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A Christoper Columbus statue in the South Bay was found vandalized Sunday morning, with red paint splashed on the figure's head and the word "genocide" scrawled in red spray paint along its base. Viewer Mel McBroome spotted the vandalism at Discovery Park in Rancho Del Rey, a neighborhood of Chula Vista, and sent FOX 5 a photo. "Genocide," reads th...

A unique project, called GENIUS LOCI, made its way to San Francisco and opened with an exhibition at the Museo Italo-Americano on February 7th. The work has been created by two Italian artists, Stefano Forgione and Pino Rossi, who work under the pseudonym of TTOZOI. Genius Loci, the Latin word for the guardian spirit of a place, was created by TTOZ...

Last year Little Italy San Jose was excited to receive a $250,000 Grant from The City of San Jose and Mayor Sam Liccardo. These essential funds for our Museum and Cultural Center were the 1st public funds Little Italy San Jose has received and we are extremely grateful to the City of San Jose for their support.  The tremendous monetary and In kind...

Best known as a Caldecott Award-winning author and illustrator, Leo Politi pioneered multiculturalism in children’s literature and captured bygone eras and communities with his paintbrush. The son of Italian immigrants, Leo Politi was born Atiglio Leoni Politi in Fresno, Cali., in 1908. Located in California’s Central Valley, Fresno is typically no...

Prosegue con “Seeds of Disruption” l’attività promozionale della Italy-America Chamber of Commerce West - Camera di Commercio italiana per la West Coast USA - a beneficio delle produzioni agroalimentari e vinicole italiane autentiche, nell’ambito della campagna “True Italiana Taste”, il progetto promosso e finanziato dal Ministero dello Sviluppo Ec...

Scholarships toward studying abroad in Florence (application process is now open until 5 p.m. on April 19, 2019). The County of Santa Clara/Florence, Italy Sister County Commission established an annual scholarship award for Santa Clara County residents who have been accepted in a university-certified study abroad program in Florence, Italy and who...

Today we’d like to introduce you to Marianna Gatto. Marianna, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today. I’m a lifelong resident of Los Angeles, born and raised in Los Feliz and Silverlake, and from the time I was young, history, especially United States immigration history, was what ignited...

Vi informiamo che da oggi gli operatori degli uffici risponderanno dal lunedi’ al venerdi’, ad eccezione del mercoledi’, dalle 14.30 alle 15.30 ai seguenti numeri telefonici: Ufficio cittadinanza   (310) 432-9762; Ufficio notarile   (310) 432-9763; Ufficio stato civile   (310) 432-9764; Ufficio passaporti   (310) 432-9765; Ufficio visti   (310) 432...

The 14th annual LA Italia Fest will conclude Friday night with a special awards ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatres in Hollywood, honoring multiple Academy Award nominees before the big night on Sunday. Nick Vallelonga, who is Oscar-nominated for best original screenplay and best motion picture for Green Book, will be honored with the festival’s I...

Saturday March 2, 2019. 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM PST. Holy Cross Parish, 580 Jackson Street, San Jose, CA 95112. Little Italy is proud to present our inaugural Carnevale celebration in collaboration with Holy Cross Church and the Scalabrini club. Our event will include a Venetian mascarade costume contest, food, arts and crafts, wine tasting and live mus...

“Nuovi approcci all’insegnamento dell’italiano nella East e West Coast”americane è il tema del seminario online organizzato dalla cattedra di studi italo americani intitolata a Theresa and Lawrence R. Inserra della Montclaire University. Promosso in collaborazione con l’Italian Program (Dipartimento di lingue e letterature moderne) e il supporto de...

Ask natives and visitors to name popular, thriving enclaves in San Diego, and Little Italy will come in near the top on most folks’ lists. In recent decades, the historic fishing community has been reborn, and now serves as a beacon to those in search of great Italian restaurants, as well as shops, art galleries and an eclectic housing stock. The m...