April 13, 2011

Stick Horses
Children display their stick horses at 2010 Day of the Horse.


Sunday is the Day of the Horse, a free annual celebration sponsored by the Chatsworth Neighborhood Council that offers fun, lots and lots of horses, food, crafts, stick-horse making and a community-wide student art poster contest.

Festivities, which center on the theme of "Having Fun Safely with Horses," begin at 11 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. at Stoney Point Ranch, 10862 Andora St. in Chatsworth. 

Barrel and pole racing, jumping and reigning events are planned Read more >>

Chatsworth Neighborhood Council Elects New President

The Chatsworth Neighborhood Council has a new leader. André van der Valk, a founding member of the board, was unanimously elected president of  the 
21-member community group April 6.
Council Officers

The new board (standing l-r) Treasurer Vicki Briskman, President André van der Valk, Secretary Carol Lucas, (seated) Vice President Judith Daniels.

He replaces Judith Daniels, who stepped down after holding the office for the past five years.

Daniels said she wanted to give someone else a chance to take over the top spot. Board members then elected her vice president. She was rewarded with a standing ovation for her efforts, which included the voluntary donation of 12,000 hours of council work, according to her estimate. 

"I had a wonderful time and I hope I did a good job representing you," she said. She is also a founding member, serving on the board since 2003, and was vice president for a year before becoming president. 

Van der Valk, Daniels and Carol Lucas, chosen for another term as council secretary, faced no opposition in the annual election of officers. Vicki Briskman was re-elected treasurer. She was challenged for  Read More >>



Chatsworth Neighborhood Watch meets the fourth Thursday of each month at St. John Eudes Catholic Church9901 Mason Ave. The next meeting will be 7 p.m., April 28. All meetings are open to the public.
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