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  • Wednesday, January 18, 2023 10:24 AM | Ross Hutchings (Administrator)

    Wednesday, January 18, 2023
    Governor's Press Office: (916) 445-4571

    Businesses Impacted by Storms Now Eligible for Emergency Tax Relief

    SACRAMENTO – Business owners and taxpayers impacted by California’s winter storms are now eligible for emergency tax relief from late payment interest and penalties.

    “California is moving with the urgency this moment demands, rapidly bringing support to Californians recovering from the devastating impact of the recent storms,” said Governor Gavin Newsom. “Business owners across the state can now access much-needed assistance to help accelerate their recovery efforts, including relief from interest and penalties.”

    Impacts of the storms have been felt throughout the state, and small business owners who have been affected by flooding, power outages, and other storm-related hardships may request up to an additional three months to file their tax returns. Taxpayers who face return deadlines between January 4, 2023 and January 31, 2023 who are granted relief will not have to pay interest and penalties if they are unable to file their returns and pay taxes and fees by the original due date.

    “Help is available for California businesses,” California Department of Tax and Fee Administration Director Nick Maduros said. “If you cannot file or make a payment on time because of the storms, please reach out to us, and we can offer some relief.”

    Impacted taxpayers can request relief:

    • On the CDTFA website 
    • By mail at California Department of Tax and Fee Administration, PO Box 942879, MIC 35, Sacramento, CA 94279
    • In person at one of our field offices
    • By phone at 1-800-400-7115 (CRS:711), Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Pacific Time), except state holidays.

    Customers can also contact CDTFA to update account information, change an address or contact information, request replacement copies of CDTFA tax records, or ask questions about their account.

    In addition to our State of Emergency Tax Relief webpage, information regarding relief requests is available in various languages online, via videos in English and Spanish, and on CDTFA’s Online Services webpage.


    Governor Gavin Newsom
    1021 O Street, Suite 9000
    Sacramento, CA 95814


  • Saturday, January 14, 2023 1:40 PM | Ross Hutchings (Administrator)

    California Conforms to IRS Filing Extensions

    for California Storm Victims

    The Governor’s office has announced that California will conform to the filing extensions granted by the IRS for California storm victims. This means the FTB has extended filing and payment deadlines for many individuals and businesses in California until May 15, 2023.

    This relief applies to the following deadlines falling on or after January 8, 2023, and before May 15, 2023:

    ·     Individual income tax returns;

    ·     Business return filings normally due between March 15 and April 18, 2023;

    ·     Third and fourth-quarter estimated tax payments due on January 17, 2023, and April 18, 2023. Individual taxpayers can skip making the fourth quarter estimated tax payment and instead include it with the 2022 return as long as the return is filed on or before May 15, 2023;

    ·     IRA and health savings account (HSA) contributions; and

    ·     Quarterly payroll and excise tax returns, normally due on January 31, 2023, and April 30, 2023.

    In addition, the FTB will suspend the mailing of collection notices to affected taxpayers for the next 30 days, beginning January 13, 2023.

    The relief is automatically available to taxpayers who reside or have a business in the following counties:




    Santa Cruz



    San Benito


    Contra Costa


    San Bernardino


    El Dorado


    San Diego




    San Francisco




    San Joaquin




    San Luis Obispo




    San Mateo




    Santa Barbara


    Los Angeles


    Santa Clara



    The Governor's news release is available at:

  • Wednesday, November 30, 2022 1:34 PM | Ross Hutchings (Administrator)

    Talonvest Capital is recognized with the National Philanthropy Day Orange County - Outstanding Small Business Award

    Talonvest Capital is honored to be this year’s recipient of the National Philanthropy Day Orange County - Outstanding Small Business Award

    Philanthropy is not only a core value but a commitment that was made upon the firm’s founding, and we are fortunate to have the privilege of impacting the community we work in. To date, Talonvest has directly donated approximately $1.2 million to various organizations in gratitude for the trust given by our clients and teammates.

    We sincerely thank our amazing partners at Ronald McDonald House Orange County for the nomination, and we look forward to more successful fundraising efforts in the years to come.

  • Wednesday, July 27, 2022 4:51 PM | Ross Hutchings (Administrator)


    FREE Lunch & Learn - Orange County, CA

    From Janus International 

    Date & Time

    • Wednesday - August 3, 2022
    • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


    Courtyard Santa Ana Orange County

    8 MacArthur Place 

    Santa Ana, CA  92707

    Tel: 714-668-9993

    What you will learn

    • Why you should renovate or expand
    • Investment areas to consider
    • Utilizing unused parking lots and unbuildable land to expand with Relocatable Storage Units
    • How Door and Hallway Replacements go far beyond aesthetics
    • Maximizing space with Unit Remixes
    • Roofing Solutions to consider
    • Technology and Security upgrades to enhance the customer experience and minimize manual operations 
    • How to take advantage of Cost Segregation and Tax Incentives
    • and More!

    CLICK HERE for more information and to register!

  • Monday, July 25, 2022 3:49 PM | Ross Hutchings (Administrator)

    Over $165,000 Raised for Cancer Research by the California Self Storage Association and Its Members

    For immediate release July 22, 2022.

    Contact: Jackie Kurtz, 949-748-5916/

    Kure It Cancer Research is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based out of Irvine, California. Kure It was started by US Storage Centers and Westport Properties founder, Barry Hoeven, after his own cancer diagnosis. The organization’s mission is to provide direct funding to support the brightest minds in translational research for underfunded cancers at leading cancer centers. With more than 90% of cancers being considered “underfunded,” Kure It provides research grants ranging from $50,000-$250,000 for researchers thinking outside the box with cutting edge projects and concepts. To date, Kure It has raised more than $12.6 million for cancer research and holds true to the belief, “Together We Can Eradicate Cancer”.

    As the charity of choice for the California Self Storage Association, Kure It has worked closely with the CSSA, partnering together to help raise money for these worthy causes. Over the years Kure It has been a participant at the CSSA’s annual conferences, both in Napa and Balboa, hosting various fundraising events and displaying their Round Up for Research program to owners and operators in the self-storage industry.

    During this year’s Balboa Owners Summit, Kure It took the stage at the conference and made an appeal to help award the next cancer research fund in the name of the California Self Storage Association. There was an overwhelming amount of support, with several owners standing up and making gifts on the spot. The event was a huge success with over $165,000 being raised during that quick ask. The pledges made that day will be added to funds from the 2021 events along with the CSSA Napa Conference to award a cancer research grant at a Comprehensive Cancer Center in California in honor of the CSSA and its members.

    Kure It would like to recognize those that stood up and pledged their support to make this new research grant possible.

    Platinum Sponsors, $25,000-$50,000

    Ken & Athelia Woolley, Extra Space


    Gold Sponsors, $10,000-$24,999:

    Brian and Denise Caster, Caster Properties

    Robert Chiti, OpenTech Alliance

    Steve Clark, Stephen Clark and Bob Baker, Clark Investment Group

    Pam Domingue, Storage Solution

    Joanne and Denny Geiler, So Cal Self Storage

    Bill Hobin, StoreQuest

    Drew Hoeven, Westport Properties

    Michael Schwatrz, SmartShop

    Nick Walker, CBRE


    Silver Sponsors, $5,000-9,999:

    Talonvest Capital


    Partner Sponsors, $1,000-$2,499:

    Karen Branson, Branson & Branson

    David Brett, David Brett Co

    Alex Meshechok, York RE Captial

    Chuck Mills, CEM Capital

    Kenneth Nitzberg, Devon Self Storage

    Marc and Laurie Smith, Personal Mini Storage

    Shannon Tarnutzer, Allspace Storage

    Peter Watson, Westport Properties

    Friend Sponsors, $100-999:

    Steve Cobbs, Invesco

    Anne Mari DeCoster, Storelocal Storage Co-op

    Ben Hall, Westport Properties

    Margaret Martin, Pegasis Group

    Natalie Ochi, SKS Management

    Karen Reggio, Storelocal Storage Co-op

    Tommy White, Westport Properties

    To learn more about Kure it please visit their website: or contact Jackie Kurtz at

  • Thursday, June 16, 2022 11:41 AM | Ross Hutchings (Administrator)

    WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (June 16, 2022) – StoragePRO Management, Inc, one of the nation's leading independent management companies specializing in self-storage, has officially expanded into Oregon. StoragePRO Management now manages Gecko RV & Boat Storage, a 120,276-square-foot storage facility conveniently located off State Highway 138 and east of I-5 at 350 NE Pomona Street in Roseburg, Ore. This new property partnership marks StoragePRO's 92nd facility under its management portfolio and eighth state to operate in, with others located in California, Colorado, Utah, Washington, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho, and now Oregon.

    Centrally located in the heart of Roseburg, Gecko RV & Boat Storage offers a vast array of indoor storage units as well as a variety of outdoor parking options. Gecko RV & Boat Storage has 171 storage units with sizes ranging from 2x5 feet to 20x40 feet across three buildings, and 161 RV, boat, and vehicle storage spaces ranging from 12x22 feet to 12x40 feet at ground level with secure, drive-up access.

    Modern amenities and first-class services include a property-wide 24-hour surveillance video system, fenced and gated property perimeters, 24-hour access, free sanitary dump and wash stations, storage protection plans, a retail-like leasing office with complimentary dollies and flat-carts, and affordable moving supplies such as boxes, locks, bubble wrap, and packing tape, and more.

    As a property manager, StoragePRO Management provides self-storage owners and investors with performance-tested business tools, informative reporting, efficient cost control, customer analytics, an online presence, and more, giving them the opportunity to focus on other personal and professional matters while their property receives the utmost care.

  • Friday, May 13, 2022 9:39 AM | Ross Hutchings (Administrator)

    The California Self Storage Association (CSSA) joins

    the sponsor/partner group in support of

    The Self Storage Hawai'i unConference,

    brought to you by The Inside Self Storage World Expo..

    It is a perfect partnership, as several owners and operators of Hawaiian self storage properties

    are also California operators and are members of the CSSA.

    And The California Self Storage Association knows all about great education and networking events.

    They host some of the best events in the industry.

    We are planning a special get-together at the Hawai'i unConference in October for owners and operators who are CSSA members.

    In the meantime, you should attend the great events that the CSSA hosts.

    See the California events with this link!

    Let's talk at the Napa Owners' Conference.

    Join us for another wonderful self storage gathering.

    Registration is open for the 2022 event.

    Register with this link!

    Our room block is open.

    Book your rooms asap before they sell out.

    Book rooms with this link!

    There is still time to sign up for a sponsorship, too!

    Email Tron Jordheim at

    See the video below for some great things to do on The Big Island....

    Meet wonderful people

    Some of the brightest and warmest people in the self-storage industry will be at the Hawai'i Unconference to share and learn and network.

    Explore the Big Island

    The island of Hawai'i is an amazing place with endless opportunities for exploring nature, eating great food, and having rich experiences.

    Thank you to:

    The Inside Self Storage World Expo.

    Mini Storage Messenger

    Janus International

    Storage Structures

    Cover Roofing Solutions

    The California Self Storage Association

    Call Potential

    Self Storage Auction dot com

    Skilcheck Services

    Conversion Sciences

    Kure it

    Science Camps of America

    Store Here Self Storage

    The Call Here Self-Storage Call Center

    Self Storage Strategies

    Jordheim Consulting

    See all of our sponsors and partners at this link.

    We support the following organizations with our unconference:

    Kureit Cancer Research.

    Science Camps of America.

    Akaka Foundation for Tropical Forests.

    Our unconference is so fantastic because we have lots of networking and open forum discussions around the most pressing topics of the day. We spend mornings in sessions doing round-tables, panels, open discussions, and presentations. Afternoons and evenings are set aside for networking and enjoying the amazing Big Island of Hawai'i. Join us for a self-storage conference like no other in a place like no other.

  • Monday, April 25, 2022 8:02 AM | Ross Hutchings (Administrator)

    Media Contact:
    Claire Armstrong; 817-343-6633


    WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (April 18, 2022) –
    StoragePRO Management, Inc, the operator of nearly 100 storage facilities throughout the western U.S., has named Paul Evans as its new Vice President of Finance & Accounting, effective immediately.

    In this new role, Evans is responsible for all long-range financial matters, establishing company-wide financial and administrative objectives, policies, programs, and practices, directing the company’s accounting practices, and maintaining relationships with lending institutions and the financial community.

     “Paul’s diverse professional background, drive, and passion, along with his consistent track record of growing businesses and increasing profitability, makes him a superb asset to our team,” said Steve Mirabito, founder & president of StoragePRO Management. “He will surely be a key factor in guiding our organization moving forward and ensuring long-term growth.”

    Evans brings nearly two decades of experience with a background in many facets of commercial real estate and accounting to StoragePRO. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona, where he received a B.S. in Accounting from the Eller College of Business and Public Administration. He began his career in public accounting where he focused on the construction and real estate industries. Most recently, Evans served as the Finance Manager at Terminal Plaza Associates, LP in San Francisco. Other notable positions in Evans’ career include his time at Shorenstein Realty Services LP, Rialto Capital Management, and Blake|Griggs Properties.

    About StoragePRO Management, Inc.
    Founded in 1974 and headquartered in Walnut Creek, California, StoragePRO Management is the nation’s leading private management company specializing in self-storage. StoragePRO provides the digital marketing, technology, and operational systems that power today’s leading independent self-storage owners. For more information, visit:

  • Monday, April 04, 2022 2:08 PM | Ross Hutchings (Administrator)

    Fox’s Charles Payne to Keynote CSSA Annual Summit

    CSSA Announces Charles Payne of Fox Business Network as the keynote speaker for the CSSA Annual Self Storage Annual Summit. “Making Money with Charles Payne” is a daily feature on Fox Business Network. He is a highly sought-after guest on many respected finance-oriented radio, web, and television programs. Charles is a guest-host on several Fox News shows including “Cavuto” and “Your World.”

    Charles Payne is the CEO and Principal Analyst of Wall Street Strategies, Inc. (WSSI), which he founded in 1991. With less than $10,000 in startup capital, Charles has built WSSI to over 120,000 subscribers in more than 60 countries. Author of two best-sellers, Unstoppable Prosperity and Act Fast, Be Smart, and Get Rich as well as hundreds of opinions and articles in prestigious news organizations such as Reuters, Wall Street Journal, and New York Times.  

    The CSSA Annual Summit will be held Thursday, July 14, 2022, at the Balboa Bay Resort, Newport Beach, CA. The CSSA Annual Summit enjoys the reputation as one of the best self storage programs each year. The program is packed with high-caliber presenters, focused on the financial-side of the self storage industry. With Charles as the keynote, this event is bound to sell-out this year. Registration is now open. For more information or registration on the CSSA Website at:  

  • Tuesday, March 29, 2022 12:38 PM | Ross Hutchings (Administrator)


    Join us April 19-22 in Las Vegas for the Inside Self-Storage (ISS) World Expo, where the industry will connect for four days of education, exhibits and networking. The event will help you gain specialized training, understand industry trends, and learn the latest techniques to grow and streamline your business. Capitalize on opportunities in the ever-expanding self-storage market!

    Why Attend?

    If you’re looking for new ideas, inspiration and answers on how to start or expand your storage business, the ISS World Expo provides the knowledge, connections and tools you need.

    What You’ll Learn

    The education program includes eight in-depth workshops and 42 seminars in six tracks: building, innovation, investing, management, ownership, and protection.

    Who You’ll See

    Our speaker line-up includes speakers from all segments of the business who know firsthand about the challenges the industry faces and have found solutions to overcome them.

    What You’ll See

    Our exhibitors offer solutions to help transform and improve your business. This year’s hall includes suppliers from all segments of the industry. 

    What You’ll Do

    You can expect the return of favorites like the Table Talks, Self-Storage Q&A Sessions, Legal Q&A With Jeffrey Greenberger, Overtime with the Experts, Buyers & Sellers Meeting, vendor presentations, and more.

    Who You’ll Meet

    Network with a community of industry owners, managers, developers, investors and suppliers who are eager to get back to business, sharing their experiences, ideas and knowledge.

    How to Register

    Members of the California Self Storage Association will receive $30 off the Seminar Package or All-Access Package when registering through this email. View the benefits and pricing to select the option that best fits your needs.  

    Register today to secure early-bird rates >>

    Agenda | Seminars | Workshops | Exhibitor List | Speakers | Website

    2022 Inside Self-Storage World Expo
    Education: April 19-22 | Exhibits: April 20-21 |

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