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Join Us Rain or Shine – WSIA Beautification Along Washington Blvd. – Sat. 4/9, 9a-12p

This is the final reminder… and we really could use some help!

We have a handful of volunteers who have offered to support our beautification efforts along Washington Blvd., but we need about 30 people to make this go quickly, and we are definitely short of that number.

Please come out and support the neighborhood and our Wellington Square Improvement Association.  We will be planting and mulching the parkway between Wellington Rd. and Victoria Ave.  We will also be doing a cleanup – picking up trash, etc. along the entire stretch of Washington Blvd. in Wellington Square.

All neighbors are encouraged to come out and help.  We will be joined by KYCC for the planting, as part of a project funded by MINC.  The plants have been generously supplied by Lore Hilburg from Buckingham Rd.

Any questions, please contact Michael Sonntag at (323) 951-1113 or via email at info@wellingtonsquare.net.

Anyone who is able to start even earlier (8AM) – we need a few volunteers to go to Lore Hilburg’s house (1943 Buckingham Rd.) to prep the cardboard we will be using for weed abatement.

We certainly hope to see all of you out there – even in the rain!  We need to get the plants into the ground, and this is the last opportunity to get the support of KYCC until July.

WSIA Beautification Flyer 04-09-16


Get FREE Trees Planted On Your Property

Would you like FREE trees for your property? If so, you’re in luck! The Korean Youth Community Center (KYCC) has two different programs available to distribute and plant trees throughout the Mid-City area. Their Tree Planting Coordinator, Jerry Velasquez, presented at the Monday MINC Stakeholder meeting. You can get trees planted for you in your parkway. And if you’re looking for shade trees for the rest of your property, they will provide up to 7 trees to you that you will need to plant yourself.

As an added bonus, KYCC will have a booth at our upcoming MINCfest on Saturday, March 29th from 2-6PM – they will be giving away 50 fruit trees to the first people who sign up!!

Flyers and all of the details are attached below. This is a great program, so be sure to take advantage of it soon!

Jerry Velasquez
Tree Planting Coordinator
T: (213) 365-7400 Ext. 5403 F: (213) 743-8755 E: jvelasquez
1319 W. Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Free tree flyer.pdf

New MTLA Residential Enrollment Form.pdf

MTLA Residential Tree Species 2-26-14.pdf

KYCC PTP 2014.pdf


FREE Parking Signage Upgrade

This falls under the category of free and easy things you can do to improve your neighborhood and your community!

At the August MINC Stakeholder Meeting, LA DOT’s Bruce Gillman reminded stakeholders how it is possible to get faded no parking/street cleaning signage replaced.  One needs to write to Department of Transportation (DOT) and ask them to replace it.  It will be reviewed and can take anywhere from 90 days to a year to get them replaced – but the wait can often be worth it!

Hollywood-Wilshire District of DOT

One of our Board members sent in their request – See the attached pics for before and after pictures.  Quite a difference – and it’s one of the easy fixes you can do for your street/neighborhood too!


FREE – Bike Racks & Corrals From LA DOT

At the MINC Stakeholder Meeting in August, we learned from our guest speaker, Bruce Gillman, from LA Dept. of Transportation, that FREE bike racks and corrals are available for commercial corridors.  It is for businesses/organizations only to “adopt”.  But if your business would like one – or a church, school, etc. – be sure to pass along the information.

If you’re not sure what a bike corral is – check out this link below – it’s a cool new way the city has of taking back parking spaces in lieu of bike spaces:

(See attached pictures of a bike corral.)

Here is the link to request a bike rack:

Be sure to put in your request before this opportunity passes!


FREE – Adopt-A-Basket Program


The City Bureau of Public Works has a number of “Adopt-A” programs.  You can adopt medians or other spots in the City to care for and look after, and the city will provide you with the materials needed.

But one of the most popular ones is for commercial areas – to adopt a wire mesh trash can – the City will provide you with a FREE trash can and trash bag liners, if you agree to care for it.  It’s a really cool program!  Check out the link below – and there’s a form attached as well.


FREE Tree Program


The City of LA offers a program to get FREE trees planted in the public parkway between the street and the sidewalk in front of your house.  You just have to promise to “adopt” the tree – to water and care for it – and they will do the selection, planting, etc.  Just go to the link below and submit the online form to start the process.

Venice Blvd. Median Planting Started Near Mid-Town Crossing

We are pleased to see that planting of Italian Cypress trees began this morning on the Venice Blvd. median near Mid-Town Crossing… see attached photo.  This effort has taken about a year – with hard work from MINC President Allan DiCastro and the 16th Place Neighborhood Association.  The planting of these trees should help beautify the area around the new shopping center – and help with noise abatement for residents along 16th Place.

Congratulations to all involved for you hard work!