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Welcome to SWECal Magazine

SWECal Magazine is an online magazine devoted to everything Swedish in Southern California, particularly the Los Angeles area.

SWECal Magazine also aims to tell stories about this exciting, intriguing, impossible-to-pin-down city and about the people who call it their home. For now, most of the content is in Swedish, but we certainly hope to do better in the future. You will find a few articles in English under the “English” heading.

SWECal is published by me, Ingegerd (or Ingrid) Landstrom, a Swedish freelance writer living in the Los Angeles area. Together with my Angeleno husband and our three kids I moved here from Sweden some 10 years ago. I soon found the sunshine and the people to be quite addicting.

I have a background in research, more specifically the field of Human Geography, and I have my PhD from Uppsala University in Sweden.

For my freelance writing, I am interested in everything related to environment and sustainability, politics, literature and culture. I enjoy writing profiles about all sorts of interesting folks and there’s a special place in my heart for urban gardening.

I welcome your creative comments about SWECal, please feel free to email me at editor@swecalmagazine.com.

I look forward to hearing from you!


  1. Hello Ingrid: I am doing the advertising for the Swedish Hostmarknad coming up this September, and our President of the Vasa Park Association suggested I contact you as a possible source. She was excited to find your magazine because it could put us in touch with more Swedes in southern California. Here in southern California, there are about 15 lodges that make up the District 15 of Vasa of America. We own a park in Agoura Hills, CA and have 3 picnics up there every year – one in the Spring, Midsummer and Marknad. We will be having our 6th annual Meatball contest at our Marnad and it’s always lots of fun. Please take a look at our website and see all the attractions that we have up there for families and let me know if there is a way to let your readers know about us. Although I’m not doing the advertising for the Midsummer event, your readers might be interested to know about the event – we will be having costumed dancers, and a midsummer court — there is something for people of all ages. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Dorothy (Bergquist) Burns

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