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With the COVID-19 pandemic and uncertainty as to when the community can safely gather again, the Children’s Creative Project (CCP) made the very difficult decision to cancel the 2020 I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival scheduled for May 23-25, 2020. This annual event brings 25,000 people together to enjoy the spectacular street paintings c...

Alessandro Del Piero is one of the most popular Italian soccer players of all-time and one of the most recognizable names in Italian sports and in the soccer world as a whole. For the past couple of years, Del Piero and his wife, Sonia Amoruso, have been running an Italian restaurant in Los Angeles called No. 10, in honour of his jersey number. On...

I have been working in Little Italy for over 25 years now and have seen it grow from an area formerly branded as “Harborview” to the Little Italy it is today. Since the inception of the Business Improvement District in 1996, the Association (a charitable, non-profit corporation) has grown from a group of 17 business and community Board members, wit...

C’è un giovane italiano che a Los Angeles consegna 100 pasti gourmet ogni giorno agli operatori sanitari in prima linea del Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, un ospedale situato a West Hollywood. Lo fa a sue spese e con le donazioni di chi vuole dare una mano. Storie belle arrivano da Oltreoceano. Lui si chiama Emanuele Ponzo, ha 37 anni, è il fondatore...

San Diego Italian Film Festival held a rescheduled online Zoom meeting last night to make up for the one on Sunday that had been disrupted by uninvited attendees. The secure online discussion was lively and lasted an hour with festival organizers engaging with its members and talking about the film "Latin Lover." "Everybody was really engaged," Sai...

The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles seeks one, qualified undergraduate student, in the fields of History, Education, Social Science, or Museum Studies and other relevant areas of study, to serve as a summer intern funded by the Getty Grant Program. The majority of the internship will take place at the IAMLA’s offices in downtown Los Angeles....

Our vibrant community of Little Italy stands strong with the entire globe amid these challenging times. Our quiet streets are a beautiful demonstration of our solidarity and the love our community shares for one another and each other’s safety. Our rich history and resiliency since Italian tuna fisherman established Little Italy in the 1920s has st...

Since childhood, 91-year-old Corrine Casserly and her 95-year-old sister Ruth Sorney have been the closest of friends. As young women coming into their own in Hollywood in the late 1940s, they’d put on their little black dresses most Saturday nights and pretend to be rich by treating themselves to chicken a la king at Tom Breneman’s restaurant by S...

This exhibition explores the cultural-religious tradition of St. Joseph’s Tables, which are among the richest expressions of Italian American cultural identity and embody a living tradition that has transcended ethnic lines. St. Joseph is among the most venerated saints in Christianity; he is the patron saint of immigrants, workers, unborn children...

Federico Faggin is not an ordinary Silicon Valley entrepreneur, nor an ordinary physicist nor “ordinary inventor”. Everything about Federico is extra-ordinary. He is by far the most awarded inventor we had in our #MindtheChat: scroll his Wikipedia  page to go through his countless material achievements in physics, electronics and, generally speakin...

Tony Prendusi ran an Italian restaurant on Santa Rosa’s Courthouse Square so long ago that the county courthouse still stood nearby. He had no problem with patrons thinking he was Italian. But the many who got to know him well and, quite likely, to adore him learned that he was in fact Albanian. And that he’d fled his beleaguered Balkan homeland af...

While it’s extra critical you stay inside during this insane pandemic, it’s equally critical to support the dying restaurant business at the same time. Luckily, your favorite Italian eateries are stepping up in major ways to offer you the silkiest pastas, most mouth-watering pizzas, and loads of cook-at-home options to keep your Italian bellies ful...