San Miguel Resource Connection

  June 29 at noon fireworks go on sale in San Miguel 
                                 until midnight, July 4
  July ...Supervisor Peschong available , call for appt.    
  July...Summer reading program continues at San Miguel 
                July 10, Blood bank at Courtside Cellars , 1-5 pm
                July 11...North County Chamber Mixer
                July 12...Valerie Johnson Blues Band at library, 4 pm
                July 13... Bingo at Sr. Citizens
                July 19...Chris Lopez Magic at library 4 pm
                July 25...San Miguel Advisory Council mtg. 7 pm 
                July 26...San Miguel Community Services Dist. Bd. Mtg.  7 pm
                July 27...Bingo at Sr. Citizens 

August 31, Sept. 1...The San Miguel Car Show and Shine & Cruise night
Senior Breakfast discontinued until road repair is complete.


Get Involved in Your Community!

It’s bustling with opportunity!

San Miguel County Library, by North East corner of Park
THURS, JULY 12, 4:00PM

THURS, JULY 19, 4:00PM
Check with San Miguel Library for more details: 467-3224
 Open HoursWednesday 11-5    Thursday 12-6   Saturday 10-4

Fireworks  is sold in two locations in San Miguel beginning on June 29 at noon until July 4 at midnight.   San Miguel Lions Club along with San Miguel Native Sons have a booth on K St. just north of 10th St.   San Miguel Firefighters Association have a booth on Mission St. next to the Fire Station.   They sell only safe and sane fireworks and it is only supposed to be used within the district and only on July 4th--NOT BEFORE!  Only safe and sane fireworks is allowed in San Miguel.  Other fireworks is illegal in San Miguel.  It creates a serious fire dangerIllegal fireworks can be confiscated and charges can be filed against violators.


 Bloodmobile  Tuesday, July 10

Courtside Cellars

2425 Mission Street

San Miguel


Drive Hours:       1:00 pm to 5:00pm

                                Walk-ins are welcome, or contact Eric Vaughn ( for an                                                                                                                                                 appointment

Day of Drive Reminders

  • Donors should arrive to their appointment well-nourished and hydrated.
  • Donors need to bring a photo identification with their first and last name.
  • The donation process takes approximately one hour.  Allow an hour and a half for a Double Red Cell Donation. 

San Miguel Advisory Council has change in board make up 
The San Miguel Advisory Council was recently due for elections to their 7 member board with an additional 2 alternates.  However, there were 5 seats to be filled and only 4 applications for the positions.  As a result, the 4 applicants were accepted and the council remains in need of additional members.   Newly on the council is Nanette Roe.  Returning council members are Sharon Brower, Jean Hoffmann, John McClure, chairman Michael Sanders, and Gavino Villa.  If you are interested in the development of your community of San Miguel, this is a great opportunity to get involved.  See Michael Sanders at the Mercantile downtown if you are interested.

   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 another writing by Ella Adams that we believe she wrote in  1980's.  She shares some of her knowledge of the local Indians.  I do want you to be aware that the word "Squaw" is no longer politically correct.  The meaning meant someone who had no worth...something that was dispensable, had no value.
The photo at the end is from Steve Kalar, Ella's nephew.  It is a picture of a mortar bowl found by his father while farming on the ranch.


                    KNOW ITS ORGANIZATIONS

San Miguel Community 
Services District


 Next regular mtg  

July 26 
San Miguel Community Services District (SMCSD) is a public entity that is committed to serving the community with water, sewer, fire, and lighting services since 2000. 
San Miguel CSD has approved the water and sewer rate increase after many months of discussions and input from the community.  Please be aware that your water and sewer bills will reflect the increase with the bill you receive in Sept. which reflects usage from Aug. 15-Sept. 15 
 The Board of Directors are elected officials who have a four-year term.  If you are interested in being actively involved in our San Miguel Community and would like to help make CSD decisionsthe District has an election coming up and forms to become a candidate are available and need to be filed  in August.     The Board meets on the 4th Thursday of the month at 7 PM.
If you live within the San Miguel CSD boundaries, get involved, be knowledgeable about what is going on by attending meetings.  

  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.  July 25
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 presently 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 Adobe   
  "Friends of the Adobes" is presently seeking volunteers to assist in Museum and Gift Shop. Volunteers are needed   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 for volunteering. So if you have any interest in helping out please get more information or sign up  by calling Linda at (805-680-6086)

       Friends of Adobes, Inc.  is a non-profit organization incorporated in 1968 for the purpose of bringing together persons interested in preserving 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 this area.     

   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 The San Miguel Native Daughter's.  San Miguel Native Daughters  promote  preservation of history, helping with veterans welfare, providing for children that 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.    

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! If you can manage your way thru the construction! 
 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. 

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
Labor Day Car Show and Shine  and craft faire--Aug. 31 -Sept.1
Toys for Tots and craft faire--Dec. 1
Christmas Light Parade--Dec. 15

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