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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

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

UGO PIGNATI NOW UNEMPLOYED

By Fritzi Lareau The Summer Solstice, June 21, was the date of Ugo Pignati's retirement party. Held at the Basque Cultural Center in South San Francisco, more than a dozen of Ugo's direct reports from Savin/Ricoh Corporation joined to thank Ugo for being "Manager ... Read More

PIZZA MAESTRO TONY GEMIGNANI VIES FOR NEW GUINNESS WORLD RECORD

By Giuseppe Esposito   In the heart of San Francisco’s storied Little Italy is Tony’s Pizza Napoletana, home of eleven-time World Pizza Champion Tony Gemignani. When the restaurant opened five years ago, it brought a sense of renewed vibrancy to the Stockton block of ... Read More

SFIAC TO CHEER AZZURRI ON TO VICTORY AT BIG BASH

By: Giuseppe Esposito.    Not since the Second World War has there been so much emotion in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood over the rivalry between Italy and England. It may not be a war that everyone is talking about, but one would be hard pressed to tell the ... Read More

FIGONE OLIVE OIL TO OPEN NEW PETALUMA LOCATION

By: Anna Ferrari   Figone’s of California Olive Oil is expanding its current operation to include a new retail store in Petaluma. Opening Saturday, June 14th at 10:00 a.m., the new location can be found at 1370 Industrial Avenue, just one block off the 101 freeway, and ... Read More

SF OPERA TO STAGE TEN PERFORMANCES OF GIUSEPPE VERDI’S LA TRAVIATA

By: Anna Ferrari    Since its first performance at the La Fenice opera house in Venice in 1853, Giuseppe Verdi’s classic work La Traviata has entertained generations of opera fans and regular Joes alike. This season, the San Francisco Opera, will stage ten performances ... Read More

DAVE DRAVECKY BREAKS BREAD AT SFIAC STAG DINNER

By: Giuseppe Esposito   The San Francisco Italian Athletic Club (SFIAC) has long been the place where sports enthusiasts, amateur athletes, and even a few professionals have come together to break bread and enjoy some good old-fashioned male bonding. The club has ... Read More

NOW IT’S COMMENDATORE ANGELO QUARANTA

By: Maria Greco    The always smiling, always effervescent Angelo Quaranta—insurance executive, restaurateur, former Parking Commissioner, and former Police Commissioner—can now add another title to his long and growing list: Commendatore.    To be more precise, the ... Read More

LA SCINTILLA LAUNCHED BY CONSUL GENERAL BATTOCCHI

By: Francesco Romano   When asked if he would like to ceremonially launch La Scintilla Italiana—the Bay Area’s news source for all things Italian—Consul General of Italy Mauro Battocchi said he would be honored to be part of what he referred to as a “watershed event in ... 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