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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 90,000 sq. ft. facility and expertise in maintaining, manufacturing, and delivering corrugated steel containers are 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. North Hills, 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 with the highest quality and best experience from service to delivery - our reputation depends on it.
Whether you need shipping containers for storage, office, moving, multi-purpose or custom use, we've got your back.
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When you choose mobile storage containers over traditional storage facilities, you get more space for less, plus the convenience of onsite, 24/7 access to your valuables. And if you can't keep a container at your location, we offer you the flexibility to store it at our place instead. Rest assured, our high-quality storage containers will keep your items safe from weather, pests and break-ins. When you need to rent, buy or modify mobile storage containers in North Hills, CA, look no further than Southwest Mobile Storage.
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. Renting or buying storage containers to keep at your business eliminates the cost and hassles of sending your staff to offsite storage facilities. If you're in need of a custom solution, we'll modify shipping containers into whatever you need to grow your business. Whether it's new paint with your branding, a durable container laboratory for scientific research, or mobile wastewater treatment units,our unrivaled fabrication facility and modification expertshave you covered.REQUEST A QUOTE
We know how important it is for your construction company to have reliable, secure storage and comfortable office space at your jobsite. All our storage containers for rent in North Hills, CA, come standard with first-rate multi-point locking systems, so you can rest assured your tools, equipment and materials are safe and secure. We also understand that construction can run long or finish early. We'll accommodate your schedule, even on short notice, and will prorate your rent after your first 28 days, so you don't have to pay for more than you actually need. With us, you also won't have to deal with the hassle of a large call center. Instead, you'll have dedicated sales representatives who will work with you for the entirety of your business with us.REQUEST A QUOTE
Get 24/7 access to your personal belongings without ever leaving your property. Whether you need short-term storage during home renovations or to permanently expand your home's storage space, our shipping containers for rental, sale and modification in North Hills, CA, are the most convenient, secure solution. With our first-rate security features, using a storage container for your holiday decorations, lawn equipment, furniture, and other items will keep your contents safer than if you used a shed. Don't have room on your property? We also offer the option to keep your container at our secure facility. Our experienced team is here to help you find the perfect solution for your needs.REQUEST A QUOTE
Our ground-mounted mobile offices provide comfortable, temperature-controlled workspace without the extra expenses associated with portable office trailers, like stairs, metal skirting or setup and removal fees. Whether you only need one workspace, storage to go with it, or separate rooms in one container, we've got you covered. With our 500 years of combined container fabrication experience, rest easy knowing your mobile office is of the highest quality craftsmanship when you choose Southwest Mobile Storage.
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Whether you need storage, office or combo space, determine how many containers, what sizes and door types your business needs.
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All of our storage containers come standard with dual-lock vault-like security.
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Standard delivery is within 3-5 days of order. If you need it sooner, we'll do our best to accommodate.
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Up to six points for adding locks to your shipping container, including a high-security slide bolt for puck locks.
Extra-long lockbox to ensure you always have at least one lock keeping your mobile storage container safe from break-ins.
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Our 14-gauge corrugated steel containers are stronger than other storage solutions like pods.
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This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.Starting Wednesday, residents across Southern California have to limit how much they water their yards under new restrictions placed in response to the drought.The Metropolitan Water District for the first time ever declared a water shortage emergency in April, taking the unprecedented action of limiting outdoor watering for millions of residents in dozens of cities and commu...
This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.
Starting Wednesday, residents across Southern California have to limit how much they water their yards under new restrictions placed in response to the drought.
The Metropolitan Water District for the first time ever declared a water shortage emergency in April, taking the unprecedented action of limiting outdoor watering for millions of residents in dozens of cities and communities in Los Angeles, Ventura and San Bernardino counties.
The affected communities are ones that depend on water from Northern California, through the State Water Project, and have limited or no access to water from the Colorado River or local resources.
“We cannot afford green lawns,” MWD General Manager Adel Hagekhalil said last month while announcing the new rules.
The outdoor watering restrictions affect customers of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Calleguas Municipal Water District, Inland Empire Utilities Agency, Las Virgenes Municipal Water District, Three Valleys Municipal Water District and the Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District.
For LADWP customers in L.A., residents will only be able to water their yards two days per week starting Wednesday.
Customers with street addresses ending in odd numbers may water only on Mondays and Fridays, and customers with even numbered street addresses may water on Thursdays and Sundays.
And all outdoor watering is prohibited from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Watering with sprinklers is limited to one cycle of up to 8 minutes per watering day for typical, non-conserving residential nozzle sprinkler systems, or two 15-minute cycles per watering day for conserving nozzle sprinkler systems.
However, hand watering with a self-closing shut-off nozzle on the hose is allowed any day of the week before 9 a.m. or after 4 p.m.
City officials also require that all leaks are repaired in a timely manner and there is no runoff onto streets, driveways and gutters.
Residents also shouldn’t be watering sidewalks, walkways, driveways or parking areas, LADWP officials said.
LADWP said it will be patrolling the streets of Los Angeles to “educate Angelenos on the days of the week watering restrictions and to enforce the ordinance.”
More details on LADWP’s watering restrictions can be found here.
LADWP says that for a first offense, customers are given a “warning in the form of water conservation tips and printed educational material to raise customer awareness.”
But subsequent violations may result in fines that range from $200 to $1,200, according to LADWP.
Officials said no one would get monetary citations without a prior warning.
All or part of the below cities and communities are dependent on water from the State Water Project and will be affected by the Metropolitan Water District’s outdoor watering restrictions:
Different water suppliers will have different watering schedules and limits for customers.
For example, in Glendale, residents have already been restricted to watering their lawns just twice a week, on Tuesdays and Saturdays, for no more than 10 minutes. The limits have been in place since February.
Cal-Mex is a cuisine that Pittsburghers probably haven’t heard much about. Like how Tex-Mex combines Texan and Mexican cuisines, Cal-Mex is a combination of authentic Mexican fare and California flavors. Unlike Tex-Mex, which has a strong focus on hearty and gut-busting dishes, Cal-Mex is about highlighting the fresh produce that proliferates in the Golden State. But luckily for Pittsburghers, those West Coast flavors are making their way to the Steel City, and California Taco Shop in Shaler is offering some delicious examples.T...
Cal-Mex is a cuisine that Pittsburghers probably haven’t heard much about. Like how Tex-Mex combines Texan and Mexican cuisines, Cal-Mex is a combination of authentic Mexican fare and California flavors. Unlike Tex-Mex, which has a strong focus on hearty and gut-busting dishes, Cal-Mex is about highlighting the fresh produce that proliferates in the Golden State. But luckily for Pittsburghers, those West Coast flavors are making their way to the Steel City, and California Taco Shop in Shaler is offering some delicious examples.
The taqueria opened in 2019 and quickly became a local favorite. Though less popular than bigger restaurants like local Mexican food chains Condado or Mad Mex, people were reaching out to me about California Taco Shop anytime I mentioned authentic Mexican cuisine on social media.
When I finally visited the small restaurant located in a strip mall off of Route 8, my expectations were high. Authentic Mexican taquerias are in pretty short supply in Pittsburgh. Beechview, with its small but growing Mexican community, has some solid choices, but, as a native Californian, it’s not always easy to find those authentic flavors here in Pittsburgh.
California Taco shop has those in spades, with the perfect laid-back taqueria atmosphere I’ve been missing: order at the counter, agua frescas and Mexican sodas in the fridge, and an extensive menu.
Being in a nostalgic mood, I ordered everything that looked to be Cal-Mex inspired. This included a rolled taco special, a fried fish taco, a shredded chicken tostada, churros, and a California burrito.
Pittsburghers will probably enjoy the California burrito because it is stuffed with french fries, just like the city’s famous Primanti Bros. sandwiches. But this burrito is San Diego-inspired, and comes with grilled steak, black beans, pico de gallo, and plenty of guacamole. It’s filling, flavorful, and incredibly satisfying.
The rolled taco special is another Southern California specialty. Corn tortillas are stuffed with shredded chicken, then rolled into a cigar shape, and deep fried until crispy. They are then topped with creamy guacamole and shredded cheddar cheese. The rolled tacos were very crispy, but not overcooked. The restaurant even serves Carne Asada Fries, a San Diego treat which covers french fries in grilled, marinated steak, topped with cheese, pico de gallo, guacamole, and sour cream.
The guacamole was a standout on the rolled tacos, and every other dish it graced. California Taco Shop’s guac is super smooth, almost fluffy, and packed with good garlic, savory flavor. It will keep you coming back for more.
And, of course, I had to order the fish taco, which was invented and popularized in Baja California in Mexico, just south of the California border. The shop’s fish taco was a bit different than I was used to, using yellow corn tortillas instead of white flour tortillas, but everything else was spot on. The fish was crispy fried and light, and the cabbage slaw was crunchy, topped with a tangy lime crema sauce.
Nothing at the taqueria was overly spicy or hot, but those craving that heat and kick should try the shop’s green and red salsas, especially the salsa roja.
Pour that salsa over the tostada, which is the best example of this classic Mexican dish I have had in Pittsburgh. Its base is a double tortilla, fried to crispy perfection, covered in meat of your choosing, shredded lettuce, cotija cheese, pico de gallo salsa, and sour cream. Even under that pile of ingredients, the fried tortillas still broke with a loud audible crunch. This dish really highlighted the focus on fresh produce that Cal-Mex is known for.
To finish the meal, I ordered some churros, which were the kind I’ve been searching for since I was a kid. Straight, crispy, with just enough softness in the center. Perfection.
California Taco Shop became a favorite relatively quickly, and it’s understandable why. The shop is bridging that gap in between Mexican-American chains and authentic Mexican joints that have dishes Pittsburgh isn’t quite accustomed to yet. Its location in Shaler is also perfect for those in the North Hills or Allegheny River Valley who don’t want to have to visit Beechview for some great south of the border flavors. California Taco Shop. 890 Butler St., Shaler. californiatacoshoppittsburgh.com
Community refrigerators have popped up all over Los Angeles since July, and now one has found a home in the San Fernando Valley.Community refrigerators are donation-based refrigerators that are stocked to help those facing food insecurity in the community.The group that brought this idea to Southern California in July, L.A. Community Fridges, currently has 16 active fridges throughout L.A.; however, none were stationed in the San Fernando Valle...
Community refrigerators have popped up all over Los Angeles since July, and now one has found a home in the San Fernando Valley.
Community refrigerators are donation-based refrigerators that are stocked to help those facing food insecurity in the community.
The group that brought this idea to Southern California in July, L.A. Community Fridges, currently has 16 active fridges throughout L.A.; however, none were stationed in the San Fernando Valley until this month.
CSUN alumnus Jeff Holmes and his partner, Monica Lloyd, set out to provide the unhoused and those in need with access to food and supplies, including masks and hand sanitizer. The two founded San Fernando Valley Community Fridges at the start of August.
According to the Los Angeles Homeless Service Authority, the San Fernando Valley is home to approximately 9,000 unhoused individuals.
“There are several homeless communities in this area and we thought ‘Hey, can we bring this to our community?’ It came together so quickly, but we had to find a location to host the fridge,” Holmes explained.
To keep a community fridge running, each one needs a sponsor to plug in the fridge and cover the electricity costs.
Holmes and Lloyd connected with the owner of a local market, Toyin’s Fashion and African Market, in North Hills.
The shop owner, who wanted to be known as Toyin, said most of the people who shop at her store are single parents and providing access to food in front of her shop could help her regular customers as well.
“It helps the community, it allows people to have food with dignity,” Toyin said. “They are able to come and have a safe place to open the refrigerator and take what they need without feeling isolated.”
Holmes expressed his appreciation for various community members who came together once the location was set and the refrigerator was purchased. He said they have an overwhelming number of supplies.
The community fridge is located on the corner of Nordhoff Street and Sepulveda Boulevard, next to a large encampment on Parthenia Street.
Lloyd said the group is still accepting volunteers and donations. They are also looking for business owners who are willing to host refrigerators in the Valley.
“We heard directly from our participants’ mouth that this is something they need, this is being used as a resource and is making a difference,” Lloyd said.
Los Angeles City Council President Nury Martinez and LA Family Housing CEO Stephanie Klasky-Gamer led the way as LAFH broke ground on the construction of My Angel, a new permanent supportive housing complex in the San Fernando Valley’s North Hills area.The project will convert the former Angel Appliances store — an iconic Valley retailer and service center that opened in 1955 but recently shut down — into 54 permanent supportive homes for veterans and individuals experiencing chronic homelessness. The target completi...
Los Angeles City Council President Nury Martinez and LA Family Housing CEO Stephanie Klasky-Gamer led the way as LAFH broke ground on the construction of My Angel, a new permanent supportive housing complex in the San Fernando Valley’s North Hills area.
The project will convert the former Angel Appliances store — an iconic Valley retailer and service center that opened in 1955 but recently shut down — into 54 permanent supportive homes for veterans and individuals experiencing chronic homelessness. The target completion date is October 2023.
The half-acre development, which officials said will cost $31.5 million to complete, was made possible by a combination of Measure HHH funds and a large donation from Hal Kassner, a retired Army veteran, and his wife, Sue. The couple donated the property with the goal that housing be made available to veterans.
The architect is GGA. The complex will be built by constructed by United Building Company and AMJ Construction Management, Inc. Once complete, the John Stewart Company will manage the property, with LAFH providing on-site services.
My Angel will have on-site support services for residents that are not only experiencing homelessness, but it will help them manage their mental health and find employment here at this very site,” Martinez told attendees of Thursday’s ceremony.
Services at the complex will include case management, connections to healthcare services and education and employment resources, officials said.
“We are beyond grateful to Hal and all our partners for making it possible for us to build new housing for veterans in the San Fernando Valley,” said Stephanie Klasky-Gamer, President and CEO of LA Family Housing. “LA Family Housing is proud to have collaborated these last four years with our service partners, elected officials, and the North Hills community to expand the resources and services available to those most in need in our region.”
The development will also include community garden, a gated dog park and recreation areas.
“When the 54 veterans and individuals who will be housed at My Angel are settled into their brand new apartments, all the angels involved in making this happen will surely get their wings,” said Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, in whose 3rd District the project resides. “My Angel will provide housing for people who honorably served this country and then had a long struggle with chronic homelessness. Apartment by apartment, building by building, we are expanding bridge and permanent housing for San Fernando Valley residents so that, with time, every person in the County will have a place to call home.”