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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

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

ITALIAN HERITAGE TOUR THIS SATURDAY AT THE ITALIAN CEMETERY IN COLMA

By Elena Bianchi    For most people, the idea of going to a cemetery is the last thing they want to think about, but for the past five years or so, going to the Italian Cemetery in Colma has taken on an entirely different connotation. Besides being the only cemetery in ... Read More

IT’S FESTA ITALIANA SEASON IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

By Luisa Russo   Once again, Italian organizations throughout Northern California are preparing for their annual festivals. From Monterey to Sacramento and beyond, street fairs and festivals with a decidedly Italian flavor are being planned. Though there’s a bit of ... Read More

DOCUMENTARY ON CALIFORNIA ITALIAN IMMIGRANTS TO BE BROADCAST ON PBS

By: Francesco Romano    When one thinks of Italian immigrants, the image that usually comes to mind is that of a family of peasants, swaddled in rags, standing on the bow of a steamer ship approaching New York Harbor. The father, wearing weather-worn clothing and ... 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

LA SCINTILLA RETURNS AFTER THIRTEEN-DECADE HIATUS

By:  Nickolas Marinelli    It was in 1877 that Commendatore John F. Fugazi, the Italian travel agent, banker, philanthropist, and il papa della colonia, became fed up with the Italian press in San Francisco. He felt that the editors of Italian newspapers only printed ... Read More

LITTLE ITALY SAN JOSÈ CANNOLI TOURNAMENT

By: Paolo Colombo On May 6th, Little Italy hosted over 160 people and 8 contestants in a bracket style tournament for the "Top Cannoli" bragging rights. Our judges (Pasquale Esposito, Linda Bozzo Zavoral from the Mercury News, and Jeff Capaccio from NIAF named La ... 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