NEWS FROM : CALIFORNIA  

On Saturday, California State Senator Anthony J. Portantino, who represents Pasadena in Sacramento, was awarded with the prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor Award by the Ellis Island Honor Society. He joined 92 awardees from around the county “whose accomplishments in their field and inspired service to our nation are worthy of commendation.” S...

Emilia-Romagna is considered one of the richest gastronomic and winemaking regions of Italy. It is commonly known for its egg and filled pastas made with soft wheat flour as well as for balsamic vinegars and cheeses. On the occasion of Los Angeles Times Food Bowl, experience the wine and food of the Emilia-Romagna region during an event led by Giam...

San Diego's Little Italy is home to a vibrant Italian-American community. It's an historic neighborhood where San Diegans can experience the passion and artistry that inspires the Italian-American experience. Now, San Diego residents and visitors can immerse themselves in the history of where the San Diego Italian-American experience began. Convivi...

The San Francisco Italian Athletic Club held its third annual High School Awards Banquet on Monday night, honoring athletes and coaches across generations and providing one of the rare occasions in which all three main San Francisco athletic leagues were connected under one roof. Honorees from the Academic Athletic Association, Bay Counties League...

La senatrice Francesca Alderisi (FI), eletta nella Circoscrizione Estero, ripartizione Nord e Centro America, ha preso parte alla riunione dell'Intercomites USA, che lo scorso sabato si è tenuta a San Francisco presso la sede dell’Italian Community Services, all'interno dell'edificio storico di Casa Fugazi, da oltre un secolo punto di riferimento p...

La visita in Nord America della senatrice Francesca Alderisi (FI) prosegue alla volta della California. L’eletta nella Circoscrizione Estero è stata ricevuta nella giornata di ieri dalla Console Generale d’Italia a Los Angeles, Silvia Chiave, e dal suo staff. Durante il positivo incontro, avvenuto nella sede del Consolato Generale d'Italia alla pre...

Al Bernardi, a longtime veteran of the tomato industry, died April 25 at his home in Green Valley, AZ. He was 92. Mr. Bernardi was born Jan. 8, 1927, in Firebaugh, CA, to Joe and Yolanda Bernardi, and spent his early years in Merced, Le Grand, and Madera, CA. At age 17, Mr. Bernardi lost his father and he was responsible for raising the family toma...

Hollywood is a tough industry to break into. So many people make the pilgrimage to epicenter of the entertainment industry only to be rejected time and time again. It’s a tough place to try and make it and it is definitely not for the faint of heart. It takes a strong backbone and an even stronger will to make it. It is important to acknowledge tha...

Renowned family-owned Italian salumi purveyor Fratelli Beretta is pleased to introduce Prosciutto di Carpegna DOP to the Los Angeles market for the first time in brand history. Following its New York launch in late 2018, Prosciutto di Carpegna is now featured on menus at prominent Los Angeles restaurants as well as available for purchase in limited...

It’s official. Last week, beloved Lucca Ravioli Company closed shop in the Mission District, breaking the hearts of customers and lovers of all things Italian in San Francisco. Since 1925, the little shop had been selling imported wines, cheeses, cold cuts, olive oils, pastas and more. But more than that, it had served as a landmark, preserving wha...

As part of the 2nd edition of Fare Cinema - The Week of Italian Cinema in the World, the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco presents Endless Michelangelo (Michelangelo Infinito), a film by Sky Arte directed by Emanuele Imbucci, with Ivano Marescotti and Enrico Lo Verso. The film is in Italian, with English subtitles. Duration: 100 min., 20...

The Winters Theatre Company has selected “Tony N’ Tina’s Wedding as their spring dinner theatre production at The Palms Playhouse in Winters. There will be three performances: Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18, when doors will open at 6:30 p.m. (show beginning at 7 p.m.), and Sunday, May 19, when the doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the show will...