Yesterday I had the distinct honor of waving the start flag in front of the Fairmont Hotel to mark the beginning of the 23rd annual California Mille vintage car tour. Was it the standard green flag, like in NASCAR? Not for the California Mille, a race inspired by the 1000 mile race that ran between Rome and Brescia from 1927 to 1957. It was the tri...

It's a hop, skip and a jump from the Geary Street side of Union Square to 236 Post St., where the Salvatore Ferragamo store just reopened in larger, two-story digs.   A fixture in San Francisco since 2000, the purveyor of luxury Italian goods is now cheek-to-jowl with Burberry, Cartier, Graff and Giorgio Armani, a growing designer alley. &n...

Escape the heat (or give in to the eery fog) with summer chills Italian style. Three films from a more disconcerting, though no less accomplished, side of the Italian psyche: Fiorile (1993, 105 min), 20 August. Register here. Romanzo criminale (2005, 154 min), 27 August. Register here.Girl by the Lake (2007, 95 min), 3 September. Register her...

Millikan High School in Long Beach Looking for Full-Time Long-Term Substitute Italian High School Teacher   Position will begin sometime between Nov. 9- 30 and last to the end of the school year. Teacher will teach Italian 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, and 7-8. Hourly pay reflects the long term substitute rate that is posted on LBUSD's website. W...

by Benedetta Cicconi Eleonora Granata è il neopresidente del Comitato degli italiani all'estero di Los Angeles recentemente rinnovato alle elezioni dello scorso aprile 2015 e che vede Claudio Fogu come Vicepresidente e Segretario, Cynthia Catalino alla tesoreria e come consiglieri Silvia Bizio, Francesco Brescia, Valerio Chiarotti, Gabriella Cri...

This weekend don't missCINEMA ITALIAN STYLE 2012through November 18, 2012 at the Aero Theatre Cinema Italian Style, the annual celebration of Italian cinema, continues this weekend with Daniele Vicari's hard-hitting procedural expose DIAZ: DON'T CLEAN UP THIS BLOOD,the true story of the police assault at the Genoa G8 summit; Carlo Verdone's sharp...

A terracotta head depicting the Greek god Hades that the J. Paul Getty Museum acquired in 1985 is being voluntarily sent back to Sicily, the museum has announced. Getty officials said that the museum has worked with officials from Sicily during the last two years to determine whether it would be appropriate to return the artifact. The museum said...

The 2013 edition of Concorso Italiano will be staged Friday, August 16th at Laguna Seca Golf Ranch in Monterey, California. Long a staple of the Monterey Classic Car Week, the 28th annual Concorso will again honor Italian vehicles and style with everything great from Italy including cars, fashion, food and wine.   This year's Concorso Italia...

By Mauro Battocchi The San Francisco Opera company has announced an ambitious calendar of ten operas this season, up from eight last year.   Included from the Italian opus will be Vincenzo Bellini's Norma (Sep 5 - 30, 2014), Giuseppe Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera (Oct 4 - 22, 2014), Gioachino Rossini's La Cenerentola (Nov 9 -26, 2014), Marco...

Una mostra "work in progress" di dipinti realizzati dal vivo in uno studio artistico aperto al pubblico.È questa l'originale idea realizzata dall'Istituto Italiano di Cultura di San Francisco e dall'artista toscano Domenico Monteforte, il quale torna nella città sulla baia dopo la bella mostra esposta in questa sede due anni fa.   Fino all'i...