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Two longtime restaurateurs from SoCal pass away

May 6, 2012

Two longtime Southern California Basque restaurant owners have passed away recently -- Jean Irola and Jean Baptiste "J.B." Sabarots. Jean Irola Jean Irola, longtime owner of the popular Jean’s restaurant in Colton, Calif., passed away April 26. He was 78. Irola continued to run his restaurant up until recently, ...

John Huarte, Basque Heisman Trophy winner, to speak at benefit dinner for Basque Museum Saturday

April 25, 2012

The Basque Museum is hosting its annual spring benefit dinner Saturday, April 28, and former Basque football star John Huarte is the featured guest. Huarte won the Heisman Trophy in 1964. After growing up in Southern California, Huarte pla...

Madonna to collaborate with Basque trio Kalakan

April 15, 2012

Pop superstar Madonna has announced that she will be collaborating with the Basque trio Kalakan to remake one of her popular hits "Open Your Heart." The song is scheduled to be part of her World Tour 2012. Last summer, Mad...

New Plaques Slated for Basque Sheepherder Monument

March 2, 2012

New plaques listing the names of hundreds of Basque immigrants are being manufactured to replace those stolen more than a year ago from the National Monument to the Basque Sheepherder. The plaques are expected to be completed in...

Picasso’s ‘Guernica’ Undergoes Robotic Checkup

February 28, 2012

Pablo Picasso's iconic "Guernica" is undergoing a robotic health check as the renowned painting marks its 75th anniversary. A specialized machine that relies on infrared and ultraviolet photography is taking thousands of m...

Idaho and Basque Government Form New Partnership

February 20, 2012

Idaho and the Basque government have decided to form an economic partnership under an agreement that was made official on Monday. The Basque government will open an economic development office in downtown Boise that will be s...

Basque Aspen Art Exhibit Opens in Reno

January 21, 2012

The Nevada Historical Society in Reno is hosting an exhibit on Basque aspen art rubbings. The rubbings are made from the carvings left by Basque immigrants who worked as sheepherders. In the summer, Basque herders trailed wit...

New Basque Restaurants to Open in San Francisco, Shell Beach

January 20, 2012

Update: Alphy's closed in 2013. Two new Basque restaurants in California are scheduled to be opened in San Francisco and Shell Beach. In San Francisco, Bask is expected to start operating within several weeks in an area n...

Gift of $150,000 made to save Los Encinos Park, which features historic Basque ranch

Robert Lopez, Writer

January 6, 2012

An anonymous donor has provided $150,000 to save Los Encinos State Historic Park, which features a landmark Basque ranch and was threatened with closure because of budget cuts. The 5-acre park, in the the San Fernando Vall...

Cal State Bakersfield Offers Basque Language, Culture Course

January 3, 2012

Cal State Bakersfield and the Kern County Basque Club are collaborating to bring a Basque language and culture course to the university. Unai Nafarrate, who comes from Gipuzkoa, will be a visiting instructor in the CSU Baker...

Historic Basque Ranch in L.A. Faces Closure

January 2, 2012

A California park featuring a historic Basque ranch is facing closure because of state budget cuts. Los Encinos State Historic Park was part of the early Basque settlement of California. The park, in the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles, is one...

The Debate Behind the Creation of a United Euskera

December 9, 2011

The creation of a standardized Basque language, Euskera Batua, by the Euskaltzaindia -- the Academy of the Basque Language -- in the 1960s raised perhaps as many issues as it resolved. Which were true Basque words, and which we...

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