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Friday, June 17 @ 7:30 pm. At the Italian Center: 6821 Fair Oaks Blvd, Carmichael, CA 95608. Admission $10. Doors Open at 7:00 pm , Film at 7:30 pm. Refreshments Included. Mario Lanza, "The American Caruso," stars in this film which traces the life of Italian tenor Enrico Caruso (1893-1921), one of the greatest tenors of all time. The film is a stu...

The Italian American Federation of the East Bay is currently accepting applications for our Queen contest for 2022 / 2023. Any interested young lady can receive an application from Ron Blair of the Italian American Federation by calling 925 819-2945, or contact his email at ronblair1@comcast.net. We are currently scheduled to have our Queen contest...

The Christopher Columbus and Discovery Park Task Force is putting out a “request for interest” from any groups in the community that want to acquire the controversial Chula Vista statue. “Any entity, organization, even an educational organization to be able to share potentially their interests for the statue,” explained Ricardo Medina, chair of the...

In the back patio of a vintage neighborhood we discovered a delicious pocket of Italian cooking. In addition to its authentically Italian menu, Sugo Italian Pasta Bar has another secret attraction—its intimate back deck. How could this little wine garden even exist? We were charmed by lunch under a tented awning strung with lights behind the origin...

Longtime residents may remember the Gemello Winery on El Camino near Rengstorff in Mountain View. Kevin Ferguson’s grandfather, Mario Gemello, retired in 1982, but his cousins the Obesters maintained it for another 10 years. Mario passed away in 2005, but Grandma Kay celebrated her 100th birthday last June. Kevin is taking that outline of his famil...

Sogno Toscano, the organic Italian food and specialty food store in New York, is expanding to a new cafe called Sogno Toscano Cafe in Santa Monica, located at 1512 Montana Ave. Little details have emerged regarding this new cafe, other than the company, owned by Pietro Brembilla, recently applied for a liquor license. The new cafe will move into th...

Although the heart of Napa Valley food is Italian, a number of favorite Italian family restaurants have closed of late, notably Villa Romano and Ca’ Momi here, Bosko’s and D’Amici in Calistoga. Now Calistoga is getting a new Italian restaurant that promises to restore that missing food and ambience. Mangia Mi is coming to the back half of the old A...

The idea behind it is that of an Italian-style 'street party': a 5-kilometre mini-marathon open to all, "to gather around June 2 and our flag all the communities in the area." In an interview with LaPresse, Silvia Chiave, Consul General of Italy in Los Angeles – a city home to some historic Italian communities as well as to the new ‘immigrants', ma...

When the annual I Madonnari street-painting festival returns to the Old Mission this weekend after two years of operating online, participants and attendees will celebrate more than just la dolce vita, Santa Barbara–style. From its beginning, this iconic expression of collective effervescence has had its roots in the year-round activities of the Ch...

Poor House Bistro & Little Italy San Jose hope you will join us and officially celebrate our partnership and Italian Independence Day on Sunday June 5th. Tickets are $10 and include a fantastic lineup of Jazz, Italian, and Zydeco music, a Full Bar and Italian & New Orleans food. Jay Meduri and Poor House have been the go-to venue for Live Music in...

Enjoy an evening watching the 2021 National League West Division champs with their record 107 wins for the season beating out the dreadful Dodgers. Seats are located in Premium Lower Box Section 126. Price per ticket is $55 and it includes an Italian Heritage T-Shirt. To book your seats please contact the Museo ItaloAmericano at info@sfmuseo.org or...

The 37-year-old is leaving after 17 years with Juve and, after his final home match, suggested he is likely to leave Europe. Chiellini has won nine Serie A titles with Juve as well as the Coppa Italia on five occasions. He also reached the Champions League final twice. He has made 560 appearances for the Bianconeri, which places him third behind Al...