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When the Los Angeles City Council approved a motion a year ago recognizing a “Little Italy” historic designation for San Pedro, the zigzagging boundaries and the point of it all left some folks scratching their heads. While Italians have been among the largest European ethnic group to settle in the port community, an obvious physical landmark that...

This conference focuses on Leonardo’s work on Flight, the Heart, Robotics & Artificial Intelligence, and the Environment, and is accompanied by an exhibition of relevant facsimiles of Leonardo’s drawings matched with photographs of contemporary dissections and modern artistic works. Organized by Massimo Ciavolella (UCLA) and Francis Wells (Cardiac...

Fresh, handmade pasta is what Alex Campedelli grew up eating in Italy. But he actually did not start cooking until recently. “I didn’t cook at all to be honest for the first 30 years of my life,” said Campedelli. Even though he was raised in a country known for its food, he actually became interested in Italian cuisine when working in New York. He...

Rain or shine, Little Italy’s Mercato farmers’ market kicks off every Saturday by hosting more than 200 local vendors on the streets of downtown San Diego.  The Mercato, or “market” in Italian, extends five blocks and features everything from fresh produce to house plants, olive oil, grape soda, jewelry and tablecloths. There is truly something for...

The Museo Italo Americano in collaboration with Associazione Liguri nel Mondo, and with the support of the Italian Consulate General in San Francisco and the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco, announces a celebration of Italian Heritage Month. On Monday, October 14th author Giorgio Alarico Chiarva will present his book Il banchiere galant...

For 10 years, the Caruso Family Foundation has been awarding $20,000 in scholarship funds to local, high school students. This year, Spirit of American youth scholarships went to Hailey Sole from Maranatha High School and Madeleine Ackley, formerly of Notre Dame High School. Both are Glendale residents, and each will receive a $10,000 scholarship....

Part of director/screenwriter/actor Massimiliano Finazzer Flory’s tour of the Southwest organized by the Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles to celebrate the 500th year of Leonardo da Vinci’s death with select screenings of his award-winning film. Finazzer Flory, the film’s writer and director, also plays the role of da Vinci in his unique do...

The City of St. Helena has proclaimed “Italian Heritage Month” in October for the first time. According to Chairman Anthony Micheli, local Italians, Sicilians and Swiss Italians (from the Swiss Canton Ticino) were important to the modern Napa Valley Wine Industry. The Nichelinis, Salminas, and other Italians and Swiss Italians continued to grow gra...

NBICF Scholarships are offered to students of Italian Language Studies at SRJC in the Fall & Spring Semesters. NBICF will award three $500 scholarships to students of Italian 1, 2, 3 or 4 for the Fall Semester 2019. The deadline for applying for these scholarships is October 18, 2019.   Consideration will be given to NBICF members and to their imme...

Spazio Italiano Language Center located in San Francisco is looking for an instructor to teach Italian language classes for its after school academic program. Children’s ages range from 7-13 years old. Classes are held every afternoon, Monday through Friday from 3:00 – 6:00 pm. Ideal candidates are Italian native speakers with a college degree. A b...

Da alcuni anni a Los Angeles fioriscono le gelaterie italiane, introducendo cosi’ nuove abitudini culinarie ai residenti. Il gelato e’ sempre esistito anche qui, ma la consistenza, il sapore e la cremosita’ italiana e’ solo nostra. Fare un buon gelato e’ un’arte! Nel distretto Art e Design di West Hollywood – Los Angeles, nella sede di un complesso...

The eleventh-annual Taste of Italy , an evening of authentic Italian food, wine, and entertainment to benefit the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles (IAMLA), will take place on October 12 in downtown Los Angeles. For one evening, the heart of historic downtown Los Angeles is transformed into a charming piazza, where 2,500 Italophiles join celeb...