NEWS FROM : CALIFORNIA  

The difference between good wine and great wine? As anyone might guess, it all comes down to the variety of the grapes. Chardonnay, according to California Wines, is the most widely planted blends in California. Grower and vineyard owner Kevin Harvey, however, makes a point to plant carricante, nerello mascalese, and nebbiolo, Italian grapes that a...

The purpose of the knowledge sharing experience is to provide students with contacts with academics, professionals, entrepreneurs and managers that operate in the Bay Area, for further professional or business development of each participant. In doing this, BAIA provides participants the network of experience and contacts in Silicon Valley, the tie...

The Italian American Baseball Foundation (IABF) hosted its first Bay Area Collegiate Games in April. Underscoring the mission of IABF, this international showcase brought players from Italy to compete against colleges on the west coast in hopes of landing scholarships and growing the cultural connection between both countries in the spirit of baseb...

I’d caught glimpses of Itria, hidden in plain sight on 24th Street, just up the street from BART, in the old Obispo site. With its plain white-tile exterior and the buses rumbling by, it was easy to miss. Inside, it’s as dark as a cool cave until you pass the bar, where the ceiling rises and the kitchen pass-through emits a golden light onto that p...

Italy comes to Hollywood when Vincerò- The Italian Opera Experience premiers for US audiences as part of Hollywood Fringe Festival. Presented in a semi-staged concert style, it will feature many of the world's most beloved and recognizable arias from Italian opera, with a storyline taking place during a fictionalized Masquerade Ball. The show's int...

Do the words pappardelle, fettuccine, ravioli or tortellini make you feel something? Does hand-rolled pasta dough melting in your mouth accompanied by a rich and savory sauce sound like your idea of a good time? Stick around to discover where the top chart Italian Restaurants in San Diego are.  It would be impossible to tell you the best Italian re...

Bottega opened in the old Crepevine space on Valencia Street during the pandemic and started serving take-out, yet I never noticed them even though they’re less than two blocks from us (bad neighborhood food reporter, bad!), but I did espy them just before they started serving indoors/outdoors, a few weeks ago.   The scoop is, they’re all scrappy,...

Marco De Sio, an award-winning journalist from California who worked as a dishwasher at a Catholic Retreat Center, has completed his new book, "The Third Secret": a thrilling and mysterious fiction of the mysteries shrouding the Catholic Church. De Sio shares, "An Italian immigrant named Big Al comes to America at the turn of the twentieth century...

When: May 20, 2022 | 6:00 PM & 8:15 PM - Where: Brava Theater Center. The Event is co-presented by BAMPFA under the auspices of the Italian Consulare General of San Francisco An evening of film to commemorate the recent passing of beloved legend of Italian cinema, Monica Vitti, showcasing her comic and dramatic talents in Mario Monicelli’s La ragaz...

When: Sun, May 15, 2022, 1:30 PM - Where: Casa Italiana, 1051 North Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012 - What: An afternoon of beautiful Opera, melodious, witty and fun! Tasty supper, and audience interactives ---AND, a PRE-Opera Fun Lab for kids! Arias by Rossini, Mozart, Verdi... to touch the romantic ear... followed by the sparkling one-act opera "...

Alberto Morello never shied from proclaiming that his lifelong goal was to open a Sicilian restaurant in honor of his upbringing on that Italian isle. But who knew this pensively jovial chef behind the Olio e Limone family of downtown Santa Barbara eateries wanted to be a professor of history, art, and culture as well? In just my first few minutes...

The Italian American Claire Pierangelo (Kresge College, History ’82) was confirmed on March 2, 2022 by the United States Senate as the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Madagascar and the Union of the Comoros. A career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Pierangelo has served across four continents, most recently as the Principal Officer of the...