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You May Qualify for Free Baby Seat
Eligible low income participants in a child car seat safety workshop may receive a seat for free. The program, run by New Economics for Women
, is funded by Los Angeles County.
The next workshop is 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Nov. 15, at 7006 Alabama Ave., Canoga Park. You must
RSVP with David Flores at email@example.com
or call (818) 887-3877.
OFFER YOUR OPINION
Take Budget and Culture Surveys
You can help determine how your Chatsworth tax dollars will be spent and also shape the cultural landscape of Los Angeles by participating in two city-sponsored online surveys.
Click here for the budget survey.
Click here for the cultural survey.
For more information, please visit www.culturalplan.lacity.org or call (213) 202-5539.
|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:
4 New Council Volunteers to Be Seated at Wednesday Meeting
The Chatsworth Neighborhood Council will welcome four new members at Wednesday's meeting. Andre van der Valk, who is returning to the board after an absence of three years, will be joined by Mary Kaufman, Vernalie Deirmenjian and Lucie Volotsky. All seats are at-large.
The remaining six are incumbents. Those elected Saturday in balloting at the Train Depot will serve until 2012.
The full board is made up of 21 elected community volunteers. The balance of the seats will come up for election under new city rules in 2010.
This was the last Council election to be run by the local volunteer Election Committee. Chairman Allen Glazer said, "I wanted to thank all the volunteers who came out to help with the election and the ballot counting. Thank you for taking your time on the weekend to help out your community."
The next election will be organized by the City Clerk.
Wednesday's Council meeting begins at 7 p.m. at Lawrence Middle School,
10100 Variel Ave. All Chatsworth stakeholders are welcome. New board officers will be elected and committees reorganized. Stakeholders who attend the first committee meeting of the new board year may be invited to join committees as full voting members.
|Linda van der Valk
|Andre van der Valk
|Joseph A. Martin
The top ten elected vote-getters are indicated in boldface
ALL GOVERNMENTS ON TASK FORCE
Residential Area Threatened
By Floods After the Wildfire
Residential Chatsworth and other areas downstream of the wildfire-scorched hills and canyons may face flooding as winter rainy season begins, according to an emergency task force.
The Sesnon fire has elevated concerns about debris clogging Browns Creek and possible
flooding. Equestrians and others who use the extensive trails
throughout Chatsworth need to be on alert to conditions that may
raise safety issues, task force members agreed.
Councilman Greig Smith convened the group of federal, state, county and city representatives to discuss current wildfire recovery efforts and how to anticipate potential safety
issues. Chatsworth Neighborhood Council President Judith Daniels is one of the task force participants.
The Sesnon fire consumed vegetation in the city as well as
Los Angeles and Ventura counties. So, possible flooding, landslides, air and water quality are key issues. Rehabilitation of
burned areas, communications among multiple government agencies and how
volunteer groups such as Neighborhood Councils can offer help, are also on the agenda.
Dr. Lucy Jones, most visible locally as a CalTech earthquake spokeswoman, is chief scientist of the U.S. Geological
Survey Multi-Hazards Demonstration Project in Southern California. The project, she told the task force, integrates hazards science in urban areas
with economic analysis and emergency response. The objective is to increase community
resiliency to natural disasters.
The project creates models that use
science to study potential after-effects in areas damaged by fires and
other natural disasters. Combining those models with predictions of how
much rain is likely helps officials determine where to
concentrate efforts and plan for possible flooding.
For instance, city
or county agencies might need to clear catch basins more often if it is
likely that there will be more runoff in an area like Browns Canyon. Participants were told that fire stations have sandbags and sand available for anyone needing them.
Another critical factor under study is the high 12.5 pH factor in the ash on the charred hillsides. That's the same as drain cleaner. Wind and rain will stir or possibly spread this ash.
including Councilman Greig Smith, (L-R from center), Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Smith's chief of staff, Mitch Englander, plant a tree in honor of all those who came to the rescue following the Metrolink train wreck and the Sesnon wildfire. They attended a Public Safety and Community Appreciation Picnic Sunday at Holleigh Bernson Memorial Park in Porter Ranch. [Photo / Saul Daniels]
CONTEST AT CHATSWORTH HIGH
CanStruction to Benefit Food Banks
Students in the ED Tech Academy of Chatsworth High School are collecting non-perishable food items to create harvest season-themed
sculptures. The food collected will be donated to local food pantires.
The CanStruction Contest will be held 3:30-5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 21, in the Quad at Chatsworth High School, 10027 Lurline Ave.
To participate or donate canned goods, RSVP by Nov. 19. Details, contact Amy Aviv at firstname.lastname@example.org.
| TALK WITH THE EXPERTS
Prepare for the Next Disaster
Learn how you and your
family can become better prepared for earthquakes, wildfires, floods
and other disasters, 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 16, at Fire Station 87, 10124 Balboa Blvd., Granada
Emergency planning experts will explain the best ways to
prepare yourself, your family and your workplace in the event of a
disaster. Kids can ride on the Yogi Bear Earthquake Simulator. The
event, co-sponsored by area Neighborhood Councils, will feature booths, displays and demonstrations.
For more information, call (818) 756-8501.
Click banner for details
Tuesday, Nov. 4, is presidential Election Day. Remember to cast your ballot at your local polling precinct for national and state offices as well as local propositions. Details HERE.
Pre-Veterans Day program is planned for 10:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 7, at Lawrence Middle School, 10100 Variel Ave. Details, call Bruce Troe or Marylee Pena at (818) 678-7900.
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.
The Special Olympics Tri-Valley Bowl-A-Thon
and raffle will be Saturday, Nov. 15, at AMF Rocket Bowl, 9171 DeSoto Ave., from 10 a.m. - noon and 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. The entry fee is $20 per person, with proceeds benefiting the Special Olympics.
You can register as a 3-person team or sign up and be placed on an existing team. One Special Olympics Athlete will join each team as Team Captain.
You can also sponsor a Special Olympics Athlete. Details, call (818) 342-0017.
A Child Car Seat Safety Workshop is 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Nov. 15, at 7006 Alabama Ave., Canoga Park. RSVP with David Flores at email@example.com or call (818) 887-3877. Eligible participants will get a free child car seat.
Prepared for earthquakes, wildfires, floods
and other disasters, at a safety fair, 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 16, at Fire Station 87, 10124 Balboa Blvd., Granada
Hills. Details, call (818) 756-8501.
Metro will reveal design plans for the Orange Line busway bridge over Lassen Street, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 17, at Chatsworth High School 10027 Lurline Avenue.
Metro will reveal design plans for the Orange Line busway bridge over Lassen Street, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 18, at New Academy High School, 21425 Cohasset St. Canoga Park.
The CanStruction Contest will be held 3:30-5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 21, in the Quad at Chatsworth High School, 10027 Lurline Ave. To participate or donate canned goods, RSVP by Nov. 19. Details, contact Amy Aviv at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More than 30,000 kids from across the San Fernando Valley are expected for the first Children's Day celebration, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Woodley Park, Saturday, Nov. 22. The park, between Victory and Burbank Blvds., Van Nuys, will feature Radio Disney, NBC's Fritz Coleman, David Beckham Soccer Academy, Laker Greats, L.A. Kings, Elmo, the voice of Bart Simpson, music, rides, sports and more. Details, click 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.
LAPD Devonshire PALS are collecting new and unwrapped toys, games and books for underprivileged youth through Dec. 19. Bring items to the Devonshire police station, 10250 Etiwanda Ave., Northridge. Details, call Elizabeth Sandoval at (818) 772-1717 or Dan Slater at (818) 756-8270.
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.
While supplies last 11.2.08