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Little Italy News

Interactive app wins preservation award

Posted: January 6th, 2017 | Columnists, Featured, Little Italy News | No Comments

Offering ‘a glimpse of the past using the technology of today’ By Chris Gomez | Little Italy News Little Italy Association’s mobile application, created to bring the neighborhood’s ancestors’ stories to life through augmented reality and historic tours around the community, is putting Little Italy on the digital map! The Little Italy San Diego Interactive […]

Welcoming visitors with a ‘Mona Lisa smile’

Posted: September 2nd, 2016 | Columnists, Featured, Little Italy News | No Comments

By Chris Gomez | Little Italy News Little Italy’s very own Washington Elementary STEAM Magnet School students, under the direction of instructor Jayne Barnett, are making Little Italy slightly more colorful this September with a new public art installation — a 20-by-20-foot “Mine-A-Lisa” painting mural. The masterpiece will be displayed on the corner of West Grape […]

Summer fun is heating up

Posted: July 1st, 2016 | Columnists, Featured, Little Italy News | No Comments

By Chris Gomez  | Little Italy News Little Italy is heating up and it’s not just because it’s the beginning of summer! The neighborhood is buzzing with festivals and events that will have everyone saying, “That’s amore!” Little Italy’s family-friendly atmosphere makes the neighborhood perfect for taking strolls through some of the summer festivals or […]

Take a virtual trip to Italy at the upcoming Taste of Little Italy

Posted: June 3rd, 2016 | Columnists, Featured, Little Italy News | No Comments

By Chris Gomez | Little Italy News The foodie event of the summer, “Taste of Little Italy,” is returning on Wednesday, June 15, from 5 ­– 9 p.m. The Little Italy neighborhood is inviting all to stroll down its streets and experience the neighborhood’s one-of-a-kind eateries. Restaurants will open their doors for food lovers to enjoy […]

Full S.T.E.A.M. ahead!

Soapbox cars will soon be racing through Little Italy

By Chris Gomez | Little Italy News

The students of Washington Elementary’s S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Magnet School are racing down State Street in Little Italy for the second annual Van Go! S.T.E.A.M. Festival, coming up Saturday, June 11 from noon – 6 p.m.

Our local neighborhood students are combining their skills of art and engineering to create soapbox cars to be raced at the festival. There will be soapbox cars designed like the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Spiderman, a cannoli, mermaid and more!