Scholarships toward studying abroad in Florence (application process is now open until 5 p.m. on April 19, 2019). The County of Santa Clara/Florence, Italy Sister County Commission established an annual scholarship award for Santa Clara County residents who have been accepted in a university-certified study abroad program in Florence, Italy and who...

Rita’s Ice, a sweet institution since 1984, has expanded to Alameda with a shop at the South Shore Center. Coming soon is a Santa Clara location at 1807 Pruneridge Ave. The chain’s specialties include the East Coast-born Italian ices, legendary in New York and New Jersey for decades (mango is the top seller) and the frozen custard that’s wildly pop...

Although the race for Santa Clara County’s District 4 supervisor seat was rife with accusations of sexual harassment and misconduct, it’s unclear how big a role that ultimately played in Tuesday’s primary election results. Susan Ellenberg, one of only two female candidates in the race, received the most votes — 12,266, or 32.37 percent — to start t...

Luca Mignini nominato Chief Operating Officer di Campbell nell’ambito di una riorganizzazione strategica del Gruppo alimentare. La nuova struttura dell'azienda americana produttrice di zuppe, bevande, snack e cibi preconfezionati, prevede la creazione di un’accelerator Unit. Come sottolinea il presidente e ceo, Denise Morrison, “semplificherà le no...

Every year the County of Santa Clara CA USA/Province of Florence, Italy Sister County Commission offers scholarships to university students from Santa Clara County who are participating for an academic year in a University approved International Program in Florence, Italy. Applications are available at: www.sccgov.org/florencescholarships Completed...

Helen Rinauro, who came to Tracy from the Santa Clara Valley in 1955, still has vivid memories of arriving here. “Paul (her late husband) and I had farmed in the Santa Clara Valley, and when we decided to move to Tracy, some of our friends said, ‘You’re moving to Tracy, where’s that?’” Helen said the move, “a bit scary at first,” turned out to be a...

A team including Stanford researchers created a new digital archive to study Rome’s transformation over the centuries. The exhibit, which went online in the spring, consists of almost 4,000 digitized drawings, prints, photographs and sketches of historic Rome from the 16th to 20th centuries. The pieces were collected by renowned Roman archaeologist...

A Conversation with Lidia Bastianich. Food, Family, and Italian Culture: More Than a Meal Around the Table. Tuesday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m. Music Recital Hall, Santa Clara University. Click here for further information   The 2017 Vari Symposium, an event of the Dr. Victor and Julia Botto Vari Italian Studies Initiative, proudly presents television pe...

By Carolyn Schuk   There's nothing more traditional than spending Thanksgiving with your family – right? Not necessarily. Remember, the first Thanksgiving wasn't Norman Rockwell's family Thanksgiving. It was a community harvest celebration shared by English Calvinist immigrants – the Pilgrims – and Native Americans.   "Our harvest bei...

Come to the Vari Symposium 2015 for an enjoyable evening of Italian opera arias, duets and songs performed from notable operas such as La Traviata, La Bohème and Rigoletto. This year's performance is Friday, May 15th at 7:30PM at the Music Recital Hall at Santa Clara University.   The event is free and open to the public. To RSVP click here....