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San Francisco's 64th Annual North Beach Festival wraps up Sunday evening in Little Italy, organizers said. The free festival takes place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Grant Avenue between Columbus Avenue and Filbert Street, on Columbus Avenue between Broadway and Green Street and on Vallejo and Green streets between Grant and Columbus avenues. From 2 t...

Prosecutors have announced that an order issued last week to seize an ancient Greek statue for years disputed by Italy and the Getty Museum in Malibu is "immediately executive". "The Lysippus statue must return to Italy," prosecutors told ANSA on Thursday, accompanied by Tristano Tonnini, the lawyer for the association "Cento Città", which has been...

“I have conducted regularly in Italy for over thirty years, and love the country for its beauty, its culture and its language.” James Conlon, director of the LA Opera, cannot hide his love for Italy while commenting his recent nomination to Commendatore della Repubblica Italiana. The honor, established in 1951, is one of the highest granted directl...

Get into the spirit of Italy at Festa Italiana. Scheduled for Sunday, July 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lodi Grape Festival Grounds, this annual event is designed to bring the community together through the finest food, activities and entertainment of the Italian culture. One of the many areas celebrating Italian heritage – sip, dip and stroll...

The legacy between Genoa and San Francisco is now stronger than ever. Two years after the visits of some other Genovese representatives, Italian Americans in the bay welcomed Marco Bucci, currently serving as Genoa Mayor since his election in June 2017.  Mr Bucci and his team had a week full of events and meetings, aiming to strengthen the relation...

The City of Lodi is thrilled to be holding its fifth annual Festa Italiana! on Sunday, July 29, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Lodi Grape Festival Grounds – just a short drive for Brentwood residents. William “Bill” Trezza, president of Pacific Italian Alliance, a nonprofit organization involved in organizing the festival, describes the event as “a...

On June 5th, Jeff Capaccio and the Silicon Valley Italian Executive Council (SVIEC) hosted a great evening in Redwood City where Institutions and Entrepreneurs came together to meet and exchange ideas.  MEET ITALY was invited to give a brief update on the activities we are nurturing in Southern California and to strengthen the link between the hi-t...

There's a patch of grass named for Harry Bertoia in the centre of the sprawling Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens complex in San Marino, California. It was there that I first encountered the Italian-American designer and artist's sounding sculptures—in this case, a set of 19-foot high beryllium rods topped with thick copper caps. The appeara...

Saluting Mendocino’s local Italian grape-growing history and the 85th anniversary of the Repeal of Prohibition, Leadership Mendocino presents an Italian Festa at Testa Vineyards on Friday, June 15. “It’s the perfect venue,” says Ruth Valenzuela, a Leadership Mendocino graduate and the creator of the theme-relevant clues for the traditional “treasur...

Between 1876 and 1914, 14 million people left Italy during what was one of the largest migrations in history; millions more would emigrate in the years following World War II. Using the visual arts as a vehicle, ITALIANITÀ, a new temporary exhibition at the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles (IAMLA), showcases the complex nature of the Italian...

Fri, June 22, 2018. 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM PDT. ICC - 1629 Columbia Street - San Diego, CA 92101 Join us for a very interesting presentation of the Italian political system by Roberto Ruocco, Italian attorney. Pizza will be served after the presentation. Seats are limited. ICC-members only event. Not a member? Purchase your membership at http://icc-sd.o...

Although the race for Santa Clara County’s District 4 supervisor seat was rife with accusations of sexual harassment and misconduct, it’s unclear how big a role that ultimately played in Tuesday’s primary election results. Susan Ellenberg, one of only two female candidates in the race, received the most votes — 12,266, or 32.37 percent — to start t...