NEWS FROM : CALIFORNIA  

More than 30 years ago, George Unti—the son of a logger and farmer who emigrated from Tuscany—began planting his Mediterranean wine dream in Sonoma’s Dry Creek Valley. Unti, who had learned to prune vines and make wine with his dad in grade school, had a successful, decades-long career as a California supermarket executive. But when he bought a hou...

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...

An acclaimed Italian restaurant is getting ready to open a second San Francisco location. Montesacro Pinseria is expected to open before spring is over in the Marina at 3317 Steiner Street just a few steps north of the busy Chestnut Street corridor. It will be taking over the spot that formerly housed the Burmese restaurant Karaweik which announced...

When it was announced that former Team Italy manager Gilberto (Gibo) Gerali was appointed the director of the newly-created Parma and Crocetta Baseball Development Academy on the same day as the Italian American Baseball Foundation (IABF) Gala in Brooklyn, New York on December 2, 2021, Federazione Italiana Baseball Softball (FIBS) President Andrea...

Dinner at Tramonti is everything that’s wonderful about Italian dining. Vivacious, atmospheric, unpretentious—and above all, delicious. Friends kept telling me about their memorable meals at this Seabright hot spot. I found out why as I and my companion (who spent several years in Rome) fell under the spell of the swift, warm service and rustic out...

Tollo Mayor Angelo Radica welcomes FIBS President Andrea Marcon and Laura Lasorda for the official signing of the Tollo and Fullerton Sister City agreement and weekend celebration Tollo Mayor Angelo Radica will sign the official Sister City agreement with Fullerton, California on Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 11 am in honor of Tommy Lasorda and his pare...

Valley pizza lovers, prepare yourselves: Pizzana opens Thursday, May 5 in Sherman Oaks. The star Brentwood restaurant and Michelin Bib Gourmand award recipient lands right along Ventura Boulevard this week with some of the best pizza not just in Los Angeles, but perhaps even in America. Pizzana is already well known in LA slice circles, thanks to c...

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...

Eataly Silicon Valley will be opening soon in the Westfield Valley Fair Mall! Eataly was founded in Italy in 2007 and has since expanded to more than 40 locations (and counting!) across the globe. Each Eataly is different, with its own character and own theme – but all with the same aim... for our guests to: EAT authentic Italian food at our restau...

Promotion and communication of food and wine are important, and even more effective, when they get out from the not secondary context, but often self-referential, of experts and super enthusiasts. Maybe mixing with other “themes” or languages, such as, for example, that of entertainment, in its different forms, focusing more on fascination and emot...

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...

The difference between good wine and great wine? As anyone might guess, it all comes down to the variety of the grapes. Chardonnay, according to California Wines, is the most widely planted blends in California. Grower and vineyard owner Kevin Harvey, however, makes a point to plant carricante, nerello mascalese, and nebbiolo, Italian grapes that a...