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For Karina Kravalis and Marco Provino, love blossomed over a plate of spaghetti di mare. The seafood dish — a specialty by Provino, a chef — proved to be the key that unlocked Kravalis’ heart. “This is the pasta that when we started dating, Marco was always making for me,” she says. “I’m a seafood person. He cooked it for me, and then I invited my...

Twenty years ago this week, Sonny Bono went missing. He was a Palm Springs icon, born Salvatore Phillip Bono to a Sicilian peasant and a second generation Italian-American whose marriage was arranged when his mother was 14. In Washington D.C., he was the Honorable Sonny Bono, Republican member of the House of Representative for California’s 44th Di...

Il nome di Amadeo Peter Giannini campeggia sulla piazza a lui intitolata nei pressi del Financial District di San Francisco, la città che deve la sua rinascita proprio a questo gigante di origine italiana, quasi del tutto sconosciuto in Italia e meno famoso ahimé, di Vito Corleone! Eppure basterebbe da solo il simbolo della città di San Francisco,...

Downtown’s Italian food scene gets a further boost this week with the arrival of Dopolavoro, a casual side-concept from the Terroni team. The Italian deli and marketplace looks to open on Wednesday, some two-and-a-half years after first being announced. Dopolavoro sits just a couple of doors away from Terroni on Spring Street, inside the same large...

Andare in Silicon Valley per fare esperienza sul campo, lì dove si concentrano il maggior numero di opportunità e conoscenze nei settori più avanzati e innovativi, dall’Ict ai servizi web, tornare in Emilia-Romagna per crescere, sviluppando la propria idea d’impresa. A due anni dall’avvio dei progetti negli incubatori tecnologici dell’area californ...

Who knew that Utopia was in Long Beach diagonally across from a Courtyard by 0 and a Best Western Plus? I always figured that Utopia, as first envisioned by Sir Thomas More in 1516, was indeed an idyllic island in the southern Atlantic. But no, there it is at First Street and Linden Avenue, a very pleasant Italian/eclectic restaurant with a good ba...

L'insegnamento della lingua italiana iniziò nel 1950 quando Inez Lucchetti, Faliero Lucaccini e Maria Marchesi istituirono le prime classi d'italiano per bambini figli di emigrati che vivevano nella Città di Stockton e dintorni, dove gli italiani avevano fatto fortuna coltivando la fertile terra della vallata di San Joaquin. Nel 1974 queste classi...

From the beginning, Amadeo P. Giannini was one of the little guys. He dropped out of school at 14 years old to work in his stepfather’s produce company, saving every dollar he earned and working his way up until he took over the business. Bit by bit, he sold pieces of it to employees, again saving every dollar he made. By age 31, he’d saved up enou...

La Bay Area di San Francisco è come noto il centro mondiale dell’innovazione tecnologica. Esso attualmente ospita un grande numero di scienziati e ricercatori italiani che lavorano nelle prestigiose università e nei centri di ricerca della zona, un gruppo di straordinario valore sia per gli Stati Uniti che per il Sistema Italia. In questi giorni è...

Los Angeles has entered a golden age of Italian restaurants. The last year has seen master pastamaker Evan Funke open Felix in Venice, Sotto chef Steve Samson create an ode to Northern Italy with Rossoblu, pizzaiolo Daniele Uditi has a fresh take on Neopolitan pies with Pizzana, and Alimento chef Zach Pollack start his red sauce joint Cosa Buona. A...

The Bank of Italy office building, deemed by experts to be downtown San Jose’s most iconic tower, has been bought by investors based in Menlo Park and Manhattan, according to public records that indicate WeWork has taken an ownership interest in the high rise. Through several transactions in December and October, two investment groups that are work...

Replacing the Royal Stone Restaurant & Wine Bar, the Bankers Hill bistro that shuttered in September, is a new Italian restaurant called Mia Trattoria. Named after owner Sergio Torrisi’sone-year-old daughter, the eatery is his first stateside restaurant. Torrisi and his father Ivan each have over two decades of industry experience in Rome, Italy, w...