Public Storage Facilities, Our Historic Landmarks

Public Storage Facilities, Our Historic Landmarks

Each of our company-owned Public Storage facilities is unique. Some were built just a few months ago. Others have a rich history as newly restored landmarks, such as our building at 3636 Beverly Boulevard in Los Angeles. With fine art deco detail, it is one of the best-looking self storage buildings in the country. When the 13-story marvel was opened in 1928 as American Storage, Calvin Coolidge was president, the Ford Model A car was still in production and prohibition was in full force. At t...
Posted by: Ann Griffith
March 3, 2014 at 12:23 PM
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El Cholo Restaurant Guacamole Recipe

El Cholo Restaurant Guacamole Recipe

We scored El Cholo restaurant’s guacamole recipe in honor of Super Bowl Sunday and are willing to share with our Public Storage family. This stuff is so good, it’s guaranteed to make for an enjoyable showdown, no matter who wins! If you are from Southern California, like us, chances are you too have a favorite Mexican restaurant. Maybe it’s not 100% authentic. It’s probably not too fancy. But it is just the spot for birthdays, happy hours and some pretty great food. For ...
Posted by: Ann Griffith
February 1, 2014 at 6:55 PM
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How to Wear and Care for Vintage Fashion

How to Wear and Care for Vintage Fashion

Ring in the new year in a vintage gown like a glamorous star of the silver screen, and join celebrities like Julia Roberts and Chloë Sevigny, who are admired for wearing looks from the past on the red carpet. They know no one else will show up in the same thing and that vintage fashion is often made of unique and beautiful materials with quality craftsmanship. Vintage evening wear can often be found for a more affordable price than purchasing new. Guest blogger Jill Morena cares for and exhibit...
Posted by: Public Storage
December 19, 2013 at 7:07 PM
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Public Storage's Rose Parade Float is a Labor of Love

Public Storage's Rose Parade Float is a Labor of Love

Most people who watch the Rose Parade have no idea of the work that goes into all that New Year's Day fun. There's welded steel holding up millions of pretty flowers, and there are months, sometimes years of planning on the part of a handful of float builders. In just two short weeks, Public Storage will proudly show off three fun−loving “space” aliens on our first float. But the project really began way back in January as all floats do, with a creative idea, a drawin...
Posted by: Ann Griffith
December 18, 2013 at 5:18 PM
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Storing and Caring for Vintage Cameras and Equipment

Storing and Caring for Vintage Cameras and Equipment

You can tell an old–school camera aficionado by the way he stores his lenses (upright, with the front and rear lens caps on), said Fred Silvers, general manager of Bel Air Camera, an L.A. institution since 1957. Fred has been collecting and caring for vintage cameras for decades and remembers how difficult it was to get a good shot back in the day, before automatic settings, camera phones and portable equipment. "It took knowledge and expertise; It’s an art form," said Fred, who host...
Posted by: Ann Griffith
November 27, 2013 at 3:12 PM
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Public Storage is Making History with its Rose Parade Float

Public Storage is Making History with its Rose Parade Float

It doesn’t seem like New Year’s Day without watching the Rose Parade in the morning and the Rose Bowl game in the afternoon—at least on television. It will be especially exciting for all of us at Public Storage to see our first company float travel down the Colorado Boulevard parade route in Pasadena on January 1—with three friendly “space“ aliens on board. We also can’t wait to invite two of our Facebook fans to join us with their own tickets to the parade, t...
Posted by: Ann Griffith
November 8, 2013 at 11:34 AM
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Celebrating Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights!

Celebrating Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights!

Like every year at this time, today I’m thinking back to the sweet scent of jasmine and rose petals, the look of vibrant traditional attire, and the sound of friends and family laughing over sweet and savory treats. I’ve worked at Public Storage in California for 24 years, but today I’m reminiscing of my years in Mumbai and the Diwali season that starts today. Everyone celebrates the five-day “festival of lights” with candles and fireworks. It’s just one big block party, and it’s my favorite hol...
Posted by: Seema Kacker
November 1, 2013 at 9:44 AM
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Celebrate National Grandparents Day

Celebrate National Grandparents Day

At Public Storage we like to talk about saving vintage heirlooms to remind ourselves of important family members, whether grandma’s sterling place settings or a favorite uncle’s wide-brimmed fedoras.  Today, however, is not a day to focus on things that bring good memories. It’s about making the effort to engage with the people who helped create those stories, the patriarchs or matriarchs of your family, or even an esteemed neighbor or friend. Today is National Grandparent...
Posted by: Ann Griffith
September 8, 2013 at 7:00 AM
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