A new Italian general store by Tony Gemignani—12-time world pizza champion and owner of Tony's Pizza Napoletana—is now open in North Beach at 629 Union St. between Columbus and Stockton. Giovanni Italian Specialties carries handmade pasta, fresh foccacia, meat, cheese, imported goods from Italy, and other items. The store is named after his son, Gi...

For those of us born long after WWII ended, the House of Savoy was a name to be found in history books, an important detail that went hand in hand with the unification of Italy in 1861. Our grandparents, and some of our parents, had vivid memories of the reigning monarchs, sometimes holding on to  faded sepia photographs. I remember fantastical sto...

The Lemon Grove Historical Society and the City of Lemon Grove will continue the Business Recognition Series by honoring Lido's Italian Foods on Dec. 5 at 6 p.m. at the city council meeting in the Community Center, 3140 School Lane, when Mayor Raquel Vasquez will present the restaurant's owners with a city proclamation, Miss Lemon Grove will presen...

They both have that Italian blood coursing through their body, fueling a passion for family and football. The father – Mike Dimino – is the coach, fierce, sometimes frantic and always in charge at Del Campo High School. The son – Tyler Dimino – is the quarterback, steady, accurate, unflappable with the admiration of his teammates for leading an 11-...

Nick Lococo, an Italian immigrant who lived in Danville in the 1940s, tried to locate his family in Italy during the World War II battle action in Europe but without success. That changed in March 1944 when word came from a Frankfort soldier serving there located Lococo family members. The March 24, 1944, edition of the Advocate call the news an “u...

Among the many contributions Italians have made in the areas of art, science, fashion, food, and a host of other categories, is also the vital emphasis placed on the sharing of bounty with the broader community. In San Diego’s Italian community, we are witness to this through the many Italian community groups and the collective opportunities they p...

Shortly after uncovering its newest 2018 motorcycle line-up in Milan, Italy, Ducati is headed to California to debut six new bikes for the first time in North America at the Long Beach Motorcycle Show, as part of the Progressive International Motorcycle Show (IMS). The display at the Long Beach Convention Center from November 17 to 19 will kick off...

The annual Jarvis Puppet Festival returns this weekend with two shows by nationally acclaimed puppet troupes and a workshop to experience the world of a puppeteer. This is the 21st year that the Jarvis Conservatory has created a puppeteering extravaganza for the community, creating a tradition that kicks off the holidays. It begins on Friday, No...

Accursio Lota came to the United States with the American dream in mind. He played the drums, and was drawn to California because of his love for American rock music. However, his passion for music was outweighed by one thing – his passion for cuisine. Originally, Lota comes from the small coastal town of Menfi, Sicily. Growing up in Italy, he was...

On Saturday, October 14, 2017, San Francisco’s Museo Italo Americano hosted a fundraising event organized by Isabella Weiss di Valbranca and Valentina Consolo, co-chairs of the Giovani section of the Leonardo Da Vinci Society of San Francisco.  The fires that devastated the wine areas of Sonoma and Napa, and are still burning causing death and dest...