Standing on San Pedro’s new waterfront promenade, before a crowd of about 300 on Friday, May 6, Los Angeles City Councilman Joe Buscaino recalled that it was this development that motivated him to run to represent the 15th District a decade ago. While it’s not finished just yet, Buscaino’s 10-year run as the area’s councilman is now just months awa...

San Diego was a perfect start to our West Coast trip. But today, we're heading up to Los Angeles. No, not Hollywood. Not yet anyway. Instead, we're making a stop by a historic and special little town known as San Pedro. Join John, Rossella and Pat as they literally eat their way through America's NEWEST Little Italy. From the historic restaurants,...

Italian food, art, fast cars, and a wine and beer garden will all be a part of a night of music and entertainment with a street fair atmosphere for Festa Italiana on Saturday, October 2nd from 5 to 10 PM in San Pedro in celebration of Italian American Heritage Month. "Festa Italiana," co-sponsored by the Little Italy of Los Angeles Association (LIL...

Last Sunday, the Azzurri lifted an entire nation after Italians were hit hardest in Europe during the Covid-19 pandemic. After missing out on the 2018 World Cup, Italia showed true resilience and can now be crowned European champions for the second time in their history. This team awoke the hearts of Italians around this entire planet, and reminded...

Los Angeles City Councilman Joe Buscaino is entering the 2022 mayor’s race, saying he will use his background as a police officer to tackle the city’s urgent issues of homelessness and rising crime. Buscaino, a Democrat who represents a district stretching from Watts to San Pedro, plans to launch his campaign Monday. He told The Times in an intervi...

With October designated as Italian American Heritage Month, and today marking the one-year anniversary of the Historic Little Italy sign unveiling in downtown San Pedro, the Little Italy of Los Angeles Association (LILAA) is celebrating and offering the public a host of free public events. In honor of the rich history of achievements and contributi...

Joe Buscaino, an Italian American councilmember from the city of Los Angeles, was recently elected to serve in the prestigious position as President of the National League of Cities. The National League of Cities is an advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C. that represents the 19,495 cities, towns and villages in the U.S. Among its various...

When the Los Angeles City Council approved a motion a year ago recognizing a “Little Italy” historic designation for San Pedro, the zigzagging boundaries and the point of it all left some folks scratching their heads. While Italians have been among the largest European ethnic group to settle in the port community, an obvious physical landmark that...

It is our pleasure to inform our community that Councilman Joe Buscaino has extended an invitation to all the Italian-American community to participate to the celebrations that will be held in Downtown LA as well as in Little Italy in San Pedro. Here is a copy of his message to the community:Dear Friends, it is with great pleasure that I invite you...

More than 300,000 Italian Americans in Los Angeles are waving their red, white and green flags in celebration of the establishment of a Little Italy area in their city. Little Italy of Los Angeles is in San Pedro, a coastal community near the port of Los Angeles. A part of San Pedro recently was named Historic Little Italy by the Los Angeles City C...