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

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

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Latest News in Temecula, CA

Southwest RivCo Volunteers Plant 300 Trees In Temecula On Arbor Day

Southwest Riverside's Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints volunteers' work will shade future generations.TEMECULA, CA — On Arbor Day, one day after Earth Day in 2022, Temecula volunteers and parks workers rolled up their sleeves and planted 300 trees at area parks to help build the urban forest. Local dignitaries Zak Schwank, Mayor Pro Tem of Temecula, and Council Member and former Mayor Maryann Edwards were on hand to witnes...

Southwest Riverside's Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints volunteers' work will shade future generations.

TEMECULA, CA — On Arbor Day, one day after Earth Day in 2022, Temecula volunteers and parks workers rolled up their sleeves and planted 300 trees at area parks to help build the urban forest. Local dignitaries Zak Schwank, Mayor Pro Tem of Temecula, and Council Member and former Mayor Maryann Edwards were on hand to witness the planting and see how far the city has come with greening up local neighborhoods.

The project leaders from Temecula's Public Works Parks department and the Urban Forest Group identified sites across the city in need of growing trees, such as the long swath of Vail Ranch Park.

Trees were also planted in Sunset Park, Redhawk Community Park, Mike Naggar Park and Murrieta Creek Trail along Diaz Road, according to Temecula's Parks and Landscape Superintendant Stacy Fox. Workers also added yards of mulch along Diaz Road, Patch was told.

Fox identified the species to plant and where and many hands made light work for the actual planting.

Ryan Allen, a project leader from the forestry group, taught volunteers how to free each young tree from its container properly and then plant each tree at the right height. Allen hopes to improve the urban forest by planting drought-tolerant, low water use trees.

"This will ensure that the city's landscape can adapt to future weather conditions in the area," he told Patch.

The sense of community was strong while volunteers did their work.

Over 400 volunteers from Southwest Riverside Wards of the Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints learned about the project and arrived to help in a massive coordinated effort, according to Andrew Dixon, State president of the Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

"We generally do several big community service projects a year," Dixon said.

Organizing the volunteers at sites across Temecula was a yeoman's task but handled by numerous church elders. Their work was not lost on area residents who walk the trails daily.

One resident, Jenny Greaves, lives in the area of the Vail Ranch linear park and saw the city workers dig holes and mark them with bright orange cones.

Greaves spoke with Patch about all of the work at her park while on her morning walk.

"It feels fantastic to see the new trees," Greaves said. She has noticed that trees are "frequently broken" along the long linear path of Vail Ranch Park. She hopes that these new trees will survive and thrive here. "It's a positive move by the city to plant so many."

For additional information regarding improving the City's Urban Forest Management Program, please visit temeculatrees.org or contact Stacy Fox at Stacy.Fox@TemeculaCA.gov

These Temecula High Schools Are Among 2022's Best: U.S. News

The annual ranking released by U.S. News and World Report evaluates schools based on graduation rates, academic performance and more.RIVERSIDE COUNTY, CA —The 2022 ranking of best high schools is intended to show how well the nation's public high schools serve all students, regardless of achievement level, by teaching them basic skills and preparing them for college-level work, according to a news release from U.S. News.Families can also use the rankings to see how schools compare at the national, state and local levels...

The annual ranking released by U.S. News and World Report evaluates schools based on graduation rates, academic performance and more.

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, CA —The 2022 ranking of best high schools is intended to show how well the nation's public high schools serve all students, regardless of achievement level, by teaching them basic skills and preparing them for college-level work, according to a news release from U.S. News.

Families can also use the rankings to see how schools compare at the national, state and local levels on factors such as graduation rates and college readiness.

In Riverside Couty, the top 10 California high schools ranked:

Across the country, the top 15 high schools nationally are in 14 different states.

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Virginia, was ranked No. 1 in the nation. It was also ranked No. 1 among magnet schools.

A total of seven Temecula high schools appeared in the top 71 Riverside County high schools.

Here are the top 10 schools in this year's national Best High Schools ranking:

This year's schools were ranked on six measures: college readiness, college curriculum breadth, state assessment performance, state assessment proficiency, reading and math proficiency, reading and math performance, underserved student performance and graduation rates.

The data used in this year's ranking is from the 2019-20 academic school year. U.S. News adjusted its calculation of these measures to account for the impact COVID-19 had on schools in the 2019-20 school year.

Since most states closed schools for in-person instruction starting in March 2020 — typically just before most states conduct assessments — the U.S. Department of Education granted waivers allowing all states to forgo state testing for the 2019-20 school year.

To account for this, U.S. News relied on past assessment data from thethree prior ranking years. Researchers also incorporated state science assessment data from the 2018-19 school year.

Read more about the Best High Schools methodology.

In addition to the national rankings, U.S. News also published rankings at the state, metro area and school district levels. Only metro areas and school districts with three or more high schools were included in these subrankings.

Signature School in Indiana is at the top of the list for charter schools, and Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Virginia is the No. 1 magnet school. The Davidson Academy of Nevada is the top STEM school.

While thousands of schools were evaluated, here's where Riverside County high schools were ranked in California, according to U.S. News:

The full ranking of high schools in Riverside County, as reported by U.S. News & World Report, is as follows.

Temecula Easter Event Guide 2022

Find egg hunts, bunny brunches, spring festivals & more in Temecula and throughout Inland Empire's Riverside & San Bernardino countiesTEMECULA, CA — Hop to it! Spring is here, ushering in the annual season of Easter festivities and spring festivals in Temecula and throughout Riverside and San Bernardino counties.Peruse our annual Patch guide to Easter fun, bunny brunches and egg hunts, along with springtime gardening events and outdoor fests.NOTE: Always confirm with organizers that events are proceed...

Find egg hunts, bunny brunches, spring festivals & more in Temecula and throughout Inland Empire's Riverside & San Bernardino counties

TEMECULA, CA — Hop to it! Spring is here, ushering in the annual season of Easter festivities and spring festivals in Temecula and throughout Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

Peruse our annual Patch guide to Easter fun, bunny brunches and egg hunts, along with springtime gardening events and outdoor fests.

NOTE: Always confirm with organizers that events are proceeding as planned when posted. And if we missed your city or organization's event, share with readers in the comment section.

Happy Easter, and enjoy the season, from Patch!

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APRIL 11-16: Golden Easter Egg Hunt. Golden egg wil be hidden in parks throughout the week.

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APRIL 16: Annual Egg Hunt & Spring Fling: Noble Creek Regional Park. With live entertainment, games, kid zone, arts & crafts vendors, too.

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THROUGH APRIL 3: Sheep Shearing Festival: 123 Farm. For all ages at historic Highland Springs Ranch & Inn.

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APRIL 16: 9K Easter Egg Hunt, Crafts & Games: Shops At Dos Lagos. With Easter Bunny, games & face painting, too.

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APRIL 16: EGG-Cellent Adventure & Egg Hunt. With fun activities & food vendors, too.

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APRIL 10: 'The Encounter: Journey To The Cross' Walk-Thru: Water Of Life Church. Reserve your time slot soon, if interested.

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APRIL 16: Easter Egg Hunt: Diamond Valley Lake Community Park. Free to children 12 and younger, who bring their own basket.

APRIL 17: Kiwanis' Easter Sunrise Service: Ramona Bowl Amphitheatre. A tradition in its 94th year, and back after two-year hiatus.

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APRIL 1-3: 18th Indian Wells Arts Festival. Featuring "200 top artists juried across 30 mediums of fine art & traditional craft."

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MARCH 28-APRIL 11: Eggstravaganza Art Show & Auction: Old Town Artisan Studios. Bid on ceramic eggs turned works of art. Benefits outreach art programs for schools, special-needs classes & people with disabilities.

APRIL 16: Easter Egg-Stravaganza & Egg Hunt. Space is limited & pre-registration required.

APRIL 30: City Picnic & City's 40th Birthday Fest. Food, games, activities & performances equal nice spring outing.

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APRIL 16: Spring Jamboree & Egg Hunt. Includes free activities, vendor booths, food, live entertainments.

APRIL 16: Easter Festival - Egg Hunt & Bounce House: City Park. Free & sponosred by The Dream Center of Lake Elsinore.

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APRIL 16: Eggstravaganza & Egg Hunt. With visit from Easter Bunny, egg decorating & crafts.

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APRIL 16: Spring Fest, Spring Bunny & Easter Egg Hunt: Central Park. With spring-themed activities, egg hunt by ages, visits with Spring Bunny, games & crafts.

APRIL 16: Easter Egg Hunt: Marion V. Ashley Park. Free to children 12 and younger, who bring their own basket.

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APRIL 7: Kids Animal Show & Bunny Petting Zoo. Register & your child will receive special gift at check-in.

THROUGH APRIL 16: Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt. Find the eggs, unscramble the word, then text it for chance to win.

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APRIL 23: Spring Tour Of CA Native Garden With UCR Botanic Gardens. Address provided upon registration.

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APRIL 16: Spring EGGstravaganza & Egg Hunt. Don't forget your basket!

APRIL 16: Easter Egg Hunt: Rancho Bella Vista Park. Free and open to children 12 and younger.

APRIL 17: Easter Service & Egg Easter Hunt With 5,000 Eggs. With Passion Life Church.

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APRIL 9: Easter Egg Hunt. Enjoy the eggs-traordinary Golden Egg & selfies with the Easter Bunny. For City of Norco residents.

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Through APRIL 29: 'Glow In The Park' Spring Lantern Festival: Living Desert Zoo. "Watch the desert come alive with spectacular installations that will delight guests of all ages."

APRIL 1: 'No Foolin' Spring Fling' Pop-Up Street Party: El Paseo. With art, music, entertainers & classic car cruise.

APRIL 8-16: Easter Bunny Photos: Shops At Palm Desert. Reservations advised.

APRIL 9: Hop Into Spring: Photos With Easter Bunny: Gardens On El Paseo. After photos, youngsters can enjoy lawn area with bounce house, Bubble Fairy & lawn games like Connect Four and corn hole.

APRIL 11-16: Easter Scavenger Hunt: Civic Center Park. Register online to receive the clues.

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APRIL 4-9: Teen Spring Egg Hunt: Library Teen Zone. For grades 6-12, while supplies last.

APRIL 13: Family Fun Fest: Stadium. Free event with crafts & games.

APRIL 17: Alohana Spring & Tiki Bunny: Camelot Theatres. Egg hunt with the Tiki Bunny, entertainment, art, crafts, food & drinks.

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APRIL 9: Breakfast With Bunny & Community Egg Hunt. Sign-ups required by April 6.

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APRIL 2-3: Easter Egg Hunt: Prospect Park. Sign-up soon!

APRIL 8: Springtime Bingo & Dessert: Senior Center. Registration required.

APRIL 13: Senior Center Easter Sundae Social. Event is free, but registration required.

APRIL 16: Easter Bunny, Egg Hunt & Crafts: Mountain Grove. Includes DJ, strolling characters, crafts, scavenger hunt & more.

APRIL 27: Senior Center 'Spring Swing' Dinner & Dance. With bigband music & chicken marsala dinner.

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APRIL 2: Bird Walk & Breakfast With UCR Botanic Gardens. Happy spring! Open to all levels of birders.

APRIL 16: Easter Eggstravaganza: Egg Hunt & Petting Zoo: Magnolia Church. Fun includes inflatables, face painting, food vendors & more.

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APRIL 9: Spring Eggstravaganza & Egg Hunt. With crafts, games, food & photos.

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APRIL 8: Teen Flashlight Egg Hunt & Dance. Prizes, too!

APRIL 9: The Easter Bunny Visits High Tea Event. Photos with the bunny, plus Easter-themed mini desserts on menu.

APRIL 16: Easter Egg Hunt. Choose from three parks, and don't forget your basket.

APRIL 16-17: Easter Outdoor Celebration. Features petting zoo, face painting, train & pony rides.

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APRIL 16: Eggstravaganza & Egg Hunt. With snacks, games & prizes.

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Temecula Valley Girls Soccer Champions Eye 2023 Season

The champion Temecula Valley High School soccer team will receive awards and rings at a summer banquet. Their coach is focusing on 2023.TEMECULA, CA — The 2022 California state champion TVHS Golden Bears girls soccer team will cap their dream season with a summer banquet, but their coach is already eying 2023 — and thinks their team will enter next season with a target on their backs.The banquet, set for July 5, comes after Temecula Valley High School (24-1-1) defeated the San Marcos Knights 4-1 to ...

The champion Temecula Valley High School soccer team will receive awards and rings at a summer banquet. Their coach is focusing on 2023.

TEMECULA, CA — The 2022 California state champion TVHS Golden Bears girls soccer team will cap their dream season with a summer banquet, but their coach is already eying 2023 — and thinks their team will enter next season with a target on their backs.

The banquet, set for July 5, comes after Temecula Valley High School (24-1-1) defeated the San Marcos Knights 4-1 to claim the title of state champions. A venue for the team's CIF banquet will be announced at a later date. The

As Temecula Patch previously reported, the state title added to the team's impressive resume for the year, which included victories in the Best in the West Tournament, an undefeated — and fifth consecutive — Southwestern League victory, and CIF Southern Section Division 1 championship.

It also comes after the LA84 Foundation announced its 2021-22 girls soccer All-CIF Southern Section selections, with senior midfielder Natalie Mitchell winning player of the year, and Jennifer Guinn winning coach of the year. Four Golden Bears — three seniors and a junior — were named to the All-CIF team: Mitchell, forward Kate Jacobsen, midfielder Peyton Bundy and defender Zoe Willis, a junior.

Guinn told Patch in a statement she was honored to hold the title of coach of the year, and said it felt "surreal." She felt thankful to be surrounded by amazing staff and student-athletes who bought in and shared her winning mindset.

"I feel as though winning the titles with the girls and my coaching staff was an amazing accomplishment in itself, and will forever be etched in my heart," Guinn said. "The award is just the cherry on top."

Temecula Valley was led by top-scorers Mitchell and Jacobsen, both captains who blasted 35 and 23 goals, respectively, according to MaxPreps. The duo also led the team in assists with 15 and 20, respectively.

Guinn described Mitchell as a "selfless teammate" with an incredible work ethic and ability to lead.

"Her consistent performance on the field was something that not many coaches get to experience," Guinn said. "Working with her and supporting her was a privilege in every way."

Mitchell told Patch in a statement she was "extremely honored and thrilled" to win the award, but said her greatest goal was "always to win CIF and State."

"I truly do believe that being able to play with this team my senior year was the greatest gift and privilege," Mitchell said. "I owe a lot of my success to them and am extremely thankful for receiving this award."

Jacobsen, meanwhile, leaves behind an enviable legacy of her own.

"She has put four years into this program earning big honors every season," Guinn said.

A captain for two years, Jacobsen led with selflessness and passion, Guinn said. Particularly this season.

"Her maturity and desire to make history was something that I know will carry into TVHS girls soccer's future legacy setters," Guinn said. "She set the bar high and rose in every way to make this final season of her soccer career memorable and I am so proud of her. "

For Guinn, several moments stuck out in the memorable season.

She highlighted Bundy's Semi Golden Goal moment, which was "so emotional and exciting for everyone." Bundy was the team's quiet leader this year, Guinn said, a consistent performer both offensively and defensively, who was always available to chat.

"I cannot think of a better person to have earned the golden goal moment in the CIF SEMI against Los Al," Guinn said. "She was knocking on the door all season to score big goals and this one was the BIGGEST."

Other memorable moments that stuck out to the coach:

But for Guinn, those cherished memories represent only the on-field accomplishments. She loved every Saturday pregame preparation and all the office pre-game work.

"I am so grateful for my amazing coaching staff, and all the soccer families that pulled together to contribute to this team's success. I believe we all represented our theme of the year which was 'UBUNTU,' which means 'I am because you are.'"

Guinn is already thinking about next year. For starters, the team now has a target on its back — opposing teams will almost certainly circle their calendars for their meetings with the defending champion Golden Bears.

The coach is also excited to see how the new seniors will lead the team.

"It is something that is always so fun. The growth, the determination, the winning mindset, the challenge to make history," she said.

That includes Willis, the only Golden Bears junior to be named to the All-CIF team.

Willis, a "defender that every coach dreams to have on the backline," was another quiet leader on the team this year. She uses great vision to stop offenses coming in her direction and sees her job as a responsibility to keep the team in the game. While quiet, Willis was a vocal leader before games, during half times and after games.

It's an area Guinn saw her improve upon over the course of the season, and she looks forward to seeing Willis lead the team next year as they try to repeat.

"I can only imagine her on the pitch her senior year," said Guinn. "I know she will rise to the challenge of the target that will be placed on our backs and I am excited to watch her go after her senior year."

Trash Service Fee Hikes Proposed For Unincorporated Temecula

The Board of Supervisors Tuesday set a May 10 public hearing on a series of proposed hikes to trash collection fees in unincorporated areas.RIVERSIDE COUNTY, CA — Despite a supervisor's push to delay action until cost reduction measures might be considered, the Board of Supervisors Tuesday set a May 10 public hearing on a series of proposed hikes to trash collection fees throughout Riverside County's unincorporated communities.The board will consider across-the-board increases topping out around 8% sought by the four wa...

The Board of Supervisors Tuesday set a May 10 public hearing on a series of proposed hikes to trash collection fees in unincorporated areas.

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, CA — Despite a supervisor's push to delay action until cost reduction measures might be considered, the Board of Supervisors Tuesday set a May 10 public hearing on a series of proposed hikes to trash collection fees throughout Riverside County's unincorporated communities.

The board will consider across-the-board increases topping out around 8% sought by the four waste haulers under contract with the county -- Burrtec Waste, CR&R Inc., Desert Valley Disposal and Waste Management Inc.

According to Department of Environmental Health Director Jeff Johnson, the adjustments are necessary to keep pace with inflation, which federal consumer price data showed jumping 8.6% between January 2021 and January 2022 in the region. The waste haulers are permitted to seek rate adjustments every year based on rising landfill, transportation and other costs.

"Our region has a very high consumer price index," Supervisor Karen Spiegel said. "Who knew six months ago that we would be witnessing these escalating increases in inflation?"

Spiegel said the "trying financial times" demanded that the board do "what's best on behalf of our residents," and she said based on that, a study session should be convened ahead of any public hearings on hiking waste collection rates.

"We need to look at the whole picture, not just piecemeal," the supervisor said. "We're not having that conversation on behalf of our constituents. We need to do what's best for them."

The board rarely denies adjustment requests. However, in 2020, Supervisor Kevin Jeffries opposed increases, arguing that financial hardships tied to the coronavirus public health lockdowns made it an inopportune time to hike fees on county residents. The increases were approved despite his opposition.

The Burrtec hike would boost customers' monthly rates from an average $26.60 to $28.07.

Residents serviced by CR&R would see their bills go from between $27.37 and $39.34, to between $29.64 and $42.65.

Desert Valley Disposal customers would go from paying an average $27.49 to $29.52, and Waste Management's new fee structure would increase from between $23.36 and $26.16, to between $25.37 and $28.41 per month for residential collections, according to the Department of Environmental Health.

Waste collection for the county occurs in defined "franchise areas," which currently number 11 and encompass communities such as Bermuda Dunes, Cabazon, Desert Center, East Hemet, French Valley, Lakeland Village, Nuevo, Thermal, Thousand Palms and Winchester. Most of the existing franchise agreements have been in place since the 1990s.

Jeffries wondered whether municipalities, which negotiate separate service agreements with the waste haulers, will be under the same cost pressures, and Johnson acknowledged that their terms might be different.

Jeffries said one of the reasons the county recently put the waste haulers on notice that their franchise contracts would be terminated in six years was to have some bargaining power in negotiating better rates.

Johnson and Department of Waste Resources Director Hans Kernkamp told the board that state regulations are additionally fueling higher landfill costs that will be passed on to consumers. On Jan. 1, Senate Bill 1383 took effect, mandating that organic waste -- mostly discarded food -- be reduced, or diverted, to conserve space and reduce methane pollution.

The state target is a 75% reduction from 2014 levels of organic waste in landfills by 2025.

To meet compliance mandates of separating out organics from other garbage, as well as contend with inflationary pressures, the Department of Waste Resources is seeking fee increases in excess of 8% -- in some cases three or four times that amount -- for unloading bulk and other refuse at landfills.

The board is set to consider those fee hikes in a separate hearing on May 24.

"We have the highest inflation we've seen in decades, and then you add SB 1383 into the mix, and it's the perfect storm," board Chairman Jeff Hewitt said. "There's only so much we can push people in these hard times."

A CR&R representative told the board that the company remains willing to answer "very tough, challenging questions" before any fee hikes are authorized, but he asked that the hearing go ahead on May 10 without a study session, because otherwise CR&R potentially would be burdened with paying higher disposal rates without any means of passing those costs on to customers.

Hewitt voted for the schedule to stay on track, and Supervisors Jeffries and Manuel Perez agreed. Spiegel voted against the hearing schedule. Supervisor Chuck Washington was absent from the meeting.

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