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The City Council will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday to vote to have Mayor Joe Ganim re-install the Christopher Columbus statue he had removed July 6 from Seaside Park. Fourteen council members had called on Ganim to, per the City Charter, schedule the special meeting for last week, but he had taken no action, saying the matter should be...

The Italian Cultural Institute Los Angeles, which promotes Italian Art, Culture and Cinema with a focus on Southern California and the Southwest, is happy to launch in collaboration with movie distributor True Colors: "From Italy With Laughter: a Comedy Film Festival - online with the IIC Los Angeles"."From Italy With Laughter: a Comedy Film Festiv...

Pedestals in two Chicago parks that once held up statues of Christopher Columbus have stood empty since last week. Mayor Lori Lightfoot ordered their temporary removal following protests that turned violent. Now, activists are hoping to make their removal permanent.  The mayor’s action has been condemned by some as capitulation to mob rule, but the...

 Disaronno International has announced that Colangelo & Partners, a fine wine, spirits and food-focused integrated communications agency, will be its agency of record in the United States for the company's imported portfolio from Sicily: the Duca di Salaparuta Group (Corvo, Duca di Salaparuta and Florio Marsala), to develop and execute a comprehens...

Salvatore Ferragamo, the prestigious Italian fashion and luxury goods brand, has gone live with Centric Product Lifecycle Management (PLM). Centric Software® provides the most innovative enterprise solutions to fashion, retail, footwear, outdoor, luxury and consumer goods companies to achieve strategic and operational digital transformation goals....

Calabria is a favorite summer holiday destination for Italians. While they may stick mostly to the beaches, there are often charming, seaside villages to explore, guarding historic buildings and picturesque alleys, best enjoyed in the late afternoon in the sunset light, after some fun hours at the beach.  Here are three Calabrian seaside villages t...

Following the European explorations of sea routes to Africa’s southern coasts (1488) and America (1492), emerging nation-states (in particular Spain, Portugal, France, and England) started expanding throughout the world. By discovery, conquest, and settlement, these countries spread European institutions and culture overseas. On the other hand, Ita...

Gary John Guglielmo, a third-generation member of Santa Clara County’s oldest continuously operated family winery, died unexpectedly July 15 at his home in Post Falls, Idaho, according to Gena Guglielmo.  Along with his two brothers, George E. and Eugene (Gene), Gary helped expand and guide the family winery established in Morgan Hill by their Ital...

Renato Zaghini, the newly elected president of the Grana Padano PDO protection Consortium, has it clear: in a time of uncertainty like this, maintaining market shares is much more important than maintaining the price level. Exactly the opposite of what the Parmigiano Reggiano PDO protection Consortium decided at the end of June, withdrawing 320,000...

Portillo's will soon start delivering Chicago-style favorites using its own service, the company announced this week. The Chicago-based hot dog and Italian beef chain said it plans to launch its own "self-delivery program" and hire hundreds of drivers across the company to deliver orders made through Portillo's website and app. Several delivery dri...

David by Michelangelo was the destination of tourists in Florence, Italy, when I went before the 2020 Covid-19 Pandemic. Tourist groups moved to the Accademia Gallery . The original  David is kept in the Accademia. The Piazza della Signoria, the Duomo Square, has the second David copy.  We purchased tickets for the museum. Every tourist was permitt...

Nothing says old school Italian garden like a strand of braided garlic or onions. They have that wonderfully rustic, yet artistic look. For the Italian gardener, braiding is probably not done for the artistic quality as much as the simple, utilitarian purpose of a space saving, practical way to dry and to prepare garlic or onions for long term stor...