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Those who knew Victor Laruccia describe him as larger than life. “Everything was big about him,” said his stepdaughter Jennifer Davies. “He had a big heart, he was generous with his time and his thoughts, he had big hugs — everyone knows the big Victor bear hug — he had a big laugh, a big smile, and most of all, he had a big brain.” The 80-year-old...

"I am very attached to the city of Los Angeles, I lived here for twelve years and made four very important films right here.” Italian director Gabriele Muccino returns to the city of angels, a place that feels like a second home, to receive the Filming Italy Achievement Award, on the occasion of the well-known film festival Filming Italy-Los Angele...

62nd Annual Swallow's Day Parade, Saturday, March 12. Back after a two year hiatus, the Swallow's Day Parade will once again be weaving its way through the beautiful streets of San Juan Capistrano. Join us as we march with Italian pride in our Italian entry which has won many awards and continues to be an exciting addition to the parade. Be a part...

In honor of International Women’s History Month, it is only fitting to honor some of the famous women in wine history. One of whom very few people have heard, but is responsible for helping to launch two of the world’s largest wine brands, is Teresa Franzia. Standing at a dominative 4’11 inches, Teresa immigrated from Italy in the early 1900s to me...

Creative Engagements with the Venice Ghetto A Zoom panel discussion featuring Marjorie Agosín and Margaux Fitoussi, moderated by Katharine Trostel and Amanda Sharick Sunday, March 6, 11 AM PST Click here to register Click here to purchase a copy of The Venice Ghetto: A Memory Space That Travels The Venice Ghetto: A Memory Space that Travels asks im...

The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles has officially opened a new exhibition, Woven Lives: Exploring Women’s Needlework from the Italian Diaspora, which examines the significance of needlework in the lives of Italian-American women, their families, and communities from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. The exhibition, which is open to...

After two years of bringing you our Italian American adventures throughout the eastern portion of the country, we finally got the opportunity to venture out west… WAY out west! California usually brings to mind famous people and famously beautiful weather, but we set out to explore the Golden State’s extensive Italian roots! Join John, Rossella and...

Santa Clara leaders Tuesday night praised the City Council for voting to ditch Columbus Day and instead celebrate a day that highlights indigenous people and cultures. “We’re particularly happy and proud that our task force was able to make this recommendation while also acknowledging another thing that we saw in our surveys,” said Neil Datar, chai...

Little Italy is likely one of the trendiest neighborhoods in San Diego. It’s crammed with posh eating places and bars. Residents pay high greenback to reside there. But it wasn’t at all times this manner. Back within the Seventies, Little Italy went by means of a interval of decline. News 8 profiled Little Italy in 1986, throughout a time when many...

After deciding to drop its ship logo, the Santa Maria Joint Union High School District Board of Education has hired a consultant at a cost not to exceed $75,000 to create a replacement. On Wednesday night, the board unanimously agreed to hire Zeste Consulting, a Studio City-based firm. In September, the board heeded calls from some in the community...

California became the state of migration for Italians during the Gold Rush. By the late 1890s, the number of Italians in California exceeded those in New England. By the time these Italian-Americans were able to save money from mining, they started to spread throughout California and establish homes for their families.  One area of interest was Nor...

The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles (IAMLA) is pleased to present a new exhibition, Woven Lives: Exploring Women’s Needlework from the Italian Diaspora, which examines the significance of needlework in the lives of Italian American women, their families, and communities from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. On View: January 29 – Oc...