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EXPO MILANO 2015: GOODBYE SOLAR PANELS, HELLO ‘SOLAR LEAVES’

Far from being an innovative technology, solar power has been a part of a strategy to switch from fossil fuels to green energy for decades. President Jimmy Carter installed a solar energy system on the roof of the White House in 1979 in response to the gas crises caused ... Read More

Author, Italian MP Marazziti to Speak in Bay Area

Nation-states and communities throughout the world have reached certain decisions about capital punishment: It is the destruction of human life. It is ineffective as a deterrent for crime. It is an instrument the state uses to contain or eliminate its political ... Read More

“13 Ways of Looking at the Death Penalty”

By Sebastian Fichera I have a confession to make: I have never had a problem with the death penalty. Despite a lingering suspicion that those who regard it as an unmitigated evil are on the side of the angels, I have always resisted the notion that the death ... Read More

Finding the Mother Lode Coming to San Mateo PBS station

Though the recent documentary The Italian Americans has received much publicity as of late, a documentary that focuses on California Italian-Americans is still making the rounds. Finding the Mother Lode: Italian Immigrants in California, the critically-acclaimed 2014 ... Read More

Eternal Traveler: Leonardo da Vinci’s Secret Life

The Leonardo da Vinci Society, in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute, will be presenting a multimedia concert by Andrea Centazzo on Saturday, March 28th at the Century Club of California. The benefit concert will begin at 7:00 PM, and will be followed by ... Read More

La Dolce Vita 2015: A Fundraiser for La Scuola

La Dolce Vita is the annual spring fundraising gala for La Scuola Internazionale di San Francisco (La Scuola). More than a fundraiser, it’s the not-to-be-missed Italian party of the year, with drinks, dinner, dancing, as well as a silent and a live auction. This year ... Read More

Little Italy San Jose to Unveil New Landmark Arch

After several years of fundraising, seeking in-kind donors and city approval, and project managing the construction, Little Italy San Jose is ready for the unveiling ceremony of its 31 foot Little Italy Arch. The unveiling ceremony will take place on Friday, March ... Read More

SFIAC Banquet Honors Alberto Cipollina, Past Presidents

When Alberto Cipollina, a more than forty-year member of the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club (SFIAC) became president in 2011, it was clear that things were changing. After years of disagreements and rancor about the future direction of the SFIAC, the newly-elected ... Read More

ORDER SONS OF ITALY IN AMERICA OPENS 78TH GRAND CONVENTION

   The Order Sons of Italy in America (OSIA) Grand Lodge of California opened its 78th Grand Convention this morning at the Westin San Francisco Airport Hotel in Millbrae, California.    Delegates from throughout California, Nevada, Hawaii, and Southern Oregon happily ... Read More

NIAF OFFICIAL DELEGATION MEETS IN SORRENTO AND NAPLES

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) leadership, including Chairman Joseph V. Del Raso, President John M. Viola, and the executive committee, will travel to Italy June 22- 29, 2014. The Foundation’s Mission to Italy will bring together board members, business ... Read More

When the Old Country Becomes the New Country

By Francine Brevetti Why would I want to go to Sicily? My family’s from Northern Italy. Three reasons: My education in college and graduate school exposed me to the histories of ancient Greece, and Rome, their drama and their mythologies. I’m crazy about ... Read More

USA-ITA. L’INSEGNATE DELLA SCUOLA PUBBLICA NEL XXI°, UNA MISSIONE

di Mauro Aprile Zanetti Approfitto dello “spring break” — una pausa pasquale laica per non offendere alcun credo, secondo la religione delle religioni americane, cioè il make up del politically correct, dietro cui si agita il Re dei Re, Sua Maestà il Consumismo — per ... Read More

EXPO MILANO 2015: GOODBYE SOLAR PANELS, HELLO ‘SOLAR LEAVES’

Far from being an innovative technology, solar power has been a part of a strategy to switch from fossil fuels to green energy for decades. President Jimmy Carter installed a solar energy system on the roof of the White House in 1979 in response to the gas crises caused ... Read More