Kevin Petti, Ph.D., is an alum of the University of San Diego, earning his doctorate in 2006. Dr. Petti is also a dual U.S./Italian citizen, college professor, textbook coauthor, and president-emeritus of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society. Dr. Petti teaches anatomy and physiology, human dissection, and health science at San Diego Miramar Col...

The spirit of Salvatore “Sam” Nicolosi is alive and well at Nicolosi’s Italian Restaurant, which the Sicilian immigrant originally opened with his wife, Francesca, on Goldfinch Street in Mission Hills in 1952. Here, at its thrice-relocated home on Navajo Road, he is captured in vintage photographs while the intoxicating aromas and flavors from his...

I don’t know whether San Diego has gone through some sort of culinary looking glass, but we seem to have entered an era where Little Italy is flush with great non-Italian restaurants, while every other urban neighborhood suddenly has a fine Italian place to call its own. In Barrio Logan, the place is Ciccia Osteria, a pasta-making oasis that opened...

Orange County is packed with Italian restaurants, and I’m not talking about the seemingly endless supply of pizza joints or faux Italian such as Olive Garden, whose products are usually as far from authentic as you can get. Newport Beach has a handful of quality Italian bistros, including three of my favorites: Il Barone, Sapori and Andrea at Pelic...

Noted Italian opera singer, songwriter, and record producer Andrea Bocelli announced he will be undertaking a brief run of North American dates in late Spring 2020. The shows, which all take place in California, include a performance at SAP Center in San Jose on June 13 and two shows at the Hollywood Bowl on June 16 & 17. The June 2020 tour will be...

Though it’s not set to open until early 2020, the Buona Forchetta Family of restaurants will give a peek into its newest eatery this Saturday, December 7 in South Park during the neighborhood’s Holiday Walkabout & Luminaria event. Dubbed Matteo after founder Matteo Cattaneo, the new non profit restaurant replaces longstanding cafe and bakery Rebecc...

For the 35th Academy Awards in 1962, La Dolce Vita was not submitted by Italy for best foreign-language film. Instead, Nanni Loy's The Four Days of Naples got the nomination. Perhaps the Italians felt that Federico Fellini's eighth film, which centered on a gossip columnist (Marcello Mastroianni) wandering into fountains with Anita Ekberg and parta...

Looking to satisfy your appetite for Italian fare? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Italian restaurants around Long Beach, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to fulfill your urges. 1. Deli News Pizza Topping the list is Deli News Pizza. Located at 5555 Stearns St., Suite 104 in L...

Hollywood star Gary Sinise is well known for the many ways in which he honors the U.S. military. The Forrest Gump star established his own organization – dubbed ‘The Gary Sinise Foundation’ – and through that has been able to donate millions of dollars to soldiers, ve terans, first responders, and their families. Gary Sinise has been fighting to he...

Frank Biondi Jr., whose financial and managerial expertise helped earn him the chief executive jobs at three entertainment giants — HBO, Viacom and Universal Studios — died on Monday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 74. His daughter Anne Simonds said the cause was bladder cancer. Unlike some of the men he worked for, Mr. Biondi was not flashy. He...