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Pepperdine University will remove a statue of Christopher Columbus from its main campus after students at the Southern California Christian school made multiple demands to take it down. Currently located above the university’s amphitheater, the statue will be relocated to Pepperdine’s campus in Florence, Italy, President Andrew Benton told the univ...

If you were to compile a list of restaurant genres that the East Bay has a dire shortage of, Italian-inspired wood-oven pizza wouldn’t crack the top ten. We do, after all, have plenty of that.Still, you have to admire the owners of Lucia’s, a new Neapolitan-style pizzeria in downtown Berkeley, for having the courage of their convictions to go all-i...

“BlaxploItalian,” the documentary exploring director Fred Kudjo Kuwornu’s quest to uncover Black film images in his native Italy, leading him to discover a century-long heritage of Black actors, native and foreign, in Italian cinema, will have a special screening in New York City on Tuesday, February 7th.  This will be followed with screenings at L...

Gravina in Puglia, a small town in the south of Italy, is an ancient town with Romanesque cathedrals and Baroque style churches. It is also the hometown of the proprietors of Gravina Malibu. For starters at the restaurant, one may wish to try the Insalata di Pere ($16), made with mixed greens and raw spinach, cherry tomatoes, white asparagus and pe...

Nestled in Chinatown near Dodger Stadium is a thriving parish that is the heart of the local Italian Catholic community. St. Peter’s Italian Catholic Church has Italian parishioners from all over Southern Los Angeles, and serves as a place for families to live out their cultural and religious devotions, feasts and dances. On Jan. 15, church members...

Italian figurative artist, Alberto Burri (Città di Castello, province of Perugia, Umbria 1915 – Nice, France 1995), took a degree in Medicine and served as a military doctor for Italy’s Army during WWII. Painting started as a mere pastime, during his internment at the war camp in Hereford, Texas, and, eventually, turned into his full-time career, o...

Casual diners on the R Street corridor are already spoiled for choice, with counter-service cafes like Nido, Metro Kitchen and Billy Ngo’s Fish Face and gastropubs like Iron Horse Tavern, Burgers & Brew and Fox & Goose. But Amaro Italian Bistro & Bar, which opened Jan. 8, brings something new to the neighborhood dining scene. Owners Jason Boggs, Ga...

Those who went to Dattilo during its long reign as Whittier’s destination, special occasion Italian restaurant, can be forgiven for doing a double take, or even a triple take, upon entering the new Ravello Bar & Grill. Where Dattilo had a certain edge of Las Vegas to its décor — all that Roman statuary, urns, fountains and copies (somewhat inexplic...

The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles seeks qualified undergraduate or graduate students in the fields of Museum Studies, History, Art History (or other Social Science), Liberal Arts, Urban Planning, and other relevant areas of study to serve as a research scholar or collections intern. ABOUT THE ITALIAN AMERICAN MUSEUM OF LOS ANGELES (IAMLA)...

On Nov. 19, 2016, the Mercer County Italian American Festival Association hosted a dedication ceremony of the new Bocce Court at Notre Dame High School. The Bocce Court was donated by the MCIAFA in an effort to introduce Bocce as part of their sports curriculum. In the future, MCIAFA will be reaching out to other high schools in the area to install...

When: Friday February 24, at 6:30pm Where: Italian Athletic Club, 1630 Stockton St, San Francisco  94133 The Leonardo da Vinci Society, The Italian Cultural Institute, The San Francisco Italian Athletic Club with the support of the Italian Consulate General Cordially invite you to Carnevale 2017: Masquerade, Dinner and Dance. Enjoy a family evening...

Filming on Italy, an event promoting Italy as a cinematic set, will begin on February 3 in Los Angeles, thanks to the collaboration between Angus Dei Production by Tiziana Rocca, the Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles and its Director Valeria Rumori and the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles.  The first edition of the project will be...