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Homeless Awarded Use of Storage Facility in San Diego

by John Stevens January 12, 2011 11:21 AM
It started with an act of disregard. A year ago, while 13 homeless people were eating inside an East Village church in San Diego, Calif., city crews and police threw the people’s carts that held their belongings into garbage trucks. After the incident, lawsuits accused the city of knowing the carts and their contents were not trash. On Tuesday, to make amends, the city council voted unanimously on a settlement that would fund a downtown storage facility for the homeless to store their personal items. [More]

Who Let the Dogs Out at the Self Storage Facility?

by John Stevens December 16, 2010 7:48 AM
Storage facilities across the United States probably haven’t imagined a bunch of dogs traipsing through their buildings as having any benefit at all. [More]

MA Self Storage Facility’s Security Alarm Scares Away Would-Be Burglar

by Tony Gonzalez August 26, 2010 10:45 PM
The alarm at Castle Self Storage of 464 Quincy Ave., Braintree, Massachusetts, went off in the middle of the night last Tuesday (August 17). Police say that the alarm appears to have been triggered by a would-be burglar. The burglar broke the glass on the front door and then tried to enter interior units, attempting to pry open their doors with a hammer, but the security alarm scared him away before he could take anything. [More]

Hold Off on Salvaging and Storing Belongings from Homes Destroyed by MN Tornadoes

by Tony Gonzalez June 18, 2010 7:59 PM
Minnesota residents whose homes were damaged or destroyed by yesterday’s tornadoes may be eager to start the process of cleaning up, repairing, rebuilding, or in some cases, starting over. Some might like to go through their homes in order to salvage and store whatever possessions they can in self storage facilities, hopefully before tornado-damaged roofs begin to leak and water damage sets in. But officials say that it is not safe to begin the cleanup and recovery process yet. [More]