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The Department Of French And Italian Announces The Italian Language Teachers’ Second Annual Workshop At The University Of Southern California “From Best Practices To Best Lessons” In Los Angeles, CA, Saturday, October 21, 2017. Planning, identifying learning goals and objectives, time constraints, sequencing, differentiating instruction based on st...

When: Saturday, May 13, 2017 From 10:30 am To 1:00 pm - When: Italian Cultural Institute, 1023 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024 Organized by : Lingua Viva & IIC - Entrance Fee: $50.00 (IIC members)/$55.00 (non-members) *To register please call (310) 824-7408 Alessandra “Ale” Gambini is a LA-based Italian food blogger, recipe developer, host home...

Con un ricevimento al Consolato generale d’Italia di San Francisco organizzato dal Console Generale Lorenzo Ortona si è conclusa la visita turistica di Gianpiero Ventura, ct della Nazionale di calcio, e della consorte Luciana nella Bay Area. Presente al ricevimento anche Rino Bertini, che oggi ne dà notizia, spiegando che i coniugi Ventura sono giu...

The Order Sons of Italy in America Weed Lodge #1269 scholarship application is now available for high school seniors planning to graduate this spring and enroll in college or trade school in the fall of 2017. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 for high school credit courses through seven consecutive semesters; and have a parent or grandparen...

Fourteen California eateries have landed on a well-respected list of the top 50 Italian restaurants in America. Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego area restaurants all earned spots on The Daily Meal’s 2017 ranking of America’s 50 Best Italian Restaurants, which was released last week. The Daily Meal said it assembled the ranking by building a...

It was their belief in hard work and an unbreakable family bond that enabled the Italian immigrants to build a new life in America. “Grazie America” (Thank you, America) is not only an exhibit that conveys their gratitude for such opportunity but also a testament that showcases the success of the America dream. In the exhibit, looking at the faces...

On the list of famous Fresnans, Dick Contino ranks as a superstar. In the 1950s, Mr. Contino was a high-profile musician and actor who married starlet Leigh Snowden and appeared multiple times on “The Ed Sullivan Show;” more than 40 over his whole career. Author James Ellroy used parts of Mr. Contino’s life and name for his 1994 novella, “Dick Cont...

Wednesday, May 10 - 6:30pm Opening and Artist Reception. On view: May 11 - June 9 - Italian Cultural Institute. 601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco  In January 1966, San Francisco-based photojournalist Jeffrey Blankfort, arrived in Rome on the first of his many trips to Italy, where he stayed for six months, learning the language, enjoying the food...

The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent K Giorgio Tavecchio, the club announced Wednesday. Tavecchio has spent time with the Raiders in the each of the last three training camps, including the 2015 and 2016 offseason program, and has connected on a combined 6-of-7 field goal attempts in preseason action for the Silver and Black. The 5-foot-10, 1...

Five years ago, Carlsbad surfer and artist Chris Del Moro decided that in order to better move forward in his life, he needed to go back. With Santa Barbara surf filmmaker Jason Baffa, Del Moro returned to his native Italy to walk the streets of his childhood, visit his grandparents’ abandoned apartment, break bread with friends new and old and cat...

What does sexual violence look like when it becomes a war strategy? Please join us for a program about an historic incident that occurred in Italy during World War II and new Berkeley initiative that combats impunity for similar crimes today. The Italian incident found its way into a major Italian novel, an Oscar-winning Italian film, a critically...

“This is old Italian neighborhood,” Al Bronzini says. “That’s the house I was raised in, right there.” Al is showing me some of the places that were important to him growing up in East Oakland, almost 80 years ago. “Boy this is different,” he says. “Wow.” He’s a little too uncomfortable to park the car, so he points things out from the driver’s sea...