Ralph Rago is 87, but you might do a double take if you look at him and think about that. His voice booms. He has a sore back but is otherwise sound. He can talk baseball by the hour with remarkable attention to detail. He credits “my good Italian genes and good Mediterranean diet” of vegetables, fruits, nuts and whole grains for the longevity. Bas...

Sebastian Bariani guns his two-seater Kawasaki utility vehicle through his family’s 180 acres of olive trees in Zamora in Yolo County. The cart bounces up and down as he zooms through the orchards, startling jackrabbits who hop away. Bariani is checking on this year’s growth of 30,000 olive trees, which produce 33,000 gallons of Bariani Olive Oil a...

Crews removed a statue of Christopher Columbus and Queen Isabella Tuesday, which has occupied a prominent position inside the California state Capitol rotunda but has also triggered protests during a time when several historical figures are being scrutinized for their roles in the exploitation of communities of color. It comes on the heels of a wee...

Earlier this week, Republican legislative leaders signed and sent a letter to the Joint Rules Committee in a last ditch effort to keep the Christopher Columbus statue in the State Capitol Building in Sacramento. Led by Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield), the letter pleads with the Committee to keep the ‘Columbus’ Last Appeal to...

Friday, July 3, 2020 @ 1:00 pm. A Peaceful Assembly/Rally by local Sacramento Community, Cultural and Historical Groups. WEST STEPS of the California State Capitol (10th Street) (PLEASE WEAR FACE MASK). SUPPORT California History and Preserve the Columbus Monument in the Capitol Rotunda! CLICK TO READ WHY COLUMBUS DAY MATTERS We live during a time...

Top California lawmakers on Tuesday ordered the removal of a marble sculpture depicting explorer Christopher Columbus and his patron, Queen Isabella, from the Capitol Rotunda. The statue has been in the Capitol for more than a century. Top lawmakers called for its removal a day after a statue showing white settler John Sutter was taken down in fron...

She was known as an icon in Sacramento, a culinary influence and someone with a big heart. Soon, Sacramento will dedicate a day to Biba Caggiano, the late restaurateur who died last summer. This dedication will happen after a concert March 21 by the Sacramento Choral Society. "She was more than just a cook. She was a real figure in this town," said...

Today, ingredients such as Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and extra-virgin olive oil are staples in American foodie kitchens. But several decades ago, they were still relatively rare in the United States. Products like these—artisan, high-quality, and often imported—became popular in American culture thanks, in part, to the California Food Revolution....

Former Team Italy catcher Tyler LaTorre is the new pitching coach at California State University, Sacramento. It should come as no surprise to learn how catchers later blossom into some of the game’s best pitching coaches. Former backstop Dave Duncan, one of the most respected and successful pitching coaches of all-time, was credited for the succes...

Looking for a yummy Italian meal near you? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Italian spots around Sacramento, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to fulfill your urges. 1. Sampino's Kitchen At Joe Marty's Topping the list is Sampino's Kitchen at Joe Marty's. Located at 1500 Broadway i...