by Mary Gottschalk   The Italian American Heritage Foundation is honoring the surviving two founders of the group at the upcoming Un Ballo d'Amore. The first is Joe Guerra Jr., a longtime Willow Glen resident who with his brother Louie worked in his family's grocery story on S. First Street, eventually turning it into a sporting goods store...

Along the bank of the Guadalupe River in San Jose, more than 25,000 Italians, Italian-Americans, and italo- philes gathered this past weekend for the 32nd Annual Italian Family Festa. It seemed historically fitting that the event was held in Guadalupe River Park and Gardens; it was there that Italian immigrants first settled in the later part of th...

by Mary Gottschalk   It will be all things Italian on Aug. 24 and 25 at the Italian Family Festa in Guadalupe River Park & Gardens. The two-day event, now in its third decade, is a celebration of the food, wine, music and culture of the country that was home to many of the men and women who settled in San Jose and the Santa Clara Va...

In addition to our monthly Italian regional lunch there will be a Puglia region exhibit and a very special WWII War Bride Exhibit. There are many records, stories and news articles about WWII war brides. Come and learn more about these strong and wonderful war brides from their stories and artifacts.   This is the largest immigration of wom...

by Nathan Donato-Weinstein   After decades of plans that went precisely nowhere, San Jose's Little Italy is finally on its way toward becoming a bellisimo villaggio. The nonprofit Little Italy Foundation and Los Gatos-based SV Home in recent weeks have acquired five historic – if dilapidated – homes, along with a 10,000-square-foot lot, in...

The Italiano Villaggio Culturale at the Italian Family Festa was proud to be hosting the world premiere of the documentary film, "Pomodoro", by local filmmaker Michael LoVaglia. The film is a tribute to three generations of his family, and is a glimpse into a vanishing culinary art in the Italian American community, the making and canning of homema...

by Linda Zavoral   The venerable Paolo's, which in 1958 introduced then-agricultural San Jose to fine dining, is closing Aug. 8. Carolyn Allen, the daughter of owner and founding chef Jack Allen (born Giacchino Paolo Aiello), announced the news "with deep regret" on the restaurant's website Wednesday. "After six decades in downtown San...

by Claudia Astarita   Hackathon, one of the world's most famous computer programming events, always stands out as a significant challenge for the developers, designers and makers taking part. It is a popular competition lasting between 24 and 48 hours where teams have the chance to give life to their innovative ideas.   The contest wa...

By Roberto Natalini For the thirty-third year, the Italian American Heritage Foundation held its much-anticipated signature event, the Italian Family Festa.   The weather could not have been more cooperative for the two-day event, held at the Guadalupe River and Gardens Park, adjacent to San Jose's Little Italy, where San Jose's original It...

Little Italy San Jose is a 501c3 organization that is revitilizing San Jose's original Italian settlement dating back to the 1880's.   We have successfully raised funds and In Kind contributions to install a 31 foot Arch to anchor our developing Italian cultural district http://www.littleitalysj.com/archway.html This signature Arch for the L...