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Do you know of an Italian American veteran whose experience should be told? The IAMLA is seeking stories surrounding veterans and individuals, both men and women, who served in the military or otherwise contributed to U.S. war efforts from the founding of the nation to the present. Please email info@italianhall.org. Include the following informatio...

As we navigate through this time of uncertainty, we have postponed the Drink of the Week column and are replacing it with a takeout option for the week. Support local businesses and stay safe, Tahoe. PRIMO’S ITALIAN BISTRO Whenever I think about the best Italian food I always picture the Italian grandmother rolling dough and making pasta from scrat...

The Italian American Club of Venice recently named scholarships to eight Venice High School students. “As part of their charity and community outreach, the Italian American Club of Venice has awarded more than $16,000 in scholarships to very deserving members of Venice High School Class of 2020,” it said in a news release. Scholarships went to: Mic...

Cari tutti, sono lieta di invitarvi a partecipare all’iniziativa digitale #ItalianDigitalTownhall, promossa dal Consolato Generale d’Italia a Los Angeles in collaborazione con l’Ambasciata d’Italia a Washington, dedicata agli Italiani in California del Sud impegnati in prima linea contro il Covid-19. L’evento (invito allegato), in lingua italiana,...

Little Italy San Jose has accomplished so much and tried so hard for many years to beautify and redevelop this part of Downtown into an Italian Cultural District. We are excited that we have our permit to start construction on our Cultural Center & Museum, but it would be devastating to the future of Little Italy if we lose one or several of our bu...

If you are wandering the Bay Area, craving traditional Italian pasta fresca, it might be time for you to visit Michele Belotti. Throughout the quarantine, this young (33-year-old) chef from Bergamo has continued to work tirelessly at his restaurant and pasta shop in Oakland, still producing staples like bigoli, ravioli, and casonsei (traditional du...

Like her forebears who arrived in the Santa Clara Valley generations earlier, Theresa Sabatino came looking for a fresh start. The clinical psychologist and San Jose native ran an Italian language school in Las Vegas until the 2009 recession slashed attendance by 90 percent. After hearing about plans to turn a decaying pocket of downtown between Hi...

Even though the physical distancing decree is still in place, it doesn’t mean Santa Barbarans have to miss out on one of our favorite springtime events — the I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival. Rather than setting up camp in front of the Old Mission steps, artists will create their chalk paintings in their driveways. Each day, viewers can...

Where do so many of us turn for comfort in a time of endless uncertainty? Spaghetti, tomato sauce, molten cheese over crackling pizza crust or fried in bread crumbs, curling cups of pepperoni, grilled vegetables, lemony chicken, tiramisu. Italian takeout options are never far in Los Angeles. Even a mediocre plate of penne alla vodka can soothe. An...

A reboot of the gangster classic Scarface is set to be directed by Italian filmmaker Luca Guadagnino.  Deadline reports that Guadagnino - who was nominated for a Best Director Oscar for Call Me By Your Name - has been picked by Universal Pictures to helm the project.  However, there is no official word yet on while be playing the role of Tony Monta...

Due to the current COVID 19 public health crisis and the recent restrictions enforced by local Authorities, the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles will only be open to the public - until further notice - exclusively for emergencies and by appointment only, every week on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 am to 3:30 pm. To avoid any form of gath...

Apre nel cuore della Silicon Valley il primo Silicon Valley Italian Hub, un luogo in cui l’ecosistema italiano può conoscere da vicino i valori, la cultura e il mindset del cluster più famoso al mondo per l’innovazione. Siamo a Menlo Park, 11mila piedi quadrati in un building su due piani, tra il quartier generale di Facebook e i giardini di Stanfo...