NEWS FROM : CALIFORNIA  

For those who have traveled at least once to Italy and indulged in the genuine flavors of La Dolce Vita, there is finally a new place in The City where you can find authentic desserts and many more unique delicacies.   Inspired by her extensive travels to Italy and Europe, owner Aliah Warmund of "Caffè Dolci" brings the experience of a real...

Last weekend, at the boisterous intersection of Hollywood and Highland, thousands gathered for three days of live music, food, wine, rides, and games at the 13th annual Feast of San Gennaro.   The savory smells of Italian sausage and warm cheese melting on thin pizza permeated the air as guests indulged in baked clams on the half shell and s...

Italian Street Painting Marin has appointed Julie Jehly as its new program director. Jehly, of Rohnert Park, has a background in nonprofit fundraising, marketing and event planning. She will work with the nonprofit's existing staff and volunteers to grow and expand the organization and its annual street painting event in downtown San Rafael. &nbs...

“A person who does not shell out time with his family can by no means be a serious guy.” — Don Vito Corleone, “The Godfather”. It looks Francis Ford Coppola shares some of Don Corleone’s values. At least in which loved ones is involved.   At his eponymous winery in Geyserville (the site of the former Chateau Souverain), Coppola creates a gor...

The VINO CALIFORNIA Grand Tasting is the ultimate celebration of Italian wine. Featuring exclusively native varietals, this walk-around tasting promises an authentic Italian experience with each sip. Join VINO CALIFORNIA and pay homage to Italy's rich winemaking heritage.   Discover the incredible array of traditional and rare varietals prod...

Petersen Automotive Museum - 6060 Wilshire Blvd - Los Angeles, CA 90036. Five bays show the entire process of manufacturing a modern car. Visitors start out in an area with raw materials – steel, aluminum and unfinished leather – then are guided through the manufacturing process through to a finished car.   Despite the widespread a...

International Studies Language Academy (ISLA) K-8 Italian Dual-Immersion Program Seeking Teachers. Now Accepting Applications for Prospective Full-Time Italian Teacher Positions! Calling all teachers who are fluent in Italian and would like to be part of an exciting new school that wants teachers to have a voice in and be part of the implemen...

by Mauro Battocchi   For the 2013 Year of Italian Culture in the US, Fondazione Giannino Bassetti presents in San Francisco and the Bay Area the culture, beauty and innovation of 'Made in Italy' design: a week of exhibitions, debate and comparison between the cutting edge models of Italian production and the technology of Silicon Valley towa...

By Mauro Battocchi   It's hidden in plain sight, but it is immense and undeniable. There's a fundamental thing about the connection between San Francisco and Italy: the City's name. San Francisco, St. Francis San Francesco from Assisi is the saint patron of my homeland.   At the same time, this holy man revered globally within many cu...

The Italians are coming – but these particular Italians are bringing music, not, as in that TV car commercial, the latest model FIAT.   Hit Week, the international festival of contemporary Italian music, returns to North America in October with a series of concerts in Miami, New York, Toronto and Los Angeles.   Read more   Sour...

by Roberto Natalini   In the wake of last month's tribute to Maestro Verdi, the San Francisco Opera celebrated once again an Italian musical master, concluding in style the fall 2013-14 season. Gioachino Rossini's eternally fresh comic masterpiece The Barber of Seville has enchanted the public during the last month of November, with an...

The earliest known reference to baseball ever recorded in American history dates back to the late18th century in Massachusetts. The first team who played under modern rules - the New York Knickerbockers - dates back to the mid-19th century.   Over time, the sport has of course evolved, but it has been around for quite a while. The sport evol...