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The first edition of the Italian Design Day (March 2nd) – brainchild of Italy’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Ministry of Economic Development, Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism, as well as La Triennale di Milano (“Milan Triennial Exhibition”) – that was simultaneously celebrated in one hundred d...

The San Francisco Bay Area has been fortunate to host several events highlighting the notable work of Italy’s prestigious publishing house, Tallone Fine Print Books. January 31 through February 11, 2017, San Francisco State University’s Frank V. de Bellis Collection, in collaboration with the San Francisco Italian Consulate General and the Italian...

Italian Bred, the hilarious and heartwarming one woman show announces shows in Los Angeles and Chicago for spring 2017. Written by and starring Candice Guardino, Italian Bred is based on true life events and told through the eyes of a little girl growing up Italian on Staten Island. Having written down everything her loving and outspoken grandmothe...

UNTIL RECENTLY, Sacramento was shockingly underserved in the Italian-restaurant department. For that, perhaps, we should blame Biba Caggiano. After all, she set the bar awfully high when she opened Biba on Capitol Avenue 30 years ago. But Italian restaurants are finally starting to appear around town. There’s OBO’, the Sellands’ fast-casual Italian...

Food has been an important part of the Italian American household, and it forever connects those immigrants to Merced County, according to the designers of a new museum exhibit in Merced. The exhibit, “Grazie, America! From Italy to Merced County,” opens at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Merced County Courthouse Museum, on N and 21st streets. A wine toast...

Former director of public relations at Bon Appétit, Colu Henry is celebrating the publication of her first cookbook, Back Pocket Pasta: Inspired Dinners to Cook on the Fly. The book was born from the Instagram hashtag #backpocketpasta, which Henry created to describe the quick, delicious pasta meals she was cooking inspired by her Italian heritage...

Il Liceo di Sain Francis High School di Sacramento, in California, con le alunne del quarto anno d'italiano, è stato ricevuto al Consolato Italiano di San Francisco. A fare gli onori di casa è stato il console generale d'Italia, Lorenzo Ortona, coadiuvato dal vice console Luigi Biondi e dalla responsabile delle scuole nel distretto consolare Paola...

Veteran weather radar specialist, skilled softball player and talented mandolin player Anthony “Tony” Martini has died following stroke complications. Martini, 78, died Feb. 26. Martini, who worked for the National Weather Service for 33 years, was a reliable, affable presence in the Sacramento office, colleagues said. He always had time to help a...

Global studies major Lorenzo Marchetti is a man of many hats here on campus, serving as president of 2020 A Year Without War, co-president of the honors program, co-commissioner of marketing on the Student Senate and Italian Club president. Most of all, he is Italian. “Let’s promote what I am [100 percent Italian],” Marchetti said. “Let’s promote t...

Quante divisioni ha l'Italia in Silicon Valley? Due. Sono infatti solo due le grandi aziende italiane nel distretto mondiale dell'innovazione. La fotografia assai impietosa si ricava dal primo rapporto "European corporation innovation outposts in Silicon Valley" presentato oggi a San Francisco da Startup Europe Comes to Silicon Valley (SEC2SV) e Mi...

A Roma, negli anni Sessanta, potevi veramente credere di incontrare il mitico Charlie Chaplin in un bar del quartiere Appio Claudio, mentre sorseggiava un caffè, o negli studi di Cinecittà, mentre curava le luci per un film. La camminata insolita e i tratti del viso, anche in età avanzata, lo facevano somigliare in modo impressionante al celebre pe...

Let’s start with a definition of “industrial design,” by Argentinian-born, Milan-based, painter, designer and philosopher, Tomás Maldonado: “Industrial design is a creative activity whose aim is to determine the formal qualities of objects produced by industry. These formal qualities are not only the external features but are principally those stru...