**The ceremony will be held in Little Italy SJ at W. Julian and North Almaden (Next to Paesano Ristorante), the 5th August at 10:00.   We are partnering with the San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce in breaking ground on the 31 foot Gateway Arch to anchor the developing Italian District in Downtown San Jose. This Arch Is being made po...

Little Italy is going full speed ahead with plans for the Little Italy Cultural center & Museum. Our first round of comments from the City and changes from our Architect now leave us with a daunting task of installing an entirely new foundation and a handicap lift elevator to meet the requirements for access to the "Italian Cellar" bar area of...

The Italian American Heritage Foundation salutes "The Italian Masters" with a concert on March 15 at 7 p.m.The Ohlone Chamber Singers, directed by Michael Morris, will present the special program of choral music by major Italian composers Antonio Vivaldi, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Gaetano Donizetti and Giuseppe Verdi. The concert also marks...

SATURDAY, AUGUST 2 - Gate opens 5:00pm - Game starts 6:00pm The entire night will be a celebration of Italian culture with raffles, Italian music and food, and giveaways. Come out, have fun and support Italian pride. San Jose Giants Italian baseball cap to first 1,000 attendees. $4.00 of each ticket sold goes to the IAHF. BUY TICKETS NOW...

Did you know that Italy is joining the United States and other nations as appassionati of the sport of rugby? Indeed, the popularity of the sport has been on the rise in the bel paese recently as many Italians are tuning into the matches of the Italian National Team.   Introduced from Britain to Genova just after the Italian reunification, r...

By Anne Gelhaus Construction is set to begin on Little Italy San Jose's Cultural Center and Museum, and project backers are ready to celebrate.   Little Italy San Jose is hosting a Gala Celebration on Sept. 13 in the heart of the organization's district, adjacent to Guadalupe River Park. Proceeds from the event will go toward fixing up the...

When San Jose tenor Pasquale Esposito was growing up in Naples, Italy, the soaring vocals of hometown opera hero Enrico Caruso often filled his family's apartment. The music didn't stop when the then-6-year-old accidentally broke the needle on his grandfather's record player. His grandfather asked him to sing.       The l...

Versalis, Italy's largest chemical manufacturer, and Genomatica, a San Jose-based technology leader for the chemical industry, have announced the establishment of a technology joint venture for bio-based butadiene from non-food biomass. Butadiene is a raw material used in the production of rubber for tires, electrical appliances, footwear, plastics...

Festa dates and times: Saturday August 24 11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.Sunday August 25 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.   Volunteer, meet new people, reunite with old friends and have some fun! We appreciate all our volunteers' support and time, and know that without your hardwork and dedication our Festa would not be possible. And so we say... Mille Gra...

by Cookie Curci   Between 1901 and 1910, nearly nine million immigrants came to the United States. Many of the arrivals were young Italians from the small town of Tricarico, 80 miles east of Naples. About 10 percent of the Italians now living in the Santa Clara Valley of California are from Tricarico. Unfamiliar with the language and custom...