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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...

Experience this stunning exhibit of contemporary mosaic artwork from the Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli in Italy. In its first US appearance, the collection showcases the work of young mosaic artists who enhance the ancient tradition of mosaic art with innovative methods and materials. Curator Guglielmo Zanette explains: “50 FACES is a unique blend o...

September 26th; 6:30PM - 8:30PM. Piazza della Famiglia, Little Italy, San Diego (CA). Our annual State of the Neighborhood event will take place in Little Italy’s Piazza della Famiglia; the 10,000-square-foot public space playing host to the community as we hear Chief Executive Administrator of the Association, Marco Li Mandri, present on the past,...

If this year’s Monterey’s Annual Festa Italia is any indication, the three-day festival that’s rooted in the city’s Sicilian history and that of its local fishermen, still runs deep. In its 86th year, as one of the oldest running festivals in the state, it featured Italian cuisine, music, dancing, raffles and a bocce ball tournament. It also includ...

A memorial service will be held on Friday for George P. Schiavelli, 71, a retired judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court and the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, and a beloved and respected figure in the Los Angeles legal community. Schiavelli, who died on the night of Aug. 31 from the after-effects of a stem cell transp...

Louis DaMassa, Oroville High School class of 1921, is being inducted in memoriam into the Oroville Union Hall of Fame. This 2019 inductee passed away in 1975 but is remembered with respect and admiration by his family and friends as an honorable man who always looked for ways to serve his community. During World War II, DaMassa served as an Air Rai...