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We are pleased to inform the users of the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles that the recent introduction of an additional appointment related calendar has allowed us to streamline considerably waiting times. As much as 40% of those users who received an appointment through our “Prenota On Line” system have obtained it within just a few days...

La recente introduzione del calendario supplementare di appuntamenti per il rilancio dei passaporti al Consolato generale d’Italia a Los Angeles ha permesso di snellire sensibilmente i tempi di attesa. A darne notizia, con evidente soddisfazione, è proprio la sede consolare, che in una nota precisa: “ben il 40% di coloro che hanno ricevuto un appun...

Beyond the throngs of tourists and kitschy Italian restaurants hides the real North Beach, a bastion of hidden alleyways and Beat-laced history. Whether you're sipping a stiff cocktail or searching for a just-right book of poetry, keep your eyes—and your mind—wide open when exploring this richly cultured neighborhood. North Beach has been hit espec...

A visit to San Francisco’s Consulate General of Italy typically begins with talk of not dinner but dessert — specifically, zabiaone. That’s because the friendly Labrador that belongs to Consul General Lorenzo Ortona and his wife, the journalist Sheila Pierce Ortona, is named for the dessert of the same deep golden color. They call her Zaba for shor...

Veteran actor Billy Drago, perhaps best known for his role in the gangster movie The Untouchables, has sadly passed away at the age of 73. The circumstances surrounding his passing haven't yet been made clear, though his rep confirmed the actor died on Monday in Los Angeles. Drago is survived by his sister Patty, brother Steve, sons Darren and Derr...

Although he was among the most renowned Italian painters of the late fifteenth century, Ercole de’ Roberti almost slipped through the cracks of history. Within a hundred years of his death, historians had muddled even the basic details of his life, and over the next three centuries all but two of his surviving works were attributed to different art...

The award-winning short form comedy series, "Little Italy, Los Angeles," produced by Adriano Valentini Productions & Adaptive Studios, is in consideration for a 2019 Emmy in the category: "Short Form Comedy or Drama Series"  LA's Little Italy is a neighborhood undergoing change. From corporate stores to hipster salons, foreign food trucks to gay ba...

On June 3rd 2019 the Italian community of LA celebrated the historic day, back in 1946, when a pivotal referendum decided the fate of Italy about being a Monarchy or a Republic. The actual day of celebration was on Sunday June 2nd but, due to a strategic choice based on local habits, it’s been postponed to the day after. The celebration took place...

Thursday, June 20, 2019. 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM PDT. SF Italian Athletic Club, 1630 Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA 94133. Hai lavorato in Italia e hai domande sulla pensione come residente all'estero? La conferenza si terra' all' Italian Athletic club in San Francisco e verra' anche trasmessa via teleconferenza. Registrazione all'evento e' necessari...

Indigenous Peoples' Day is replacing the Columbus Day holiday in cities around the country, and South Lake Tahoe could be next. During their meeting on Tuesday, June 18, the City Council will vote on a resolution to rename the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples' Day in South Lake Tahoe. The first city to rename the holiday was Berkeley...

For the 73rd time in their history, Italy and Italians celebrated the Festa della Repubblica, with events across the globe aiming to underline the relevance of what happened in the country in 1946. June 2nd became a public holiday only in 2000 though, when Italian President of the Republic, Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, decided to make a National Day of ce...

Thirteen protesters demanding removal of the Christopher Columbus statue from the rotunda at California's Capitol were arrested Monday, authorities say. The protesters were members of the California Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, according to the group's Twitter page. The group was given a permit to assemble near the wes...