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September 11, 2021 - November 7, 2021. Reception: Saturday, September 11, 5pm-7pm. Marin MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art - 500 Palm Drive, Novato, California. Iconic portraits that offer a fresh take on an ancient medium. Exhibit Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for seniors 65+ and students 13-25; free for members. To ensure a comfortable visit w...

Meet Petrini’s Italian Napoletana Pizza, 5262 Katella Ave., in Los Alamitos. Ciao! It’s “truly” Italian Pizza that’s an over-the-top taste-appealing experience. For the “Connoisseur” of Italian foods, this is the place to order pizza that’s cooked by Pizzaiolo (Chef de Cuisine) and Owner Gene Pietrini and Head Pizza Master son Landon Pietrini, in a...

With things finally opening up in our communities, we are happy to see people out and about (taking prop-er precautions, of course). At Amici House, we are excited to reopen and bring back our diverse programs. This month provides a variety of events and initiatives for you to engage with your community and give back to our causes that benefit the...

October 2nd 2021, 5-10 PM. 6th Street, Downtown San Pedro between Centre St & Palos Verdes St. Join us for this free event, an outdoor street fair dedicated to Italian culture in Los Angeles' new Little Italy district in Downtown San Pedro. There will be local vendors selling Italian treats, beer and wine, live performances and so much more! This e...

The exhibit, curated by the 2021 Italian Design Ambassador in Los Angeles Mattia Biagi, explores the iconic creations by Italian designers and design companies. Bringing Italian design and culture to a wide public has always been one of Biagi’s goals since he moved to Los Angeles 18 years ago. His aim with this show is to take the observer on a voy...

Barilla, a supporter of the LA Regional Food Bank since 2018 and one of the sponsors of the Food Bank's Mobile Food Pantry (MFP) Program, has partnered with world-renowned artist Colette Miller who has installed one of her famous Global Angel Wings Project murals in the volunteer center at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.  In 2020 as food distri...

Fullerton Mayor Bruce Whitaker and Tollo Mayor Angelo  Radica have signed a letter of intent to become Sister Cities in honor of Tommy Lasorda and his parents,  Sabatino and Carmella Lasorda. Lasorda’s father, Sabatino Lasorda, was an Italian immigrant hailing from  Tollo who came to the United States and raised Lasorda along with his four brothers...

Unfortunately, tradition will have to wait one more year. The board of directors of the annual Festa Italia Fisherman’s Festival honoring the local fishermen of Monterey voted Saturday morning to cancel the 88th edition of their event, which was set for Sept. 10-12 at Custom House Plaza, due to the rise in COVID-19 cases caused by the delta variant...

Hollywood is gearing up for the 73rd edition of the Emmy Awards, and this year, the nominees, winners, and participants will toast with Franciacorta, the elegant sparkling classic method wine produced in Lombardy, about an hour west of Milan. The Television Academy, the event's organizer, has chosen Franciacorta as the Official Sparkling Wine for t...

Chef Francesco Lucatorto and his wife and business partner, Francesca Pistorio, thought they might be stuck in Italy. There are, of course, worse fates than living out your days with family along the coast in Liguria, but they’d traveled there last summer planning to stay only a few weeks and then return to Los Angeles to finally open a bricks-and-...

The San Francisco Italian Heritage Parade is proud to announce its return to the streets of San Francisco on Sunday, October 10, 2021. The Italian Heritage Parade will be the first major parade to take place in the city since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and will once again coincide with San Francisco Fleet Week. Graziano Cerchiai, owner of S...

Starting a new job in the middle of the pandemic has been tough for many. Needless to say, it is as hard if that means moving overseas to take on the role as new Consul General. Consul General of Italy, Sergio Strozzi, arrived in San Francisco with his husband, Simone, and his daughter, Caterina, at the end of May, a few weeks before the official k...