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May 10, 2012

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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, ...

75th Anniversary of the Gernika Bombing

April 26, 2012

Seventy-five years ago today, waves of Nazi planes devastated the Basque town of Guernica in an atrocity that shocked the world. The town was was leveled on April 26, 1937, in a blitzkrieg attack by the Condor Legion of the Nazi Lu...

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...

Basque Identity and Athletic Bilbao’s Success

March 12, 2012

The stunning win by Athletic Club Bilbao over Manchester United prompted an interesting article in Forbes that examined how Basque identity has helped fuel the long-term success of the Bilbao squad. A relentless performance by the Basque soccer players propelled the squad to a 3-2 v...

Bakersfield Basque Community Featured in TV Report

February 29, 2012

Bakersfield's thriving Basque community was featured in a news report by local TV station KGET Channel 17. The report highlighted local landmarks such as Wool Grower's restaurant and the Noriega Hotel. Historian Steve Bass was interviewed and talked about Kern County's rich Basque his...

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...

Innovative New Car Has a Basque Name

February 7, 2012

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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...

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