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In March, the San Diego Italian Film Festival lost its founder Victor Laruccia to an aggressive form of stomach cancer. He was 80 years old. The festival will celebrate his life with a screening of the Italian film "Mine vaganti/Loose Cannons" at the Museum of Photographic Arts. Victor Laruccia was a big teddy bear of a man, and like a teddy bear h...

Los Angeles has always been the favorite destination of people coming from all over the world seeking to become successful show business figures. As we know, this sector includes a myriad of specializations : it’s enough to read the long list of names contained in the closing credits of musical or cinematic productions. Among the many ethnic groups...

The new COM.IT.ES, the groups representing Italian expats all over the world, officially formed a few months ago, opening a new chapter for many cities and areas in the world that will last five years. As their main task, the COM.IT.ES work on identifying social, cultural, and overall needs of the Italian community and bring requests in front of lo...

Standing on San Pedro’s new waterfront promenade, before a crowd of about 300 on Friday, May 6, Los Angeles City Councilman Joe Buscaino recalled that it was this development that motivated him to run to represent the 15th District a decade ago. While it’s not finished just yet, Buscaino’s 10-year run as the area’s councilman is now just months awa...

The Fresno County Historical Museum celebrated the completion of Phase I of the Italian Heritage Museum Exhibit on Saturday. More than 150 people attended the event held at the Fresno Fairgrounds celebrating the opening of one of the most comprehensive exhibits in the Western United States, according to a news release. The museum is already in the...

May 31 - September 4. West Pavilion, Plaza Level. Getty Center - 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA. Entrance: Free. In Renaissance Rome, the facades of many prominent buildings were painted with spectacular narrative frescoes. Once part of the fabric of the city, only a few now remain. Using works from the Getty’s collection, including the c...

Marco De Sio, an award-winning journalist from California who worked as a dishwasher at a Catholic Retreat Center, has completed his new book, "The Third Secret": a thrilling and mysterious fiction of the mysteries shrouding the Catholic Church. De Sio shares, "An Italian immigrant named Big Al comes to America at the turn of the twentieth century...

On Saturday evening, April 9, 2022, the 4th Notte di Savoia Los Angeles, the annual spring charity royal gala hosted by the American Foundation of Savoy Orders, was held at the Jonathan Club in downtown Los Angeles. More than 170 patrons gathered at the black-tie gala in support of the foundation's philanthropic mission — Chivalry for Children's Ca...

Ursula Bellugi, the Salk Institute neurobiologist who helped erase the stigma attached to American Sign Language by proving that it is a rich, authentic and nuanced way to communicate, died Sunday in La Jolla. She was 91. The institute said Bellugi died peacefully, leaving a legacy that also includes the important discoveries she made about William...

Santa Monica is a global city. We have residents from all over the globe, and businesses that serve a multitude of ethnic cuisines. There’s a wide selection of Japanese from Ramen to Sushi, Vietnamese, French, Mexican and a smattering of other ethnicities. While we have three open Jewish Delis (Bagel Nosh, Fromin’s and Wexler’s) and Izzy’s remains...

San Diego was a perfect start to our West Coast trip. But today, we're heading up to Los Angeles. No, not Hollywood. Not yet anyway. Instead, we're making a stop by a historic and special little town known as San Pedro. Join John, Rossella and Pat as they literally eat their way through America's NEWEST Little Italy. From the historic restaurants,...

“Growing up in Los Angeles, there were few mirrors for Italian Americans,” recalls Gatto. Italian Americans are typically assumed to be from the East Coast or Chicago. My family arrived in Los Angeles after settling in Colorado. As a kid I couldn’t understand how I fit in the Southern California mosaic, let alone the Italian American mosaic.” In th...