NEWS FROM : CALIFORNIA  

Recently, I was invited to attend Friendly Valley’s Veterans Club by Commander Chuck Morris to speak about my service in Vietnam and to discuss my role as Director of Veterans Affairs for KHTS Hometown Station. At that meeting, my friend Chuck introduced me to Mario and soon after he and I reviewed his honorable U.S. Army service during World War I...

illy, the third-generation family-owned coffee company from Trieste, Italy,  committed to offering the highest quality, most ethically sourced coffee to the world, announces the opening of its newest illy Caffè coffee bar in San Francisco at Pier 39.  illy Caffè shops offer coffee lovers an inspirational and immersive illy experience, featuring the...

The winds of change swept through the Sacramento Kings organization on Thursday, when lead executive Vlade Divac decided to relieve Dave Joerger of his head coaching duties. Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton is one of the front-runners for the position, but San Antonio Spurs assistant Ettore Messina would reportedly be highly interested in...

The Spring edition of Cinema Italia San Francisco is just few weeks away. The program of April 2019 will celebrate and honor Ugo Tognazzi, the Italian movie, TV, and theatre actor, as well as director and screenwriter.   Born in Cremona, he worked as a bookkeeper for a salami factory as a teenager, and later started to perform in local amateur thea...

Sunday April 28, 2019, 2 pm. – Italian Cultural Center (ICC), 64 Brookwood Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95404. $5 for Members, $7 for Non-members, Reservation deadline, April 23. Dr. Douglas KenningExplore the great wave of Italians and Eastern European Jews at the turn of the 20th century (the Ellis Island generation) and the Hispanic-Asian immigration...

Full Time High School Seniors from anywhere in the U.S. who are currently enrolled in Italian language classes and who have been accepted to an accredited College or University are eligible for consideration for this scholarship offered by the Patrons of Italian Culture. A commitment to a major or minor in Italian Language or Italian Studies is str...

Keeping true to the commitment of exploring the multifaceted and precious significance of the history, culture and art of Italy across various fields of knowledge and application, this year’s Italian Perspective opened the lesser known yet truly unique and relevant window of the relationship between science and culture. The event was introduced by...

To commemorate the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death (on May 2nd, 1519 in Amboise, France), the Getty Museum is placing on view the two rare drawings by the master from its collection. Incorporating draft studies for paintings, sculpture, machinery, and human physiognomy, along with his characteristic “mirror-writing,” the two sheets p...

The month of March has brought us Spring, and the 100th birthday of a legend, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, celebrated poet and San Francisco’s first Poet Laureate. He is also a painter, social activist, and the co-founder of City Lights Booksellers & Publishers located in San Francisco’s North Beach district.  On the occasion of this historic month, L’It...

Recruiting announcement - 2 Positions immediately available - Italian Trade Agency in Los Angeles.ITA Los Angeles is seeking to fill a full time Junior Market Analyst position. Job description: • Organize, coordinate and take part in promotional activities, such as trade shows pavilions, conferences, business trips and advertisement campaigns • Dev...

Opened in 1952, Frances and Gaetano Giuliano established their delicatessen in Gardena, Calif. Bringing with them a tradition of Italian cuisine, the couple established a legacy of freshly prepared and inexpensive food. Offering a wide assortment of Italian deli items and warm loaves of bread, Giuliano’s in Gardena is the only location to feature m...

This year's appointment with classic Italian cinema at the legendary Castro Theatre will pay a tribute to Italian icon Ugo Tognazzi. As an actor, director and screenwriter, Tognazzi performed in over 150 films in the Golden Age of Italian Cinema. Together with Vittorio Gassman, Marcello Mastroianni, Alberto Sordi and Nino Manfredi, Ugo Tognazzi inv...