San Miguel Resource Connection

                     Jan. 3...  South Bound Mission St. on ramp will close Jan. 3                                              for 8 months.               
  Jan. 12...Bingo at SM Senior Citizens Center 6pm
Jan. 13...Riverbed clean-up  10 am
 Jan. 18...Sr. Citizens Potluck at Sr. Center
   Jan. 24...SM Advisory Committee
   Jan. 25...SMCSD Board mtg. 7 pm
Jan. 26.. Bingo at SM Senior Citizens Center 6 pm
   Jan. 28...Senior Pancake breakfast in  Dec.


Important update regarding



Began  January 3 and planned to continue  for 8 months.

 Motorists may detour by using 10th Street to Cemetery Road to the US 101 southbound on-ramp near the south end of Cemetery Road.

The public may learn more about this project at the Caltrans District 5 Projects page:



   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.  It is intended to preserve as much of the San Miguel History as possible and share in a way to encourage others to take an interest and understand the rich heritage of the community.       *****
This month we share some photos from the past





San Miguel Community Services District

 Next regular mtg  

Jan. 25  
If you live within the San Miguel CSD,   get involved, be knowledgeable about what is going on by attending meetings.   805-467-3388

If you are interested in being actively involved in our San Miguel Community and would like to help make CSD decisions, there will be several board seats up for election this fall. If you need help with how and when to submit your paperwork, check with Tamara  at the CSD office. Also, please attend meetings to make yourself familiar with what is going on and what the task involves.

San Miguel Fire Dept. sent a crew of 4 firemen and an engine to help fight the Tomas fire. 

The first crew was involved in fire suppression for 2 weeks before being relieved by a second set of 4 San Miguel firefighters who were released after 1 week.  Overall San Miguel Fire had an engine and crew involved in fighting the Thomas fire for 19 days.  Their efforts were greatly appreciated by all. 

 Those firemen who remained in town were kept very busy with calls, most of which were medical.  We are grateful for the dedication of our San Miguel firemen  who work on an on-call volunteer basis, paid  minimum wage only for the hours for which they respond to calls or drills. They also volunteer to help with clean up days and community events like their recent participation in providing Santa for the Christmas Parade.  Camp Roberts Fire Dept. almost always also responds to fire/medical calls in San Miguel--as does San Miguel respond to Camp Roberts.  They have made themselves a part of our community.  Thank you San Miguel & Camp Roberts Firefighters for your Community Service to San Miguel and the area around San Miguel.   They are our hometown heroes. 

One of those San Miguel Firemen, Gib Buckman, was recently honored as  "Firefighter of the Year." 

He has been involved in the San Miguel Fire Dept. since his teenage years, in the 1950's, when he was a part of the scout troop that worked with the fire chief and washed trucks, helped with controlled burns, and learned how to use and care for all the equipment.  He actually became an official fireman when he turned 18, and has served San Miguel ever since.  Congratulations, Gib!  And thank you for your service to the Community of San Miguel.

Trash clean up  scheduled for San Miguel Riverbed. 
Through efforts of the CSD, Firefighters Association,  and  San Miguel Garbage Company
a clean up of junk left in the riverbed has been organized for Sat. January 13 at  10 am.  The location is just off of 15th and Rio Vista Pl. in the riverbed.  Volunteers to help with this effort are appreciated, but please contact the CSD for information as to how you can help.  805-467-3388

Rios Caledonia Adobe  "Friends of the Adobes"is presently seeking volunteers to assist in Museum and Gift Shop. Volunteers are needed for serving on Fridays, Saturdays, or Sundays, 10:45-4:15. You can volunteer for 1 or more days a month or every other month.  There are also other possibilities volunteering. So if you have any interest in helping out please get more information by calling Linda at (805-680-6086)
      700 S. Mission Street San Miguel,   (805) 467-3357
             Friends of Adobes, Inc.
is a non-profit organization incorporated in 1968 for the purpose of bringing together persons interested in history, especially the history of northern San Luis Obispo county and southern Monterey county. The organization’s major function is to promote the restoration and maintenance of adobes and other landmarks of historical significance in these area.  

San Miguel Advisory Council

San Miguel Advisory Council  meets fourth Wednesday of each month at 7 pm in the Community Building by the Park.

The San Miguel Advisory Council (SMAC) is advisory to the planning dept. and our area Supervisor.   They review plans and express opinions to the county regarding the San Miguel area which includes San Miguel itself and a large area east, south, and west of town.     Presently they have a couple vacancies on their board and would welcome those interested in getting involved.   Contact Mike Sanders for more information:  805-712-9120

All members or interested members of the SMCC are invited to join each month's Board Meetings.  

Nov. 7  Chamber placed map on 4th  & north side of kioskMeetings 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:  

The Chamber has placed a map on the  north side of the kiosk located in Father Reginald Park. The map indicates location of businesses in the community.  Hopefully that will attract visitors and even locals to businesses.

on Supervisor John Peschong will be available at the Mission Parish Hall from 2-4 pm Jan.4.  You can contact his office to set up   appointment. 
VICKI JANSSEN, Legislative Assistant
First District Supervisor John Peschong
          (805)781-4491/Fax (805) 781-1350
                                                                                                                                                         1055 Monterey St.,  D430
                                           San Luis Obispo, CA   93408

The San Miguel Parlor is one of the oldest continuous operating parlors in the state.  Membership is open to all women born in California.  If that's you, consider getting involved  in an organization that promotes preservation of history, helping with veterans welfare, providing for children that need help, and honoring our great state.
Native Daughters meet the second Wednesday of each month at 7 pm at the Sr. Citizen Center.  Call Jean if you'd like more information or want to get involved:  805-467-0194


Enjoy a fun night out playing bingo!   and/or  join them for their monthly potluck dinner the second Thursday of each month at 5:30 pm.  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 the fun.  Beginning 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,  
Once a month they also have a potluck for all those seniors  in the community or adjoining areas who might enjoy the good food and nice people. 

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.