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Our vibrant community of Little Italy stands strong with the entire globe amid these challenging times. Our quiet streets are a beautiful demonstration of our solidarity and the love our community shares for one another and each other’s safety. Our rich history and resiliency since Italian tuna fisherman established Little Italy in the 1920s has st...

Since childhood, 91-year-old Corrine Casserly and her 95-year-old sister Ruth Sorney have been the closest of friends. As young women coming into their own in Hollywood in the late 1940s, they’d put on their little black dresses most Saturday nights and pretend to be rich by treating themselves to chicken a la king at Tom Breneman’s restaurant by S...

This exhibition explores the cultural-religious tradition of St. Joseph’s Tables, which are among the richest expressions of Italian American cultural identity and embody a living tradition that has transcended ethnic lines. St. Joseph is among the most venerated saints in Christianity; he is the patron saint of immigrants, workers, unborn children...

Tony Prendusi ran an Italian restaurant on Santa Rosa’s Courthouse Square so long ago that the county courthouse still stood nearby. He had no problem with patrons thinking he was Italian. But the many who got to know him well and, quite likely, to adore him learned that he was in fact Albanian. And that he’d fled his beleaguered Balkan homeland af...

Dear Friends, in these difficult times, albeit at a distance, the Italian Cultural Institute continues to promote the beauty and richness of our cultural heritage. In this light, our newsletter will provide you with links to the many resources created by Italian cultural institutions and individual artists alike in their efforts to bring us closer...

As a public health precaution the IAMLA is temporarily closed to the public. We will continue to provide updates via the museum's newsletter and social media. As a reminder to those staying home during this time, the IAMLA's entire permanent exhibition is available online, click here to view, and the museum also offers free educational curricula. A...

The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles is featuring an exhibition – "St. Joseph's Tables: Expressions of Devotion, Charity and Abundance" - that features Pueblo in its exploration of Italian American cultural identity in a centuries-old tradition. The exhibition, which opened last week and continues through May 17, traces the history of St. Jos...

Dear Little Italy Residents, Businesses and Visitors, the safety and well-being of our historic neighborhood and the citizens of San Diego is our top priority. As the situation around Coronavirus (COVID-19) develops, we have been closely monitoring all information locally, nationally and globally to ensure we best serve our residents, businesses an...

When the moon hits Lemoore like a big Italian dinner — that’s amore. Lemoore’s Sarah A. Mooney Memorial Museum is teaming up with several local organizations to host “An Evening in Venezia, Italia” from 6-10 p.m. Saturday. “The idea is to give people something different that they wouldn’t normally see in Lemoore,” museum president Mike Betcher said...

Vedere il mio paese in ginocchio, che annaspa nella peggiore crisi cui io abbia assistito da quando sono nata, e per di più a una impotente distanza di sicurezza, mi provoca un dolore indescrivibile. Capisco di più in questi giorni perché ho scelto di servirlo, il mio paese, di dedicare la mia vita e le mie energie alla mia bella italia. Malgrado l...

San Diego is revered for its beautiful weather all year round, but springtime is particularly beautiful. It’s the best weather to enjoy San Diego’s Little Italy with all its outdoor public spaces and flower-lined streets. From blooming jacarandas to the curated flower displays on the street corners, Little Italy is the perfect complement to San Die...

She was known as an icon in Sacramento, a culinary influence and someone with a big heart. Soon, Sacramento will dedicate a day to Biba Caggiano, the late restaurateur who died last summer. This dedication will happen after a concert March 21 by the Sacramento Choral Society. "She was more than just a cook. She was a real figure in this town," said...