NEWS FROM : CALIFORNIA  

It’s getting harder and harder to find a college campus where the Admiral of the Ocean Sea can be indigenous. This year, “On Columbus Day, a 25-year old statue of the holiday’s namesake found a new home on the campus of Thomas Aquinas College,” the college proudly announced. It had actually been on another California college campus, but one in whic...

When well-known Hermosa Beach chef Luca Manderino was forced to close his popular La Sosta Enoteca restaurant after 11-plus years in the neighborhood because the building was set for demolition in 2016, he made sure to take a few things with him. Obviously, he took his Northern Italian menu inspired by family recipes and authentic Venetian cuisine....

Since its formation in 2000, the Quartetto di Cremona has established a reputation as one of the most exciting chamber ensembles on the international stage. Regularly invited to perform at the most important festivals and concert seasons across Europe, North and South America, and the Far East, the Quartet has garnered universal acclaim from critic...

Because of a new districting plan in effect, roughly half of Poway voters will select two City Council members in the Nov. 6 general election. Incumbent John Mullin is being challenged by Joe Calabrese in District 3. The district takes in the western-central portion of the city. All city voters will select a mayor and someone to fill the remaining...

Cifre da capogiro per la rappresentazione della Tosca di Giacomo Puccini all’Opera House di San Francisco. Nove rappresentazioni in due mesi e trentacinquemila biglietti venduti che chiude alla grande il novantaseiesimo anno di vita della famosa Opera House.  La prima rappresentazione della Tosca a San Francisco risale al 2 Ottobre 1923 e fu condot...

Italian tenor Pasquale Esposito returns to Sacramento’s Crest Theater on Saturday, Oct. 27, with his new multimedia celebration of Italian culture in video and song.  In 2016, Esposito’s show celebrated Enrico Caruso. This time, perhaps surprisingly, it’s a celebration of Italian piazzas. Esposito has shown the vocal resources to take on the lyric...

Saturday 11/03/2018. 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm Please join us for the Museo's 40th anniversary Gala! Established in 1978 above Caffè Malvina in North Beach, the Museo Italo Americano was the first museum in the United States devoted exclusively to Italian and Italian American art and culture. Since that year, our membership, our art collection, and our la...

OPENING RECEPTION & ARTIST'S TALK: Friday, November 2, 2018 | 6:30pm. ON VIEW: November 2 - December 21, 2018. The Italian Cultural Institute, 601 Van Ness Ave, Suite F (Opera Plaza) San Francisco, CA 94102 Join Italian photographer and architect Matteo Pessini on the occasion of the Opening Reception & Artist's Talk of the exhibition dedicated to...

Hundreds joined Los Angeles City Councilman Joe Buscaino at his annual block party and pasta dinner on Saturday evening, Oct. 20,  at Peppertree Plaza in Downtown San Pedro. “Festa Italiana” featured music, a bocce ball court sponsored by the Grandsons of Italy in America and, of course, lots of Italian food. P izza was provided by Buono’s Pizza, p...

Much like other Little Italys in the U.S., San Francisco’s North Beach saw a decline of its  Italian population after the 1950s. Today, what points to the neighborhood’s Italian heritage is mostly the number of Italian restaurants and cafés, the signs in Italian, the green-white-red colors. Gentrification, a decline in immigration from Italy, and t...

Saturday October 27, 2018 6:00 PM TO 11:00 PM. LOCATION: W. Fir St Between India Street and Kettner Blvd., San Diego, California 92101. Get ready to rev up your engines as the Little Italy Association, Lamborghini La Jolla, O'Gara La Jolla, Symbolic International and Lamborghini Club America proudly presents the annual Bulls of Sant'Agata Charge Li...

The 20th Annual Via Arte Festival is this weekend at The Marketplace. The Italian street painting festival will transform the pavement at The Marketplace in Southwest Bakersfield on October 20-21. Artist applications are closed this year but families and visitors can purchase a square for $20 and create their own masterpiece. The art festival lasts...