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The Alioto-Lazio Fish Company, opened in the 1940s on San Francisco’s iconic Fisherman’s Wharf, is the last of five fishing businesses started by Tom Lazio. Opened with relatives Frank Alioto and Sal Tarantino, it was a beacon to local fishermen who unloaded fresh fish and crab, sold directly to the public at wholesale prices. Granddaughters Annett...

Eni is pleased to announce that it opened its first "Open Innovation Outpost" in San Francisco today. Innovation has always been a strategic factor for Eni: with the new challenge of Digital Open Innovation, Eni hopes to stress its interest in and dedication towards protecting innovation ecosystems, with the aim of discovering emerging trends that...

"When I was a boy growing up in Genova, my hometown, I loved two things: one was the sea and the other was cinema. The sea is immense to explore, and cinema is something that takes you in a different world, a fantastic world.” Italian architect Renzo Piano spoke about his passion for movie-making as soon as he took the stage during the opening of t...

Since he moved to Los Angeles 17 years ago, his goal has always been to tell and explain Italian design to the American public. Now that he has been officially named the 2021 ambassador of Italian design, artist Mattia Biagi decided, as a first step, to set up the exhibition A Journey Through Italian Design, at the Italian Cultural Institute in Wes...

The Italian Trade Agency (ITA) - Los Angeles Office is seeking n.1 full time Audiovisual Market Analyst. The Italian Trade Agency ITA - Italian Trade Agency is the Governmental agency that supports the business development of our companies abroad and promotes the attraction of foreign investment in Italy. The ITA Los Angeles Office specializes in t...

When Judy Garland sang “Over The Rainbow” in 1939 film The Wizard of Oz, she could have been referring to a pair of custom-made Salvatore Ferragamo wedges. Ferragamo – then known as the “shoemaker to the stars” – crafted the 8.5cm rainbow-coloured platforms for Garland in 1938, in what would become one of the defining designs of his career. Though...

The exhibit, curated by the 2021 Italian Design Ambassador in Los Angeles Mattia Biagi, explores the iconic creations by Italian designers and design companies. Bringing Italian design and culture to a wide public has always been one of Biagi’s goals since he moved to Los Angeles 18 years ago. His aim with this show is to take the observer on a voy...

Concorso Italiano is a big celebration of all the best cars from Italy. While it got a little too big for a while there, it has had a new corner of the Blackhorse Golf Course on Fort Ord for a couple years now and it seems to have settled in nicely. The car count went from over 1000 (mostly F355s) to right around 550 or 560 cars. That may still sou...

This past Wednesday night, near the top of an island paradise located 20 miles off the coast of Naples, on the picturesque grounds of a 16th-century castle once occupied by Michelangelo, dozens of Italian actors, musicians, models, influencers, government officials and paparazzi — all dressed to the nines — along with a handful of Hollywood denizen...

Italy's Brembo (BRBI.MI) said on Monday it would open its first high technology lab in California's Silicon Valley to accelerate the company's digitisation, one of the key objectives of a plan announced in September. Brembo's 'Inspiration Lab' will focus on strengthening the company's expertise in software development, data science and artificial i...

By design, Francesco Ragazzi's Palm Angels feels more Californian than it does Italian. It takes its name from Ragazzi's Rizzoli publication of Golden State skaters, after all. Still, Ragazzi hasn't forgotten his roots. Thus, Palm Angels' new Missoni collaboration is a coming-home affair, of sorts, translating the luxury house's flashy knitwear int...

With gentrification on the rise comes the not always aesthetically pleasing money-over-culture approach to L.A.’s historically rich and beautiful architecture. As a result, old craftsman homes and California bungalows are becoming contemporary buildings planted like markers of systemic racial inequalities within Los Angeles neighborhoods. However,...