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  Dear Readers, Father’s Day was last Sunday, so Happy Father’s Day to all you fathers, grandfathers, uncles, big brothers and father figures out there, and may happy memories bring a small measure of comfort to readers whose fathers are …

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  Pirandello was the son of a wealthy sulfur merchant. In Pirandello’s time, boys had to go into the sulfur mines and carry out heavy loads of raw sulfur on their backs, and they were called “carusi”. My grandfather’s name …

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  ITALIAN AMERICAN MUSEUM OF LOS ANGELES TO PRESENT CONFERENCE ON HISTORY OF  ITALIANS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, LIVE PERFORMANCE BY MUSICANTICA AND YOUTH WORKSHOPS    (Los Angeles, CA) An Italian American judge is responsible for banning the Ku Klux Klan in California. …

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  There are many traditions inspired by the joining of two people in matrimony, traditions which have passed from generation to generation.  They have endured over centuries and, though we continue practicing them today, many of us do not know …

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  Dear Readers, Memorial day, originally called Declaration Day, is a day of Remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service. Memorial Day will be observed on May 27th this year, the last Monday in May, as per …

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  Dear Readers, ITALIAN AMERICANS IN THE SANTA CLARA VALLEY, the exciting exhibit at the Martin Luther King Jr. main public library, located at San Jose University, in partnership with San Jose State University (150 E. San Fernando Street), has …

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Calling gelatieri all around the world! The first-ever Gelato Olympics have begun. During the next year and a half, eight cities around the world will host the competition which will see selected gelato artisans fight to win the jury’s and …

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Government sequestration, furloughs, bailouts, and bipartisan bickering have increased the sentiment of cynicism and disillusionment among voters (young and old alike) in the United States.  While internationally, more and more of the populace has subverted oppressive governments’ (i.e. The Arab …

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  Rome is thought of as the imperial city as well as the great center of the Roman Catholic Church at the Vatican. It is certainly that in the minds of many. Yet, Rome is the city of Saint Francis …

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  In popular culture King Arthur is usually depicted as sovereign of some medieval never-never land, where Knights  of the Round Table and their ladies speak perfect English and live by an idyllic code of chivalry, troubled by little more …

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