GWNC Rain Harvesting Workshop

The GWNC Sustainability Committee and Rain Barrels Intl. will host a rain harvesting workshop on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 10am-12pm. This FREE workshop will cover rain harvesting and rain barrel maintenance. A short demonstration on electric leaf blowers will follow the rain harvesting workshop.

Los Angeles Public Library
Memorial Branch
4625 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90019.

Rain barrels eligible for the LADWP rebate may also be purchased at the workshop by ordering in advance of the workshop at: under the EVENTS tab Rain Barrels Intl.

RSVPs to are strongly encouraged.

Everyone is welcome!

The Hard Facts on Soft-stories – A Town Hall Forum

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


Additional Resources

Mandatory Retrofitting Ordinance LADBS

City Ordinance 183893

Soft Story Compliance Report

Tenant Habitability Plan

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!