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It is said that every recipe has a story behind it. This statement rings especially true among Italian Americans, for whom the significance of food extends far beyond sustenance, and cooking is among the most visible expressions of identity and pride. Eating rituals figured prominently in the Italo American immigration experience. Distinct food and...

Si rende noto che il Consolato Generale d’Italia a Los Angeles intende procedere alla nomina del Vice Console Onorario a San Diego. Il Vice Console Onorario, che opererà sotto la direzione del Consolato Generale di Los Angeles, sarà chiamato a svolgere primariamente funzioni di assistenza in favore dei cittadini italiani e tutela degli interessi it...

“The new year will open with an Italian evening organized  by the LA Clippers in collaboration with the Institute and dedicated to the NBA champion Danilo Gallinari, on the occasion of the game against the Utah Jazz. This event will be followed by the Filming Italy film festival, and numerous meetings dedicated to Leonardo Da Vinci, in celebration...

Riccardo Giacconi, an astrophysicist who won the Nobel Prize for pioneering the study of the universe through the X-rays emitted by the most violent actors in the cosmos, including black holes, exploding stars and galumphing clouds of galaxies, died on Sunday in the La Jolla section of San Diego. He was 87. The National Academy of Sciences, of whic...

The holiday table is set. A winter village occupies a portion of the neighboring room. Italian hospitality abounds. The family behind Vacaville’s La Borgata Winery and Deli is opening their Italiante farmhouse for this year’s Vacaville Museum Build Holiday Homes tour Saturday. Proceeds benefit the Vacaville Museum. The 7,200-square-foot abode was b...

Perfectly proportioned and scantily clad with wrinkle-free skin. And those are just the patrons. Excuse the joke. America’s modern stereotype of Los Angelenos pairs nicely with a dazzling exhibit on display through January 27, 2019 at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles: The Renaissance Nude. With masterworks on loan from the Louvre, The Met, t...

Call it the Great Bruno Family Tomato Escapade. Victor and Kathy Bruno of Pasadena found an old DVD showing a home movie shot in the 1980s of Victor and his family making tomato sauce. The snippet got their six children asking one question: “How do we make this sauce?” But the story really begins with the eldest Victor Bruno, an enterprising young...

As executive director of the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles, Marianna Gatto has made it her life’s work to celebrate L.A.’s rich and largely unknown Italian legacy. Los Angeles is all too well known for its Hollywood heavies, rock stars and thriving Latino culture. But as Marianna Gatto will gladly tell you, Italian roots run rich and deep...

E’ con grande piacere che all'inizio del mio mandato come Console Generale a Los Angeles rivolgo un caloroso saluto ai tutti i connazionali, alla comunità italo-americana e a coloro che guardano con attenzione, amicizia e simpatia al nostro Paese. Nell’ambito della vasta area di giurisdizione di questo Consolato Generale, comprensiva della Californ...

Air Italy will bring nonstop flying from San Francisco International to Italy back into vogue next year when it launches new nonstops to Milan's Malpensa Airport. Currently, the only nonstops to Italy from the Bay Area are on Norwegian Air with seasonal summer-only flights from Oakland. It's long been rumored that Alitalia would bring back the SFO-...

To Napa old-timers, the name “Alta Heights” conjures up all kinds of memories, whether you grew up there or not. Everyone has a favorite experience to reflect on, whether it be a game of pick-up baseball at the school, throwing the football in the street, walking up to the now non-existent reservoir, flying down Montecito Boulevard on bikes, Hallow...

È iniziato il 3 dicembre scorso il mandato di Silvia Chiave, nuovo Console Generale d'Italia a Los Angeles. Milanese, classe 1975, Chiave si laurea in economia aziendale alla Bocconi ed entra in carriera diplomatica nel dicembre del 2000. Il suo primo incarico è alla Direzione Generale Paesi Asia, Oceania, Pacifico e Antartide, mentre all’estero de...