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               What's New!

    Nov. 25--THANKSGIVING.  Have a thankful day
    Nov. 27-- NO Bingo at  Sr. Citizens Center on Nov 27
    Nov. 27,28,29--Holiday Craft Fair
    Nov. --NO  Pancake Breakfast at Sr. Citizens Center in Nov or Dec.
    Dec. 5 --Show & Shine Car and Bike Show for Toys for Tots

    Dec. 19--Annual Christmas Craft Faire and Lights Parade
                                       more on Lillian Larsen calendar  here

    Lions Club Calendars for 2016 are in

     and available downtown at the

     San Miguel Mercantile

    4th Annual Show & Shine Car and Bike Show for Toys For Tots downtown San Miguel

          Plan Ahead for the annual Christmas

            Craft Faire & lights Parade  Dec. 19

          Interested in participating in the Parade or the 


          Craft Faire? 


          Everyone interested in what goes on at the Annual Christmas Parade should be at the next planning meeting. 
          Tuesday, Nov. 17, 7 pm  (check with Mike on where)
          Come with your ideas.  Contact Mike Sanders for more information.


          Holiday Craft Fair at the Mission by the Mission San Miguel  Busy Bees  Nov. 27-29   8am-4pm  please join us for our Annual Holiday Craft Fair at Old Mission San Miguel located at 775 Mission Street in San Miguel. There will be lots of handmade Christmas items as well as lots of baked goods for all of those holiday parties.   For more information, please call Maria at (805) 467-2131.

          San Miguel  Advisory Council  next meeting Nov. 18  7pm @ Community Center   Public Reports,  Council Reports, Community Reports, County Planning Report,  --     You can contact Mike Sanders for more information:  805-712-9120


  •  Word from County is that work on remaining Mission St. sidewalk improvements and Gateway signage is underway.

                  Enjoy a fun night out playing bingo!     San Miguel Senior Citizens host Bi-monthly Bingo at Senior Center East 12th St.  
  • Bingo the 2nd and 4th 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,  

  •  Casa San Miguel Studio and Gallery at 1383 Mission St. is a newly opened business.  The gallery will be open 10 am to 4 pm,  Saturdays and Sundays.  They will display works of local artists.  Music will be provided by Jim Sanchez.  Art and music lessons are offered by appointment only.  For  more information, call 835-6373



    For more information , please contact the District office at 467-3388.

    After years of feeling the pain of high energy costs, the Community Services District Board approved the purchase and installation of solar panel system at District Administration and Fire Station.  Board President Larry Reuck stated “These solar panels will help the District a lot and help lower electricity costs, a real cost savings to ratepayers.” District Board Members joined in support of installing a solar panel system as well avoiding higher energy costs.                                                                                             Installing a solar panel system should totally offset  energy demand at the fire station, although it will have a 7 - 8 year payback, will reduce our overall monthly cost for the next 25 years or more with simple routine maintenance of solar panels.  The 12.97 kw/DC roof mount system is being installed by Cal Paso Solar who was the lowest qualified bidder for the installation work.


    The National and State weather experts are still predicting a strong El Nino weather conditions for California this winter.  The graphic shows what happens with storm tracks in El Nino conditions along what is known as the Southern Branch of El Nino.  Winter storms for much of California, can be more intense and be very wet or even very normal rainfall                El Nino conditions can also be stormy without above average rainfall.  What is likely to occur is uncertain but clearly stormy winter days are ahead with strong winds, blustery days and cooler nights with or without lots of rainfall.  Water conservation is an important measure, even with the predicted conditions.                                                             What can I do if there is heavy rainfall and strong winds is a natural question.  Consider doing these protective steps:

    First— INSPECT your home for tree branches that overhang your home or roof and walls.  Trim trees and any vegetation overhanging your home or roof.    Drought conditions may have caused some trees to be stressed and drier which can break or overturn in strong winds or heavy rains.

    Second—CONSIDER using some rain barrels to catch and store water for landscape irrigation when dry and hot weather returns.  It saves water for a beneficial use and costs nothing for you. 

    Third—BE READY--If your home is in flood prone location then stockpile some ready made sand bags to protect your property as much as possible.  The District will make available sand bags and sand for flood emergencies.  If flooding causes an immediate threat to life then call 911 for help.. 

    If you find a downed electric line, stay away and call 911 for assistance and warn everyone to stay away.  DON’T TOUCH OR TRY TO MOVE A POWER LINE OR STAND TOO CLOSE.  District Fire Department will respond immediately, if you call 911 and report a downed power line.

    District Board Members approved a COLA wage adjustment of 2% for all full time employees, not including the General Manager.  The Board did not take action regarding a Memorandum of Understanding Agreement with San Luis Obispo County Employees Association for represented employees of the District.

    The Board also discussed and continued a request for setting up an initial investment portfolio to be managed by investment management firm of Cantella & Company, a licensed investment management firm chosen by the District Board.  A competitive process was used in selecting the firm.

    Board also reviewed the progress of several capital projects, including Well #3 improvements, solar panel installation and fire hydrant replacement work.

    The next Regular Board Meeting is scheduled for November 19, 2015 at 7pm in District Meeting Room, 1150 Mission Street.  This meeting was scheduled as a Special meeting due to the upcoming holiday season. 

    Save Our Water’s website is available in English and Spanish and is filled with tips and tools to help everyone wanting ways to conserve water inside and outside the home.  Save Our Water is a partnership between the Association of California Water Agencies and California Department of Water ResourcesGo to http://saveourh2o.org/ for more info.

    San Miguel Joint Union School District 
     School Board Meetings  information

    next meeting  Thursday,  

     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 

    History Project: 

    Information from a recent interview with Tom Gorham, 

    a descendant 

    of a family that lived and was active in San Miguel from 1885-1930

     We have been meeting to work on sorting and filing documents.  We'd be happy to hear from you if you'd like to help.  If you have any old photos or maps or information about San Miguel's past that you would be willing to share with us or if you'd like to get involved, we'd  love to hear from you. We're interested in your stories and especially your stories of your ancestors in San Miguel.   2011SMRC@gmail.com.  Be sure to check out the posts on the history discussion board  You may have input to add or you may find something about where you live  or lived in town

  • Were you born in California? Then maybe you would like to celebrate your heritage , get involved in your community, and become a member of the San Miguel Native Daughters or Native Sons..

    San Miguel Native Daughters Parlor No. 94 was established in February 1897. They meet at the San Miguel Senior Center the second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 PM.The San Miguel Parlor participates in the Sagebrush Parade, the Christmas Parade, and the Pioneer Day Parade are just some of the regular activities of both the Native Daughters and Native Sons.

    The  upcoming Pioneer Ladies Tea that honors the Pioneer Women of our area is sponsored by the San Miguel Native Daughters Parlor.  The Father Reginald Park  close to the Mission is maintained by the San Miguel Native Sons.  They also help with Caledonia Days which is coming up soon.

    The Order works to preserve California’s history, support of children who have special needs, provide scholarships, honor our veterans, participate in local community activities and service groups, support the preservation of our missions and lighthouses, and protect and preserve California’s natural resources.

    Contact information:     dicknjean@tcsn.net  805-467-0194          Jean Hoffmann for Native Daughters,  Dick Hoffmann for Native Sons


    Please jo

    in the Almond Country 

    Quilters’ Guild for their December meeting

    Date: Monday
    ,  Dec. 7, 2015 

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

     Social Time begins at 6:30 pm  Cost: Free  

    For December’s program please bring your favorite Holiday Quilt to share. Be prepared to talk about your quilt and tell the story of how it is a part of your special holiday season. Any holiday is included here so we should have a beautiful show. Also, we will play a holiday game, so bring a small, wrapped gift, which we will exchange. Carolyn Wallen, First VP (cwallen2@aol.com) is program coordinator so please contact her for questions. Visitors are welcome at our meetings so please join us. For meeting information contact lisajguerrero@msn.com 

    For further information about the Almond Country Quilters Guild, check out our website www.almondcountryquilters.org.  

    For further information about the guild, check out their website www.almondcountryquilters.org

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              • San Miguel Fi



                next Clean up Day

                0n January 9th 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!


    Laverne Buckman,
    Jun 25, 2015, 8:14 AM
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    Jun 29, 2015, 5:01 PM
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