Fans of Peppino’s Italian Family Restaurants will want to know that founder Joe Moscatiello has a new place and is ready to welcome diners. Peppino’s Italian Family Restaurants in Lake Forest, Mission Viejo and Foothill Ranch closed in March, Moscatiello had transferred them to a new owner before they shuttered. But on Saturday, May 1, Moscatiello,...

Teaching arts, participating in arts, performing, creating and displaying arts all traditionally are immersive experiences. COVID-19 pandemic-induced social distancing, sheltering in place, school closures and venue lockdowns changed the game for more than a year, and the Children’s Creative Project was there to help. “Carpinteria carried on, and k...

What is Italian American cuisine? How do we define traditional dishes transformed by Italian immigrants? Is the food we eat today the same as our mothers and grandmothers prepared? Italian American food traditions are often misunderstood and defined only in comparison to the “true” Italian canon. In reality, Italian American food is its own unique...

Alessandro Baccari Jr. was not an ordained priest, but that was just a technicality. He was ministerial in welcoming the flock to the annual Blessing of the Fleet at the Fisherman’s and Seaman’s Memorial Chapel on Pier 45, and he was priestly on a daily basis as he walked the streets of North Beach, visiting shopkeepers and all keepers of the villa...

universally known as the world capital of cinema, Los Angeles is actually at the forefront of innovation and research in the aeronautics, aerospace and biomedical fields, too. In recent years, the Southern Californian city has, in fact, been able to merge digital innovation and marketing, giving life to a new technological hub, better known as “Sil...

When: Thursday, 13 May 2021 at 6:00 pm - Organized by IIC Los Angeles in collaboration with Getty Center. Registration required. REGISTER HERE Following the acquisition of a major painting by Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-post 1654), the most famous woman painter of the Seventeenth Century Italy, Davide Gasparotto, Senior Curator of Paintings at the...

South of Italy, 1958. Olive trees and fields are all you can see around. Ciccio (Riccardo Scamarcio) is a 40 years old sharecropper with a dream: changing the status quo and fighting with his mates against those who exploit the weak. It may sound like a distant past, but the ancient duel between freedom and oppression, justice and abuse make the st...

Italian Internees held in US internment camps were permitted to write only two short letters and one postcard per week. The length of the letter was determined by the space allotted to the internee on one side of a standardized piece of stationary supplied to internees by the US Government Printing Office as “Form Number 4”. This stationary was one...

A chef who’s worked at heavy-hitting San Francisco restaurants such as Cotogna, Greens and Presidio Social Club is bringing sourdough Neapolitan pizzas and handmade pastas to the Marina this spring.  Called Norcina, the new restaurant from Kaitlynn Bauman will open in late May at 3251 Pierce St., between Chestnut and Lombard streets. It will be Bau...

From Friday May 7 to Sunday August 29. A special exhibition organized by Legion of Honor Museum. 100 34th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94121. In AD 79, the Bay of Naples was rocked by the fiery eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Pompeii and nearby villages and farms were completely buried under pumice and hot ash, which killed thousands in the midst of their da...