On Tuesday February 19 (6pm cocktail hour; 7pm dinner), at Casa Italiana - 1051 N. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012, the Italian American Lawyers of Los Angeles will present LA County Presiding Judge Kevin Brazile with the Diversity & Inclusion Award. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has agreed to be our presenter, and will offer some rema...

A memorial service will be held on Friday for George P. Schiavelli, 71, a retired judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court and the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, and a beloved and respected figure in the Los Angeles legal community. Schiavelli, who died on the night of Aug. 31 from the after-effects of a stem cell transp...

By Maria Bruno On September 13, 2013 a group of six talented youths from Italy will perform at Casa Italiana in a music concert under the artistic MED MUSIC TALENT STUDIO direction of renowned Vocal Coach maestro and soprano Ida Decenvirale of Bari, Italy.   The young singers, between the ages of 12 and 18, have already performed in some ma...

The Scalabrini House Seminary will celebrate on April 26, 2014, at Casa Italiana its annual Fundraiser Banquet for the Scalabrinian Seminarians organized by local Scalabrinian priests in collaboration with the Scalabrini Fundraiser Committee.   This year's 16th anniversary celebration will consist of a traditional banquet to raise funds to s...

by Marco Bruna   Taking office as Consul General in Los Angeles, one of the largest Italian American communities of the United States, is a big responsibility. The first challenge that Honorable Antonio Verde needs to face is getting acquainted with a vast and vibrant network of local groups and associations. A month passed since he suc...

Last June 1st, the Federated Italo-Americans of Southern California celebrated one of the most important recurrences of the year, the Italian Republic Day. They met at Casa Italiana for a gala dinner that brought together over a hundred guests, evidently proud of reuniting for such an important occasion. A cocktail hour welcomed the guests before...

Founded in 1977, and currently chaired by Senior Appellate Attorney Rebecca A. Delfino, the Italian American Lawyers Association is committed to foster social and professional connections among lawyers and judges, as well as to promote and participate in community activities.   Reflecting the authentic Italian spirit, the Association is extr...

By Silvia Simonetti   On the occasion of the celebration honoring the Italian Saint Padre Pio, the President of the San Padre Pio Society Maria Bruno invited to Los Angeles some students from the Med Music Talent Academy of Bari, Italy, to perform in a three-hour concert organized in collaboration with Casa Italiana.   Maria Bruno, na...

Ad agosto l'Associazione dei pugliesi del Sud California, presieduta da Mike Foschetti, ha celebrato dieci anni di attività. Una festa, con tanto di torta tricolore, nella famiglia allargata agli immigrati di prima come di quarta generazione, nella quale sono state consegnate due borse di studio per contribuire alla formazione accademica di due gio...

By Roger M. Grace   I suppose it was inevitable in these super-commercialized times—when the city's leading newspaper now has ads on its front page and PBS stations air paid spiels—that a bar association would sell time on its program for a vendor to make a sales pitch. That's just what the Italian American Lawyers Association is doing this...