San Miguel Resource Connection


                                             Jan. Supervisor 
Peschong available, call for appt. 
          Jan. 3...Friends of  Adobes board mtg. 1 pm @ Caledonia Library
        Jan. 11...try your luck at Sr.Bingo at Sr. Center  6 pm
         Jan.23...San Miguel Advisory Comm.  7 pm
         Jan 24.  ...CSD meeting 7 pm
         Jan. 25...Sr.Bingo at Sr. Center  6 pm
Senior Breakfast maybe back on January 27. Sr. Citizens are considering a Super Bowl Party.  Keep you eyes out for more info.

Our first SHOUT OUT of the New Year goes to two people, Hector Palafox and Ashley Sangster who were installed in December as your newly elected directors for the SanMiguel Community Services District Board, CSD. It is an obligation that requires dedication to what is best for the community of San Miguel regarding water, wastewater, street lighting, fire protection, and solid waste.

Thank you Hector and Ashley for your willingness to serve the Community of San Miguel See photos in CSD update below

This is a fairly new feature recognizing people in the community who are getting involved. Email us if you know someone who deserves this recognition. Tell us who and why

We encourage everyone to get Involved in Your Community! It’s bustling with opportunity!

We encourage YOU to get involved. Here's a couple of ways:

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A Fun Opportunity

Like working outdoors? like having a garden? Here's a perfect opportunity: Sign up to help with school/community garden. Contact Mrs. Wilkinson at Lillian Larsen School 467-3216
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 Like meeting people from various places?  Like history?  Friends of the Adobes is looking for volunteers to serve in the gift shop one day a month from 11-4pm.  If you are interested call Linda at (805-680-6086) or  by email   They also need volunteers to help with events, tours, and fundraisers.
Take a look at the following list of community organizations and needs they have listed.  Attend some of their meetings to become knowledgeable about what they do. Volunteer to help them or consider joining   their organization.  Take the time to know what's going on, be informed by attending meetings,  don't listen to second hand info

   Glancing Back,
Remembering Our Heritage
The San Miguel Resource Connection has taken on the San Miguel History Project and this webpage as its major projects.       
  *****This month we begin what will be a "Garbage Collection" series over time but not necessarily this same topic each sequential month.  This topic is one I was made aware of in discussions with George Kardashian whose family has been in the "Garbage Business" since early 1900.  Thanks to George's families' willingness to share information, this information has become available to all who care to read it here.  Hope you enjoy it as well. 


           KNOW San Miguel's  GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

                    KNOW ITS  ORGANIZATIONS

Check out the following opportunities to get involved

San Miguel Community 
Services District


 Next regular mtg  

Nov. 15 
San Miguel Community Services District (SMCSD) is a public entity  committed to serving the community with water, sewer, fire, and lighting services. 
     The Board  usually meets on the 4th Thursday of the month at 7 PM. Newly elected board members Hector Palafox and Ashley Sangster were installed at the Dec. mtg. along with honoring Gib Buckman for his 18 years of service as he retires from board service.   left to right:  Joe Parent absent
Hector Palafox, John Green, Gib Buckman, Anthony Kalvans, Ashley Sangster

Both the board and staff   appreciate community member's attendance at their meetings  on a regular basis.  The CSD and its board still face  some serious water and sewer treatment issues and the community needs be knowledgeable and involved.  
If you can't attend meetings, reading  the minutes from the meetings will be helpful.  You can call the CSD office to request a copy be emailed to you or view on their website. 

  805-467-3388 for more info.

 San Miguel District Cemetery 
Surely you've seen the cemetery as you are leaving San Miguel  on "Cemetery Road". 
 The San Miguel District Cemetery is an Endowment Care Cemetery.  It was formed in 1939, with documented burials as early as the 1800's.
They have a five member board and have board meetings on the 3rd Wed. of each month at the Cemetery office.  The public is always welcome.
Denise Morales is the District secretary
They have a new phone number and email address:
San Miguel District Cemetery
9405 Cemetery Road
PO Box 237, San Miguel, CA.  93451
phone/fax:  (805) 400-5494

San Miguel Advisory Council
next mtg.  Jan. 23
San Miguel Advisory Council  (SMAC) is an advisory group that serves San Miguel and the surrounding areas that have been designated by LAFCO (Local Agency Formation Commission)
The Board of Supervisors has authorized eleven community advisory councils comprised of residents who volunteer their time to represent their community's interests within the County planning process. The Department of Planning & Building assigns a staff liaison to each community advisory council, who serves as a contact between the community and the Department. In San Miguel, council members are elected each spring.  The Council is advisory to County planning and our area Supervisor.  It is an opportunity to stay informed and make recommendations.
The Council  meets the 4th Wednesday of each month at the Community Bldg.--  in the alley by  Library and the park.
Presently they have openings on the council.
Contact:  Mike Sanders  712-9120  or

San Miguel Joint Unified School District Board Meetings
The community is invited to attend school board meetings and provide input to the board's discussion.  Regular meetings are normally held on the second Thursday of each month, adjusted for holidays or special circumstances.  For the most current information, call the superintendent's office at (805) 467-3216, ext. 203.  The board packet for the meetings  are posted and available for review/download on the Friday before a meeting on the district website.
The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. in the library at Lillian Larsen Elementary, 1601 L Street, San Miguel, CA 93451.  

Rios Caledonia The Adobes 
  Friends of the Adobes     Volunteers are needed   on Fridays, Saturdays, or Sundays, 10:45-4:15 for the Museum and Gift Shop. You can volunteer for 1 or more days a month or every other month, or you can share a split shift with someone.       There are also other possibilities for volunteering besides working in the gift shop, such as helping with events, working in the library, helping with website maintenance, or advertising, etc.   So if you have any interest in helping out please get more information or sign up  by calling Linda at (805-680-6086) or  by email
       Friends of  the Adobes, Inc.  is a non-profit organization incorporated in 1968 for the purpose of bringing together persons interested in preserving Adobe history.  The organization's   major function is to promote the restoration and maintenance of  Rios Caledonia Adobe and Estrella Adobe, both landmarks of historical significance in this area.     

   The San Miguel Parlor is one of the oldest continuous operating parlors in the state.  It was formed in 1897 and is the oldest San Miguel organization still functioning.  Membership is open to all women born in California.  If that's you, consider getting  involved in The San Miguel Native Daughter's.  San Miguel Native Daughters  promote  preservation of history, helping with veterans welfare, providing for children who need help, and honoring our great state.  for information  call 1-805-467-0194

Native Daughters meet the second Wednesday of each month at 7 pm at the Sr. Citizen Center.    If you were born in California, come and see what they're doing.

The primary mission of the  
Native Sons of the 
Golden West is to preserve the spirit of the “Days of’ 49” and the history of California. But the Native Sons of the Golden West are much more than that. The events, functions, and activities that our Order participates in are as varied and diverse as our great state and those who call it home.  Requirements for membership are that you were born in California.
Your involvement can be as simple as helping collect tickets at a dinner, participating in one of the many events held by your parlor or perhaps helping carry the Native Son Flag in a parade. You can play a larger part if you so desire and take a leadership role such as filling an officer’s position or serving on a committee. No matter what level of participation you choose, one thing is certain: your involvement will be welcomed by your par­lor and for you as a member it will be the start of a fulfilling and enriching experience for years to come.
Major activities include:  Monthly meetings, participation in parades,  Flag day and Admissions Day events, Charities for children's health, Historical Preservation, Historical dedications, school essay contests, high school scholarships.
If you would like more information or have questions, please contact Jeff Horton,

Enjoy a fun night out playing bingo
  Join San Miguel Senior Citizens as they host Bi-monthly Bingo at Senior Center East 12th St. every second and fourth Friday. Meet some new people and enjoy the fun! They invite all interested adults to join in the fun.  Beginning at 6 pm, they play 10 games at only
 50 cents
per card and you can enjoy
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,  
Once a month they also have a potluck at 5:30 pm on the second Thursday of the month for all those seniors  in the community or adjoining areas who might enjoy the good food and nice people. 

The San Miguel Chamber (SMCC) has their regular meetings on the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm either at Mars Mega Storage or The Vines RV Ballroom.    We'll be letting you know about other events as they come up.  You can find much more information on their website
Contact Miki or Mike at  or (805)712-9120
or by stopping by the SM Mercantile at 1141 A Mission St.
upcoming events

San Miguel Lions Club meets each first Thursday of the month at 7pm. for a dinner meeting.  Anyone interested is invited to join them.
More information coming soon