La Befana is an Italian holiday tradition taking place on the Epiphany Eve (January 5). Legend has it that La Befana is on a quest to find baby Jesus, so she visits every child's home and leaves small gifts in good children's stockings and fills naughty children's stockings with coal.La Befana will be traveling to Little Italy SJ, and your children...

The Bank of Italy office building, deemed by experts to be downtown San Jose’s most iconic tower, has been bought by investors based in Menlo Park and Manhattan, according to public records that indicate WeWork has taken an ownership interest in the high rise. Through several transactions in December and October, two investment groups that are work...

Blaming the holidays and the “complexities and sensitivities” of removing a controversial Christopher Columbus statue from San Jose City Hall, city leaders are asking for more time. In an informational memo, Public Works Director Barry Ng said he expects to bring the issue before the City Council in January. Over the past three months, the city’s f...

Enter to win tickets to the World of Italian Opera Christmas concert and buffet dinner on Friday, December 1 at the Italian American Heritage Foundation located at 425 N. Fourth Street in San Jose. This special event starts at 6pm for no host cocktails and holiday boutique followed by a dinner buffet and music from the World of opera. Two lucky win...

On Sunday October 1st, Little Italy San Jose welcomed close to 20,000 people to our 2nd Annual Little Italy San Jose Street Festival.  After a lot of hard work, close to 100 volunteers, some great sponsors and a great lineup of Headline Entertainers and Food vendors, we feel that Little Italy put on a quite a show for the community.  Here are some...

Investors have bought a ground-floor section of the historic Bank of Italy building in downtown San Jose, leading some local experts to suggest the investment group may eventually attempt a top-to-bottom revival of the striking office tower. The 14-story building, constructed 90 years ago, was the one-time site of a branch of the Bank of Italy, a b...

Joshua DeVincenzi Melander, president of the Little Italy neighborhood association, is the man behind the revitalization of the tiny Italian neighborhood in downtown San Jose. Earlier this month, popular Los Gatos Italian restaurant Enoteca La Storiaexpanded with a second location, opening in the historic storefront at 320 W. St John St. in Little...

Little Italy San Jose and our many volunteers have been working hard since last year to plan the 2nd annual Little Italy San Jose Street Festival. We were extremely pleased with our inaugural Festival last year and had nearly 10,000 people attend. We can do better.... And this year's festival includes some of the best Italian restaurants in the sou...

A 25-year-old woman was arrested Friday in connection with the vandalism of a controversial Christopher Columbus statue at City Hall, San Jose police confirmed on Sunday. The suspect, Gina Darlene Gonzales, was arrested, issued a citation for vandalism and released at the scene, according to police Sgt. Enrique Garcia, a spokesman for the departmen...

A controversial Christopher Columbus statue is set to be removed from City Hall — but how soon and where it ends up is anyone’s guess. A City Council committee Wednesday voted unanimously to gather public input, in partnership with San Jose State, about where the statue should go and what should replace it. The council committee will discuss the st...