By Sarah Fritsche   With this evening's (Wednesday, January 27) grand opening of Fiorella, Boris Nemchenok, owner of Haight Street wine bar and pizzeria Uva Enoteca, is set to bring cozy neighborhood Italian eats to the Richmond District.   The centerpiece of the 40 seat restaurant, which is located in the former Shimo space on Clemen...

By Mauro Battocchi Fabrizio Capobianco knows a thing or two about software. Ten years ago he founded Funambol, which grew to be the world's leading open mobile source company, and recently his newest venture TOK.tv promises a new social dimension to television watching where friends can talk to each other while watching TV.   Indeed from yo...

Damaged by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 A.D., an over-life-size bronze statue of Tiberius (ruled A.D. 14–37) was discovered in 1741, during the first years of excavation at Herculaneum. The subject of a recent conservation project at the Getty Villa, the sculpture— on loan from Museo Archeologico Nazionale in Naples—provides the occasion to explo...

By Jonathan Gold   On a warm January night in Los Angeles, one of those evenings when we have trouble visualizing what the phrase "wind-chill factor" might even mean, the patio outside Maccheroni Republic is one of the most pleasant places downtown, a long, alley-narrow space, all greenery and soft air. The financial district's glass towers...

I'm on my way back from Davos where, during the World Economic Forum, we'll participate at the launch of the Startup European Partnership. After the official press conference and press release by commissioner by EU Commissioner Neelie Kroes, the news has been picked up and commented by a significant number of both international sources (Techcrunch...

In un momento di transizione e instabilità come quello attraversato in questo momento dall'Italia, c'è una parte vitale del paese che crede nelle opportunità offerte per il futuro dalla nuova rivoluzione tecnologica digitale.   Sulla scia di ciò che è avvenuto da oltre un decennio negli Stati Uniti, in molte città italiane si assiste alla na...

Wow, what a night! On May 4, 2014 F.I.L. held its first International Attire dinner dance at Mission Viejo Country Club. Conjuring a little magic for the members of FIL was the challenge for Chairlady, Sharon Gambino and she chose a "fail safe" theme, i.e. Costumi Internazionali.   Sharon is known for her attention to the miniscule of detail...

Check back here regularly to find out what's going on at the Festa. For more information contact pr@italianfamilyfestasj.org.    Press ReleasesItalian Family Festa to Lend a Hand - Italian American Heritage Foundation Joins in Helping to Preserve California HistoryAdrian Nestor, of the Romaggi Adobe Association, will present the story...

Nasce il circolo del Partito Democratico di San Francisco - Berkeley - Silicon Valley, con l'intento di catalizzare le energie di una delle aree più ricche e innovative degli Stati Uniti. Il circolo si caratterizza per una forte presenza giovanile e un forte legame con l'università, il mondo dell'impresa e dei giovani professionisti. Annalisa Sia...

Devine Pastabilities, located at 3545 Midway Dr., Ste. E, in San Diego, Calif., becomes the next Food Network television celebrity with a show dedicated to its regional favorite, the Torpasta. Appearing on "Mystery Diners" at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, the restaurant has had to keep details of the episode under wraps. However owner Damien Devine, w...