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Are You “Newly Angeleno’d” or just visiting? Either way: Welcome to The City of Angels!

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Birdseye view of Los Angeles County

Birdseye view of Los Angeles County

Did you recently move here from Switzerland?
Are you in Los Angeles for vacation or here on business?

Either way, Welcome to Los Angeles, our “Home away from Home“, and have fun discovering our exciting City!

The Angeleno-Swiss community and LA’s Mayor hope you enjoy your stay, be it for business, pleasure or a little of both!

Whether you’re at the Beach in Venice or Santa Monica, on the Westside, in (West)Hollywood, in the Valley or Downtown – there’s SO MUCH to experience in this Great City. Be sure to get your personal copy of the Los Angeles Visitors Guide by LA, Inc. – one of the BEST resources to discover LA.

If you have any questions about Los Angeles, be it as a visitor or recent “import” from Switzerland – please don’t hesitate posting them here, on our twitter feed or on our facebook page: a member of the Swiss Community will gladly help, or direct you to where you can find an answer.

The Angeleno-Swiss Community hosts various events of interest all over town on a regular basis:


The Swiss Mixer, a monthly get-together of independent Swiss Businesspeople living in LA, meets every second Thursday of the Month, usually at Locanda del Lago in Santa Monica.

The Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce hosts monthly dinner events at the Beverly Hills Hotel where prominent people from Government, Business, Art & Entertainment get together to listen to featured speakers and presentations related to Swiss-American relations.

The Creative Swiss Community of Los Angeles has a facebook home moderated by the Consul General, and its aim is to bring together the vast community of Creative Swiss living in LA in periodic showcase receptions.

For a (not comprehensive) listing of Swiss activities in LA, check out our Angeleno-Swiss Community Calendar!

What’s new in LA:

The Swiss Center Los Angeles is a unique Swiss Made Marketing Platform, created to represent, assist and showcase Swiss Interests conducting business in Southern California.

While operating on a volunteer-driven “virtual” basis during the formative stages, the proponents are hoping to create a permanent presence in the near future in the form of a Concierge-Lounge-Like Business Center, with meeting space and temporary offices the prestigious Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, available to its local members and visiting guests from Switzerland.

The RED BUILDING, a soon-to-be-opened addition to the Pacific Design Center campus, will create a highly visible symbol in the Heart of LA, and a consistent use of this facility to present Swiss Events of any kind will contribute in making this a de-facto “Epicenter of Swissness in Southern California”.

Visit us here, on facebook or follow @HelveticLA, subscribe to Helvetic.LA’s RSS feed or to The Angeleno-Swiss’ Daily Newsbrief, check out the Community Calendar and stop by one of our many events.

You will see – after a while Los Angeles will feel like “Little Switzerland“!

Enjoy LA & have FUN!

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April 13, 2011 at 9:00 pm

Say Hi to the “L.A. Foodbitch”!

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We’re proud to announce that Angeleno-Swiss Simone Ott-Caduff’s “LA Foodbitch” blog will be syndicated on Helvetic.LA! Can’t wait to read about Simone’s many discoveries in the LA Food scene!

Thank You for joining Helvetic.LA, Simone!

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January 19, 2011 at 5:08 pm

Helvetic.LA on the iPad

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September 30, 2010 at 6:50 am

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Proud to be a Swiss citizen today!

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Leilani, Auslandschweizerin, Los Angeles, CA
Leilani Tscharner-Patao, Auslandschweizerin, Los Angeles, CA

Proud to be a Swiss citizen today!

“Four decades after the (too late) introduction of universal (female) suffrage, the Swiss Confederation from today is led by

– female majority in the national government…
– a female President
– two female Speakers of the upper and lower chamber of the national parliament
– a female Federal Chancellor

Finally, the 21th century has arrived in the very heart of Europe.”

(Bruno Kaufmann, Foremost Expert in Modern Direct Democracy, Sep 21, ca 23:45 Pacific WestCoast Time)

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September 22, 2010 at 12:05 am

Thank You, Mr. Mayor!

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July 30, 2010 at 12:10 am

Meet the man behind the logo…

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The man behind the Logo

Michael McMurtrey may not be Swiss, but he sure understands all aspects of Swiss Design.

When I approached this Superstar-Designer to ask him for a logo for the Swiss Center and its activities, I thought he’d just brush me off… Michael usually doesn’t do designs for individual organizations: he’s WAY too busy designing Film Posters, DVD Jackets and promotional materials for Hollywood, so I thought he’d probably never have time to do something like this…

How great of Michael to jump on the task, and create -on first attempt- the BEST logo we could ever have imagined.

Thank You, Michael McMurtrey – We’re making you honorary Swiss!

ps: if you have big bucks and want to hire this amazing talent, contact Michael directly at michael@designomatic.com (no, he doesn’t have an online “brochure”, cuz he does not need one!) 🙂

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July 2, 2010 at 9:00 am

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