Orange Coast College baseball coach John Altobelli was among the victims of the helicopter crash that also killed former Lakers star Kobe Bryant, OCC assistant coach Ron La Ruffa confirmed Sunday, Jan 26. Altobelli’s brother Tony, Orange Coast College’s sports information director, told CNN that Altobelli’s wife Keri and daughter Alyssa also were a...

We took a 5 Live field trip to L’Antica Pizzeria Da Michele to try the pizza made famous by Elizabeth Gilbert’s 2006 memoir “Eat Pray Love.” The Hollywood courtyard restaurant serves fresh pies made in a wood-fired stone oven. Favorites like margherita, marinara and bianca pizzas accompany an extensive menu of comforting Italian and American dishes...

Loosen the belt, or better yet put on some sweats, because Buono’s Pizzeria will serve an all-you-can-eat Italian feast Sunday, Jan. 26, in San Pedro’s Little Italy as part of a grand opening for the new location. Originally located on Gaffey Street for more than 50 years, the restaurant moved to a much bigger 3,000-square-foot facility at 222 W. S...

THE TRAITOR, the true story of the man who brought down the mafia directed by award-winning director Marco Bellocchio (Fists in the Pocket, Devil in the Flesh) is opening in LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK on January, 31, 2020. Watch the trailer here. THE TRAITOR tells the true story of Tommaso Buscetta, the man who brought down the Cosa Nostra. In the ea...

Sunday, January 26, 2020. 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM PST. The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles, 644 North Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Finding the Mother Lode a film by Gianfranco Norelli and Suma Kurien documents the experiences of Italian immigrants in California. Italians first settled en masse in California during the Gold Rush. While few m...

Fine Italian wine importer, Empson USA has announced its annual “Barolo Brunello Barbaresco Tour,” which will take place January 23 – January 30. Highlighting the great reds of Northern Italy, Empson USA will celebrate its renowned Barolo, Brunello and Barbaresco producers during a multi-city celebration of events and tastings around the United Sta...

Gambero Rosso, the Italian-based media company founded in 1987 and a noted authority on Italian wine and food, returns to the U.S. in early 2020 for its annual invitation-only Trade & Media Tour featuring wines that received the conveted “Tre Bicchieri” designation in the company’s famed, annual Vini d’Italia (Italian Wines guide). The Vini d’Itali...

In commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, ordained by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 2005 to remember the victims of the Shoah, renowned Italian guitarist Carlo Fierens will perform music of Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895-1968), who was forced to flee Italy because of fascism.  He will be joined by Cantor Jonathan...

John Baldessari, the influential conceptual artist who helped transform Los Angeles into a global art capital through his witty image-making and decades of teaching there, died on Thursday at his home in the Venice neighborhood of Los Angeles. He was 88. His death was confirmed on Sunday by Virginia Gatelein, his studio manager and the chairwoman o...

The Annunciation by Giovanni di Balduccio is a pair of finely carved marble sculptures depicting the moment that the archangel Gabriel announces to Mary at Nazareth that she will become the mother of Jesus Christ. The two separate figures stand in relationship to each other. Gabriel, slightly smaller than Mary, looks at her with his head turned sli...