Chatsworth Neighborhood Council
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Friday, September 12, 2008, 10 p.m.
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Blood Donations Needed after Chatsworth Train Collision

The UCLA Blood and Platelet Center will be open Saturday from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. to accept blood donations. Healthy donors of all blood types are needed to donate blood. Appointments can be made by calling (310) 794-7217.

The Metrolink derailment in Chatsworth raises the need for blood donors, Roxanne Yamaguchi Moster, director of UCLA Health Sciences Media Relations, told Fox TV.

 The center is customarily open the second Saturday of each month. Additional staff will be provided if needed, Moster said.


You can also contact the Red Cross regarding blood donations. The phone number: 800-REDCROSS or 800-257-7575 (Espaņol).

The Red Cross Web site is

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About the Council

The mission of the Chatsworth Neighborhood Council is to provide an open forum for public discussion of issues concerning the Chatsworth community and to facilitate communication between the City of Los Angeles and Community Stakeholders.

Map of Chatsworth Neighborhood Council boundaries.  Click here.

When We Meet

All volunteer committees meet monthly.  Meetings begin at 7 p.m. at the Chatsworth Train Depot at  10038 Old Depot Plaza Road, Chatsworth, unless otherwise noted.

  • 1st Wednesday:
  • CNC Board at Lawrence Middle  School.

  • 2nd Tuesday:
  • Beautification.

  • 3rd Tuesday:
  • Equestrian.

  • 3rd Wednesday:
  • Enhancement.

  • 3rd Thursday:
  • Land Use.

  • 4th Tuesday:
  • Outreach.
  • 4th Wednesday:
  • Public Safety & Transportation at Rockpointe Club House, 22300 Devonshire St.

  • Election Committee, TBA

    Check the CNC website for last-minute changes.

  • Quick Links
    Quick Phones

    Neighborhood Council

    (818) 464-3511

    West Valley Alliance (graffiti removal)
    (818) 885-8885

    Police Tipoff Line
    (818) 832-0563

    L.A. City Infoline

    Chatsworth train wreck
    A passenger is injured from an accident between a Union Pacific and Metrolink train collision on Friday Sept. 12, 2008 in Chatsworth, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark Davis)

    Neighborhood Council Aids Police, Firemen
    Metrolink, Freight Train Collide and Burn

    Following the collision of a freight and Metrolink train on tracks near the north end of Canoga Avenue Friday afternoon, the Chatsworth Neighborhood Council mobilized.

    Councilman Dan Huffman was one of the first to the scene which he described as horrific as train cars burned.

    There will be 1,000 rescue workers at the site for at least three days, according to a first responder.

    Nearly 1,000 people gathered at Chatsworth High School awaiting news.  They had no food, water or toilet facilities, a police officer said.

    A carload of bottled water and other supplies was rushed to the police command post by Council President Judith Daniels.

    Meanwhile, Councilmember Jelena Csanyi was hand-carrying crates of water to the firefighters and ambulance drivers waiting on Topanga Canyon Boulevard.

    Councilmembers Vicki Briskman, Jeff Hammond and Jelena Csanyi gathered others to make sandwiches for the first responders and people waiting at the high school.  They made sandwiches at the Ralphs supermarket at Canoga Avenue and Devonshire Street.  The supermarket had already emptied it's storeroom of bottled water and other emergency supplies.

    Daniels also arranged for the delivery of hundreds of sandwiches from the Subway sandwich shop on Mason Avenue.

    Trader Joe's market sent a truckload of bottled water to the scene.

    As night fell, new details of the accident emerged.  For the latest news, click HERE.

    Train wreck
    More than 300 firefighters work to douse flames and rescue victims, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. (REUTERS Photo/Gus Ruelas)



    You may nominate yourself for the CNC Board elections to be held on Nov. 1, at the Chatsworth Train Depot from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. We invite everyone to participate. It's your Council.

    Here are the nomination forms:
    -- Candidate Filing Form
    -- Stakeholder Registration Form

    Questions?  Call (818) 464-3511.
    City Services

    Zero Waste
    The City has a Zero Waste team soliciting opinions on how to reduce solid waste. Find out how you can participate. Zero waste brochure.

    Bureau of Sanitation
    The BOS is working to convert our solid waste into renewable energy. Read the brochure.

    Be Prepared for
    the 'Big One'

    This is the 150th anniversary of the last great San Andreas Earthquake. Dare to Prepare is a campaign to prepare for the next big quake. Find out what you can do at the Dare to Prepare site. Read the LAFD letter.

    Free Shade Trees
    You can get free shade trees through DWP. Read about the Trees for a Green LA program

    DWP Residential Energy and Water Saving Programs
    The DWP offers incentives to recycle your old refrigerator and buy an energy efficient one. Other appliance incentives are available too. Receive $100 towards an ultra low flush toilet. Read about DWP rebates.
    Online Service Requests
    You can place service requests for street repair, tree trimming, downed trees or palm fronds in the street online.
    This is a service provided by the  Bureau of Street Services.

    Property Activity Reports
    Did you know that you can view all permit requests for a property online? Click here to access the City's online reporting system. Enter in the address and view the permits.
    This is a service provided by the Department of Building and Safety.
    --Adapted from the PRNC newsletter.
    CNC Contact

    Chatsworth Neighborhood Council
    Post Office Box 3395
    Chatsworth, CA 91313-3395

    Ph:  (818) 464-3511
    Fax: (818) 464-3585


    Complete CNC activities calendar:

    Complete community events calendar: