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Kern County Basque Book Gets Great Review

March 15, 2013

Filed under Bakersfield, Culture, History, Links

  The strong work ethic that has been a hallmark of Basque immigrants is recognized in a glowing review about the book "The Basques of Kern County" that was recently published in Bakersfield Californian. The book...

Kern County Basque history highlighted in new book

January 26, 2013

Filed under Bakersfield, Culture, History, Links, People

The history of the many Basques in Kern County has been painstakingly recreated by authors and researchers Steve Bass and George Ansolabehere, who recently published their work in a book, "The Basques of Kern County." The b...

Two longtime restaurateurs from SoCal pass away

May 6, 2012

Filed under Chino, Deaths, History, Links, People

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

Filed under Basque Country, History

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...

Picasso’s ‘Guernica’ Undergoes Robotic Checkup

February 28, 2012

Filed under Basque Country, Culture, History, Links

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...

Basque Aspen Art Exhibit Opens in Reno

January 21, 2012

Filed under Culture, History, Links, Reno

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...

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

Robert Lopez, Writer

January 6, 2012

Filed under History, Links, Los Angeles

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...

Historic Basque Ranch in L.A. Faces Closure

January 2, 2012

Filed under Culture, History, Links, Los Angeles, News

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 8, 2011

Filed under Culture, History, Language, Links

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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