He was a skinny high school student who had asthma, a high-pitched voice and effeminate mannerisms. He kept his distance from football players, who he said bullied him, but when his Catholic school in New Jersey formed a track team, Tom Ammiano decided to join. Mr. Ammiano, who would grow up to become one of the country’s pioneering gay leaders, an...

MARCH 3 @ 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM ET. Zoom webinar. Oreganized by: Dickinson College. Register here. Ilana Rainero-de Haan, Music Planning Manager at San Franscisco Opera, will discuss how her study and career path in music and Italian language and culture across Italy and USA led her to her current position at the San Francisco Opera. She graduated fro...

COM.IT.ES of San Francisco and the Italian American Heritage Foundation San Jose are excited to announce a new website dedicated to California’s Italian and Italian American experience. The Online Almanac of the History of the Italians of California (thealmanac.online) will launch on April 5, 2021. We invite all Italifornians© to become Members and...

The sixth edition of Filming Italy - Los Angeles, presented with the Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles, will take place from March 18th to 21st, 2021 in Los Angeles with 90% streaming, in collaboration with APA (Audiovisual Producers Association) and under the auspices of the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles. Created and organized...

Team Italy sluggers Robel Garcia and John Andreoli have been popular on the waiver wire in recent years. 27-year-old Robel Garcia, who made his 2019 MLB debut while playing second base as well as the corner outfield positions for the Chicago Cubs, was claimed by the Houston Astros on February 27, 2021 after being designated for assignment by the Lo...

Millikan High School in Long Beach, California is looking for an Italian teacher to helm their Italian and Italian for Spanish Speakers program starting in August 2021. Interested candidates must already have permission to work in the United States and should have a single-subject credential in Italian (priority will be given to candidates who also...

The Italian community of San Francisco has been one of the most investigated in Italian American history. Rarely, however, has its experience been examined in relation to the distinctively multiethnic context of the West Coast. Italian immigrants, arriving to California between the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, encountered differen...

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, who died on Monday at the age of 101, was one of the key figures in 20th century American culture. He was as responsible as any single other person for the rise of the Beats, the end of obscenity laws, and, not least, the transformation of San Francisco from a backwater province to a vibrant artistic center. He did all this t...

Nine Italian citizens, all survivors of Auschwitz, shared their stories and these stories, alternating with personal and historical photographs and archive images from 1945, resulted in a documentary about the imprisonment in the Auschwitz concentration camp. Andra Bucci, Esterina, Calò Di Veroli, Nedo Fiano, Luciana Nissim Momigliano, Liliana Segr...

By early afternoon, a small memorial of flowers and a can of Pabst had begun to accumulate outside the door of City Lights Books, to commemorate the death of its co-founder Lawrence Ferlinghetti. And by the evening, a vigil for Ferlinghetti, one of the last living links to the Beat generation, was being held in the adjacent Jack Kerouac Alley, a ti...