When the server places a thick white ceramic plate on the table, it’s all but spilling over with a pile of spaghetti. The noodles, and the two racquetball size meatballs astride them, are so drenched in viscous, red marinara sauce, only a dusting of parmesan crumbles lends contrast. Call in Lady and the Tramp, because we’re dealing with a textbook...

Kerry Morrison had seen enough. She was not a clinician or policymaker, and she didn’t know what the answers were. But she knew she was looking at failure, and she knew she could no longer ignore it. All around her, in the heart of Hollywood, people were living in subhuman conditions, sprawled beside storefronts and at bus stops. Their clothing was...

The Getty said Thursday that it had acquired Italian masterpieces — a religious painting by Renaissance master Agnolo Bronzino and a pair of Gothic marble sculptures by Giovanni di Balduccio — that rank among the “greatest works” in the museum’s collection. The painting, “Virgin and Child With Saint Elizabeth and Saint John the Baptist” (1540-1545)...

Custom Works draws on Dainese’s 45 years of experience in the design and production of personalized leather racing suits. Since its founding in 1972, Dainese has outfitted some of the greatest riders of all time, including Giacomo Agostini and Valentino Rossi. Custom Works makes all of Dainese’s innovation and craftsmanship available to motorcycle...

Destiny gave Pasquale Esposito a life-long singing career. Destiny also brought him to America from his native Italy where his career has thrived in California and as a regular contributor to the PBS entertainment lineup. Esposito will share his vocal talents in Big Bear Oct. 19 at the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center. The concert is a benefit...

Looking for your next great Italian meal in Los Angeles? These new spots will satisfy all your cravings. Here are the newest places to check out the next time you're in the mood for Italian food. Pizza Pasta Dilla is an Italian spot, offering pizza and more. This new business specializes in pizza and pasta dishes, with menu items ranging from four...

Culture and cuisine always reign in San Jose’s Little Italy, but this Sunday the food and fun will spill out onto the streets and into the plazas. The party on Almaden Boulevard — the Little Italy Street Festival — is the fourth annual for this historic district. Admission is free, with hours from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Among the highlights: Local phila...

A homeless woman made famous after a video of her singing an Italian aria in a Los Angeles subway station has agreed to open Saturday’s festivities for the new Little Italy district in San Pedro. Los Angeles City Councilman Joe Buscaino and his director of communications, Branimir Kvartuc, have spent the past week also assisting the woman, Emily Za...

Virgin Galactic said Wednesday it has been contracted by the Italian air force for a suborbital research flight aboard its winged rocket ship. The mission will be flown as early as next year, carrying three Italian payload specialists who will tend to the experiments while the craft is in space, the company said. Virgin Galactic is best known for i...

Italian-American storefront Uncle Paulie’s Deli has secured a new space in Downtown. The Spring Street address comes with a full kitchen hood too, which means customers can expect even more from the celeb-favorite spot, beyond the usual deli sandwiches and sides. The original Uncle Paulie’s opened back in 2017 as a smallish space on Beverly Bouleva...