NEWS FROM : CALIFORNIA  

by Fabrizio Capobianco   No, Juventus is not opening a high-tech office in the Valley, nor relocating here. They plan to stay in Turin. However, a group of Juventus fans have decided it is time for the Vecchia Signora to have an official club in the West Coast. Yes, surprisingly, there is only one official Juventus Club in the US (a.k.a...

By Bettye Miller   UCR's Department of Comparative Literature and Foreign Languages presents documentary filmmaker Fred Kujo Kuwornu and his film "18 Ius Soli" on Tuesday, Feb. 9, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in CHASS Interdisciplinary 1111. Kuwornu is an Italian-Ghanaian activist-producer-writer-director who was born and raised in Italy. &nbs...

By Valerio Viale   Time ago, there was a girl running freely along green hillsides and valleys. Since an early age, she was not afraid of animals, but, rather, intrigued by Nature.    Her name was...Heidi. Actually, no, I'm sorry to disappoint Johanna Spyri's fans, but that's a different story! I'm referring to Cinzia Zuffad...

The Italian Benevolent Society of Amador County will host its annual Italian Picnic and Parade for three days at the Italian Picnic Grounds in Sutter Creek, 581 Highway 49. The event includes a spaghetti eating contest.   Since 1882, the society – after Italian immigrants came to avoid being drafted into the army during a time of turmoil – h...

Il team di aziende italiane costituito dal Gruppo Profilati (da oltre 35 anni leader europeo per l'estrusione e la lavorazione dell'alluminio) e da Estel (produttrice di soluzioni di arredamento e complementi d'arredo per casa e ufficio) è stato selezionato da Apple per una fornitura di pareti divisorie da installare nel nuoviss...

by Charles Fleming   A beautifully restored pre-war Italian sports car once owned by musician Eric Clapton walked away with the best of show award at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance automobile exhibition. The 1936 Lancia Astura Cabriolet, with body by design house Pinin Farina, also took the top prize in its European Classic Early...

by Serena Perfetto   For the fourth year in a row, the Castro Theatre in San Francisco is home to some of the most known Italian movies. Nevertheless, Cinema Italia has become a not-to-be-missed event not only for Italian film-lovers. The festival develops a one-day-only hectic program starting at 1pm, followed by two more movies before the...

"This is crazy, man," said a black-clad Sebastian Maniscalco, settling into a booth at the posh restaurant inside the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills. A massive light fixture evoking a cascade of bubbles hangs overhead amid the room's polished wood and air of assured California elegance. Maniscalco's incredulous expression is the sort of humble "How...

Glassmaking in Antiquity – The Getty Villa now hosting glass-handling sessions   In 2003, the Getty Villa acquired the Oppenländer collection. With a remarkable cultural and chronological breadth, the collection features over 180 ancient glass objects, including works made in Mesopotamia, Egypt, the Greek world and the Roman Empire, and span...

Although San Diego can lay claim to Team Italy's lead off hitter/LA Dodgers infielder Nick Punto as their own born-and-raised MLB hero, Sanremo–a popular Italian Riviera resort town between Genoa and the French border–is the proud home of WBC teammate/Seattle Mariners third baseman Alex Liddi. Alex was literally weaned on baseball by his father, Ag...

By Mauro Battocchi Among the great innovators of our time stands Federico Faggin, the Vicenza native turned Bay Area resident, who designed the first commercial microprocessor and, in doing so, left an indelible mark on the face of humanity.   Take a look around the room. You will likely see myriad objects essential to our current way of li...

After a big bang opening party, LUCE della Citta brings the Italian glamour to the Malibu Country Mart, Malibu, CA located at 3835 Cross Creek Road, Malibu, CA 90265. Tel 310 745 4154. They sell all things hand crafted and contemporary, including one of a kind Murano glass chandeliers, art glass complements and tableware, contemporary custom furnit...