Welcome!

Welcome to The Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council website. Your interest shows a commitment to your neighborhood and your city.

All meetings are open to the public and their times and locations are published on this page under Meeting Schedules. If you have an item you would like placed on a meeting agenda, please contact info@greaterwilshire.org or (323) 539-GWNC (4962), at least two weeks before the meeting. Meeting agendas are posted on this site and around the Greater Wilshire community at least 72 business hours before our meetings.

Owen Smith, President

Join Team GWNC for AIDS Walk Los Angeles!

awla16_homepage_slide_re-_move_to_downtown2The Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council is participating in this year’s AIDS Walk Los Angeles, a 10K fundraising walk to fight the epidemic.

Please join us or donate today! Visit the GWNC Team page:

https://la.aidswalk.net/GWNC

Oct. 12, 2016 at noon is the last chance to qualify for a team “spot in the park.” Register today!

Every dollar we raise helps APLA Health stop new infections and support people living with HIV/AIDS.

Where: Coming this fall to Grand Park in Downtown Los Angeles!
When: Sunday, October 23

8:30 a.m. Sign-In
9:15 a.m. Opening Ceremony
10 a.m. AIDS Walk Los Angeles Begins!

What: AIDS Walk Los Angeles is a 10-kilometer (6.2-mile) fundraising walk to fight HIV/AIDS, and usually takes about 2.5 hours to complete. Register today to join us for an inspiring and memorable day!
Who: Celebrity guests, musical artists, elected officials, AIDS activists, and thousands of caring people like you. Continue reading

2017 Theodore Payne Native Plant Garden Tour seeks native gardens

The Theodore Payne Foundation for Wildflowers and Native Plants is looking for those with outstanding native landscapes to participate in their 2017 Native Plant Garden Tour, held on April 1 & 2, 2017. This Garden Tour is Theodore Payne’s largest annual outreach event, and has been helping Angeleno’s experience the authentic and sustainable beauty of California native gardens first-hand for nearly fifteen years!

Garden owners or designers interested in participating must complete an online application located here: nativeplantgardentour.org/apply The application period ends October 1, 2016.

Gardens must be planted with at least 50% California native plants, and ideally be at least three years old as of 2017. More detailed information is found in the online application.

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Greater Wilshire NC – Traffic Town Hall

Please join the GWNC for a Town Hall meeting to discuss traffic issues on Highland Ave. and possible mitigation measures. The Town Hall will feature a panel with John Darnell (Council District 5), Nikki Ezhari (Council District 4), and Jeannie Shen (Los Angeles Department of Transportation).

Councilman David Ryu  will join us from 6:45 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Beginning at 6:30 p.m. 

The Ebell of Los Angeles
743 S. Lucerne Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90005

(enter via the West Parking Lot, accessible via 8th Street to the West of the building) 

Please send all questions that you would like answered at the Town Hall to transportation@greaterwilshire.org by Friday, September 2nd.

First Annual GWNC Drought-Tolerant Garden Tour

Drought-Tolerant Garden TourPresented by the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council Sustainability Committee

Sunday, June 26, 2016
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Meet at Harold A. Henry Park, 890 S. Lucerne Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90005

  • Explore prime examples of drought-tolerant and sustainable gardens
  • Engage in discussions with landscape designers, landscape architects, and homeowners about their creations
  • Enjoy presentation on drought-tolerant plants by the Theodore Payne Foundation
  • Learn about gardens created using Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Rebates
  • See how sustainable landscaping is going beyond home gardening with a presentation on the landscaping at Harold A. Henry Park and the Ridgewood-Wilton medians
  • Experience the Greater Wilshire area!

For more information, please email sustainability@greaterwilshire.org

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Resilient Landscape Design for Residential Parkways Presentation

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Environmental & Sustainability Committee Special Presentation

Join us this Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. when Mike Meador, CEO of California Greenworks, Inc. will discuss sustainable landscape design for residential parkways emphasizing the use of drought-tolerant plants and stormwater capture systems. Mr. Meador will also discuss the importance of enhancing Los Angeles’ urban forest and the planting of parkway trees to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and enhance home energy savings.

When: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Youth Chapel Room
Wilshire United Methodist Church
4350 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90005

Follow this event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1093787700692431/

Calling Volunteers to Beautify Western Avenue!

great-streetsLocated at the northern end of Koreatown and the southern end of East Hollywood, Wilshire Center and St. Andrews Square, Western Avenue serves its community with mom-and-pop restaurants, personal services, furniture stores, and home-oriented shops. Great Streets seeks to improve the streetscape on Western, creating a more pleasant experience for pedestrians. In partnership with the community, we will help this corridor realize its full potential as a thriving commercial and community center that can bring together its many diverse and active neighborhoods. Join us for a great day to beautify Western Avenue!

Who:    Mayor Eric Garcetti, Councilmember David Ryu & Arts Nonprofit Beautify Earth

What:   To paint murals, pick up litter & prune street landscaping 

When:  Saturday, June 11, 8:30 am

Where: Intersection of Melrose & Western Avenue, Koreatown 

RSVP at Greatstreets@lacity.org or 213-922-9766 or lamayor.org/greatstreets

METRO: La Brea Decking Construction Notice: Wilshire/La Brea – Phase 1

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The Metro Purple Line Subway Extension project will be conducting 22 weekends of full closures of Wilshire Blvd, between Detroit St and Highland Ave, for deck panel installation beginning in June.  Lane reductions start at 10am with full closures beginning at 8pm Friday evenings until 6am Monday mornings. Expect major delays in the area. Businesses will be open during construction.

For more information on detours and closures visit www.metro.net/purplelineext.

For the current Wilshire/La Brea Decking notices: 

For Daily Closures: