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Bertsolari Gratien Alfaro. Photo: Courtesy of San Francisco Basque Club.

Basque Bertsolaritza in South San Francisco March 13

Above: Promotional video for the San Francisco Basque Club’s “Bertso Jaialdia” on March 13. For more information, click here. The Basque competitors gather at festivals or among friends to face off in improvised lyrical duels. Each is given a topic, which can be anything from life on the farm to friendship or family. One by one, the singers belt out […]

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Basque Chef Takes Part in Haiti Quake Charity

Basque Chef Takes Part in Haiti Quake Charity

Basque Top Chef contestant Mattin Noblia will be taking part in a nationwide charity effort with other chefs from the popular reality TV cooking show to help Haiti earthquake victims. Hearts for Haiti was the idea of Ron Duprat, a Florida-based chef and Top Chef contestant. On Valentines Day, all participating chefs and restaurants will donate 10% of their proceeds […]

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Basque History Remains

Traces of Basque History Still Stand from Euskal Kazeta Basque News on Vimeo.

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Basque “Top Chef”

Mattin Noblia – Basque on Top Chef Show from Euskal Kazeta Basque News on Vimeo.

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Michel Etcheverry Sings

Basque Singer Michel Etcheverry Visits California from Euskal Kazeta Basque News on Vimeo.

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Basque pilotaris in Bakersfield. Photo: Euskal Kazeta

Basque Pelota Supporters Gather in San Francisco

Basque handball supporters gathered Thursday Dec. 10 at a chic San Francisco restaurant for a fundraising event for the United States Federation of Pelota. The gathering was held at Piperade restaurant, owned by renowned Basque chef and author Gerald Hirigoyen. Guests enjoyed sumptuous cuisine such as Serrano jam, stuffed peppers and assorted cheeses, as well as several fine wines. Xabier […]

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Bill Clinton praised John Garamendi during a campaign rally at the Basque Cultural Center.

Bill Clinton Praises John Garamendi During Basque Cultural Center Rally

By Xabier Berrueta and Nancy Zubiri California Lt. Gov. John Garamendi received a high-profile boost in his campaign for Congress,

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Pelota Championships and Pastorale in San Francisco

Pelota Championships and Pastorale in San Francisco

The Basque Cultural Center in South San Francisco is hosting the NABO pelota championships this weekend, as part of its annual Basque festival. The weekend’s festivities, Euskal Etxeko Jaialdia, will also include a musical play, known as a pastorale, by 14 youths who are visiting from the province of Xiberoa.

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Cousins Bob Ithurralde and Gracian Goyhenetche have remained close over the years.

Goyhenetche Reunion Brings Together 130 Family Members

By Nancy Zubiri It was a family affair. Cousins Gracian Goyhenetche and Bob Ithurralde managed to bring together 130 members of their family during the big Basque NABO festival in Reno, Nevada in July. As different family members arrived at Wingfield Park in downtown Reno on Saturday July 25 while the 30th annual NABO convention was in full swing, they […]

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Noblia hung the ikurriña over the kitchen in his restaurant.

Mattin Noblia, Basque on “Top Chef” Show

By Nancy Zubiri Mattin Noblia opened his San Francisco restaurant Iluna Basque in 2003. Just 23, he was believed to be the youngest restaurant owner in the City, according to a local newspaper report. The ambitious young chef has not been resting on his laurels. He has continuously racked up positive reviews for his Basque tapas and was recently selected […]

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Handball players - Photo by Nancy Zubiri

Weeklong Youth Pilota Camp Cancelled

A weeklong pilota camp for young handball players referred to as Ikaspilota scheduled for June 15 to 20 in San Francisco has been cancelled. The camp was going to be held at the handball court of the San Francisco Basque Cultural Center, which has sponsored two similar camps in 2006 and 2007.

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