NEWS FROM : CALIFORNIA  

Tucked away in a corner of Grass Valley is un po' — a little bit — of Italy. Enter the doors of the Gold Miners Inn-Holiday Inn Express downtown, turn right and benvenuto! — welcome — you'll find the Italian Cultural Center Alcove.   Here you can learn about tours to Italy, how to become an Italian citizen, borrow books, connect to Italian...

The Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) approved the Southern California based Fondazione Italia as an assessor agency for teaching credentials in Italian language instruction at its August 2013 meeting.   Fondazione Italia, located in Los Angeles, CA, is a non-profit organization that promotes and preserves the study of Italian langu...

When an Italian superstar like Zucchero comes to town, one can't expect things to be done in the American way. A crowd of Italians, Italian Americans, and also Americans passionate about his music gathered at the Nokia Theater in Downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday, April 2, to attend the performance of one of Italy's best contemporary artists. &nbs...

Tuesday, June 10, 2914 7:00PMInspired by New York's Guggenheim Museum which has organized the largest, most important exhibit on Futurism, Italian Futurism, 1909 – 1944: Reconstructing the Universe, the Museo presents an illustrated lecture by Christopher Atwood, PHd candidate in Italian Studies at UC Berkeley.   Italian Futurism called for...

Over the next few weeks, Italian contemporary music will take the stage in Los Angeles, with the performances of three renowned singers and songwriters who represent three different genres: the queen of pop Laura Pausini, the rocker Luciano Ligabue, and the rapper Caparezza.   After last edition's interview with the beautiful Laura, this tim...

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...