The San Francisco Italian Athletic Club held its third annual High School Awards Banquet on Monday night, honoring athletes and coaches across generations and providing one of the rare occasions in which all three main San Francisco athletic leagues were connected under one roof. Honorees from the Academic Athletic Association, Bay Counties League...

La senatrice Francesca Alderisi (FI), eletta nella Circoscrizione Estero, ripartizione Nord e Centro America, ha preso parte alla riunione dell'Intercomites USA, che lo scorso sabato si è tenuta a San Francisco presso la sede dell’Italian Community Services, all'interno dell'edificio storico di Casa Fugazi, da oltre un secolo punto di riferimento p...

It’s official. Last week, beloved Lucca Ravioli Company closed shop in the Mission District, breaking the hearts of customers and lovers of all things Italian in San Francisco. Since 1925, the little shop had been selling imported wines, cheeses, cold cuts, olive oils, pastas and more. But more than that, it had served as a landmark, preserving wha...

As part of the 2nd edition of Fare Cinema - The Week of Italian Cinema in the World, the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco presents Endless Michelangelo (Michelangelo Infinito), a film by Sky Arte directed by Emanuele Imbucci, with Ivano Marescotti and Enrico Lo Verso. The film is in Italian, with English subtitles. Duration: 100 min., 20...

Abbiamo incontrato l’arcivescovo Salvatore Joseph Cordileone pellegrino per la prima volta nel santuario del Volto Santo a Manoppello. Nome e cognome dell’arcivescovo non nascondono le evidenti origini italiane. Nato a San Diego (1956), è arcivescovo di San Francisco dal 2012. Prima ancora ha esercitato il ministero episcopale nelle diocesi di San...

As soon as Lucca Ravioli Co. opened its doors Tuesday morning, the place was packed with people and sorrow. It was the last day for the 94-year-old Mission District business, and regulars dropped by to pay respects. They took selfies in front of the windows, covered with hand-painted signs. They reminisced about their earliest Lucca experiences. An...

In the late 1930s, Walt Disney embarked upon a collaboration with conductor Leopold Stokowski to create a "Concert Feature," in which Disney's artists and storytellers were to be inspired by classical music when creating the visuals for the animated segments of the picture. Of course, this collaboration resulted in Fantasia (1940), which, even toda...

Seventy years and counting. The Leonardo da Vinci Society of San Francisco celebrates its birthday after its creation in 1949. Three women - Countess Lillian Dandini, Mrs. Dobbins D’Anneo, Mrs. Louis Piccirillo - wanted to form a non-profit, not-political organization to promote a broad and deep understanding and appreciation of Italian contributio...

On a glorious Saturday at San Francisco’s Castro Theatre, you’ll feel the wheels coming off as Italy undergoes jarring change during a painful decade of transition. Of course, it happens on 35mm film. It’s the 1970s, and our guide is Ugo Tognazzi, who is government bureaucrat, corporate villain, suicidal chef, proudly gay and one very ridiculous ma...

The Italian National Tourist Board & Air Italy launched the second and much anticipated nonstop flight from California to Milan. After Los Angeles, San Francisco was next. On Wednesday April 10 the inaugural flight took off from San Francisco International after a ribbon cutting ceremony at the presence of the Consul General of Italy in San Francis...