NEWS FROM : CALIFORNIA  

di Eleonora Dragotto   Dall'altra parte del paese, sulla costa opposta degli Stati Uniti, ad un passo dal quartiere che fece da culla alla nascente Beat Generation, l'Istituto Italiano di Cultura di San Francisco è costantemente impegnato nella promozione del patrimonio culturale di casa nostra. Ad esso affiliata, la Scuola è invece dedita a...

by Silvia Simonetti   For the Italian Catholic community of Los Angeles, St. Peter's Church on Broadway has been representing a sanctuary of peace and fraternity for over a hundred years.   Thanks to the generous gift of a parish family and to the mastery of Roman artist Enzo Aiello, the community of St. Peter's could celebrate the in...

by Caroline Helper   Italy is home to more than 1,000 grape varieties, and a handful of the lesser-known have found a happy home in Santa Barbara County. These off-the-beaten-path varieties, most of which are native to Northern Italy, are hard enough to find outside of their native region, so the opportunity to taste homegrown versions shoul...

by Mauro Battocchi   The third annual Mercato di Natale (Italian Christmas Market) will be held in San Francisco on December 5th and December 6th. The event is promoted by D.I.V.E. SF, a group of Italian women expats living in the San Francisco Bay Area. Inspired by the famous Christmas markets in Northern Italy and throughout most of Europe...

By Terri Cipponeri The Central Valley Sons of Italy Foundation recently had its 23rd Annual Black Tie Benefit at the beautiful Del Rio Country Club. The Roman-themed evening was a beautiful celebration of what it means to be Italian-American and to dedicate your life to serving others.   We honored Tom and Karyn Gallo for their outstanding...

by Bob Golfen   With some of the world's greatest Italian sports cars from the past and present standing nearby, Ruben Ruiz's minivan was a source of constant attention. Of course, this was Concorso Italiano and this was no ordinary minivan. Ruiz was more than happy to give curious spectators tours of his 1958 Fiat Multipla 600, which h...

Mosaicon ha vinto il premio Stevie come società più innovativa d'Europa nel 2016. Ne dà notizia il sito della scaleup siciliana guidata da Ugo Parodi Giusino e il sito del Silver Stevie Award (The World Premier Business Competition, recita il payoff). Si tratta di un riconoscimento internazionale giunto alla sua tredicesima edizione che seleziona l...

San Jose's Little Italy district may seem a little bigger when it holds an inaugural street festival this Sunday. The festival will take place on North Almaden Boulevard, which will be closed between Henry's Hi-Life on St. John Street to Paesano Ristorante on Julian Street for the big party.   Henry's, Paesano and Bel Bacio coffee will...

The first computer mouse was wooden. Designed by Douglas Engelbart in 1967, the gadget was essentially a wooden block with two wheels on it. Rudimentary to say the least, but the mouse marked a huge step forward in computer user interface. Check it.   Guerrino de Luca, the Italian CEO of Logitech, recently let us in on a little secret. The b...

Often with cars like the Volkswagen Beetle or Fiat 500, the curse of cuteness can be totally reversed by adding slick wheels, applying a few decals, and slamming the sucker. You don't even have to touch the engine. Fleets of first-gen Scion xBs roll around Los Angeles in just such a fashion. They might make the same 108 hp as those transporting the...

S.Y. Kitchen and Luca Crestanelli, executive chef and partner, are hosting "Godfather Night," a special "Family" dinner Tuesday, April 1, inspired by his Italian-American immigrant tradition. Reservations start at 5 p.m.   For one night only, S.Y. Kitchen will be transformed into an Italian eatery of the past, complete with red checkered ta...

Thursday, July 17, 2014 7:00pmLecture by Dr. Vincent Fausone Jr. at the Museo Italo Americano.   Did you know that Amadeo Peter Giannini was the first banker to extend financial support to ordinary folks or that without his financial support, the Golden Gate Bridge would not have been built?  Did you know that he bankrolled the Hollywo...