|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.
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.
West Valley Alliance (graffiti removal)
Police Tipoff Line
L.A. City Infoline
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
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
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
Complete CNC activities calendar:
Complete community events calendar:
JOIN THE CANDLELIGHT VIGIL
Chatsworth Teens Plan Metrolink Memorial Friday
Two Chatsworth teens are organizing a candlelight vigil to honor the victims, survivors and heroes of the horrific Metrolink and Union Pacific train crash of last Friday.
The ceremony will begin at 6:45 p.m., Friday, Sept. 19, at the Chatsworth train station, 10046 Old Depot Plaza Rd.
Haley Giz and Kristen Kiertzner met at Pepper Tree Ranch in
Chatsworth as horseback riding partners when they were in the fourth and
sixth grade. Haley, now 15, attends Chaminade College Preparatory as
a sophomore and Kristen, 17, attends Opportunities for Learning Independent
Study as a senior.
After the Metrolink tragedy of Sept. 12, Haley and
Kristen were so devastated by the incident that they called each other and
collaborated on an idea for a candlelight vigil. They handmade more than 200 tea light candles but realized that
there was much more they wanted to do.
They decided to get the
community involved. Soon
friends and neighbors began donating their time and talent to make the vigil
happen. Local businesses were quick to support
Haley and Kristen by posting their flyers to inform the community of the candlelight memorial.
|SIGN UP TODAY
Council Offers First-Aid Class
Will you be ready for the next earthquake or train derailment?
The Chatsworth Neighborhood Council is sponsoring a first-aid class on
Saturday, Oct. 25, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The class will be
held at the Chatsworth Mobile Home Park Clubhouse, 21500 Lassen St.
The class is free to any Chatsworth Neighborhood
Space is limited and will be assigned on a
first-registered-first-served basis, so please sign up ASAP. Call (818) 464-3511 or e-mail email@example.com and leave your name, address, and either a phone number or an e-mail address.
This is the third in a series of emergency preparedness classes offered by the Chatsworth Neighborhood Council. Previously, the Council sponsored CERT and CPR instruction.
GIVE BLOOD TODAY
Red Cross Still Seeking Blood Donors
The American Red Cross continues to issue an urgent appeal for blood
donations following the fatal Metrolink train tragedy.
Any person age 17 or older (age 16 if accompanied by a parent) and
weighing at least 110 pounds may be eligible to donate blood. Eligible
donors are asked to schedule an appointment to donate by calling
1-800-GIVE-LIFE (1-800-448-3543) or by visiting givelife.org. For
Spanish, please call 1-866-POR-VIDA (1-866-767-8432).
The UCLA Blood and Platelet Center is also seeking
donations of all blood types. Call (310)
794-7217, ext 2.
For family and friends of victims, the L.A. Fire Department has two hotlines to call for information on hospital patients: (213) 847-2117 and (213) 847-2118.
NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR 10 SEATS
You Can Run for Neighborhood Council
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.
HOMESTEAD ACRE DECLARED SAFE
Clock Is Ticking for Toxic Cleanup
of Chatsworth Park South
The Voluntary Cleanup Agreement for the oversight of
Chatsworth Park South was signed and executed by the State Department
of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) Sept. 8. This officially starts the clock
for the cleanup of the lead contamination at the park.
The exact time line for the site clean-up will not be known until a work plan is approved by DTSC.
Park South was closed in February as a health and safety precaution
after lead bullet fragments were discovered on the site, which was an
outdoor shooting range before it was a park.
Councilman Greig Smith's office has worked closely with the Department of Recreation and Parks to
determine if the area around the historic Homestead Acre was safe. It
was found to be safe, and the Virginia Watson Chatsworth Museum
and the Minnie Hill-Palmer Cottage were re-opened for the public. They will
be open for the annual Chatsworth Historical Society Pioneer Day
festival on Sunday, Oct. 5.
For more information, please contact Jane Kolb at the Department of Recreation and Parks at (213) 928-9294 or email Jane.Kolb@lacity.org
PRESERVING OPEN SPACE DISCUSSED
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, center, with members of the equestrian community. (Courtesy of Valley Horse Journal)
Mayor Rides the Trails in Chatsworth
By Steve Columbus
Chairman, Equestrian Committee
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa came to Chatsworth to ride once again with
our local equestrians.
We rode in cool, clear weather through Stoney Point Ranch, Stoney
Point Park to the 118 freeway and along Canoga Avenue on Aug. 23. We returned to
the starting point by way of Chatsworth Street.
I was able to discuss with
the mayor our community's
general plan and the need to preserve the last of the open spaces in
the northwest part of Los Angeles.
The mayor agreed
that unique areas such as ours need to be preserved and protected.
We also discussed current development plans in Browns Canyon, and the
need to preserve this open space and wildlife corridor located there.
He asked Mitch Englander, Councilman Smith's chief of staff, who also
rode with us, to work with our community on these issues.
Equestrian Committee members
participating in the ride included Dorothy Allison, Allan Glazer, Jerry
England, Mary Kaufman and myself. Also present to welcome the mayor were Chatsworth Neighborhood Council President Judith Daniels, and
CNC Board Members Linda van der Valk, Vicki Briskman, and Jelena Csanyi who prepared a continental breakfast.
Stakeholder Clara Woll showed the mayor the Indian pictographs at Coyote Pass.
PIONEER DAY IS OCT. 5
Step Back in Time at the
Historic Homestead Acre
The Chatsworth Historical
Society's annual Pioneer Day will be Sunday, Oct. 5, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.,at the Homestead Acre in
Chatsworth Park South, 10385 Shadow Oak Drive.
The event features
tours of the Palmer-Hill historical cottage and the Virginia Watson
Chatsworth Museum, which has displays of Indian artifacts and
Chatsworth railroad history. Visitors can sample chili from the chili
cook-off, and enjoy arts and crafts, music, blacksmith and railroad
construction demonstrations and games for children.
parking is available at the Chatsworth Train Depot. Free shuttles going to Pioneer Day depart every 15 minutes. The Train
Depot is located at 10038 Old Depot Plaza Road.
A $4 donation per adult,and $1 for children is requested. Children under 5 years old are free. All
proceeds go to the upkeep of The Homestead Acre.
For more information call the Chatsworth Historical Society at (818) 341-3053 and leave a message.
|SUNDAES ON A SATURDAY
The Great Los Angeles Ice Cream Party
Join the 11th annual Great Los Angeles Ice Cream Party at the Griffith Park Merry-Go-Round to celebrate
Los Angeles and its great communities, Saturday, Sept. 27,
2 p.m. - 5 p.m
There will be prizes, activities, merry-go-round rides, and FREE ice cream.
Any funds raised go to support LA Commons,
an organization dedicated to building a sense of community in Los
Angeles by promoting the diversity and sense of place within each
distinct neighborhood. LA Commons encourages stronger ties between the
people and places of Los Angeles.
The Griffith Park Merry-Go-Round
is at 4730 Crystal Springs Drive.
For more information and to RSVP, visit The Great LA, celebrating what is great about Los Angeles.
IT MAY LOOK LIKE A MUSEUM
Public to Hear About New K-8 School
A community meeting to discuss the Draft
Environmental Impact Report for the new Porter Ranch K-8 span school is being held in Chatsworth. The new school will take enrollment pressure off Chatsworth's elementary and middle schools.
The meeting is on Wednesday, Sept. 24 from 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
at the Germain Elementary School auditorium, 20730 Germain St., Chatsworth.
The architects said their
intent is to create a "large
sculptural piece out of the
entire campus." The design
was made expressly to complement
the residential community.
It is not intended to look
like a house or a shopping
center, but more like a
museum. The architect likened it to
the Whitney Museum in New
York or similar to the style
of renowned Mexican
architect, Luis Barragán.
The school is to be located
on the southeast corner of
Mason and Sesnon to serve
1,047 students kindergarten
through 8th grade. It is
planned for a fall 2012
For more information, please call Joseph Piña at LAUSD Community Outreach at (213) 893-6809, or Maria Cano at (213) 893-6823.
For more information on the DEIR, call John Moreno, LAUSD CEQA Project Manager at (213) 893-7425.
NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS
Volunteer in Both North and South L.A.
The mayor's 18th Day of Service will focus on job opportunities for South
L.A. residents and beautifying community centers and schools. The most recent Day of Service brought hundreds of volunteers to Chatsworth for a clean-up day.
The day will begin with a tree-planting along the Crenshaw-Jefferson
Corridor at 8 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 20, at Hope Memorial
Church, 3401 Somerset Drive, Los Angeles.
In addition to mural-painting and community clean-ups, some project highlights include help for the victims and victims' families of the Chatsworth train crash.
For more information, contact Barri Worth at (818) 778-4990
or email Barri.Worth@lacity.org.
The North Valley clean-up day is Saturday, Sept. 27, from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.,
beginning with a kick-off at Northridge Park. For more information or
to RSVP, please contact Megan Cottier at (818) 756-8501 or email Megan.Cottier@lacity.org.
Bring this coupon to the next Neighborhood Council Meeting and receive a free Be Safe, Be Seen safety flasher. Wear it while jogging, cycling, walking the dog.
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