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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Blood Drive Today at Chatsworth Ralphs

UCLA Blood & Platelet Center Blood Drive @ Ralphs #710
hosted by Ralphs Chatsworth & Combined Properties
21431 Devonshire St.
Tuesday, Sept. 23
1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
To schedule an appointment:
phone: (310) 825-0888 ext: 2

There will also be a Red Cross blood drive 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Monday, Oct.6, at the Vons Chatsworth, 20440 Devonshire St. Map. Contact for information.
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.

To donate at other times, call the Red Cross at 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (1-800-448-3543) or visit For Spanish, please call 1-866-POR-VIDA (1-866-767-8432).  The UCLA Blood and Platelet Center can also be reached at (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.

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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

    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:

    Hundreds Join Vigil at Depot
    Chatsworth Neighborhood Council

    Survivors of the Metrolink crash and family members of those who died gathered at the Chatsworth train station last Friday night.Click HERE for video.

    Chatsworth Neighborhood Council

    Haley Giz, 15, and Kristen Kiertzner, 17, felt they had to do something for the victims, the first-responders and the community, so they organzed the vigil.

    Candle lighting

    Larger candles are lit in memory of those killed and smaller tea lights honor the injured, first responders and volunteers. [For a photo slideshow, click HERE.]  [For memorial video, click HERE.]


    Database of victimsRemembering the Metrolink Victims

      At 4:23 p.m., Friday, Sept. 12, a Metrolink commuter train collided with an oncoming freight train in Chatsworth, Calif., northwest of Los Angeles. The crash, the Los Angeles Times reported, was "the worst in modern California history," killing 25 and injuring 135.

    The following afternoon,, the paper's Web site, posted an interactive database of the first fatalities who were identified. The database enabled readers to learn more about each victim with fields sorted by name, age, gender, hometown, hospital, marital status, number of children, occupation, reason for riding, and the train car they were riding. [Click HERE for the database.] [For those interested in the technology, click HERE.]
    -- Chip Scanlan, Poynter Online


    Council Nominations Close Friday

    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.


    A Few Seats Left in First-Aid Class

    The Chatsworth Neighborhood Council is sponsoring a free first-aid class on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Chatsworth Mobile Home Park Clubhouse, 21500 Lassen St.

    The few remaining seats will be assigned on a first-registered-first-served basis. Call (818) 464-3511 or e-mail and leave your name, address, and phone number and e-mail address.

    This is the third in a series of emergency preparedness  classes offered by the Chatsworth Neighborhood Council for local stakeholders.  Previously, the Council sponsored CERT and CPR instruction.

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    StarburstLearn about the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the new Porter Ranch K-8 Span School, , 6:30-8:00 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 24, at the Germain Street School Auditorium, 20730 Germain Street, Chatsworth

     For more information call Joseph Pina at (213) 893-6809. Copies of the EIR are available at Germain and Porter Ranch Libraries.

    StarburstJoin 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.

    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.

    StarburstThe North Valley clean-up day is Saturday, Sept. 27, from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m., beginning with a kick-off at Northridge Park. There is one planned project in Chatsworth. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Megan Cottier at (818) 756-8501 or email

    StarburstLearn how to prepare, protect, and care for yourself, your family and your neighborhood in this free 17 hour CERT Course. The course will be taught on Sept. 28 and Oct. 5 by L.A. Fire Department EMS Battalion Capt. Stacy Gerlich. Sign in 7:30 a.m. The class runs from 8 a.m. -  5 p.m. at Lake Balboa Studios, 7412 Balboa Blvd, Lake Balboa.

    StarburstThe Chatsworth Historical Society's annual Pioneer Day will be 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 5, at the Homestead Acre in Chatsworth Park South, 10385 Shadow Oak Drive.

    Free 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.

    StarburstEnjoy an all-you-can-eat Pasta Dinner, sponsored by S.O.L.I.D., to support the Devonshire police, 5 p.m. -7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 17, at the St. Nicholas Church at the corner of Balboa and Plummer.  Tickets are $6.  For information, call (818) 756-9011.

    StarburstJoin Boy Scout Troop 921 as they clean up Stoney Point Trails at the north end of Topanga Canyon Boulevard below the 118 freeway, 8 a.m. - noon on Saturday, Oct. 25.  For information, email

    StarburstMore than 3.4 million people in earthquake-endangered Southern California are currently registered to participate in the Great California ShakeOut Drill on Nov. 13, and 1.8 million are from Los Angeles County. Register HERE.

    Free Gift
    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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