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...

Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM (PDT) Piazza Piccola Italia (Behind Bel Bacio and Paesano Ristorante)350 W Julian St - San Jose, CA 95110 View Map   Come celebrate Little San Jose with a Gala Celebration under the evening stars! This event will feature music by Italian Tenor Pasquale Esposito & Band. The Gala...

by Gary Singh   Last week, San Jose's Little Italy project officially dedicated a monumental 31-foot gateway arch at the intersection of N. Almaden and Julian, right in front of Paesano Ristorante Italiano, at the other end of the block from Henry's Hi-Life.   Constructed of marble, steel and other elements, the arch took years to com...

by Little Italy San Jose   For the past 6 months, Little Italy representatives participated in a series of meetings with other stakeholders, City of San Jose Staff, consultants, and leaders of the Guadalupe River Park Conservancy to put together a thorough plan to bring improvements to the Guadalupe Park from Julian to Santa Clara Street. Th...

Frank Fiscalini is a man who defies labels. He's served as both vice mayor and a city councilman for San Jose; as CEO of Alexian Brothers Hospital; as superintendent of the East Side Union High School District, which added 10 new schools during his tenure; as a teacher at James Lick High School and Bellarmine College Preparatory; and as a ment...

Capriotti's Sandwich Shop, born in Delaware 40 years ago, has just started roasting turkeys and piling Italian cold cuts atop submarine rolls at its second Northern California outlet.   The new location, at the Verdant complex in North San Jose's tech corridor, is open now but will celebrate with a grand opening on Saturday, April 2. That da...