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L’ultimo dei beat, l’apostolo del dissenso cresciuto in un’America in cui essere italiano voleva dire puzzare di aglio e peperoni, il poeta che bombardava Genova di poesie sganciate da un balcone e si presentava alle vernici con la spilla «Fuck art — let’s dance» appuntata sulla giacca, non ha perso il vizio. A cent’anni (quasi: li compie il 24 mar...

The paint was quickly cleaned up after a statue honoring Christopher Columbus was vandalized this weekend in the South Bay. Some called the act violent, but others said they want the statue removed altogether because of what the explorer represents. “They don’t have to come out and vandalize a statue,” said Valeria Corona, Chula Vista Resident. The...

Thursday, March 7, 2019. 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM PST. Organized by BAIA. Location: SAP.io - 344 Brannan Street - San Francisco, CA 94107. March is Women's History Month and BAIA is excited to celebrate it with the community. This panel event will feature stories of Italian women in different industries, from Science to Entrepreneurship, from Tech and the...

A Christoper Columbus statue in the South Bay was found vandalized Sunday morning, with red paint splashed on the figure's head and the word "genocide" scrawled in red spray paint along its base. Viewer Mel McBroome spotted the vandalism at Discovery Park in Rancho Del Rey, a neighborhood of Chula Vista, and sent FOX 5 a photo. "Genocide," reads th...

A unique project, called GENIUS LOCI, made its way to San Francisco and opened with an exhibition at the Museo Italo-Americano on February 7th. The work has been created by two Italian artists, Stefano Forgione and Pino Rossi, who work under the pseudonym of TTOZOI. Genius Loci, the Latin word for the guardian spirit of a place, was created by TTOZ...

Last year Little Italy San Jose was excited to receive a $250,000 Grant from The City of San Jose and Mayor Sam Liccardo. These essential funds for our Museum and Cultural Center were the 1st public funds Little Italy San Jose has received and we are extremely grateful to the City of San Jose for their support.  The tremendous monetary and In kind...

Best known as a Caldecott Award-winning author and illustrator, Leo Politi pioneered multiculturalism in children’s literature and captured bygone eras and communities with his paintbrush. The son of Italian immigrants, Leo Politi was born Atiglio Leoni Politi in Fresno, Cali., in 1908. Located in California’s Central Valley, Fresno is typically no...

Today we’d like to introduce you to Marianna Gatto. Marianna, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today. I’m a lifelong resident of Los Angeles, born and raised in Los Feliz and Silverlake, and from the time I was young, history, especially United States immigration history, was what ignited...

Vi informiamo che da oggi gli operatori degli uffici risponderanno dal lunedi’ al venerdi’, ad eccezione del mercoledi’, dalle 14.30 alle 15.30 ai seguenti numeri telefonici: Ufficio cittadinanza   (310) 432-9762; Ufficio notarile   (310) 432-9763; Ufficio stato civile   (310) 432-9764; Ufficio passaporti   (310) 432-9765; Ufficio visti   (310) 432...

Saturday March 2, 2019. 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM PST. Holy Cross Parish, 580 Jackson Street, San Jose, CA 95112. Little Italy is proud to present our inaugural Carnevale celebration in collaboration with Holy Cross Church and the Scalabrini club. Our event will include a Venetian mascarade costume contest, food, arts and crafts, wine tasting and live mus...

Ask natives and visitors to name popular, thriving enclaves in San Diego, and Little Italy will come in near the top on most folks’ lists. In recent decades, the historic fishing community has been reborn, and now serves as a beacon to those in search of great Italian restaurants, as well as shops, art galleries and an eclectic housing stock. The m...

Part of the 2019 Revolutions International Theatre Festival of Albuquerque, Chiara Guidi's The Land of Earthworms is a deeply touching children's play examining death, freely inspired by Euripides' Alcestis.  Organized by Societas Raffaello Sanzio with the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of New Mexico and Tricklock Company's Globa...