Holiday Parade Is Today Details Below
Chatsworth Neighborhood Council
The Chatsworth Roundup
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What Happened to Winter?  Edition   |   |   Sunday, December 12, 2010

Also In This Issue
  • Neighborhood Council Video
  • You Can Recycle Locally
  • Live City Hall Video
  • Ready for the Next Disaster?
  • How to Contact the Council

  • Candyland Parade Is Today
  • Chatsworth in the News
  • Hot Meals for Seniors
  • Dealing With Foreclosure
  • Jobs, Jobs, Jobs
  • City Services
  • Greetings!

     Council Meets
    7 p.m., Jan. 5, 2011

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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, 10100 Variel Ave.

  • 2nd Tuesday:
  • Beautification.

  •  2nd Wednesday:
  • Equestrian.

  •  3rd Tuesday:
  • Public Safety & Transportation.

  • 3rd Wednesday:
  • Enhancements.

  • 3rd Thursday:
  • Land Use.

  • 4th Tuesday:
  • Outreach

    Check the CNC website for last-minute changes.


    Here's Where You
    Can Recycle Locally

    Vons Shopping Center,
    20440 Devonshire St. (behind Rite-Aid)

    RecycleValley Recycling Center,
    20220 Plummer St.,

    Budget Recycling,
    21250 Nordhoff St.,

    New Live and On-Demand Video

    The Office of the City Clerk is offering new live and on-demand video and audio services of City Council meetings.  For more information, please see their flier.

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    Chatsworth Neighborhood Council
    Post Office Box 3395
    Chatsworth, CA 91313-3395

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    Chatsworth Candyland Parade, Festival Is Today

    Neighborhood Council Booth Features Adopt-a-Pet

    Holiday Parade 2008

    By Ryann Blackshere

    Chatsworth Patch

    A glorious day with soaring summer-like temperatures is forecast for today when Chatsworth's annual holiday parade steps off on Devonshire Street.

    The Chatsworth Kiwanis Club is organizing the 27th annual Holiday Parade and  Festival with the theme Candyland. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., there will be live music, performances, holiday shopping and other festivities at the Chatsworth Train Depot. The parade will begin at 1 p.m. with local marching bands, clowns, and classic cars traveling east on Devonshire Street.

    Previously the entire event was on Devonshire, but parade Chairperson Lucia Montano said it was moved to the Train Depot "because we wanted to keep it a little more secure for vendors and provide more business in the Chatsworth corridor."

    Already 77 local businesses and organizations have signed up to have booths at the fair. The Chatsworth Neighborhood Council will be hosting a booth featuring the adopt-a-pet program of the West Valley Animal Shelter.

    "I got involved because I support the adoption of animals because there are way too many animals that are being put down," said Jelena Csanyi, a member of the Chatsworth Neighborhood Council. "It is a necessity, especially in this economy, when people can't afford to feed themselves let alone their pets."

    Csanyi has adopted three dogs from the West Valley Shelter and has helped the council donate food and supplies for the animals.  The shelter is also hosting a "Happy Pawlidays" pet adoption event on Dec. 18 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. to help more animals find homes during the holidays.

    "The love you get from the pets is indescribable," she says. "They are great assets for your emotional and physical stability."

    The booth will be open from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. with special visits from animals living in the shelter. Volunteer shelter liaison Jo Aguirre says she will be walking five dogs and a couple kittens around the fair with signs that read "adopt me." The animals will be ready for adoption at $122 for the dogs which includes sterilization, vaccine and license, and $76 for the cats including sterilization and vaccine.

    Santa Claus will make an appearance at the fair to pose for pictures with children.


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    Seniors Enjoy Hot Lunches, Movies

    St. Stephen Presbyterian Church is offering daily hot lunches for seniors.  Arrive at 10 a.m. to sign up.
    The lunches are part of the City of Los Angeles Senior Citizen Nutrition Program.

    Tuesdays will also feature a seniors exercise class. Wednesday will offer movies. And Friday there will be games and classes. Bridge will be organized after lunch. A $1.50 donation is requested.  The church is located at 20121 Devonshire St.

    For details, click here or call (818) 360-7460.


    Facing Foreclosure? Pick Up the Phone

    Need help with your mortgage? Call (888) 89-LA NHS, email or see

    County Offers Foreclosure Aid: The County's Department of Consumer Affairs is offering a variety of information and assistance for homeowners and property owners at risk of foreclosure, trying to refinance, or otherwise navigating through today's economic turbulence. 

    For more detailed information on the range of homeowner-related programs and services the department offers, visit the Homes page.

    Beware of Property-Tax Scams: Beware of firms charging a hefty fee to "assist" area homeowners in filing property assessment reduction forms. You can download them free, here: Change in Assessment form, and visit the County's Assessment Appeals page for full details on all aspects of property assessment, including proposed reductions. Property owners can also call toll-free (888) 807-2111 for assistance.

    Gas Co. Has Energy Aid: For information on the Gas Company's bill assistance programs, visit, or call toll-free at (800) 427-2200. For energy saving tips, click HERE.

    Opportunity Clicks

    These are difficult economic times, so your Neighborhood Council has added an employment search engine to our website and newsletter. This convenient search engine reaches out to most job sites large and small and lists all your opportunities in one place.

    keywords location
    job title or skills
    Jobs by SimplyHired

    You might also click on WorkSource California.

    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 toward 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.

    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 311

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