NEWS FROM : CALIFORNIA  

San Diego Loyal Soccer Club (SD Loyal) announced Wednesday the signing of Defender Salvatore “Sal” Zizzo Jr., pending league and federation approval. Zizzo is the first player to be signed by the club in franchise history. He will join the club for its inaugural USL Championship season in 2020. "From the moment we started the process of building a...

Umberto Rispoli, a two-time champion jockey in Italy who has been riding in Hong Kong in recent years, is headed to California. Ron Anderson, who will be Rispoli’s agent, said the 31-year-old rider will arrive in California Dec. 16 and accept his first mounts there on opening day, Dec. 26. “He was touted to me by Frankie Dettori,” Anderson said. “H...

There’s new life at the quietly closed former home of Little Next Door on West Third Street. The once-busy French bistro had been paring back its hours earlier this year, owing to a slowdown in sales, before quietly giving up the ghost a few months back; now there’s pizza coming to the block. The new restaurant to land at 8142 W. 3rd Street is to b...

A scuola di pecorino toscano. Capita anche questo, a Los Angeles e a New York, ma anche nel profondo Texas, e poi su al nord, fino in Canada: Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal. Un bel traino, in vista della partecipazione al Winter fancy Food, la megakermesse in programma dal 19 al 21 gennaio al Moscone Center di San Francisco. A scuola, dunque. Ristora...

D.C. Fontana, who helped craft the lore of the 1960s television series “Star Trek” and developed one of its signature characters, Spock, as the show’s first female writer, died on Tuesday at a hospital in Burbank, Calif. She was 80. Her husband and only immediate survivor, Dennis Skotak, said the cause was cancer. Ms. Fontana was part of the “Star...

Nell’ambito delle iniziative volte ad agevolare l’accesso dei concittadini ai servizi offerti dall’Ufficio Passaporti, il Consolato Generale d’Italia a Los Angeles sta organizzando un incontro nella località di San Pedro. La missione è finalizzata alla raccolta in loco delle impronte digitali per il rilascio dei passaporti elettronici, da parte di...

Kevin Petti, Ph.D., is an alum of the University of San Diego, earning his doctorate in 2006. Dr. Petti is also a dual U.S./Italian citizen, college professor, textbook coauthor, and president-emeritus of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society. Dr. Petti teaches anatomy and physiology, human dissection, and health science at San Diego Miramar Col...

The spirit of Salvatore “Sam” Nicolosi is alive and well at Nicolosi’s Italian Restaurant, which the Sicilian immigrant originally opened with his wife, Francesca, on Goldfinch Street in Mission Hills in 1952. Here, at its thrice-relocated home on Navajo Road, he is captured in vintage photographs while the intoxicating aromas and flavors from his...

I don’t know whether San Diego has gone through some sort of culinary looking glass, but we seem to have entered an era where Little Italy is flush with great non-Italian restaurants, while every other urban neighborhood suddenly has a fine Italian place to call its own. In Barrio Logan, the place is Ciccia Osteria, a pasta-making oasis that opened...

Orange County is packed with Italian restaurants, and I’m not talking about the seemingly endless supply of pizza joints or faux Italian such as Olive Garden, whose products are usually as far from authentic as you can get. Newport Beach has a handful of quality Italian bistros, including three of my favorites: Il Barone, Sapori and Andrea at Pelic...

Noted Italian opera singer, songwriter, and record producer Andrea Bocelli announced he will be undertaking a brief run of North American dates in late Spring 2020. The shows, which all take place in California, include a performance at SAP Center in San Jose on June 13 and two shows at the Hollywood Bowl on June 16 & 17. The June 2020 tour will be...

Though it’s not set to open until early 2020, the Buona Forchetta Family of restaurants will give a peek into its newest eatery this Saturday, December 7 in South Park during the neighborhood’s Holiday Walkabout & Luminaria event. Dubbed Matteo after founder Matteo Cattaneo, the new non profit restaurant replaces longstanding cafe and bakery Rebecc...