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A statue of explorer Christopher Columbus that has stood for 45 years in downtown’s Grand Park will be ceremoniously removed, Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell and the Los Angeles City/County Native American Indian Commission announced today. The removal event, which will feature a news conference and a Native American ceremonial dance...

Celebrate with us the 3rd Week of the Italian Cuisine in San Francisco! Join Viola Buitoni, Food Advisor for the Consulate General of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute in conversation with Michelin-starred chef Maria Cicorella. Born in Rome and reared in Perugia, Italy, Viola Buitoni had an idyllic upbringing in a family estate immersed in a...

Applications are now up for the 2019 Queen Isabella and her Royal Court. Learn more about Queen Isabella and the Court on our website and apply online: https://sfitalianheritage.org/queen-court/. The San Francisco Italian Heritage Parade is the longest continuously running Italian Heritage Parade in the United States and celebrates the accomplishme...

The photography exhibition, organized by Istituto Luce Cinecittà in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles, depicts Monica Vitti’s life, style and films illustrating in detail the actress and woman adored in Italy and abroad. The exhibition’s title La Dolce Vitti recalls the timeless classic Italian movie (La Dolce Vita by...

WWOOF (Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms) is a worldwide movement linking volunteers with organic farmers and growers to promote cultural and educational experiences based on trust and non-monetary exchange, thereby helping to build a sustainable, global community. As a volunteer, one lives alongside their host helping with daily tasks and e...

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...

In a bizarre meeting by even Santa Barbara City Council standards, the council voted 6-0, with one abstention, to recognize Italian Heritage Day and Indigenous Peoples' Day on the same day — Columbus Day, the second Monday of October. The discussion featured a power outage while a Franciscan Friar was speaking. Councilman Oscar Gutierrez lectured t...

Wednesday November 14, 7:00 pm. Book Passage 51 - Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, CA 94925. Meet author Donna DiGiuseppe at her Path to Publishing Event! Lady in Ermine: The Story of a Woman Who Painted the Renaissance reveals the discovery of an historic figure who embodies the struggle of women throughout the ages while immersing the reader in th...

It’s getting harder and harder to find a college campus where the Admiral of the Ocean Sea can be indigenous. This year, “On Columbus Day, a 25-year old statue of the holiday’s namesake found a new home on the campus of Thomas Aquinas College,” the college proudly announced. It had actually been on another California college campus, but one in whic...

Since its formation in 2000, the Quartetto di Cremona has established a reputation as one of the most exciting chamber ensembles on the international stage. Regularly invited to perform at the most important festivals and concert seasons across Europe, North and South America, and the Far East, the Quartet has garnered universal acclaim from critic...

Because of a new districting plan in effect, roughly half of Poway voters will select two City Council members in the Nov. 6 general election. Incumbent John Mullin is being challenged by Joe Calabrese in District 3. The district takes in the western-central portion of the city. All city voters will select a mayor and someone to fill the remaining...

Cifre da capogiro per la rappresentazione della Tosca di Giacomo Puccini all’Opera House di San Francisco. Nove rappresentazioni in due mesi e trentacinquemila biglietti venduti che chiude alla grande il novantaseiesimo anno di vita della famosa Opera House.  La prima rappresentazione della Tosca a San Francisco risale al 2 Ottobre 1923 e fu condot...