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...

This College Board-endorsed two-day AP® workshop organized by Fondazione Italia in collaboration with Pepperdine University will provide teachers with in-depth training in AP® courses and teaching strategies. Participants engage in pedagogical and content rich training led by College Board-endorsed consultant, Maria Gloria Borsa and receive printed...

Trattorias in Italy are a family style, casual dining establishment usually owned by a family which serves traditional comfort food. Rosemary Trattoria, recently opened on Orange Avenue, achieves that definition with a variety of traditional dishes that have been received very well by the community. In fact the comments flying around town are very...

This past January comedian, actor and best-selling author Sebastian Maniscalco had “the biggest week of his career” to-date according the Entertainment Weekly. That week included performing four shows at “The World’s Most Famous Arena,” Madison Square Garden, and releasing his new Netflix Original special– Stay Hungry – streaming now.  On the heels...

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...

Aztec drums thunder out from Chicano Park. Conch shells honk. It’s eight o’clock at night. People dance barefoot. Their ankle rattles sound like sleighbells. Now a woman steps forward with a smoking incense burner. It sends clouds across the dance space. Dancers come, kneel, let her wash the smoke over them. I swear. Barrio Logan. Full of surprises...

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...