by Italian American Museum of Los Angeles   An Italian American judge is responsible for banning the Ku Klux Klan in California. Italian immigrants introduced bell peppers, eggplant, broccoli, artichokes and many other crops to the state. The first Italian settlers arrived in Los Angeles when the region was still part of Mexico. From the ent...

Having attracted attention for its Veneno supercar, Lamborghini has just announced it is going to make it in a convertible version as well.   Veneno, a $4 million limited production car, sat in a featured grass circle at the Concours d'Elegance on Sunday next to the very first car Lamborghini produced, a 350GTV that was last shown at the Tur...

Italy on Monday started the process of picking its candidate to complete for the Oscar for best foreign language film, led by Cannes Palme d'Or-nominated La grande bellezza (The Great Beauty) from Paolo Sorrentino, and Miel, the feature film directorial debut from actress Valeria Golino. Italy on Monday started the process of picking its candidate...

New facilities and equipment investments drive LiDestri Foods' operations in Rochester, NY, and Fresno, CA. Last year, LiDestri also made a major investment in its Fresno, CA, plant by becoming as Davis believes "the first in North America" to be able to fill and package low-acid, retorted, spouted pouches using robotic retort loading and unlo...

By Deborah Vankin   Who knew the sound of insanity could be so beautiful? We had the opportunity to sit in on a rehearsal of Los Angeles Opera's production of Gaetano Donizetti's "Lucia di Lammermoor," which opens Saturday. The afternoon was the very first time cast or crew would be rehearsing with the rare, treasured instrument -- the...

Si e' svolta presso l'Istituto Italiano di Cultura lo scorso 24 marzo l'assemblea annuale dei soci della Camera di Commercio Italo Americana di Los Angeles (Italy America Chamber of Commerce West – IACCW), nel corso della quale sono stati illustrati programmi e strategie per rafforzare l'attivita' e contribuire – di concerto con le Istituzioni ital...

The great Italian composer, musician and director performs for the first time in Los Angeles, at the Nokia Theatre, for an exceptional event called "The Music, the Movies, the Legend". Mostly known for his over 500 film soundtracks, he has also written orchestral, vocal, piano and chamber works.   Info and tickets at http://www.nokiatheatrel...

La Delegazione di San Francisco dell'Accademia Italiana della Cucina ha celebrato recentemente il 30º anniversario dalla fondazione della prestigiosa istituzione culinaria nella Bay Area.   Fondata a Milano nel 1953 da Orio Vergani e designata Istituzione Culturale della Repubblica Italiana nel 2003, la missione dell'Accademia è di salvaguar...

A longtime Fresno business was honored in Sacramento today as part of California Small Business Day. The owner of Sam's Italian Deli were named as the 31st Assembly District's Small Business of the Year by Assemblymember Henry T. Perea "for their Italian spirit and familial feel that has customers enter as strangers and leave as family."  ...

As this blog noted last week, Prime Minister Renzi kicked off his first official trip to the United States by listening to the community of Italian Silicon Valley startuppers, mentors, investors and academics.   150 people were in attendance and 15 of them presented their current projects, expectations and policy suggestions. Prime Minister...