San Miguel Resource Connection


Nov. 6... elections/ YourVOTE Counts
Peschong available, call for appt. 
          Nov.17.. S.M. Library book discussion, "The Wright Sister" 4pm
           Nov. 22...Happy Thanksgiving!
          Nov. 23.. no Bingo this month
          Nov. 28...San Miguel Advisory Council mtg. 7 pm 
Dec.15...Christmas Parade, get your entries in! 
Senior Breakfast discontinued until road repair is complete.

   San Miguel Community Park Playground Reopens: The main portion of the San Miguel Community Park Playground has been replaced with refurbished equipment along with new border materials and engineered wood fiber fall surfacing. The playground reopened this week to many happy kids who are enjoying the new features. 


At the San Miguel Library

book discussion Nov. 17 

Get Involved in Your Community! It’s bustling with opportunity!

a 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

Our SHOUT OUT this month goes to Jean Hoffmann, for organizing the Pioneer Ladies Tea last month with the help of other Native Daughters,. It is a big event that honors the Pioneer Day Queen, Belles and Attendants as well as provides a special time for pioneer ladies of the area. Once again it was a great success and enjoyed by all. Thank you Jean Hoffmann and the Native Daughters of the Golden West, San Miguel Parlor!

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

Sign up to help with school/community garden at Lillian Larsen. Contact Mrs. Wilkinson

SAN MIGUEL Christmas Parade and Faire is coming up. They need your help to make this event happen! Its not too late to get involved! Anyone can enter the parade or help make t happen. Good opportunity to know what's going on Need people with enthusiasm and ideas willing to help make it a successful community event.  Join in the planning, anyone interested is welcome, check with Mike at Mercantile downtown.

ALSO, Anyone interested in being on the Friends of the Adobes board? They are making some great changes and need more people to get involved Call 805-467-3467 or 805-680-6086 if interested and they can tell you more and answer questions. Don't know what they do, look at article below about Friends of the Adobes.
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

Christmas Parade is coming!  Dec. 15.  Get your entry ready and submit at Mercantile or CSD office.    Form below, or available at Mercantile or CSD office.

   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.     
Spending time with Barbara Robinson(Art's wife) and daughter Susan Hall regarding Caledonia Adobe history.  Art Robinson   was the  Park Ranger who lived at and maintained the Caledonia site during time of its restoration-- about 1968- 1978.  He got very interested in local history and collected  many interesting documents. What follows is just a small section of one such document.

           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 but due to the holidays, Nov. and Dec. meetings are held on different dates but still  at 7 PM.  Both the board and staff would appreciate community members attendance at their meetings  on a regular basis.  The CSD and it's board face  some serious water and sewer treatment issues that need to be addressed 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.  
There are 3 people running for 2 board positions available in the Nov. election. They are Cesar Hernandez, Hector Palafox, and Ashley Sangster.   Time to vote!

  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.  Nov.. 28
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   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, 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 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.  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
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