Anne Rudin, the first woman to be elected Sacramento mayor, died last Thursday from complications of pneumonia, her family said. She was 97.  “Sacramento has lost a champion of the people and trailblazer for women and girls across our region,” Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D–Sacramento) said in a statement Sunday. “Her impact will be forever felt in...

This fall, Chapman Italian Studies students combined their linguistic training with a transcultural investigation in a wide range of disciplinary contexts: Italian immigration to North America, Anglo-American expatriate experiences in Italy, the history and future of tourism on the peninsula, and Italian language as the embodiment and expression of...

The Sciasia Lectures at San Francisco belongs to the calendar of Sciasian Lectures in the world. It is promoted by the National Committee for the Centenary of Sciascia, chaired by Senator Emma Bonino, and by the Amici di Leonardo Sciascia Association, in collaboration with the Università per Stranieri di Perugia and the Institute for the Italian En...

December 9-15. Curtain up! It’s time for the 3rd edition of Cinema Italian Style, the annual festival that brings you the best of new Italian film. This year, like last year, we’re remaining virtual, with a full program of films and filmmaker Q&As to stream from the comfort of your home. Check the program here. Cinema Italian Style is co-presented...

As part of the weeklong celebration for Italian Cuisine Week, the Italian Cultural Society of San Francisco in collaboration with the Future Food Institute held a webinar titled “Innovation and sustainability in the agri-food sector”. Speakers included Michelle Sisson of Apeel Sciences and Greg Dresher of the Culinary Institute of America. Chiara C...

The first floor of the Italian-American Social Club has scarlet velvet wallpaper, dark wood paneling and a jukebox in the corner. A U.S. flag, an Italian flag and mostly black-and-white photos hang on the walls. Brass chandeliers with red polka-dot sconces and carved decorations frame the long, wooden bar. On one side is the restaurant’s dining roo...

“It is a useful publication for understanding the event of migration across the Italian ocean in the second half of the nineteenth century which, by its mass character, contributed to defining a particular form of settlement in the reality of the United States. It is very interesting to note that, at that historical point, there are still documents...

The Mayor of Flavortown, Guy Fieri first stepped onto the scene after winning the second season of "The Next Food Network Star," earning a six-episode commitment for his own cooking show on Food Network. What followed is an empire that now includes hosting 14 different food shows, most notably his long-running "Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives," and ar...

For the past 64 years, DiMaggio’s Pizza has been a favorite place for dinner and drinks, which led to the restaurant grabbing the No. 1 slot for Best Pizza in the 2021 Best of South Haven. While DiMaggio’s may not be considered a local restaurant by some, its menu, which is packed full of delicious home-cooked meals made from original Italian recip...

Larry Petretti was an ardent outdoorsman, a marksman with a bow or gun and, not many years back, was said to be the oldest still-working real estate broker in California. The longtime Santa Rosa resident was also, among the corps of local World War II veterans who witnessed and responded to and for a lifetime carried memories of the horror loosed o...