NEWS FROM : CALIFORNIA  

As soon as Lucca Ravioli Co. opened its doors Tuesday morning, the place was packed with people and sorrow. It was the last day for the 94-year-old Mission District business, and regulars dropped by to pay respects. They took selfies in front of the windows, covered with hand-painted signs. They reminisced about their earliest Lucca experiences. An...

In the late 1930s, Walt Disney embarked upon a collaboration with conductor Leopold Stokowski to create a "Concert Feature," in which Disney's artists and storytellers were to be inspired by classical music when creating the visuals for the animated segments of the picture. Of course, this collaboration resulted in Fantasia (1940), which, even toda...

Si è tenuta la terza riunione annuale degli insegnanti d’italiano sotto il patrocinio del console generale Lorenzo Ortona.  La responsabile dell’ufficio scuole, Anna Zeppieri, ha illustrato i programmi fatti durante l’anno e la crescita che la lingua italiana sta facendo in questo territorio. In crescita sono anche gli studenti che prendono l’esame...

Once again, a couple of down-to-earth brothers from the Midwest are proving the sky is the limit for Italian Americans in Tinseltown. Joe and Anthony Russo, the directors of Avengers: Endgame, have just unveiled the most popular (and most profitable) cinematic experience in Hollywood’s history. Just take a look at the numbers so far, as audiences f...

Saturday, May 18, 2019. Time: 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Central Library, Mark Taper Auditorium, 630 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071. In honor of the upcoming 100th birthday of legendary film director Federico Fellini, the Los Angeles Public Library’s Photo Collection and International Languages Department, under the auspices of the of the Comune di Ri...

California's Riboli family, of the historic San Antonio Winery in downtown Los Angeles is proud to announce the award of Wine Enthusiast's "American Winery of the Year". The 101-year-old San Antonio Winery has been a beloved fixture in the Los Angeles community bringing the taste of California and Italy's finest wines to the greater area and across...

Seventy years and counting. The Leonardo da Vinci Society of San Francisco celebrates its birthday after its creation in 1949. Three women - Countess Lillian Dandini, Mrs. Dobbins D’Anneo, Mrs. Louis Piccirillo - wanted to form a non-profit, not-political organization to promote a broad and deep understanding and appreciation of Italian contributio...

Saturday, May 18th, 4-6pm. Italian American Museum of Los Angeles - 644 North Main Street - Los Angeles, CA 90012. IAMLA Members take $5 off tickets. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS! or call (213) 485-8432. This is a 21 and over event. Proceeds benefit the IAMLA, a 501 c (3) organization. The event celebrates Italian-American heritage and the culinary impac...

On Saturday, April 6th, His Royal Highness Prince Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy was the guest of honor at a formal charity gala, sponsored by the American Foundation of Savoy Orders, which benefited Caterina's Club, and resulted in 11 Southern California underprivileged families finding permanent homes. Caterina's Club, founded by humanitarian Bruno...

We are Viktoria Rusnakova and Samuele Bagnai. In our early twenties, we moved from Europe to opposite coasts of the United States. Today, we both live in San Diego, California, where a sequence of peculiar coincidences, three years ago, brought us together. We recently published daringly authentic books, where we have recounted our multicultural ex...

Get into the spirit of Italy at Festa Italiana! on Sunday, June 9 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Lodi Grape Festival Grounds. This grand event brings the community together with the finest food, activities and entertainment of the Italian culture. Renowned Italian tenor, Pasquale Esposito, will once again dazzle the audience as headliner on the Mo...

On a glorious Saturday at San Francisco’s Castro Theatre, you’ll feel the wheels coming off as Italy undergoes jarring change during a painful decade of transition. Of course, it happens on 35mm film. It’s the 1970s, and our guide is Ugo Tognazzi, who is government bureaucrat, corporate villain, suicidal chef, proudly gay and one very ridiculous ma...