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Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Time Spent with a Legend: Conversations with Lawrence Ferlinghetti

What does one talk about when speaking with a legend? How often does one have the opportunity to speak with an icon of San Francisco’s North Beach...
Bocce ball is said to be the world’s oldest sport, possibly going back as far as 23 centuries

Play the Italian Way – Bocce! Part II – Bocce Now

This is the second of a two part article featuring the timeless game of bocce ball. Part one of the article was published in the May 28, 2015 edition...
Nowadays, there are more than 25,000,000 bocce enthusiasts, among them many young people

Play the Italian Way – Bocce!

This article is part one of two parts. Part one investigates the ancient game of Bocce throughout the ages and part two, which will appear in the...
The start of the 93rd running of the Statuto Race at the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club

The Statuto Foot Race: A Race That Spans Seven Centuries

Picture the following scene if you will. The place is Verona, Italy. The year is 1271. Crowds of men, possibly naked, according to historic accounts...
Part of the early Italian Frontier were the Toscano Hotel and New Buon Gusto Restaurant on Broadway – c.1910 Courtesy of Richard Monaco, J.B. Monaco Collection, San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library

San Francisco Bay Area & The Italian Frontier Past & Present

The Role of Italian Americans in Preserving the Character of North Beach The role of Italian Americans in the development and preservation of San...

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