Orange County

Bruno & Sophia Loren. Photo: Cashman Photo Enterprises of Nevada

Oscar Winning Actress Sophia Loren & Humanitarian Sir Bruno Serato Express Mutual Admiration

Saturday proved to be an extraordinary day for one of Orange County’s most beloved residents. Humanitarian Sir Bruno Serato, who founded a nonprofit...
Italian filmmaker Ilaria Borrelli

Ilaria Borrelli: Raising Awareness About Humanitarian Issues Through Cinema

Recently L’Italo-Americano had the pleasure to interview Ilaria Borrelli, the Italian director and main actor of Talking To The Trees, an Italian...
Group on stage at the Bowers Museum, L-R  David Prisco, Distinguished Member John Russo, Villa Park Mayor Diana Fascenelli, Consul General Antonio Verde, Honoree Vicky Carabini, Honoree Joseph Ferrucci, Event Chair Commendatore Frank DeSantis

Celebrate Italy Festival: Italian pride at the Bowers Museum

As the color guard walks in carrying the majestic Italian, American, and Californian flags, the audience who attended the “Celebrate Italy Event”...
Chapman University President James L. Doti. Photo credit: Sheri Geoffreys for Chapman University

The Italian American values behind Chapman’s growth

“To serve our university’s mission we need, as a learning community, to do all we can to build, nurture and sustain the most vibrant, exciting,...
Steve Oedekerk in his studio in San Juan Capistrano

Steve Oedekerk: an Italian in Hollywood

I met up with Steve Oedekerk at “O Entertainment,” his studio in San Juan Capistrano. What was once an old bank and still has the vintage vault to...
Chef Bruno Serato and the children of Caterina's Club. Photo Credit Tony Zuppardo

At Caterina’s Club “If pasta is too good, you will eat fast and get more”

“Bruno Serato is a wonderful helper, he works at a restaurant called the White House.” ”He is a loving, caring man, who helps people in need. He...
Mauro Barbato, Giampaolo Mancuso, Consul General Antonio Verde, and Fiorella Cagnolo. Photo by Kaylee Duff

Dinner’s ready for the Italian Institutions and the entrepreneurs of Newport Beach

On June 4th, right after the grand National Republic Day celebrations, the Orange County hosted the first meeting of local Italian and Italian...
Fashion designer Nadia Bozzetti

OC Fashion Designer Nadia Bozzetti: Calm, Cool and Custom Fit for Success

These days, most people answer the phone in a few ways. Either with disdain or with intense caution as if ready to say the word “No,” before you even...
Rolando Ravello e Ambra Angiolini on the set of "Ti ricordi di me?"

Ravello’s Do You Remember Me? at the Newport Beach Film Festival

The Italian Spotlight section of the 16 th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival (April 23–30) focused on Rolando Ravello’s second movie as a director:...
Director Roberto Burchielli spent fifteen months on the ocean with the first female captain of the Italian Navy, Catia Pellegrino

An Evening with Roberto Burchielli

At a recent movie screening of La Scelta di Catia—80 Miglia a Sud di Lampedusa, I had the opportunity to talk about the film with its director,...
Swallows Come, Capistrano, Orange County, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

When the Swallows Come Back to Capistrano

The history behind the Swallows return to Mission San Juan Capistrano is historical and religious. The beauty of it all has developed over the years...
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Italians Welcome Italian Consulate to Orange County in Grand Italian Style

On January 20, 2015, at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, over 200 members of the Italian Community, families and organizations joined together to...
Gaga for Gondolas, John Scarpa, Newport Beach, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

Gaga for Gondolas!

The Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade is the prime seaside event of the year for Southern Californians. In the parade, boats of all kinds are...
Sam Allevato, Italian-American, Family History, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

Former Mayor Sam Allevato Speaks on his Italian-American Family History

Sam Allevato is one of San Juan Capistrano’s most esteemed city council members, a past mayor of the city, and a full-time Italian-American family...
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Surfer Chris Del Moro and his "Bella Vita"

For most of his life, professional surfer Chris Del Moro has probably spent as much time in the water as on land. When he was just three, while most...