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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 (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
A town hall forum for tenants and landlords about required seismic retrofitting in our area.
Typical Soft-story Building
- What is a soft story building?
- What is the threat during a catastrophic earthquake?
- Is my building on “the list”? Is there a deadline?
- Will I have to move?
- What is the cost to landlords? To tenants?
Hear from a seismic engineer, an apartment manager, and a tenant advocate at this FREE event.
Let’s all work together to reduce our risk!
6:30 – 7:30pm
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Wilshire Ebell – Dining Room
743 S. Lucerne Blvd., Los Angeles 90005
Free parking (follow the signs)
Greater Wilshire gets
Mandatory Retrofitting Ordinance LADBS
City Ordinance 183893
Soft Story Compliance Report
Tenant Habitability Plan
The Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council will host its second Drought-Tolerant Garden Tour on Saturday!
Saturday, June 2, 2018
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Meeting point: L.A. High Library Memorial Park, 4625 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90005. [map]
Garden Tour attendees may procure maps of the gardens at the meeting point. This will be a self-guided and free tour.
The Second Drought-Tolerant Garden Tour will showcase gardens in the following Greater Wilshire neighborhoods: Brookside, Fremont Place, Sycamore Square, and Wilshire Park. Although the tour will focus on neighborhoods on the south side of the Greater Wilshire area, the tour will also feature a magnificent Hancock Park garden recently featured in the LA Times. Another tour highlight will be the front and rear garden of a Fremont Place home recently featured in the 2018 The Garden Conservancy “Los Angeles Open Day” tour. All gardens were nominated by Greater Wilshire resident. The review and selection of garden nominations was made the GWNC Sustainability Committee members.
At the Garden Tour’s meeting point, Rain Barrels Intl. will be distributing rain barrels for sale, which are eligible for City of Los Angeles Rain Barrel Rebates, and offering information on rain barrel care and maintenance from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Last, LA High Memorial Library will feature an exhibit on garden books to compliment the tour.
For more information on this event, please contact Julie Stromberg, Chair, GWNC Sustainability Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn how to adopt a more sustainable or “green” lifestyle from solar panels to electric vehicles to reducing food waste at this great community and family-friendly event! The Green Fair will feature many free giveaways, such as free trees from KYCC, and demonstrations from our exhibitors, including a demonstration on food preservation by Slow Food LA.
Saturday, March 24, 2018
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
LA High Memorial Library Park
4625 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90019.
Exhibitors and Co-Sponsors:
- Citizens Climate Lobby
- Friends of Memorial LA High Library
- Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council
- Hancock Park Garden Club
- Koreatown Youth + Community Center
- LA Sanitation
- LA Solar Group
- Office of LA City Councilmember David Ryu
- Slow Food Los Angeles
Download a flyer (PDF)
Responding to the recent uptick in crime in the Greater Wilshire area, representatives from LAPD and several security companies will show how residents can organize their neighborhoods to help deter crime and protect themselves.
Wednesday, March 14, 6:30 p.m.
Ebell of Los Angeles – Dining Room
743 S. Lucerne Blvd., 90005
LAPD officers and detectives from the Wilshire and Olympic Divisions will attend and answer any questions from residents regarding crime in the Greater Wilshire area.
Representatives from ADT, Moore Protection, Post Alarm Systems, and SSA Security Group, Inc. will be present to offer home security recommendations.
The Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council is currently accepting applications for 2018 Neighborhood Purposes Grants (NPG). Two neighborhood purposes grants up to $1,000 each will be available. Neighborhood Purposes Grants can be used by either certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations or public schools for community improvement projects.
The application window is open now. Applications are due Friday, March 23, 2018, by 5:00 p.m. (PST). Interested organizations should seek to apply as soon as possible.
For complete information and all forms, visit our NPG page.
Join the over 1,000 volunteers participating in this annual census of our neighbors experiencing homelessness throughout Los Angeles. The Greater Wilshire area needs about 55 volunteers for the 20 Census Tracts we’ll canvass. This is a visual-only count done mostly by car in teams of 2-4 and we’ll provide training on the night of the census.
Thursday, January 25, 2018
8pm to 11pm
Hope Lutheran Church
Community Meeting Room
6720 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038
For more information and to register at our deployment site at Hope Lutheran Church: http://www.theycountwillyou.org/greaterwilshire18
We hope to see many of you again this year!
The panel of “Ending Homelessness in Los Angeles” that was presented at the Wilshire Ebell on October 25th have put together a resource guide. It includes links to information, key organizations, etc.
Download the PDF here.You can watch the event on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/EbellofLA/videos/10159598652370714/
Homelessness is the most pressing issue affecting people and quality of life of Los Angelenos. Come learn from the experts and those on the ground executing Los Angeles county and city coordinated plans to end homelessness. The event will show you ways you can be involved in a true, long term solution to homelessness in our community.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Doors open at 8 am • Discussion 8:30 am – 10 am
Suggested Donation $20
Continental breakfast included • Late walk-ins welcome
Ebell of Los Angeles
741 South Lucerne Boulevard, Los Angeles CA 90005
FREE parking in the lot across from our entrance on Lucerne Blvd.
Please call 323-931-1277 ext. 131 or email email@example.com
Phil Ansell, Director of the Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative; Alisa Orduña, Homelessness Policy Director, Office of LA Mayor Eric Garcetti; Kerry Morrison, Executive Director, Hollywood Property Owners Alliance; Tommy Newman, United Way of Greater LA, Home for Good; Veronica Arteaga, Vice President Housing Programs, St. Anne’s Moderator: Jill Bauman, CEO, Imagine LA
The next meeting of the Greater Wilshire NC Land Use Committee will be at a new location:
Eastern Presbyterian Church
4270 W 6th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90020
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 – 6:30 p.m.
Free parking available in the lot behind the church complex. Enter on Norton Ave.
The October Board Meeting of the GWNC has been moved to Wednesday, October 4, 2017. Meetings will resume on the second Wednesday after this meeting.