NEWS FROM : CALIFORNIA  

Well known Italian chef Massimo Bottura, has a reputation for culinary exceptionalism, as well as a strong desire to fight food waste. It’s his combined skills, knowledge and compassion that attracts other well known brands in wanting to collaborate with him – such as Gucci. In 2018, the Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura opened in Florence, Italy, a...

San Mateo’s soon-to-open Pinstripes venue will offer a new spin, if you will, on entertainment and dining. It’s a place where you can roll a couple of games, then sit down to a fettuccine Bolognese or maple-glazed salmon dinner with wine or cocktails. For dessert, think gelato and bocce ball. This Chicago-born concept is coming to the West Coast fo...

The long-anticipated documentary about late Pittsburgh wrestler Bruno Sammartino is being released. “Bruno Sammartino” will launch this Friday in New York City and Los Angeles and will debut around the world in the spring. The film features actor/politician/body builder Arnold Schwarzenegger, wrestler/actor John Cena, The Miz and Stan Hanson. The f...

Jimmy Garoppolo has had a great year for the San Francisco 49ers so far. Any time a new young quarterback emerges as a potential elite talent, it’s natural to compare him to quarterbacks from the past. There are two quarterbacks, in particular, Garoppolo may draw comparisons to: Joe Montana and Dan Marino. Why is that and what exactly do they all h...

With over a dozen dining venues between four brothers from Sicily, this is undoubtably a family affair. The L.A.-based Drago brothers are Celestino, Giacomino, Tanino, and Calogero. While they all travel to the beat of their own drum, they all have one thing in common, besides an unwavering loyalty to family and each other, their love of simple foo...

When: Saturday, December 07, 2019 From 4:00 pm To 5:30 pm - Where:  Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles Through special activities and games, authors Sonia Scalco and Carlo Carzan will guide children (6+) into Leonardo Da Vinci’s world. This playful and interactive learning workshop presented by “Così X Gioco” from Palermo, will investigate t...

Gary Frugoli, a former San Rafael policeman and councilman and the husband of Marin County District Attorney Lori Frugoli, died Saturday. Mr. Frugoli, 72, had been struggling for some time with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and heart issues. “It was not totally unexpected,” Lori Frugoli said. Frugoli said her husband was very supportive whe...

Ragazzi Boys Chorus explores cultural ideas through music in “Celebrations of the Season: Stories of Our Immigrant Heritage,” performing works from Poland, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, China, and Africa. “Celebrations of the Season” — with the participation of Ragazzi’s Avanti, Concert Group, and Young Men’s Ensemble — will be performed on Dec. 7 in Pal...

The impressive coffered ceiling, glowing with soft golden light, is the first thing you notice when entering Il Palato. White marble tables and understated velvet chairs exude the same coziness. The numerous pieces of artwork hanging in the dining room are equally soothing. The effect immediately puts you at ease. Restaurateur Mike Del Pietro has a...

HYPERCAR maker Pininfarina has revealed plans to follow the launch of the all-electric Battista with a series of investments and initiatives that will see the Italian brand develop into one of the world's leading luxury automotive companies. At a private briefing in Los Angeles ahead of the LA Auto Show, chief executive Michael Perschke, chief desi...

My strongest memory of grocery shopping with my Italian-American mother at Santa Monica’s Italian Bay Cities deli is holding my nose from the strong stench of cheese and salumi hanging from the ceiling.  It took time, but I’ve come to love and appreciate these aromas over the years. There’s no stinky cheese smell at Peirano’s Market and Delicatesse...

Kneading dough side by side is how this cooking couple now spends their days. Giana Barone and Antonio Sessa recently combined their talents to open their own restaurant, Made in Italy.  Sessa was literally made in Italy and Barone from California. The couple grew up across the world from one another, but in very similar ways. Sessa was making fres...