Italian American Club of San Pedro
with the newly-dedicated "Via Italia"
street sign in front
Club House Italia of Los Angeles
308 N Robertson Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90048
Tel: (310) 854-4904
Garibaldina M.B. Society
Societá Garibaldina di Mutua Beneficenza
4533 N. Figueroa
Los Angeles, CA 90065
Tel: (818) 249-9363 or (323) 223-5005
See below. More history at: http://garibaldina.org/index_files/Page405.htm
Italian American Club
1903 S. Cabrillo Ave.
San Pedro, CA
Tel: (310) 831-3183
California Italian American Foundation
Pres.: Giuseppe Catalano
6471 Saddle Drive
Long Beach, CA 90825
Tel: (310) 493-0292
Pres.: Anna Riggs
PO Box 384
Trabuco Canyon, CA 92678
Tel: (661) 259-2075
Pres.: Attilo Micale
C/o Casa Italiana
COM.IT.ES.(Comitato degli italiani residenti all'estero)
10350 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 210
Los Angeles, CA 90025
President: Pietro Tarantelli, firstname.lastname@example.org
A committee of elected representatives who work on behalf of the social, cultural, and civic interests of the communities of Italians residing abroad. See INSTITUTIONS, Civic, Italian Government
Italian Women Club
c/o Federated Italo-Americans of Southern California
South Bay Italian Club
28084 S .Western Ave.
San Pedro, CA, 90732-1246
A Bit of History: The Garibaldina Society:the Oldest Italian Association in Los Angeles. The Garibaldina
formed in 1888 (merging in 1916 with the Italian Mutual Benevolence Society,
founded in 1877) and is the oldest Italian association in Southern California. It
held regular meetings in the Italian Hall (Pueblo of Los Angeles), built in
1907, as a social center for the Italian community.
See: INTRODUCTIONS, Italians at El Pueblo
See: Italian Hall: http://firehousejailmuseum.tripod.com/hihf/id2.html .
Read more about the Garibaldina and the history of the early Italian settlement: Gloria Ricci Lothrop, Italians of Los Angeles , Historical Society of Southern California, 2003.
A Bit of History: DB Club (Dago Bastards Club), San Pedro. Rumorhas it that an informal group of old-time Italians, largely fisherman, from San Pedro, banded together and called themselves the "Dago Bastards." ("Dago" was one of the derogatory terms used for Italians in the early days of immigration; see John Fante's collection of short stories: Dago Red, 1940; see WRITERS & TRANSLATORS). Read more about John Royal (Giovanni Reale) and the DB Club in: Old Ties, New Attachments: Italian-American Folklife in the West, edited by David A. Taylor, John Alexander Williams, Library of Congress, 1992.