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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...

This conference focuses on Leonardo’s work on Flight, the Heart, Robotics & Artificial Intelligence, and the Environment, and is accompanied by an exhibition of relevant facsimiles of Leonardo’s drawings matched with photographs of contemporary dissections and modern artistic works. Organized by Massimo Ciavolella (UCLA) and Francis Wells (Cardiac...

Rain or shine, Little Italy’s Mercato farmers’ market kicks off every Saturday by hosting more than 200 local vendors on the streets of downtown San Diego.  The Mercato, or “market” in Italian, extends five blocks and features everything from fresh produce to house plants, olive oil, grape soda, jewelry and tablecloths. There is truly something for...

The Museo Italo Americano in collaboration with Associazione Liguri nel Mondo, and with the support of the Italian Consulate General in San Francisco and the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco, announces a celebration of Italian Heritage Month. On Monday, October 14th author Giorgio Alarico Chiarva will present his book Il banchiere galant...

Part of director/screenwriter/actor Massimiliano Finazzer Flory’s tour of the Southwest organized by the Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles to celebrate the 500th year of Leonardo da Vinci’s death with select screenings of his award-winning film. Finazzer Flory, the film’s writer and director, also plays the role of da Vinci in his unique do...

The City of St. Helena has proclaimed “Italian Heritage Month” in October for the first time. According to Chairman Anthony Micheli, local Italians, Sicilians and Swiss Italians (from the Swiss Canton Ticino) were important to the modern Napa Valley Wine Industry. The Nichelinis, Salminas, and other Italians and Swiss Italians continued to grow gra...

Sunday, October 6, 2019. 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM PDT. Little Italy San Jose, 350 West Julian Street, San Jose, CA 95110. Celebrate all things Italian in San Jose's Little Italy District. Authentic Italian Cuisine from Little Italy Businesses and Italian Restaurants located throughout Santa Clara County. Fantastic Entertainment lineup including Pasquale...

Friday October 4, 2019, 6:00 PM. $25 Italian Cultural Center of San Diego, 1629 Columbia Street  - San Diego, CA 92101. Professor Gabriella Ponzoli will provide an introduction to Ferrante's work which will include excerpts from her two books featured at FeStivale: L'Amore molesto and I giorni dell'abbandono. The ticket also includes entry to the F...

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...

The San Francisco Italian Heritage Parade is proud to announce that former San Francisco Fire Department Chief Joanne Hayes-White and San Francisco Giants pitcher Dave Dravecky will serve as 2019 parade Grand Marshals. Hayes-White was sworn in as Chief of the San Francisco Fire Department – the largest urban fire Department in the world with a fema...

The deadline to register to participate in the annual Via Arté Italian Street Painting Festival is coming up soon. Artists have through Sept. 20 to register for the event, which takes place Oct. 19 and 20 at The Marketplace, Ming Ave. Students and Professional artists will use chalk to create art pieces on the asphalt. Artists can enter up to three...

Every major film festival eventually faces the challenges associated with leadership change. In some cases that transition can be handled sloppily or unethically, compromising the event’s vision while permanently damaging staff morale and community support.  There are no such concerns regarding Diana Agostini’s recent appointment as the new executi...