San Miguel Resource Connection

“Working together for a strong, informed, prosperous community”

The San Miguel Resource Connection is a non-profit organization, dedicated to promoting, facilitating, and implementing improved services, communications, and planning for the community of San Miguel by partnering with government, organizations, and individuals.

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    Oct. 13...Burn Relay at Lillian Larsen School
    Oct. 13...First Planning Commission hearing on SM Community Plan
    Oct. 14...Bingo at Senior Center
    Oct. 19...Christmas Parade planning mtg.
    Oct. 21...Ribs,Ribs,Ribs by San Miguel Lions at Community Bldg
    Oct.22..candelight tour and ghost stories at the Caledonia
    Oct. 26...SMAC meeting
    Oct. 27... San Miguel CSD public hearing on forming GSA district
    Oct, 28 ...Bingo at Senior Center
    Oct. 30..  Hesperia Hall Country Faire and quilt auction

    San Miguel  Community Plan Update Community Meeting:

    The Public Hearing Draft of the San Miguel Community Plan Update, which incorporates comments on the 2013 Public Review Draft, is now available and can be viewed online.  Two versions are provided -- an edited "Redline" version and a "Clean" version.  The "Redline" version shows the additions and deletions to the 2013 version based on the comments received by the community and agencies.

    The Public Hearing Draft can be accessed at the link below:

    You can submit comments in writing or by e-mail at any time.


    The San Luis Obispo County Department of Public Works announces a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the San Miguel Gateway Monuments project. The event will be held on Thursday, October 6, 2016 .   They are requesting that there be NO passenger car traffic to the ceremony. The County and RTA will supply bus transportation to and from the ribbon cutting ceremony at one of the Gateway Monuments. If you would like to participate, please arrive at the 10th Street Park ‘n’ Ride, on K Street in San Miguel, just south of 10th Street. The bus will depart promptly at 11:30 a.m. They welcome media attendance. Ceremony begins at 12 noon.

    This project placed community Gateway Monuments along US 101 at both ends of San Miguel. In addition, sidewalks were installed along the west side of Mission Street from 9th Street to 11th Street. The sidewalk improvements are a continuation of previous Mission Street streetscape enhancement work.        This project is the culmination of a cooperative effort between the County and the San Miguel Gateway Monument Ad Hoc Committee, with oversight provided by Caltrans. The project received support from the San Miguel Advisory Council, the San Miguel Community Services District, and the San Miguel Chamber of Commerce. The San Miguel Chamber of Commerce will provide on-going maintenance.      Souza Construction, Inc. of San Luis Obispo completed the construction contract for $411,283. The total cost for this project is estimated at $858,465. This project was funded by a federal grant secured by Public Works through San Luis Obispo Council of Governments from the Federal Surface Transportation Program – Local, and is administered by Caltrans.

    For more information, please contact Michael Britton at (805) 788-2318. 

    San Miguel Fire Dept. will host the SLO County (north) Burn Relay 

    at Lillian Larsen School Campus for both Lillian Larsen and Almond Acres Academy.   This will take place Oct. 13 with fire trucks arriving at 8:20 am.   San Miguel Firemen will be teaching students  about fire safety  in the gymnasium .  Students will present firemen with a boot filled with their fundraising efforts for the Burn fund.


    ARTS LIVE     

    Here's another great free event at the San Miguel Public Library and it's FREE. 
    On the second Saturday during the months of September, October, November, and December, the library will be showing a family film and providing arts and crafts activities. Please join them at 1 pm as they celebrate ART!
    Just a reminder, library is at top of the hill on 13th St. on the south east side of the alley.  Stop in anytime between  Wednesday 11am to 5pm, Thursday noon to 6pm, and Saturday 10am to 4pm        and get acquainted with all they have to offer.

    Another Upcoming Fabulous Dinner Event
     by San Miguel Lions!

    Rios Caledonia October Ghost Stories Event:

    Candlelight Tour ... unique fun for the entire family!

    Luminarias will illuminate the path from the parking lot to the Adobe and you will be provided with a candle to light your way as you wander.

    Ghost stor

    ies will be told and refreshments provided. Who knows what else might happen if ghosts are involved! Don’t miss it!

    for more information:

    San Miguel  Advisory Council   Next meeting Oct 26

     general meeting beginning at 7pm.   You can contact Mike Sanders for more information:  805-712-9120


    Next mtg Oct.27, 7  pm

    San Miguel CSD to hold Public Hearing on formation of GSA:

    San Miguel CSD recently approved a resolution to initiate the public hearing process for forming a Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA) pursuant to Sustainable GroundwaterManagement Act (SGMA) It is believed that enacting a GSA for District boundaries is the most viable means to locally control water management within its boundaries rather than subject District’s interests and its ratepayer's to other agencies. In the event that no other GSA is established, the State DWR will assume jurisdiction over unmanaged basin after the June 2017 deadline as specified by law.

     San Miguel Fire Department has been very busy handling the many district emergency calls and assisting with mutual aide responses including recently assisting with the fires in Nacimiento and Vandenberg area.

    More information on how you can become a San Miguel firefighter : here or contact fire chief, Rob Roberson or Asst. Fire Chief, Kelly Dodds at San Miguel CSD.

    Saturday Clean Up Day...San Miguel Firefighters Association is hoping to have a Saturday clean up day in October.  Fire season has kept them very busy, plus they all have other jobs. The Clean Up Day is a Community Service the Association provides when they are able to do so.
     We appreciate all the time they give to  the community as well as to the surrounding area.  

    Enjoy a fun night out playing bingo!     San Miguel Senior Citizens host Bi-monthly Bingo at Senior Center East 12th St. every second and fourth Friday.  They invite all interested adults to join in.  Doors open at 6 pm. They play 10 games at  only 50 cents
    per card and you can enjoy refreshment while you play. 
    Also, once a month they host a Sunday morning Pancake Breakfast from 8:30-11:30.  Scheduled on the last Sunday of each month,   

    Looking for a nice Sunday Outing?   Country Faire and Scholarship Raffle  is the Last Sunday of Oct. at the historic Hesperia Hall

    Sunday, Oct 30, 2016, 29th annual Country Faire and Scholarship Quilt Raffle at the Hall 11 AM - 3 PM. Vendors and food available, along with whole home made desserts for sale. The winning raffle quilt ticket will be drawn at 3 PM. for directions (interlake road to Bryson-Hesperia Road, follow Bryson-Hesperia Road approx 2 miles to the hall)

    story Project:
            2016 Mural
     Keep an eye on the South end of the San Miguel Flouring Mill Warehouse on 14th  and N St.   Our 2016 mural…Steve Kalar’s, “Kow Party”, has appeared.  It celebrates the local cattle ranching industry, the changes in cattle breeds and a vanished way of life and attitude it brought to our area.   
    The cattle industry basically changed from Hereford cattle to Angus because of fat content in the beef ...the fat offering a richer flavor which America went for  and for ranchers it  was about  who had certain breeds of cattle and them marketing them to make money.  The cattle ranching industry was a way of life like  the  “wild Wild West” and driving cattle from one feeding ground to another.   The Americans who did this had a certain attitude and way of life that was  also part of our “San Miguel Spirit” but  has completely disappeared.  It was a way of living off the land and cooperating with Mother Earth to provide a perpetual life year after year. 

    Kalar’s  “Kow Party” was a piece proposed in 2003 and the original art was created then as well.  An article appeared in the paper about the piece and a photo of it with  a request for donations.   About a thousand dollars were sent in for supplies and materials....Ray Dauth, from Paso  and whose family business was   Dauth/Leisey market on 12th street, was among the contributors.  He was one of the best butchers of the area...the cattle industry supported his family business and he wanted to pay tribute in return...thank you Ray....Ann Ream from SLO a retired professional dancer wanted to support the piece because of supporting public art in the area.   Thank you Ann and others who contributed. Steve says, " It has taken me thirteen years to have the time to complete the task...I feel a bit like the wheels of the government process....."

    ”Kow Party “celebrates the cattle industry and its many breeds of cattle.   My dad’s mother’s family, the Wolfs, raised  Hereford cattle free range grass fed and also with dry farmed grain hay.  The Kalars had dairy cattle and black Angus which were fed with alfalfa hay because of the quality of milk needed for the family cheese business.  The different breeds and how they were fed resulted in different flavor of beef...American competition at its best.

     Steve’s father, Bob, was a great artist at drawing characters of anyone who came thru the door, but his favorites were cowboys and horses.

    The character in the lower left corner of “Kow Party “is his Uncle August Wolf.  Steve says “It seemed just that they be included in this Kalar heirloom piece”.  Steve is very proud be a descendent of both pioneers families of San Miguel, and heir to the legacy of their lives and  the sacrifices they made to offer him the life he leads today.”

     Special thanks  to Steve Kalar , not only for the art and it's installation, but for providing the above information about the piece.  Steve

    Kalar is our local artist and fifth generation Kalar in San Miguel's rich history--Ella Adams was one of his Great Aunts.  Steve's two helpers who did the major part of the installation work are his brother, David and friend, Brian Camsuzou.  Their help is greatly appreciated.   

  • All members or interested members of the SMCC are invited to join each month's Board Meetings.  Meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm at Mars Mega Storage off Hwy 101 on Wellsona,   (Just past Vines RV.) more info:

    Planning Meeting for Christmas Parade:  
    Oct. 19th at  Mercantile Store  downtown

    San Miguel Joint Union School District 
    School Board Meetings

    The packet for the   meeting of the Board of Trustees can be accessed at the following link on our district website: 

     The board packet may be accessed at our district website -- Select District, Governing Board from the drop down menu and select the agenda and board packet you wish to view. Thank you,  Jan Brown,  Administrative Asst. to the Superintendent 


    Please jo

    in the Almond Country 

    Quilters’ Guild for their Sept. meeting

    Date: Monday Oct. 3 
    , 2016

    Location: Trinity Lutheran Church, 940 Creston Rd., Paso Robles

     Social Time begins at 6:30 pm  Cost: Free  

     Visitors are welcome at our meetings so please join us.  

     For meeting information the contact is Lisa -  *Almond Country Community Quilting (to help children and senior organizations with quilts)Date: Third Saturday of every month, unless temperature is 100 or above. Location: Bethel Lutheran Church, Old Country Rd, TempletonMeeting Time: 10 AM – 2 PM Contact: 

    For further information about the Almond Country Quilters Guild, check out our website


                San Miguel Fi



                next Clean up Day

                0n at CSD 8 am-- 'til full

                Please be aware that this is only for San Miguel residents and Your donations are needed in order to keep this program going. It costs $350 or more each time for dumping fees.


          • Large household items such as furniture, mattresses ($10 fee for each), and generally things that won’t fit into your regular garbage can

          • Metal items such as washers, dryers, refrigerators, freezers, scrap metal of any kind

          • SMALL batteries &electronic items such as TV’s, VCR’s computers, monitors, stereos, etc.

          • Donations are appreciated to help cover dumping fees The

          • Garbage Company donates their service as the Firefighters donate their time for the clean up days, but they have to pay a $350 dump fee plus $10 per mattress, so your generous donations are needed to insure that this event continues.

        • All donations should be addressed to :  SMFA Cleanup Committee

        • Thank you San Miguel Firefighters Association Volunteers

          and San

          Miguel Garbage Co. for all your efforts in making this event possible!