Riccardo Giacconi, an astrophysicist who won the Nobel Prize for pioneering the study of the universe through the X-rays emitted by the most violent actors in the cosmos, including black holes, exploding stars and galumphing clouds of galaxies, died on Sunday in the La Jolla section of San Diego. He was 87. The National Academy of Sciences, of whic...

San Diego-The San Diego Italian Film Festival(SDIFF) has announced a lineup of eclectic films to be presented as part of its monthly series at the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park through September 2019. Carefully selected by Artistic Director and film professor Antonio Iannotta, these films represent a selection of the wide variety of mo...

LITTLE ITALY TREE LIGHTING Saturday, December 1st; 6:30pm, Piazza della Famiglia. This will be the 20th Anniversary of Little Italy's Tree Lighting! To create the best possible experience within our consistently limited budget, we need the community's help in making this year's event that much more spectacular. The best part: you still have time to...

I’ll go ahead and say it. I never much cared for South Park Abbey. It had a solid beer list, and I would catch the occasional NFL game there, but between food and booze, and my own snarky standards, there wasn’t a lot to keep me coming back. It’s possible the place just suffered the comparison to its predecessor, South Park Bar & Grill, which used...

Opening Wednesday, November 7 at Fashion Valley Mall, front and center next to Bloomingdale’s, is the fifteenth location of North Italia. The modern Italian restaurant is a proven smash for Fox Restaurant Concepts, which also runs Flower Child in Del Mar and Blanco Tacos + Tequila which opened earlier this fall in Fashion Valley. The hospitality gr...

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...

Saturday October 27, 2018 6:00 PM TO 11:00 PM. LOCATION: W. Fir St Between India Street and Kettner Blvd., San Diego, California 92101. Get ready to rev up your engines as the Little Italy Association, Lamborghini La Jolla, O'Gara La Jolla, Symbolic International and Lamborghini Club America proudly presents the annual Bulls of Sant'Agata Charge Li...

Solo Italiano: Dinner in Rosso: 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday October 6. Piazza della Famiglia, 523 Date St., San Diego. $200, plus facility fee. Tickets: soloitalianosd.com. Dress in your best red apparel and join the Little Italy community for an authentic Italian dining experience during Solo Italiano: Dinner in Rosso (Dinner in Red), a fundraising even...

The San Diego Italian Film Festival kicks off its 12th festivale with a Mafia musical called "Ammore e malavita" ("Love and Bullets") at the Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) in Balboa Park. Antonio Iannotta, SDIFF artistic director, is quick to point out that the more accurate description for this crime film would be a Camorra musical since the f...

The San Diego Italian Film Festival will begin its 12th annual FeStivale Wednesday. The title of the 12-day festival is a play on words, said artistic director Antonio Iannotta. “Stivale” means boot in his native tongue, he explained, and refers to the well-known shape of Italy. From an unusual documentary about the legendary painter Caravaggio to...