NEWS FROM : CALIFORNIA  

by Andrew Bagley   Often in life, great things are created by chance. Not the chance found in lady luck, but the chance created by perfect timing and someone; one's decision to open a door and allow another to act out their passion and desire by creating greatness with unexpected and overwhelming results.   Such is the latter with Gra...

Indian Wells (United States) (AFP) - Italy's Flavia Pennetta routed world number three Agnieszka Radwanska 6-2, 6-1 on Sunday to win the Indian Wells WTA crown.   Pennetta, 32, claimed the biggest title of her career, needing just one hour and 13 minutes to blow past Poland's second-seeded Radwanska, who was hobbled by a left leg injury. &n...

By Ashleigh Ruhl   Pulling hot focaccia out of the oven, Angelo Marciuliano of Angelo's Italian Deli lifts the bread out of a heavy cast-iron pan, and the fresh-baked smell drifts out of the tiny La Verne Avenue storefront as it has for nearly 15 years in Belmont Shore. But there's extra haste in his work, and a bigger smile too, as Marciul...

by Mauro Battocchi   What better way to celebrate that most special day than to surround yourself with the intimacy of the Italian Consulate General in SF, perched atop the hills with gleaming views of the Bay? Many don't know, but the Consulate is a popular place for couples, with at least one Italian citizen, to bond themselves in official...

Join me on April 16 from 11AM - 2PM at the Museo Italo Americano (Fort Mason, Building C) for an illustrated lecture that celebrates the breathtaking grandeur of the Italian Dolomites, those jagged peaks under which I grew up as a child.   The illustrated lecture, which will be delivered by Paola Tonelli who climbed the Dolomites as a child,...

Nuova sede per l'Italian Trade Commission a Los Angeles: la sezione commerciale del Consolato Generale ha infatti trasferito gli uffici proprio nel palazzo che ospita la sede consolare al 1900 di Avenue of the Stars (suite 350).   Pronti a ricevere sia le società americane interessate ad attività commerciali ed investimenti con o in Italia,...

by Roberto Natalini   The 17th edition of New Italian Cinema wrapped up after an intense five days film series of talented emergent directors and acclaimed appearance by Paolo Sorrentino, obtaining great attendance from the public of the Bay Area.   Respecting a consolidate tradition, the annual film festival was presented by the San...

by Silvia Simonetti   Located in the heart of the desert, the city of Palm Springs was all but deserted during the last week. Indeed, a great number of cinema lovers and professionals gathered there January 3 through 14 for the 2014 Palm Springs International Film Festival, to enjoy some of the best movies of the year 2013 and to attend...

Would you like to improve your cooking skills or to add an Italian taste to the usual menu?Once a month, Il Fornaio restaurant in Beverly Hills offers a cooking class based on authentic recipes from different Italian regions.   Four courses, from the appetizer to the dessert, to learn - and enjoy - the secrets of a world-famous culinary trad...

Paolo Giordano, author of the critically acclaimed international bestseller, The Solitude of Prime Numbers, storms the front line of literary fiction with his highly-awaited second novel, The Human Body.   With a beautiful, gut-punching translation by Anne Milano Appel, this inspired story of modern war follows a motley cast of Italian soldi...

by Robert Gallo A visit to San Diego's Italian Cultural Center, San Diego State University and Online Italian language programs will reveal that the typical grammar and memorization of language has taken a turn toward teaching more practical aspects of using the Italian language.   "The Italian Cultural Center (ICC) is not just a school, we...

Napa’s newest eatery isn’t really a newcomer; Foodshed Pizza & Pasta has just moved from a location in the industrial park near the Napa County Airport to a prime location for its takeaway food in north Napa at Trancas Street and Old California Way near Bel Aire Plaza. It opened Jan. 27.   In addition to being more convenient for potenti...