NEWS FROM : CALIFORNIA  

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 | 6:30-8:30pm. Studio M, 10 Arkansas Street, #M, San Francisco. A Happy Hour for the Collaborative Creative. Hosted by Studio M in the garden with wine, music and a workshop. Organized by SF Design Week. Admission $10. Buy Tickets   Serena Clizia, architect, interior / furniture / consumer products & fashion designer, will pr...

What happens when the team behind the hottest restaurant in San Francisco decides to open an offshoot of its insanely popular and wildly delicious eatery? Naturally, a grand slam is hit out of the park. Such is the case with Che Fico Alimentari, the recently opened little sister restaurant to Che Fico. From partners, David Nayfeld, Angela Pinkerton...

Sbarro has opened its newest restaurant in Cabazon, California. Located in the food court in southwestern section of Desert Hills Premium Outlets, the restaurant brand brings its Italian flavors to the luxury retail outlet center.  With 33 locations in California, this is the second Sbarro in the Palm Springs area. This marks the concept’s 13th sto...

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is partnering with Silicon Valley startup Aurora Innovation Inc. to develop and deploy a fleet of self-driving commercial vehicles in a bid to catch up with other automakers that have invested heavily in the technology. The two companies signed an agreement to integrate Aurora’s self-driving platform into Fiat Chrysler’...

NeoRealismo: The New Image in Italy, 1932–1960 explores Italian Neorealism in photography, as it documented Italy’s economic and social conditions in the mid-20th century and its rise as a democratic nation. Originally used for Fascist propaganda, the camera in Italy became a tool for artists to reveal the poverty and oppression of their country an...

There is no chef Oliver at Oliver’s Osteria. It’s chef-owner Erik De Marchi who leads an all-out defense of faithful Italian fare at his tidy Laguna Canyon tavern. As for Oliver? He’s De Marchi’s first child, born on the restaurant’s opening day in October.  Wedged into an oddball retail center that has seen its share of restaurants come and go, Ol...

San Diego is having an Italian moment. Still, despite having a “Little Italy” and a Gaslamp District once silly with Italian joints, local Italian food offerings over the past several decades have been disappointing.  And while some recent high-profile Italian openings have promised change, it’s an unheralded one that might just steal the show: Caf...

Celestino Drago, the most beloved chef of Hollywood stars is the new chef Ambassador Gustoso Sicilian food excellence, premium brand of Sicilian high quality excellences in the food and beverage sector, with the aim of promoting authentic Sicilian cuisine, culinary traditions and culture in the US market. An important business that will soon see th...

Thursday, June 6th marked the 75th anniversary of D-Day. 95-year-old Bernie Trifoso of Laguna Niguel walks with the help of a cane. But time has not dimmed the sparkle in his eyes, the spirit of his conversation. He told us he couldn't believe 75 years had passed since the Normandy invasion. "It seemed like it was yesterday", Trifoso said. For Bern...

Sunday, June 23, 2019. 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM PDT. Piazza Piccola Italia (Behind Bel Bacio and Paesano Ristorante), 350 W Julian St., San Jose, CA 95110. Last years Boss of the Sauce was a HUGE such a success, congrats to last years winners Il Sogno and Campo Di Bocce! $25 includes a passport to try pasta from all of our participating restaurants and a...

illycaffè presents the new illy Art Collection designed by Olimpia Zagnoli, globally recognized Italian illustrator known for her colorful, minimalist and retro graphic art, an homage to futurism and the Beatles. The iconic illy cups, designed by Matteo Thun in 1991, continue to be a canvas for artists to share their creativity to the world.   In t...

Millie Santilli saw the writing on the wall for St. Brigid Church, of which she had been a parishioner for more than five decades. She led the committee charged with raising money in an effort to help the church – which became a mission of St. Rocco Church in July 2018 – keep its doors open. She said she knew for quite some time that the parish was...