Second Drought-Tolerant Garden Tour

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

Green Fair – Saturday, March 24

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
  • EmpowerLA
  • 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)

Crime Town Hall – Wednesday, March 14th

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.

2018 Neighborhood Purposes Grants

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.

Volunteer for the 2018 Los Angeles Homeless Count!

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:

We hope to see many of you again this year!

December Land Use Committee Meeting moved up one week to December 19, 2017

The agenda for the Tuesday, December 19 meeting (one week earlier than usual) of the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council’s Land Use Committee is available for download here:


Hope Lutheran Church
6720 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Please enter through the door marked “GWNC”.

Street parking is available. We have been granted an LADOT Parking Exception for the following surrounding streets from 5pm until 10pm:

  • N. Mansfield Ave. between Rosewood Ave. and Waring Ave. (500-700 Blocks)
  • N. Citrus Ave. between Rosewood Ave. and Waring Ave. (500-700 Blocks)
  • Clinton St. between Highland Ave. and Orange Dr. (6600-6800 Blocks)

Download a copy of the Parking exception to place on your dashboard: LADOT PARKING EXCEPTION REQUEST

The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Follow signs to the assigned room. 

Everyone is welcome!

Ending Homelessness in Los Angeles – Panel Discussion

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

Guest speakers:
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

GWNC Meeting Date and Location Changes

The next meeting of the Greater Wilshire NC Land Use Committee will be at a new location:

Eastern Presbyterian Church
Multi-purpose Room
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.

The Safe Sidewalks LA (SSLA) Notice of Preparation / Initial Study

The Safe Sidewalks LA (SSLA) Notice of Preparation / Initial Study was released at the end of July. You can download the documents below which are also posted on the SRP website,

Download the Notice of Preparation
Download the Initial Study / Environmental Checklist

Public scoping meetings will be held to obtain input on the scope and contents of the EIR:

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017
Ronald F. Deaton Civic Auditorium
100 W 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Event time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Monday, August 14th, 2017
Mid-Valley Senior Citizen Center
8825 Kester Avenue, Panorama City, CA 91402
Event time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 24, 2017
Westchester Senior Citizen Center
8740 Lincoln Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Event time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

For more information regarding the Environmental Review Process, please contact:

Shilpa Gupta, Environmental Supervisor I
Department of Public Works
Bureau of Engineering, EMG
1149 S. Broadway, Suite 600, Mail Stop 939
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Or email at

You can submit comments online at the following link:

Please be sure to include your contact information. You may also upload documents when submitting a comment.

The comment period ends September 15, 2017.