Yes, we know this is a last-minute advisory, but we didn't procure and plant "The Learning Tree" until Saturday.|
-- Chatsworth Neighborhood Council, (818) 464-3511
-- Chatsworth Historical Society, (818) 341-3055
|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.
|WHO: Chatsworth Neighborhood Council|
WHAT: Dedication of "The Learning Tree" oak on the anniversary of the death of School Board Member Jon Lauritzen.
WHEN: Noon ceremony, during Pioneer Day festival. His family and Councilman Greig Smith are expected to attend.
WHERE: Chatsworth's Historic Homestead Acre, at
Chatsworth Park South, 10385 Shadow Oak Drive.
HOW: Organized by Chatsworth Neighborhood Council
WHY: To honor civic leader, school board member, educator and mentor Jon Lauritzen on the anniversary of his death.
Good photo opportunities during Pioneer Day festival, today, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
ABOUT JON LAURITZEN: Former School Board Member Jon Lauritzen, right, was a teacher at Columbus Middle School and Canoga Park
High School for almost 40 years.He died of a brain tumor in 2007.
Lauritzen was diagnosed the previous year, yet never missed a school board meeting,
even after brain surgery. Once he had surgery on a Thursday and was at
the school board meeting the following Tuesday.
Lauritzen was active with the Santa Susana Mountains Park
Association and the Iris Society. And he was the man who spearheaded the Chatsworth Neighborhood Council organizing committee.
He came from a family of educators. Lauritzen started the computer science program at
Canoga Park High, but earlier taught history and math. He was one of
the first computer science teachers in the LAUSD. A graduate of
CSUN (BA and MA) Lauritzen lived in Chatsworth for most of his adult life. Both his mother and his wife were teachers and
his daughter is a science teacher at Lawrence Middle School.
He was elected to the L.A. Unified School Board in 2003 and served until 2007. He established a district office at
the former Devonshire Elementary School. He held regular open
houses at that office so parents and students could have local services instead
of having to travel downtown to interact with a school board member.
Lauritzen was all about education. He was a champion of the average
guy and had a great reputation as a teacher -- from students, other
teachers and administrators.
When he died last year from the brain tumor, it was suggested by Chatsworth Neighborhood Council President Judith Daniels that a tree be planted in his honor.
That California Coastal Oak, called "The Learning Tree," was planted Saturday in preparation for today's dedication.
ABOUT PIONEER DAY: The annual festival features a chili cook-off, tours of the historic Palmer-Hill cottage and the Chatsworth History Museum.
Youngsters will participate in "Chores of Yore." They can help a blacksmith, pan for gold, visit the railroad hands-on exhibit, churn butter, beat a rug, or try their hand at quilting.
The Veterans Quilt Display will be on view.
Free parking is available at the Chatsworth Train Station with shuttles to the Acre every 15 minutes.
A donation of $4 is requested per adult, $1 for children, and children under 5 are free. All proceeds go to the upkeep of The Homestead Acre.
For more information call the Chatsworth Historical Society at: (818) 341-3053.
The 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.
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.
Whether you were a first-responder,
a volunteer, or a neighbor living in the Chatsworth community, join
this Chatsworth Neighborhood Council sponsored group for conversation and grief/trauma education. This support
meeting is planned to help you cope with thoughts and feelings about
the Metrolink train tragedy.
Meet 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday,
Oct. 11 at the St. Stephen Presbyterian Church community room, 20121
Devonshire St., at the corner of Winnetka Avenue. RSVP and questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (818) 464-3511. Refreshments will be
Enjoy 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.
The Chatsworth Neighborhood Council is sponsoring a free 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. RSVP at email@example.com. Space is limited.
Join 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, Nov. 1 is election day in Chatsworth. Vote to fill 10 open seats on the Chatsworth Neighborhood Council. Balloting is 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Chatsworth Train Depot, 10038 Old Depot Plaza Road. Details HERE.
More 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.
Holiday Toy Express arrives at the Chatsworth Depot, Sunday, Nov. 23, at 6 p.m. with a festive gathering beginning at 5 p.m.
The Chatsworth Holiday Parade is scheduled to march down Devonshire Street beginning at 1 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 14.
Chatsworth Neighborhood Council
Post Office Box 3395
Chatsworth, CA 91313-3395
Ph: (818) 464-3511
Fax: (818) 464-3585
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