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.
More than 300 firefighters work to douse flames and rescue victims, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. (REUTERS Photo/Gus Ruelas)
NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR COUNCIL BOARD
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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.
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team soliciting opinions on how to reduce solid waste.
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Zero waste brochure
Bureau of Sanitation
The BOS is working to
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.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
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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
can place service requests for street repair, tree trimming,
downed trees or palm fronds in the street
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?
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.
Chatsworth Neighborhood Council
Post Office Box 3395
Chatsworth, CA 91313-3395
Ph: (818) 464-3511
Fax: (818) 464-3585
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