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Southwest Mobile Storage - Best Mobile Storage & Office Containers In Venice Beach, 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. Venice Beach, 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 refurbished grade or better
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 Venice Beach, 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 Venice Beach, 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 Venice Beach, 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 Venice Beach, 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 Venice Beach, 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 Venice Beach, 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 Venice Beach, 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 Venice Beach, 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 Venice Beach, CA?

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Latest News in Venice Beach, CA

Venice Beach Boardwalk Is Clear, Businesses Say Tourists Are Coming Back

The view of Venice Beach from Ocean Front Walk is vastly different today than it was just a few weeks ago. Homeless encampments, tents, piles of personal property and garbage - gone. And those behind the program that made it happen say they promise to keep it that way."This is the way it should be," says Michael Charles, a street vendor who says he felt pushed off the boardwalk because of the encampments, but is now back and seeing what's changed."They needed help, it looks like they got it."Paula Rui...

The view of Venice Beach from Ocean Front Walk is vastly different today than it was just a few weeks ago. Homeless encampments, tents, piles of personal property and garbage - gone. And those behind the program that made it happen say they promise to keep it that way.

"This is the way it should be," says Michael Charles, a street vendor who says he felt pushed off the boardwalk because of the encampments, but is now back and seeing what's changed.

"They needed help, it looks like they got it."

Paula Ruiz, 20-year owner of Amor Amor, a hat shop, welcomes the news.

"It's clean, it feels safe." She says the last two years have been the hardest on her business.

"So scary," she says. "There were people who would come in here on drugs. They could kill you and not know what they're doing, that's the sad part."

For six weeks from the end of June and all of July, "Encampments to Homes" - a program spear-headed by LA Councilman Mike Bonin's office and the local non-profit St. Joseph's Center, aimed to clear the boardwalk of encampments and the estimated 200 people who lived there.

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"We set out to house people off Ocean Front Walk, to give them a sense of dignity and a safe place to stay," says St. Joseph's Center CEO VaLecia Adams Kellum. "I believe we did that in a pretty profound way."

The nonprofit says they engaged with more than 300 people experiencing homelessness and living on the boardwalk. Of those, 213 agreed to services; 185 of those were placed into temporary housing with assistance to move into permanent housing down the road; 7 people were placed into permanent housing (5 were reunited with family) and 21 accepted services but then opted out and went back to the street.

But some residents of Venice worry there is a repopulation happening on the boardwalk now.

"They're using sleeping bags right now, they're not full-on encampments but they're here," says Dave Tanner of the community group Friends of the Venice Boardwalk. The group formed more than a year ago when they say they saw the decaying effects of homelessness encroaching on the boardwalk.

Photos taken Thursday morning show tents on the beach, some people sleeping in doorways and on benches, and garbage piling up near trash cans. Tanner doesn't believe enforcement of the no-camping laws is happening.

"There's been progress but there's a lot more to do," he says.

The LAPD has a special Beach Detail Patrol that monitors Venice Beach. Deputy Chief Blake Chow says enforcement happens every day and that every morning his team gets an update on tents on the boardwalk that vary from four to 10 daily. He says teams work with this living in the tents to remove them and move on throughout the day. But he says that by city ordinance, a tent is any structure that has more than two sides - community groups have a very different definition of what they're seeing, which is often no tent but rather umbrellas and personal effects. Chow says those things cannot be enforced.

"We know we can't put a fence around Venice Beach, it's an ongoing effort to change the culture," says Kellum from the St. Joseph Center. "But we're not going to see people living in tents on the boardwalk, rebuilding those massive encampments."

But Tanner says some residents are worried about what happens when temporary housing ends.

"Focusing just on the boardwalk doesn't solve the boardwalk issues because there's an ecosystem of issues just off the boardwalk," he says, adding that he wants to see a permanent fix for the homeless crisis.

"There needs to be a flood of resources into all of Los Angeles more broadly," he says.

Celebrate Earth Day In Venice: Beach Cleanups, Tree Hugging

Celebrate Earth Day with these upcoming events and activities near you.VENICE, CA — You can celebrate Earth Day this Friday in Venice and Mar Vista with an upcoming tree hugging ceremony, nearby beach cleanups and even more.Earth Day is celebrated each year on April 22 as a reminder to take action to protect our planet. It's part of a movement that started in 1972 to help clean, improve and restore our plant for wildlife and people."This is the moment to change it all — the business climate, the politi...

Celebrate Earth Day with these upcoming events and activities near you.

VENICE, CA — You can celebrate Earth Day this Friday in Venice and Mar Vista with an upcoming tree hugging ceremony, nearby beach cleanups and even more.

Earth Day is celebrated each year on April 22 as a reminder to take action to protect our planet. It's part of a movement that started in 1972 to help clean, improve and restore our plant for wildlife and people.

"This is the moment to change it all — the business climate, the political climate, and how we take action on climate," according to earthday.org. "Now is the time for the unstoppable courage to preserve and protect our health, our families, and our livelihoods."

Here are several Earth Day events in the area:

SANTA MONICA

Pacific Wheel Earth Day Light Show 2022: Santa Monica Pier: Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier's Ferris wheel goes 'green' with a variety of green and blue colors, patterns, and icons, along with a spinning globe for Earth Day from about 7:31 p.m. Friday to 12 a.m Saturday, Pacific Park, 380 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica.

Tree hugging ceremony: A tree hugging ceremony is planned at Ocean Avenue and Colorado Boulevard in Santa Monica at 6 p.m. Friday.

2nd Annual Love Unity Earth Day Beach Festival: Celebrate Earth Day at the 2nd Annual Love Unity Earth Day Beach Festival from 11:11 a.m. to 11:11 p.m. on the beach south of the pier near 1670 Appian Way, Santa Monica. Volunteer for a beach cleanup with EcoJoe's Trash Pick Up and multiple stages including music, art, wellness workshops, ecological and community resources. Register to join.

Love to Dance and Ice Cream Treats Come to The Sweetest Earth Day Party: Recruiting for Good is sponsoring Love to Party for Good, come celebrate Earth Day on Friday at 2 p.m. at Sweet Rose Creamery, 225 26th St, Santa Monica. Show off a dance move, and enjoy a sweet gift card for Sweet Rose Creamery.

CULVER CITY

Seeding the City at Helms Bakery: Seeding The City, sponsored by KCRW, celebrates the 21st century garden in Los Angeles on from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Enjoy a free, daylong program of talks, tours, and popups, featuring some of LA's leading landscape designers and thinkers. The event will celebrate talented and creative designers who are finding ways to green the City beyond the traditional means; injecting trees onto rooftops, flowers under transit lines and plants into defunct concrete pools. Through talks, tours, pop-ups and hand-on activities, it's a day for Angelenos to convene with the wild side.

VENICE

Beach and boardwalk cleanup: Celebrate Earth Day with the Ecological Servants Project at a group beach and boardwalk cleanup from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m Friday. Meet up at the canopy at Venice Beach Lifeguard Operations, 2300 Ocean Front Walk, Los Angeles. Everyone is welcome to volunteer. Register to join.

HERMOSA BEACH

Beach cleanup: Join a beach cleanup with the Beach Bound team and others from the Hermosa Beach and South Bay communities from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at the Hermosa Beach Pier, 1 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach. Meet south of Hermosa Beach Pier at the big, blue Beach Bound tent. Register to join.

MANHATTAN BEACH

Beach cleanup & paddle out: Participate in the Earth Day beach clean up and paddle out hosted by Sophie & Ryan from Waves of Recovery featuring Athleta from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Rosecrans Lifeguard Tower, Manhattan Beach between Rosecrans Lifeguard Tower & Tower 34. The beach cleanup begins at 10 a.m. and the paddle out starts at 11 a.m. Register to join.

2022 Keep It Green, Keep It Clean Earth Day Celebration: The Roundhouse Aquarium, managed by the Oceanographic Teaching Stations, Inc., will host its 2022 Keep it Green, Keep it Clean Earth Day Celebration at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Roundhouse Aquarium, Manhattan Beach Pier, Manhattan Beach. Pre-register online $10/participant; Day of Registration on-site $15/participant. Register to join.

REDONDO BEACH

South Bay Parkland Conservancy's 3rd Annual Earth Day Celebration: Join the South Bay Parkland Conservancy's 3rd Annual Earth Day Celebration. This year's celebration honors the 45th Anniversary of Hopkins Wilderness Park and its historical significance, as well as several friends, students, and members who have worked so hard to make a difference in their park and community. It starts at 8 a.m. Sunday at Hopkins Wilderness Park, 1102 Camino Real, Redondo Beach. Register to join.

PALOS VERDES

Earth Day Celebration at the White Point Nature Preserve: Celebrate Earth Day at 9 a.m. Saturday volunteering outdoors to help care for a native plant demonstration garden and habitat for local wildlife at White Point Nature Preserve, 1600 Paseo del Mar, San Pedro.

Earth Day Film Celebration & Presentation: Join the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, featuring the film "My Garden of a Thousand Bees," at 4 p.m. Sunday at Warner Grand Theatre, S Pacific Ave, Los Angeles. Advance tickets are $15 or $20 at the door.

Visit earthday.org to find upcoming events near you.

High Surf, Sun Expected In Venice This Weekend

A warming and drying trend will develop over the weekend in Los Angeles County, according to the National Weather Service.VENICE, CA — Mostly sunny skies are expected this weekend after a damp morning cleared in Los Angeles County Friday.Rain fell across much of the region Thursday night into early Friday morning, lingering into drive-time in some areas.Some locations, primarily in the eastern reaches of the county, saw later bursts of rain as the storm system moved out of the region. But while much of the rain m...

A warming and drying trend will develop over the weekend in Los Angeles County, according to the National Weather Service.

VENICE, CA — Mostly sunny skies are expected this weekend after a damp morning cleared in Los Angeles County Friday.

Rain fell across much of the region Thursday night into early Friday morning, lingering into drive-time in some areas.

Some locations, primarily in the eastern reaches of the county, saw later bursts of rain as the storm system moved out of the region. But while much of the rain moved on, forecasters with the National Weather Service said cooler and breezy conditions would linger through the day. The NWS noted that the "main theme today will be wind."

A high surf advisory is in effect through 5 p.m. Saturday; a wind advisory was issued through 8 p.m. Friday.

The overnight rain was mostly light, although the NWS issued a flood advisory for parts of Los Angeles County, including the San Gabriel Valley and coastal areas, that expired before dawn.

In Orange County, Bee Canyon recorded 0.39 inches of rain as of 5 a.m. Lower Silverado Canyon reported 0.39 inches and Lake Forest reported 0.36 inches, according to the NWS.

But the sun was shining again across most of the region by mid- to late-morning. And forecasters said conditions will get significantly warmer over the weekend.

"A warming and drying trend will develop over the weekend," according to the NWS. "The warming trend will turn more significant on Sunday and Monday when light offshore flow develops beneath ridging aloft."

Forecasters said the change will bring "summer-like weather" to Southern California, thanks to Santa Ana winds. Conditions could get warm enough to topple some heat records by Monday, according to the NWS.

Here is the forecast in Venice:

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 63. Breezy, with a west wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 53. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 20 to 25 mph becoming northeast 10 to 15 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 70. Northeast wind 5 to 15 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 54. West northwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming northeast after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 79. North northeast wind 10 to 15 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 57.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 81.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 57.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 72.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 56.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 69.

Wednesday Night: Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 53.

Thursday: Patchy fog. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 67.

- City News Service and Patch Editor Nicole Charky contributed to this report.

PlantX Launches Multi-Brand Pop-Up RetaiI Initiative and Obtains $2 Million Convertible Loan

VANCOUVER, BC, April 28, 2022 /CNW/ - PlantX Life Inc. (CSE: VEGA) (Frankfurt: WNT1) (OTCQB: PLTXF) ("PlantX" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the expansion of its multi-brand pop-up retail initiative (the "Pop-up Initiative") at its brick-and-mortar location in Venice Beach, California. The launch of the Pop-up Initiative was inspired by the success of pilot pop-up initiatives, which promoted the Company's partner brands Matthew Kenney Cuisine Global LLC ("MKC") and...

VANCOUVER, BC, April 28, 2022 /CNW/ - PlantX Life Inc. (CSE: VEGA) (Frankfurt: WNT1) (OTCQB: PLTXF) ("PlantX" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the expansion of its multi-brand pop-up retail initiative (the "Pop-up Initiative") at its brick-and-mortar location in Venice Beach, California. The launch of the Pop-up Initiative was inspired by the success of pilot pop-up initiatives, which promoted the Company's partner brands Matthew Kenney Cuisine Global LLC ("MKC") and BESTIES Vegan Paradise ("BESTIES").

The Pop-up Initiative aims to support both new and established plant-based brands by offering PlantX's brick-and-mortar retail space in Venice Beach as a pop-up installation space designed to promote selected brands' popularity and growth and empower the plant-based community. The Pop-Up Initiative demonstrates the Company's leadership in the plant-based space by expanding and diversifying its partnerships with impactful plant-based brands.

Each selected brand will be able to operate a signature pop-up installation in PlantX's brick-and-mortar location in Venice Beach. The Pop-up Initiative is also an opportunity for selected brands to test their products in a retail environment and enhance their brand awareness by hosting interactive community-building events, such as pizza nights or sports clubs.

To promote equity, diversity and inclusion, the Company will use a three-month rotational system to maximize the number and variety of plant-based brands that can benefit from the Pop-up Initiative. Reflecting the Company's commitment to sustainable plant-based collaborations, the Pop-up Initiative aims to encourage each participating brand to continue sourcing the Venice Beach store with at least one of their successful signature products after their three-month pop-up rotation is complete.

"To our knowledge, the PlantX vegan pop-up concept is the first of its kind – so far, no-one else in the plant-based space is adopting such market innovation strategies," said PlantX CEO, Lorne Rapkin. "By paving the way for pop-up opportunities, we hope to revolutionize the plant-based industry and contribute to its growth in novel and creative ways."

The innovation potential of PlantX's Pop-up Initiative was demonstrated by the two successful pilot installations at the Company's Venice Beach location. The first pop-up activity focused on promoting MKC's New Deli brand, which involved updating the XMarket café menu with Chef Matthew Kenney's world-renowned plant-based sandwich recipes. The second pop-up installation focused on enhancing retail success for BESTIES, which occupied the store for the three months between February 2022 and April 2022. During this time, BESTIES was able to increase foot traffic significantly by introducing unique plant-based products and hosting events to foster the plant-based community in the Venice Beach area.

The next step in PlantX's Pop-up Initiative will involve redesigning its Venice Beach location to reflect the Little West, LLC ("Little West") brand, one of the Company's wholly-owned subsidiaries. The rebrand will involve painting the Venice Beach storefront using the Little West signature branding and color scheme, as well as ensuring that Little West products receive a premium placement throughout the store and adding Little West smoothies to the café's menu.

"Community empowerment is the very fabric of PlantX's vision of adding real value to the plant-based space," said PlantX Founder, Sean Dollinger. "Our new pop-up concept aims not only to build community among our consumers, but also to further develop collaborations with, and among fellow plant-based companies whose values align with our own. We are always looking for more brands to participate in our novel pop-up activities, and we encourage all plant-based companies to reach out to us if this initiative sparks their interest."

PlantX announces its decision to permanently close its XMarket brick-and-mortar store in San Diego, California due to the fact that the store has been experiencing unforeseen plumbing issues that are impossible to overcome. While the Company is grateful for the support of its San Diego community, the decision to cease its operations in this location was driven by the Company's evaluation that it cannot successfully serve the San Diego community due to these logistical issues.

The Company also announces that it has entered into a secured, convertible loan agreement (the "Loan Agreement"), pursuant to which the Company will borrow a principal amount of $2,000,000 (the "Loan") from the Lender, subject to certain terms and conditions. The proceeds of the Loan are expected to be used to expand PlantX's distribution channels and to further develop the Company's same-day delivery service model.

The Loan will bear interest at 12.0% per annum, with interest payable semi-annually, and will mature on April 26, 2024. The Company will hold a forced conversion privilege whereby, in the event that the trading price of the Company's common shares ("Common Shares") on the Canadian Securities Exchange exceeds $0.65, then the Company will be entitled to convert the unpaid, outstanding principal on the Loan into Common Shares (the "Conversion Privilege") at a conversion price of $0.65 per share, provided that the number of Common Shares issuable pursuant to the Conversion Privilege will not be greater than 3,076,924 Common Shares. The Loan will be secured by a general security interest over the assets of the Company and the assets of two of the Company's wholly owned subsidiaries, Little West and Bloomboxclub Limited.

In accordance with the terms of the Loan Agreement, the Company paid a finder's fee of $175,000.00 to an arm's length finder and issued 20,000,000 Common Share purchase warrants (the "Warrants") to the Lender, with each such Warrant exercisable at a price of $0.10 per share for a period of 2 years from the date of issuance. The Warrants are subject to a four (4) month statutory hold period in accordance with applicable Canadian securities laws.

As the digital face of the plant-based community, PlantX's platform is the one-stop-shop for everything plant-based. With its fast-growing category verticals, the Company offers customers across North America more than 5,000 plant-based products. In addition to offering meal and indoor plant deliveries, the Company currently has plans underway to expand its product lines to include cosmetics, clothing and its own water brand — but the business is not limited to an e-commerce platform. The Company uses its digital platform to build a community of like-minded consumers and, most importantly, provide education. Its successful enterprise is being built and fortified on partnerships with top nutritionists, chefs and brands. The Company eliminates the barriers to entry for anyone interested in living a plant-based lifestyle and thriving in a longer, healthier and happier life.

To visit the Company's YouTube channel, click here.

This press release contains "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable securities laws. All statements contained herein that are not clearly historical in nature may constitute forward-looking information. In some cases, forward-looking information can be identified by words or phrases such as "may," "will," "expect," "likely," "should," "would," "plan," "anticipate," "intend," "potential," "proposed," "estimate," "believe" or the negative of these terms, or other similar words, expressions and grammatical variations thereof, or statements that certain events or conditions "may" or "will" happen, or by discussions of strategy. The forward-looking information contained herein includes, without limitation, statements relating to the Company's partnership with BESTIES, MKC and Little West, the Pop-up Initiative, the issuance of additional Common Shares pursuant to the conversion of the Loan and/or the exercise of the Warrants and the business and strategic plans of the Company.

By its nature, forward-looking information is subject to inherent risks and uncertainties that may be general or specific and that give rise to the possibility that expectations, forecasts, predictions, projections or conclusions will not prove to be accurate; that assumptions may not be correct; and that objectives, strategic goals and priorities will not be achieved. A variety of factors, including known and unknown risks, many of which are beyond our control, could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking information in this press release including, without limitation: the Company's ability to comply with all applicable governmental regulations including all applicable food safety laws and regulations; impacts to the business and operations of the Company due to the COVID-19 epidemic; the conflict in Eastern Europe; a limited operating history; the ability of the Company to access capital to meet future financing needs; the Company's reliance on management and key personnel; competition; changes in consumer trends; foreign currency fluctuations; and general economic, market or business conditions.

Additional risk factors can also be found in the Company's continuous disclosure documents, which have been filed on SEDAR and can be accessed at www.sedar.com. Readers are cautioned to consider these and other factors, uncertainties and potential events carefully and not to put undue reliance on forward-looking information. The forward-looking information contained herein is made as of the date of this press release and is based on the beliefs, estimates, expectations and opinions of management on the date such forward-looking information is made. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, estimates or opinions, future events or results or otherwise or to explain any material difference between subsequent actual events and such forward-looking information, except as required by applicable law.

SOURCE PlantX Life Inc.

For further information: Alexandra Hoffman, Chief Marketing Officer, (323)536-7973, alex@PlantX.com

Avoid Venice Beaches After Rainfall: Public Health

Residents should avoid swimming at Los Angeles County beaches as Monday's rains could have made the water unsafe. VENICE, CA — Monday's rare and welcomed rainstorm made way for sunny skies in much of Los Angeles by Tuesday morning, but authorities still advised against swimming at Los Angeles County Beaches for most of the week.The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Tuesday reminded residents that rainfall likely dragged bacteria, chemicals, debris and trash from the streets and mountains into the ocean....

Residents should avoid swimming at Los Angeles County beaches as Monday's rains could have made the water unsafe.

VENICE, CA — Monday's rare and welcomed rainstorm made way for sunny skies in much of Los Angeles by Tuesday morning, but authorities still advised against swimming at Los Angeles County Beaches for most of the week.

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Tuesday reminded residents that rainfall likely dragged bacteria, chemicals, debris and trash from the streets and mountains into the ocean.

Residents should avoid swimming until Thursday at 10 a.m., according to the department The advisory will be extended if the city sees more rain. National Weather Service forecasters said conditions should be dry for the rest of the week, and "skies will be mostly clear save for coastal night through morning low clouds."

Waves are also expected to slam local beaches, according to county officials.

A high surf advisory is in effect for the Los Angeles County coast, with wave heights reaching 5 to 8 feet at peak at west-facing beaches in the South Bay.

"Increased rip current activity is likely," Los Angeles County Lifeguard officials said via Instagram. "Know your limits and be sure to check in with a lifeguard for an update on conditions in your area."

Call the county's beach closure hotline at 800-525-5662 or visit the county's website to check the status of your local beach.

The Los Angeles County coastline was hit with heavy rain on Monday. Light rain fell in coastal areas early Monday, gradually increasing in intensity through the morning rush hour and spreading eastward. Forecasters said rainfall rates were generally below an inch-per-hour in most areas in Los Angeles County.

Though the rain had cleared by Tuesday morning, Los Angeles can still expect treacherous weather conditions. a wind advisory will be in effect in parts of Los Angeles County until 3 a.m. Wednesday. Northwest winds from 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 55 mph are expected in the Los Angeles County mountains, excluding the Santa Monica Range, and Lockwood Valley, Mount Pinos, Acton, Mount Wilson and Sandberg.

West winds from 15 to 25 mph and gusts up to 45 mph are expected in the Antelope Valley in Lancaster and Palmdale.

Here is the forecast for Venice:

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 62. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph becoming west southwest in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Tuesday Night: Patchy fog after 11 p.m. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a low around 54. West wind 10 to 15 mph becoming east 5 to 10 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Wednesday: Patchy fog before 11 a.m. Otherwise, cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 64. East southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.

Wednesday Night: Patchy fog after 11 p.m. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. West southwest wind 5 to 15 mph becoming east southeast after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Thursday: Patchy fog before 11 a.m. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 64.

Thursday Night: Patchy fog after 11 p.m. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 52.

Friday: Patchy fog before 11 a.m. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 66.

Friday Night: Patchy fog after 11 p.m. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 53.

Saturday: Patchy fog before 11 a.m. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 66.

Saturday Night: Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 53.

Sunday: Patchy fog. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 65.

Sunday Night: Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 52.

Monday: Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 69.

- City News Service contributed to this report.

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