customers can get $3 per square foot of turf for up to 5,000 square feet, and public agencies can get $4 per square foot for up to 200,000 square feet of turf. The agency also gives a $6 rebate for rotating sprinkler nozzles.

Residential customers can also receive $500 rebates for high- efficiency clothes-washer purchases and $250 for water-efficient toilet purchases.

According to the DWP, the more efficient appliances can reduce water use by more than 11,000 gallons per year. Rebate-eligible toilets use about 30% less water than standard models.

DWP business customers can receive $300 rebates for low-flush toilets, which used to have a rebate of $250. Bathroom and kitchen faucet aerators and high-efficiency showerheads are available for free.

Multi-family, commercial and industrial building owners who install large-scale water conservation systems can also receive a $2 million incentive, which was increased earlier this year from $250,000. The Technical Assistance Program incentive is available for pre-approved cooling towers, recirculation systems, recycling microfiltration systems and other upgrades that reduce potable water use by a minimum of 50,000 gallons over two years.

More information is available at https://bit.ly/3wjPxo9.

Officials in recent weeks also have tried to highlight the need to protect Los Angeles' trees during the drought and restrictions, noting that they provide extensive benefits to health and qualify of life.

Trees can capture stormwater, improve water quality and reduce flood risk, along with helping air quality and the impact of heat waves.

"Trees provide so many benefits for the quality of life and our environment," Board of Public Works President Aura Garcia said last week. "But as we go through this period to reduce water usage through various ways, we want to share this important information for residents to help maintain and preserve trees in their yards, while conserving water."

The Department of Public Works urged people to add mulch to their trees and to slow soak their mature trees once a month, especially between June and September. People should also keep a close eye on the trees that were accustomed to receiving water three times per week.

People should also avoid pruning and fertilizing their trees during hot, dry months, the department said.

By MARGARET SHUTTLEWORTH, City News Service and Patch Staffer Paige Austin conrtibuted to this report.

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Your guide to the L.A. school board candidates on the 2022 California midterm ballot

Two seats are on the Nov. 8 ballot for the seven-member Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education.In District 2, which covers downtown and adjacent neighborhoods, especially to the east, Rocio Rivas and Maria Brenes are vying to replace longtime incumbent Monica Garcia, who cannot run again becau...

Two seats are on the Nov. 8 ballot for the seven-member Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education.

In District 2, which covers downtown and adjacent neighborhoods, especially to the east, Rocio Rivas and Maria Brenes are vying to replace longtime incumbent Monica Garcia, who cannot run again because of term limits.

In District 6, which takes in most of the east San Fernando Valley, incumbent and school board President Kelly Gonez was pushed into a runoff by high school Spanish teacher Marvin Rodriguez.

The nation's second-largest school system is confronted with multiple challenges. Students are struggling to recover academically from pandemic setbacks. Enrollment has declined rapidly and is estimated to plunge by nearly 30% over the next decade, likely leading to school closures. Parents' concerns include school safety and drug abuse on campus — and they want help to address the mental health crisis affecting youth.

There are also tensions between parents and staff when LAUSD schools share campuses with charter schools, which have a legal right to demand classroom and office space.

In the short term, the school system has unprecedented financial resources to address concerns. In the long term, the funding could drop sharply, leading to difficult choices.

In the meantime, negotiations are underway between the district and its employee unions. The teachers union has proposed a 20% raise over two years.

Managing the district is recently arrived Supt. Alberto Carvalho, who formerly headed Miami-Dade County Public Schools and is among the nation’s most experienced district administrators. He has developed — and the school board has adopted — a strategic plan for next four years. Evaluating Carvalho and guiding his efforts will be members of the school board, who also must answer to parents and employee groups.

The candidates are listed below in the order they appear on the ballot. Click on the candidate photo for short video answers to five questions posed to them from The Times. Rivas declined to participate in the interviews.

Californians can register to vote or check their status at .

Equity Union expands with new branch to open in Toluca Lake

The Branch will be anchored by Commercial Real Estate icon, Cindy HillLOS ANGELES, Sept. 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Equity Union's CEO, Harma Hartouni, announced the addition of its seventh branch, to be located at 4404 Riverside Drive in Toluca Lake.The Toluca Lake branch will cater to an upscale clientele, providing advanced technology and multiple private offices. The interior design of the office will serve all types of agents, those who want to come in, and those who prefer to work remotely, providing their cli...

The Branch will be anchored by Commercial Real Estate icon, Cindy Hill

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Equity Union's CEO, Harma Hartouni, announced the addition of its seventh branch, to be located at 4404 Riverside Drive in Toluca Lake.

The Toluca Lake branch will cater to an upscale clientele, providing advanced technology and multiple private offices. The interior design of the office will serve all types of agents, those who want to come in, and those who prefer to work remotely, providing their clients with high-quality service.

Several industry veterans with over 30 years of real estate experience have already signed on to join the branch, and have patiently waited with the desire to work at this location. This includes one of Los Angeles' most successful commercial real estate agents, Cindy Hill. "Cindy is an icon in Los Angeles and the Commercial Real Estate industry specializing in multi-family sales. She has personally represented clients in over $1 Billion in sales volume and is a household name in Burbank and beyond" said Harma Hartouni, CEO, Equity Union. This branch will be a central location servicing not only Toluca Lake and Burbank, but the surrounding east valley area.

The branch will be led by Tom Barseghian, who has an exceptional reputation in real estate. Tom's knowledge, experience and passion to help others further elevates Equity Union as it continues its expansion with top tier new locations.

Equity Union currently has offices in Sherman Oaks, Encino, Woodland Hills, Brentwood, Palm Springs and Palm Desert, as well as plans to announce a Santa Clarita location in the coming days. With these additional locations, Equity Union will operate 8 branches by the end of 2022.

About Equity Union: Founded by Harma Hartouni, groundbreaking REALTOR® and inspiring author of the memoir Getting Back Up, Equity Union was created to be a completely unique real estate company. With an unparalleled commitment to service, integrity and excellence, we're ready to both inspire your vision and help you bring it to life.

About Harma Hartouni: Harma Hartouni is a self-made entrepreneur and developer, owns a real estate company employing hundreds of residential and commercial real estate agents in Southern California. Among awards and recognition received, The National Association of REALTORS® named Harma one of their top "30 Under 30" brokers in the country, and the Los Angeles Business Journal has recognized him as one of their "40 Under 40" Most Influential Business Owners.

Media Contact:Dan Stueve, +13105955875, dan@equityunion.com

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Hollywood's Famed P-22 Mountain Lion Ventures Out For A Drink

The legendary puma startled some dog walkers on Griffith Park Boulevard as he went for a cool drink on a hot day.LOS ANGELES, CA — Everyone loves a refreshing drink at the end of a hot day, even LA's coolest cat. A large cat believed to be the famed city-dwelling mountain lion P-22 was spotted sipping from a sprinkler in Loz Feliz recently.Like the rest of Los Angeles, the puma went looking for ways to beat the heat Sunday, venturing outside Griffith Park where it was spotted on Griffith Park Boulevard sharing a busy ci...

The legendary puma startled some dog walkers on Griffith Park Boulevard as he went for a cool drink on a hot day.

LOS ANGELES, CA — Everyone loves a refreshing drink at the end of a hot day, even LA's coolest cat. A large cat believed to be the famed city-dwelling mountain lion P-22 was spotted sipping from a sprinkler in Loz Feliz recently.

Like the rest of Los Angeles, the puma went looking for ways to beat the heat Sunday, venturing outside Griffith Park where it was spotted on Griffith Park Boulevard sharing a busy city sidewalk with some very startled pedestrians.

One of those pedestrians was Los Feliz resident Victoria Calleja, who was walking her dog with her husband late Sunday night when she did a double take.

"We always walk down here with our dog," Calleja told NBC Los Angeles. "As I kind of rounded that corner and just looked at him we were looking at each other square in the eyes."

Calleja said they picked up their pup and slowly backed away from the world's most famous mountain lion.

Though startling, the encounter was also thrilling.

"It was honestly the best celebrity encounter I ever had living in LA to just run into him," Calleja added.

Ever since he became the only mountain lion ever known to have crossed the San Diego (405) and Hollywood (101) freeways and got his picture taken with the Hollywood sign, P-22 has become something of a legend.

And if there is one thing P-22 is famous for, it’s his tendency to wander. In late August he was caught wandering through a Beachwood Canyon neighborhood by a resident's doorbell camera.

In March, he was caught on camera foraging in Silver Lake, startling neighbors and passersby. In 2015, he famously took up residence in the crawl space of a Hollywood Hills home, giving a home security installer the scare of a lifetime.

In 2016, he was accused of mauling a koala to death at the Los Angeles Zoo. The incident prompted some officials at the time to consider relocating him before disaster struck.

But he’s remained at the park, making the occasional foray into surrounding neighborhoods.

When P-22 wandered deep into Silver Lake this year, the National Park Service warned residents not to become so star-struck that they put themselves in the crosshairs of an apex predator.

“We need to have a healthy respect for these animals. They deserve that. They are wild animals, not cute pets,” Ana Beatriz Cholo, a public information officer for the National Park Service said at the time. The National Park Service has been tracking P-22 for 10 years.

P-22 is about 11-years-old, a ripe old age for a puma. He has his own Facebook and Instagram pages, and has appeared on the cover of National Geographic.

“People hear about P-22 and think ‘this is our celebrity local mountain lion,’” said Beatriz Cholo. “If you are in an urban area, you might feel a little safer and might feel tempted to take a photo, but don’t. Give him space to get past you.”

No one really knows why P-22 wanders so far from Griffith Park.

P-22 has ample access to his favorite food — mule deer — in Griffith Park, and there are no other lions known to be in the area to battle for territory. There are no female lions in the area for him to mate with. At 12 years old — he’s the oldest mountain lion being tracked — it seems unlikely he would be searching for a mate.

“We wish we knew. We wish we could ask him. We can’t even make educated guesses,” she said in March.

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Water Restrictions Ordered In North Hollywood Amid Declared Shortage

A big cut in water use is needed to prevent officials from implementing even more stringent measures to mitigate the drought. What to know.NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA -- Six million residents in Southern California will face water restrictions next month after water officials declared a severe shortage emergency amid the state's worsening drought.Residents across dozens of Southland cities — including North Hollywood — will fall under such restrictions as the region continued to experience severely limited water supplies,...

A big cut in water use is needed to prevent officials from implementing even more stringent measures to mitigate the drought. What to know.

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA -- Six million residents in Southern California will face water restrictions next month after water officials declared a severe shortage emergency amid the state's worsening drought.

Residents across dozens of Southland cities — including North Hollywood — will fall under such restrictions as the region continued to experience severely limited water supplies, according to the Metropolitan Water District.

Starting June 1, outdoor watering will be cut to just one day a week in North Hollywood, according to water officials. As a result, yellow and brown lawns were expected to be the norm this summer.

Although attempting to use less water in households will help, officials have identified outdoor watering as one of the biggest uses of water contributing to worsening drought conditions.

Residents were urged to make changes to save water, such as removing lawns and replacing them with native plants that require less irrigation.

“We cannot afford green lawns,” MWD General Manager Adel Hagekhalil said.

MWD member water agencies that fail to enforce the new rules will face fines of up to $2,000 per acre-foot of water supplied by the MWD that exceeds monthly allocation limits.

Member agencies will also be responsible for determining which days watering will be allowed for their customers. Individual agencies can also opt to meet a reduced limit on the overall amount of water they use instead of enforcing the one-day watering rule. If the agencies exceed the limit, they will face the same fines.

It's an unprecedented move for the Southland’s largest water supplier, and it signals a shift to more aggressive conservation measures across Southern California.

The average potable water use across the MWD’s service area amounts to 125 gallons per day. In comparison, customers of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power use about 111 gallons per person per day, Ellen Cheng, a spokesperson for the department, told the Los Angeles Times.

Water customers will need to slash water use by 30 percent to make a difference and to combat drought conditions "unlike anything we've experienced before," the MWD said.

The following cities, neighborhoods and locations will be affected by the new water restrictions, according to the MWD.Agoura Hills.Arcadia.Avocado Heights.Azusa.Baldwin Park.Bassett.Bradbury.Calabasas.Camarillo.Canoga Park.Chatsworth.Chino.Chino Hills.City of Industry.Claremont.Covina.Culver City.Duarte.El Monte.Encino.Fontana.Granada Hills.Hacienda Heights.Irwindale.La Puente.La Verne.Los Angeles.Mission Hills.Monrovia.Montclair.Moorpark.Newbury Park.North Hills.North Hollywood.North Whittier.Northridge.Oak Park.Ontario.Oxnard.Pacific Palisades.Pacoima.Panorama City.Playa del Rey.Playa Vista.Point Mugu Naval Air Warfare Center.Port Hueneme.Naval Construction Battalion Center Port HuenemePorter Ranch.Rancho Cucamonga.Reseda.Rialto.Rosemead.San Gabriel.Sherman Oaks.Simi Valley.Somis.South El Monte.South Pasadena.Spy Glass Hill.Studio City.Sun Valley.Sunland.Sylmar.Tarzana.Temple City.Thousand Oaks.Tujunga.Universal City.Upland.Valinda.Valley Village.Van Nuys.Venice.West Covina.West Hills.West Hollywood.Westlake Village.Whittier.Winnetka.Woodland Hills.

"We have to make these finite supplies last the entire year," Hagekhalil said in a statement Tuesday. "If we don’t cut back now, we could be limited to providing only enough water to meet health and human safety needs in these communities."

The new rules will affect residents in areas that rely on the State Water Project. Because of the drought, the state has cut water project deliveries to just 5 percent of requested allocations. The State Water Project typically provides 30 percent of the water used in Southern California.

The watering restrictions will take effect June 1. MWD officials warned that if the rules don’t result in sufficient water savings, additional restrictions are possible, including a complete ban on "all nonessential outdoor irrigation."

More restrictions could be imposed as early as Sept. 1.

All of the Southland and 92 percent of the state was under severe drought, according to the National Integrated Drought System. Such conditions have the potential to lengthen and intensify fire season as fuels continue to dry out. Severe drought can also stress trees, trigger plants to increase reproductive mechanisms and increase diseases among wildlife.

"This is a crisis unlike anything that we've seen before," MWD Executive Officer Deven Upadhyay said. "We really only have a little more than half of the water that we need to be able to make it through the summertime and into the end of the year under normal demands, and that's why normal will not work."

The watering restrictions will also affect at least some customers served by the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, the Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District, Inland Empire Utilities Agency, Calleguas Municipal Water District and Three Valleys Municipal Water District.

Gov. Gavin Newsom last month directed the MWD and other water suppliers statewide to ramp up conservation efforts by advancing water-shortage contingency plans.

The MWD offers a rebate of $2 per square foot for people who replace their grass lawns with water-efficient landscaping. Rebates were also available from other local water agencies.

The rebate program helped remove 200 million square feet of grass, which saved enough water to provide about 62,000 homes with water each year, officials said.

During the state's annual April 1 Sierra Nevada snowpack survey, officials found that levels were just 38 percent of average. As of Friday, the state had received 15.63 inches of rain, 75 percent of the historical average, according to California Water Watch.

Coupled with Newsom's January emergency drought declaration, that means another summer of water restrictions.

Despite the healthy amount of snow and rain that fell on Northern California last month, the state remained in a drought.

State emergency regulations directed residents to do the following:Turn off decorative water fountains.Turn off or pause irrigation systems when it's raining and for two days after rain.Use an automatic shut-off nozzle on water hoses.Use a broom, not water, to clean sidewalks and driveways.Give trees just the water they need. Avoid overwatering.

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