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If you were a fan of the grilled pizza at Pizzino — the fast-casual spot tucked into a little strip mall just off Wydown Boulevard in Clayton — you might be surprised to see what the new owner has done to the place. Gone is the utilitarian white-and-red color scheme, fridge full of bottled drinks and open kitchen.   Instead, at Peno (7600 W...

The Startup School is a three-week program in San Francisco, that offers selected participants both theoretical and experiential learning of what it's like to be a Silicon Valley startup. Aimed at teaching participants to think like an entrepreneur, the workshop is also tailored to address the entrepreneurial needs of students and professionals to...

Audio-Digest Foundation Announces the Release of Psychology Volume 02, Issue 09: Italian-American Women: Identity, Art, & Culture.The goal of this program is to help clinicians understand the experiences and challenges faced by patients belonging to immigrant populations.   After hearing and assimilating this program, the clinician will...

The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles presents the sixth annual Taste of Italy, a premiere food and wine event, which will take place on Saturday, October 11th, in downtown Los Angeles. This highly anticipated event features :: 50+ of the regions BEST Italian Restaurants 100+ World Class Wines Fantastic Entertainment Spectacular Setting...

Il Fornaio has recently been honored with the Marchio Qualita Award by the Italian Chambers of Commerce in Italy. The "Marchio Q" is granted by the Marchio Ospitalita' – Ristoranti Italiani nel Mondo, an initiative conceived by UNIONCAMERE (National Association of the Chambers of Commerce in Italy) in collaboration with ISNART (National Institute f...

Un tycoon di Hollywood nipote di immigrati italiani ha donato mezzo miliardo di opere d'arte al LACMA, il museo d'arte di Los Angeles. L'83enne ex capo della rete in spagnolo Univision, Jerry Perenchio, ha annunciato un lascito di 47 dipinti e disegni al Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "E' la maggiore in assoluto nella storia del museo, una dell...

Date: Thursday, March 05, 2015 - Sunday, April 19, 2015 Time: See link to festival programme. Location: PFA Theatre: 2575 Bancroft Way (between College and Telegraph), Berkeley. Organized by: BAM/PFA In collaboration with: Luce Cinecittà; IIC SF; Colpa Cinema; Film Forum, New York; Rialto Pictures; Janus Films/Criterion Pictures.   One o...

di Eleonora Dragotto   Dall'altra parte del paese, sulla costa opposta degli Stati Uniti, ad un passo dal quartiere che fece da culla alla nascente Beat Generation, l'Istituto Italiano di Cultura di San Francisco è costantemente impegnato nella promozione del patrimonio culturale di casa nostra. Ad esso affiliata, la Scuola è invece dedita a...

by Silvia Simonetti   For the Italian Catholic community of Los Angeles, St. Peter's Church on Broadway has been representing a sanctuary of peace and fraternity for over a hundred years.   Thanks to the generous gift of a parish family and to the mastery of Roman artist Enzo Aiello, the community of St. Peter's could celebrate the in...

by Caroline Helper   Italy is home to more than 1,000 grape varieties, and a handful of the lesser-known have found a happy home in Santa Barbara County. These off-the-beaten-path varieties, most of which are native to Northern Italy, are hard enough to find outside of their native region, so the opportunity to taste homegrown versions shoul...

by Mauro Battocchi   The third annual Mercato di Natale (Italian Christmas Market) will be held in San Francisco on December 5th and December 6th. The event is promoted by D.I.V.E. SF, a group of Italian women expats living in the San Francisco Bay Area. Inspired by the famous Christmas markets in Northern Italy and throughout most of Europe...

By Terri Cipponeri The Central Valley Sons of Italy Foundation recently had its 23rd Annual Black Tie Benefit at the beautiful Del Rio Country Club. The Roman-themed evening was a beautiful celebration of what it means to be Italian-American and to dedicate your life to serving others.   We honored Tom and Karyn Gallo for their outstanding...