Alex Zanardi has been invited back to the Long Beach Grand Prix time and time again in any official race role he wanted. The Italian was informed he would be inducted into the Walk of Fame, but Zanardi was always too busy. Training for the Paralympics, hosting his popular talk show or simply content to inspire others to never give up on their life...

Nexxt Foundation Inc. a Southern California based 501( c) 3 is pleased to announce its first annual all-star gala gourmet dinner and concert to be held at the Ovation Event Center in the Pine Ave District of Long Beach on the evening of Friday, March 25th, 2022, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the local, Orange County based Somerset Homes...

Millikan High School in Long Beach, California is looking for an Italian teacher to helm their Italian and Italian for Spanish Speakers program starting in August 2021. Interested candidates must already have permission to work in the United States and should have a single-subject credential in Italian (priority will be given to candidates who also...

Joe Picarelli, the Italian immigrant whose food and hospitality has been a staple of the Long Beach culinary scene for decades, passed of a heart attack at the age of 65 on Sunday, March 22. “He was a great man, brother and restaurateur,” said Councilmember Suzie Price. “He will be greatly missed, but will be remembered often, and never forgotten....

Seal Beach’s Mark A. Thompson has written an interesting book, “Sinatra’s Tailor.” It’s a biographical novel about longtime Long Beach clothier Umberto Autore, who was orphaned and raised by Italian nuns during World War II. It describes the struggles the lad had growing up, including being shot in the face by a German soldier; how he was reunited...

Milana's New York Pizzeria in downtown Long Beach, is celebrating their 10-year anniversary on Wednesday, February 19, with a special deal. Milana's will be offering an 18-inch cheese pizza for $10 from 11:30 am to 9:30 pm. This offer is exclusive to the downtown location and is for dine-in or take-out only, the news release said. It's not availabl...

Looking to satisfy your appetite for Italian fare? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Italian restaurants around Long Beach, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to fulfill your urges. 1. Deli News Pizza Topping the list is Deli News Pizza. Located at 5555 Stearns St., Suite 104 in L...

Following the immense success of last month’s Ducati World Premiere event in Italy, the Bologna-based brand is bringing its newest motorcycles to North America for the first time to display at the Long Beach International Motorcycle Show (IMS) from Friday, Nov. 22 through Sunday, Nov. 24. The public will have the opportunity to be the first in Nort...

After serving the Belmont Heights community for 50 years, Francelli’s—the Italian-American restaurant that first opened as a market in 1969—has closed up shop, adding to the string of old-school Italian-American restaurants that have closed, including Russo’s last year and Papalucci’s in September. Birthed in the late 1960s by children-of-immigrant...

Milana’s is Downtown’s New York-style pizza staple—actually, they’re Long Beach‘s New York-style pizza staple. And one thing that has always stuck with me is something its owner, Adriel Fasci, told me years ago when they first opened: “Y’know, if a plain cheese slice can’t hold up on its own, then it isn’t good pizza. Period.” Forthright with a thi...