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Tumbuktu Labs is a novel Italian-founded startup based in Los Angeles that describes themselves as a "children's media innovation lab" and helps brands better understand youngsters and create products they love. On the occasion of Super Bowl 50, which is taking place in the Bay Area on February 7th, Timbuktu Labs is launching a project called "Timb...

Thanks to tipster Patrick R. for letting us know that the iconic Caffe Trieste at Vallejo Street and Grant Avenue, a cornerstone of the North Beach community, celebrates its 60th anniversary today—no foolin'. Co-owner Ida Zoubi says they're planning a celebration at a later date.   On this day in 1956, Trieste was established as the very fir...

Date: from Saturday, September 03, 2016 to Sunday, November 27, 2016 Organized by: MOCA Entrance: Free Location: MOCA Pacific Design Center - 8687 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, CA 90069 - www.moca.org Hours: Monday - closed; Tuesday - Friday 11:00 - 5:00 pm; Saturday and Sunday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm   The works of the renow...

ELENA CIVOLI BRITTAIN is a whimsical and prolific contemporary artist whose abstract series range from brightly colored surfaces, to bold textured collages, to unstructured images layered in muted tones. Elena was born in Italy. The daughter of an Italian Army colonel from Florence, she grew up in cities all over Italy, but considers herself a Fior...

by Mauro Battocchi   Wind energy is increasingly being seen worldwide as a low cost, clean source for electricity and is also creating major new business opportunities for manufacturing and materials innovation. At the forefront of zeal for wind energy lies Italy and California, who both have significant installed capacity and ambitious deve...

by Lisa Van Eyssen   Pajamas. Wearing them anywhere with a sweater to keep warm is truly the most freeing experience. Add your cushiest slippers mixed with the quiet early morning rhythm on Montana Avenue, and you have the real comforts of home spanning the length of your neighborhood.   Now, you could always hit the local Peets or St...

By Viviana Devoto Le mani grandi, l'attitudine da ragazzaccio, la pala della pizza maneggiata come un acrobata. Jon Darsky è un tizio svelto: e la sua mente viaggia al pari coi chilometri che attraversa ogni giorno.   La pizza era la sua ossessione, la pizzeria mobile è diventata il suo progetto unico nel mondo. Un camion con dentro un forn...

Vespa is the Harley-Davidson of scooters. Sixty-eight years old and counting, it is the oldest continuous-production scooter maker, the most iconic and the most likely to raid its brand heritage and push it forward with new models that recall vehicles of generations past.   Take the new 2015 Vespa Sprint. The smallest and sportiest small-bod...

You can find hundreds of Italian restaurants around LA, but in fact, there's no such thing as "Italian" food. Rather, this boot-shaped Mediterranean country is made up of at least 20 major regions, each with its own epicurean flair.   To wit: In the north, Piedmont and Lombardy produce rich, creamy dishes and hearty stews. Italy's breadbaske...

By Mauro Battocchi   Get ready! This November 22nd - 23rd, the Bay Area will be treated again to the annual Italian Christmas Market (Mercato di Natale) which will be abuzz from 10:30am­ to 6:00pm Saturday and 10:30am - 4:30pm Sunday at Fort Mason Center BLDG C, San Francisco.   This is the second annual Mercato di Natale, and like la...

Un'opera veneziana torna in vita dopo tre secoli. Accade però non in Italia bensì a San Francisco. È qui infatti che, dopo il successo dell'anno scorso con La Cleopatra, opera veneziana mai sentita in tre secoli, Ars Minerva, un'organizzazione no-profit artistica con base a San Francisco, riporterà in vita "Le Amazzoni nelle Isole Fortunate" di Car...

Tra gli innumerevoli amanti e appassionati della bella lingua italiana in città, c'è un gruppo in continua crescita che organizza interessanti eventi da ormai quasi dieci anni. Il Gruppo Meetup di Lingua Italiana di San Francisco è composto oggi da più di 900 membri, e continua ancora a fare incontrare italiano-americani i quali condividono una pa...