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Carlo Vaccarezza is a new name among trainers in Southern California, but he’s not a racing novice. Far from it. The 68-year-old native of Italy, who immigrated to the U.S. in the 1960s, sen out 20-1 morning line long shot King Theo to a ninth-place finish in Friday’s $65,000 Santa Anita feature race at one mile on turf, a course over which Vaccare...

Pugnacious Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda, who skippered the Los Angeles Dodgers to four league pennants and two world titles, has died. He was 93. The Dodgers announced Friday that Lasorda suffered a sudden cardiopulmonary arrest at his home and was transported to a hospital, where he died. "Regarded by many as baseball's most popular ambassad...

Dodgers legend and Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda has been released from the hospital and is now resting comfortably at home, the team announced on Tuesday evening. Lasorda, 93, had been hospitalized since the middle of November and for part of that time was in intensive care. The team provided no further information on his hospitalization.  La...

Folk dances tell stories and reflect a group’s diverse history and culture. While the tarantella — arguably Italy’s most famous folk dance — is best known today as a dance performed at weddings, its origins are as ancient as they are peculiar. The tarantella traces its origins to Taranto, a city in Puglia, the “heel” of Italy’s “boot.” The dance da...

Tuesday, December 8, 2020. 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM PDT. Presented via Zoom Webinar. $25 Sustainer | $15 Regular | $10 Reduced / SIFF Member. Registration fees offered at a sliding scale; proceeds support both the instructor and SIFF Education programming.  Excellence in film and food have always been associated with Italy and Italian culture. From post W...

On the occasion of the celebrations for the 500th anniversary of Raphael, the IIC of Los Angeles in collaboration with the IIC in San Francisco and the San Diego Italian Film Festival present RAPHAEL: THE LORD OF THE ARTS (Raffaello Il principe delle arti | Italy 2017, 91') In English, December 4 - 6, 2020. Online Streaming Free ticket - Limited sp...

It took until the second round, but the third Arizona Wildcat of the 2020 NBA Draft, Nico Mannion, is off the board thanks to the Golden State Warriors. Mannion, who played his prep ball at Pinnacle High School in Phoenix, was drafted 48th overall. His head coach, Steve Kerr, is also a former Wildcat point guard. As a freshman last season, Mannion...

To wrap up the Week of Italian Cuisine, the Italian Consulate General and the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco planned a grand finale event: showing classic Italian films at a drive-in theatre on the San Francisco Bay and serving fresh Roman pinsa delivered to your car. This Saturday, they will host the first “Italian Western drive-in” a...

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 6:30 pm PT. Organized by IIC Los Angeles in collaboration with The Consulate General in Houston, University of Houston, Loyola Marymount University and UCLA. Entrance: Free. Register Here. The Italian Cultural Institute celebrates the 100th anniversary of Federico Fellini and the 20th Week of Italian Language in the Wor...

Sarà presentata mercoledì 7 ottobre, la docuserie “Foodball High - Cucina Italiana & Football Americano” che racconta l'avventura di 4 giovani giocatori italiani in una High School di San Diego, dove all'amore per il football americano abbinano quello per la cucina italiana. La docuserie nata a Modena sarà disponibile nella versione italiana sul ca...

San Diego Italian Film Festival (SDIFF) will spread out this year's "feStivale 2020" across the month of October with films and discussions every week. SDIFF has made activism this year’s theme. "So, we selected the movies, having in mind this general theme activism," said Antonio Iannotta, SDIFF's artistic director. "This year is an election year...

Ralph Rago is 87, but you might do a double take if you look at him and think about that. His voice booms. He has a sore back but is otherwise sound. He can talk baseball by the hour with remarkable attention to detail. He credits “my good Italian genes and good Mediterranean diet” of vegetables, fruits, nuts and whole grains for the longevity. Bas...