San Francisco Italian American groups launched a referendum campaign Thursday to reclaim the former Columbus Day as “Italian American Heritage Day” following a Board of Supervisors decision last month to rename it as Indigenous Peoples Day. The board voted 10-1 in January in favor of the name change. The national holiday was named in honor of Itali...

Robertino Presta, president and CEO of Chicago-area grocer Angelo Caputo’s Fresh Markets, is looking for a wide array of products from Italy as demand for authenticity, organic and natural has gone beyond the specialty food segment to become mainstream. We are looking at a wide array of innovative products. Italian producers are always coming up wi...

IGourmet, the leading US gourmet food online store, is looking to expand its selection of authentic products from Italy, the founder and CEO of the company said in an interview. The whole notion of IGP and DOP has become more mainstream in the US. We are starting to incorporate DOP items and IGP products into our gift offering, because this is what...

Expectedly — and with afterthought, not a surprise — a phone conversation with sound sculpture artist Bill Fontana is textured with sonic anomalies. “Ping, ping,” warns his Nissan Leaf before San Francisco-based Fontana announces, like a narrator, “I’m driving an electric car. It only makes a sound when it’s backing up.” Later, the phone’s “whoosh,...

Dopo aver attivato lo scorso mese di novembre i collegamenti dall'aeroporto di Fiumicino verso New York-Newark (7 giorni su 7) e Los Angeles (3 alla settimana), Norwegian, tra le migliori compagnie aeree low-cost lungo raggio al mondo e in Europa e che dal 2007 ha scelto Roma Fiumicino come base operativa in Italia (lo scorso anno la compagnia aere...

Now at one with God and reunited with her beloved husband. Dina Bernardini passed away peacefully at home on January 30, 2018. She was born on April 9, 1927, the only child of the late Ugolina and Gesualdo Del Chiaro, who had immigrated to San Francisco from Tuscany. Like many Italian-Americans of her generation, she was raised in San Francisco’s N...

There are still many Little Italys in the United States. Some of them are just a few blocks now, other are what's left of the urbanization that brought large roads in the middle of many American cities after the war, several times crashing an Italian community. Every one of them is a place where a big Italian heart has been, is and hopefully always...

On Tuesday, January 23, 2017, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors voted to approve a proposal to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Tuesday's vote was 10-1, with Aaron Peskin the only supervisor to vote against it. San Francisco Italian community leaders were shocked and surprised by this action, one that came with no prior warning...

Members of San Francisco's Italian-American community gathered at City Hall yesterday to protest last week's decision by the Board of Supervisors to rename Columbus Day. The Board voted 10-1 to designate the second Monday in October as "Indigenous Peoples Day." District 3 Supervisor Aaron Peskin, who represents the historically Italian-American Nor...

Under the auspices of C.I.A.O. Bay Area—the Coalition of Italian American Organizations—a protest will be held today, January 30, 2018 at 1:00 at City Hall. The protest is in reaction to last week's action by Supervisor Malia Cohen, who, in an apparent back-room deal, rammed through legislation that would change the name of Columbus Day to Indigeno...