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Basque Café in San Miguel closing after 15 years

10th Street Basque Cafe in San Miguel.
10th Street Basque Cafe in San Miguel. The Tribune

The Basque Café at 249 10th St. (just off the 10th Street exit on 101) is closing.

Dallas and Karen Holt served amazing Spanish Basque food at the restaurant for the past 15 years, and now it’s time to retire.

Starting at 9:30 a.m. this Saturday morning a large sale will begin. Everything goes, including cooking utensils, artwork, serving dishes and even a couple of beautiful banquets. The sale will continue until it’s all gone.

New sign coming

Work being done at the north end of San Miguel by the highway is in preparation for the beautiful and graceful sign that will welcome everyone to our town.

Signs to be placed at each end of town were designed a few years ago, and we’re delighted that they are finally being installed.

Veterans invited

On Tuesday, students at Lillian Larsen School, 1601 L St., will honor veterans with a ceremony starting at 8:15 a.m. Veterans are encouraged to attend. Please call the school at 467-3216 in advance and plan to arrive by 8 a.m.

WiFi at library

The San Miguel Library, located on 13th Street by the park, now offers WiFi seven days a week accessible from the parking lot.

Inside the full-service library, visitors will find a public Internet station, a separate database computer for language and research, and a copier. Hours are Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursdays from noon to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Go to for current information on San Miguel events, businesses, organizations, churches and opportunities to volunteer. A history section features stories and pictures from early-day families, the town and area.

Lynne Schmitz’s column is special to The Tribune. She is a longtime resident of San Miguel and her column appears here weekly. Reach her at (with “San Miguel News” in the subject line) or at 805-467-3565.