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As the October night wore on, Clippers players, coaches and executives took turns standing and addressing the gathering in the private room at a Beverly Hills steakhouse. Some used the occasion of the team's annual preseason dinner to speak about the most important influences on their lives. Others kept the mood light. When it came time for a...

Il Padiglione Italia e' la grande attrazione del Winter Fancy Food 2019, il maggiore evento commerciale dedicato alle specialità alimentari della West Coast, in programma dal 13 al 15 gennaio al Moscone Center di San Francisco, alla presenza dell'ambasciatore italiano negli Stati Uniti, Armando Varricchio. Alla manifestazione partecipano 52 aziende...

A ribbon-cutting ceremony commemorating the official renaming of Alhambra Park in Martinez to John Sparacino Park will be held later this month, the city announced this week. Sparacino, the city of Martinez' first publicly elected mayor, graduated from Alhambra High School and lived only a few blocks from the park. He was 92 years old when he died...

When: Thursday, January 31, 2019 At 6:00 pm - Where: IIC San Francisco The Institute of European Studies and the Department of Italian Studies at UC Berkeley present a conversation with Italian journalist/writer Enrico Deaglio and Enrico Rossi, President of the Region of Tuscany. The event is moderated by Elisabetta Ghisini (Hult International Busi...

The San Diego Italian Film Festival (SDIFF) presents a lineup of eclectic films from Italy in its monthly series at La PALOMA Theatre in Encinitas, through June 2019. Carefully selected by Artistic Director and film professor Antonio Iannotta, these films represent a selection of the wide variety of movies being made by and about Italians and the I...

Vino lovers, mark your calendars for the first festa of 2019. Taste up to 20 Italian wines and enjoy countless food pairings throughout our marketplace during the Winter Wine Festa on January 25. From 5:30-8 p.m. during the Winter Wine Festa, sip your way through a multitude of regional Italian wines paired with traditional Italian bites. But that’...

After one year and $40,000 of renovations, the Oceanside chapter of Sons of Italy reopened the Rocky Marciano Lodge in the fall. On Jan. 15, the non-profit organization will host an open house and ribbon cutting for the newly remodeled reception hall. “I think it’s one of the best-kept secrets in Oceanside,” said Joe Samoles, vice president of Sons...

In a celebration of the Epiphany, or Three Kings Day, the Italian Catholic Club of Santa Clarita Valley and members of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Newhall signaled the traditional end of the 12 days of Christmas with a goodbye to the holiday season with their fifth La Befana on Sunday. Anna Riggs, president of the Italian Catholic...

Buon Anno (Happy New Year) from Convivio! We at Convivio wish you and yours a prosperous year ahead! We are gearing up for many programs and events coming up in the new year and look forward to making new friends and celebrating the essence of Convivio with you! Convivio programs and events calendar: Films al fresco -  Join us for our outdoor scree...

Two “noble, imposing” apostles by Domenico Beccafumi first introduced Naoko Takahatake, the curator of prints and drawings at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), to the rare art of Italian chiaroscuro, a type of early color printmaking. At the time, she could not have guessed that it would take her the next decade to research the genre. T...

Riprendono, nel 2019, gli incontri di Fucsia Nissoli (Fi) con le comunità italiane all’estero. Prima tappa del nuovo anno Los Angeles, dove la deputata eletta in Centro e Nord America, ha incontra la nuova console generale, Silvia Chiave, e alcuni membri della comunità italiana.  “L’esigenza di tenere un rapporto costante con i cittadini e quindi u...

What: Panel Discussion. Speakers/Performers: Enrico Deaglio, Italian journalist and writer; Enrico Rossi, President of the Region of Tuscany - When: January 31 at 6 p.m. - Where: Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco, 601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94105 Italy has recently been in the spotlight as the European Union undergoes a delica...