San Francisco

A long-time favorite of locals and tourists alike, Caesar’s Restaurant announced Saturday that it will close its doors on August 31st.    The restaurant was known not only for its world-famous crab cioppino, but for its place as a regular …

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Great music, happy revelers, and fantastic Italian food helped make the fourth annual Festa Coloniale Italiana a rousing success. The last local Italian street festival in San Francisco kicked off Saturday morning under sunny skies; perfect weather brought out the …

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The San Francisco Italian Athletic Club (SFIAC) will be holding its first annual “Race Day Raffle” on Sunday, August 12th.  Of course, every non-profit organization holds raffles to raise a few bucks, but this year the SFIAC decided to kick …

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The Italian American Heritage Foundation (IAHF) will be presenting its 32nd Annual Italian Family Festa 2012 in San Jose next month. Italian culture and local history will convene in an eventful weekend-long celebration at the Guadalupe River Park and Gardens …

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YADA’s dancers swing, kick, pirouette and lift daily. Ballet shoes are hung and re-worn for Nina’s classes. Matias, the 12-year old mascot dancer, travels from over the sea weekly from the sister-island of Gozo to rehearse. Felix and the other …

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If the decades following World War II were the Italian cinema’s golden age, Italian actresses were the ones who made it sparkle and gleam. The earthy, mercurial Anna Magnani embodied the unvarnished emotional and moral force of neo-realism. Giulietta Masina’s …

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Ferragosto is not only the mid-point of summer and a time to enjoy the warm weather; it’s also time to begin to prepare for the cooler days of autumn and the many fall events in the Italian Community.  The largest …

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How do you keep a 95-year-old organization up to date? This is the question that the members of the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club (SFIAC) are bent on answering.   To that very purpose they’ve done much in the last …

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With the arrival of summer, even in the chilly city of San Francisco, there is a warmer and relaxed atmosphere. During the long joyful days of sunshine, while attending one of the several music festivals, being part of one unique …

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Road to Valor: A True Story of World War II Italy, the Nazis, and the Cyclist Who Inspired a Nation is the first book written in the English language about Gino Bartali, Italian cyclist champion and national legend.  It is …

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