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New Year's Day Edition   |   |   Saturday, January 1, 2011

Also In This Issue
  • Meet the Candidates
  • Chatsworth News You May Have Missed
  • Neighborhood Watch Resumes
  • Today's Events
  • Dealing With Foreclosure
  • Jobs, Jobs, Jobs
  • Greetings!

    Happy New Year to all.

    I hope you will be able to come hear the City Council candidates at our January board meeting Wednesday night. This will be a chance to ask about issues that are of specific concern to our community.


    The Neighborhood Council will also discuss our priorities and focus for 2011. We need your input and ideas. All board members are volunteers. We are here to help you with any issues related to Los Angeles city government and to try to improve Chatsworth.


    Over the years, we have fought to remove and prohibit mobile advertising trailers on our streets; to save our open spaces and maintain smart development, and to preserve our equestrian properties and trails. We have worked to improve traffic flow by requesting street improvements and left-turn lights.


    We have given financial support to our fire stations, our LAPD senior lead officer and the Devonshire Division, the public schools and parks within our boundaries, and countless other community organizations.


    We notify the appropriate city departments of problems with pedestrian and equestrian crossings, clogged street drains, trees that need trimming or removal because of safety concerns, and missing street signs.


    That's just a sampling of what we've done. If you have a connection to Chatsworth, there is a good chance that you or your family benefited from our actions.


    If you have not participated in our activities before, I hope you will consider joining us this year. In addition to our monthly board meetings, we have six committees that deal with specific topics. Check our website for meeting times, agendas and information about the committees.


    Judith Daniels


    Chatsworth Neighborhood Council



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

    Join us for light refreshments, a chance to question the six City Council candidates, and a discussion of neighborhood issues, 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 5, at Lawrence Middle School, 10100 Variel Ave. 

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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.

     Disaster Links

    Quick Links
    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:

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    All 6 City Council Candidates to Appear at Chatsworth Neighborhood Council Jan. 5

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    Chatsworth residents will have a chance to ask all six City Council candidates about hometown issues as the Council District 12 campaign kicks off Wednesday, Jan. 5.

    The candidates to succeed retiring Councilman Greig Smith are scheduled to share in their first joint public appearance at the Chatsworth Neighborhood Council. The meeting is not structured as a debate, but rather as an informal, get acquainted, question and answer session. Stakeholders are encouraged to ask questions focusing on Chatsworth issues.

    The Neighborhood Council meets 7 p.m. at Lawrence Middle School, 10100 Variel Ave. The meeting is open to all.

    If you can't attend, e-mail your questions to

    The candidates will appear for a second time at a 6 p.m. reception and 7 p.m. forum, Jan. 31, at the Senior Activities Center, 10100 Balboa Blvd. in Granada Hills. That gathering will be sponsored by the neighborhood councils in District 12.

    Here are the candidates in the order they will appear on the March 8 primary ballot:

    The election will be March 8, with a runoff on May 17 if no candidate wins a majority of the vote. The seven even-numbered City Council district seats are up for election. There are 15 seats on the Council.

    Stories You May Have Missed

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    Sierra Canyon knocks off highly regarded Bishops of La Jolla in the first round of the Maxpreps Holiday Classic in San Diego. Dec 29, 2010

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    Understanding how a horse stays warm and when a horse feels cold may help you decide. Dec 28, 2010

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    What better way to welcome 2011 than by adopting a pet?

      Dec 27, 2010

    Sports Chatsworth High School: 2010 Year in Review Dec 26, 2010

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    Brittle building survives a move, fires, hippies and the ravages of little boys.

      Dec 26, 2010

    Hollywood Brings Out the Big Guns at Chatsworth's Winnetka 21 Dec 25, 2010

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    Neighborhood Watch Meets Jan. 27

    After a December hiatus, the January Chatsworth Neighborhood Watch meeting will be 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 27, at  St. John Eudes Church,  9901 Mason Ave. Officer Danny Del Valle is senior lead officer for Basic Car 17A23.


    Post Your Calendar Items Here

    Let the community know about your meetings and special events by posting them online here for the Neighborhood Council website, and here for the events calendar. All postings are free.

    Click here for today's events.


    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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