Dear Friends, on Wednesday, August 23rd at 10:00 AM, the Los Angeles City Council will consider a proposal to eliminate all references to the Columbus Day holiday in official city documents, and replace it with Indigenous People's Day. As a first-generation Italian-American, I find this proposal deeply troubling. The celebration of our diversity an...

by Marco Bruna   Taking office as Consul General in Los Angeles, one of the largest Italian American communities of the United States, is a big responsibility. The first challenge that Honorable Antonio Verde needs to face is getting acquainted with a vast and vibrant network of local groups and associations. A month passed since he suc...

Last June 1st, the Federated Italo-Americans of Southern California celebrated one of the most important recurrences of the year, the Italian Republic Day. They met at Casa Italiana for a gala dinner that brought together over a hundred guests, evidently proud of reuniting for such an important occasion. A cocktail hour welcomed the guests before...

The Federated Italo-Americans of Southern California will lead the Italo-American community in celebrating the 68th anniversary of when Italy became a republic during a luncheon on Saturday, May 31st in San Pedro. Italy's Republic Day, born out of World War II, commemorates the institutional referendum held by universal suffrage on June 2, 1946, i...

CA Assemblyman seeks to disband Columbus Day and replace with Native American Day "Christopher Columbus' achievements as a great Renaissance explorer and his discovery of America, which led to the influx of ideas and people of Western Europe on which America was founded and still rests, is why we must continue to celebrate Columbus Day on the seco...

by Alessandra Mastroianni   Federated Italo-Americans of Southern California, confederation of Italian groups, companies and Institutions of the area, celebrated the 67th Anniversary of the Republic of Italy with a special gala night at Casa Italiana, a landmark for many generations of Italians and Italy lovers.   This year's gala was...

by Silvia Simonetti   Despite last winter's attempt to remove it from the list of official holidays observed in California and to replace it with the Native American Day, the historic Columbus Day has been saved, and it will be celebrated next Monday by the Italian American community in Los Angeles within the special framework of 2013 - Year...