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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 email@example.com or (424) 901-1409, 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
Save the Date for LAPD Wilshire Division’s annual Open House Event!
On Sunday October 16, 2016 from 12pm till 4pm Wilshire station, along with West Traffic Division, will open its doors to the community with activities for the kids as well as for the adults.
The date for this month’s GWNC Outreach Committee meeting has been moved to Saturday, October 1st, so as not to conflict with the 2016 Congress of Neighborhoods this Saturday.
Our next meeting will be held as usual at 9:00 a.m. at the Bricks and Scones Cafe, 403 N. Larchmont Blvd. Metered parking is available on Larchmont.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, September 2nd.
Presented 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 email@example.com
GWNC Drought Tolerant Garden Tour 2016
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.
||Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
||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/
Located 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
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:
Please note that for this meeting only, free parking is available in the large lot on the EAST side of Lucerne Blvd., opposite the Ebell. Please enter the Ebell from 741 S Lucerne.
The Bureau of Street Services (BSS) is kicking off the Summer by helping us fix our streets! BSS is conducting a “Neighborhood Council Initiative” to identify and perform small repairs on our needy neighborhood streets. On June 22, 2016, a Small Asphalt Repair truck is scheduled to be in the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council area to perform repairs to the roadway, curbs, and sidewalks, weather permitting.
The GWNC’s Transportation Committee will be coordinating submissions to the BSS. The repairs will be limited to 15 addresses, so it’s important to prioritize our trouble spots. Please help by sending photos, addresses and information about the spots most in need of repair to the GWNC’s Transportation Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Committee representatives will collect the information and send it to the BSS staff, so they can inspect the desired streets and determine the need for repairs and feasibility of completing the work on the scheduled date. Please submit all nominations by Friday, June 10, 2016.
Chair, Transportation Committee
Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council