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By Julia Felsenthal   The self-taught photographer Gusmano Cesaretti grew up in Lucca, Italy, but as a child he fell in love with America through movies, jazz and the work of Beat writers like Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg. He arrived in the United States at age 19 on the day Kennedy was assassinated, and eventually made his way to Califor...

Domenica 30 novembre 2014 la Casa Italiana ha ospitato una delle prime feste natalizie della stagione, sponsorizzata da Santo Padre Pio Society, con presidente Maria Bruno, e da Maria SS. di Costantinopoli Society, presieduta da Joe Deligio.   Dopo la Santa Messa, celebrata presso St. Peter's Italian Church, il sontuoso pranzo è stato preced...

August 1, 2015 - Saturday 12:00 PMChilao School, in Chilao Campground, Angeles National Forest - Angeles Crest Highway and Chilao Road mile 49.69 La Canada - Los Angeles, California Italian photographer Guido Frazzini shares his vision of all things great and small in a free presentation which welcomes the public. Guido's subje...

by Mark Dery   Black and white and read all over, City Lights' Pocket Poets books were a depth charge in the American mind, back in the Eisenhower '50s. Part of the literary explosion known as the San Francisco Renaissance, they blew wide a hole the counterculture of the coming decade would be only too happy to step through.   Sixty y...

Date: Thursday, October 29, 2015 Time: 6:30 PM. Location: IIC (Opera Plaza, 601 Van Ness Avenue, Suite F, San Francisco) Organized by: Leonardo da Vinci Society, IIC   Professor Ascoli will read and comment on verses from the Divina Commedia and the Convivio. The lecture will be followed by a Q & A session, and is a companion to the H...

December 4, 2015 - Friday 9:30 PM - 1015 Folsom Street - San Francisco, California 94103   The father of Disco and pioneer of Electronic Dance Music. Moroder is officially the oldest DJ in the world and a collaborator of the new Daft Punk album, he won 3 Oscars, 3 Golden Globes and 4 Grammys.An Italian composer from South Tyro...

Tumbuktu Labs is a novel Italian-founded startup based in Los Angeles that describes themselves as a "children's media innovation lab" and helps brands better understand youngsters and create products they love. On the occasion of Super Bowl 50, which is taking place in the Bay Area on February 7th, Timbuktu Labs is launching a project called "Timb...

Thanks to tipster Patrick R. for letting us know that the iconic Caffe Trieste at Vallejo Street and Grant Avenue, a cornerstone of the North Beach community, celebrates its 60th anniversary today—no foolin'. Co-owner Ida Zoubi says they're planning a celebration at a later date.   On this day in 1956, Trieste was established as the very fir...

Date: from Saturday, September 03, 2016 to Sunday, November 27, 2016 Organized by: MOCA Entrance: Free Location: MOCA Pacific Design Center - 8687 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, CA 90069 - www.moca.org Hours: Monday - closed; Tuesday - Friday 11:00 - 5:00 pm; Saturday and Sunday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm   The works of the renow...

ELENA CIVOLI BRITTAIN is a whimsical and prolific contemporary artist whose abstract series range from brightly colored surfaces, to bold textured collages, to unstructured images layered in muted tones. Elena was born in Italy. The daughter of an Italian Army colonel from Florence, she grew up in cities all over Italy, but considers herself a Fior...

by Mauro Battocchi   Wind energy is increasingly being seen worldwide as a low cost, clean source for electricity and is also creating major new business opportunities for manufacturing and materials innovation. At the forefront of zeal for wind energy lies Italy and California, who both have significant installed capacity and ambitious deve...

by Lisa Van Eyssen   Pajamas. Wearing them anywhere with a sweater to keep warm is truly the most freeing experience. Add your cushiest slippers mixed with the quiet early morning rhythm on Montana Avenue, and you have the real comforts of home spanning the length of your neighborhood.   Now, you could always hit the local Peets or St...