San Miguel Resource Connection


                                 May Supervisor 
Peschong available, call for appt. 
         May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30...Thursday Quilters and Crafters at Sr. Center 9-2pm
         May 7... Chamber Mixer at Historic Rios-Caledonia Adobe 6 pm
         May 17..try your luck at Sr.Bingo at Sr. Center  6:30 pm
        May  22...San Miguel Advisory Comm.  7 pm
         May 23..CSD meeting 7pm  
         May 26.. Friends of the Adobes annual Memorial Day service at Estrella Church, 2pm
         May 31Sr. Center;  monthly potluck, 5pm followed by Bingo at  6:30 pm

 The San Miguel Chamber of Commerce is holding it's May Mixer  on May 7th at the Historic Rios-Caledonia Adobe at 700 S. Mission St. on Tuesday evening   at 6 pm.  Good opportunity to see what's going on at the Adobe.

 Sagebrush Days was a fun day with vendors and a parade.  Hope you were able to be there.    Here are a few photos in case you missed it.

Sagebrush Days 2019


Shout Out to Mike Sanders for his amazing leadership behind the scenes for the continuing success of Sagebrush Days!   Mike continually works (volunteers his time) to provide leadership for ongoing improvements in San Miguel through his work in the San Miguel Chamber of Commerce, on school board, the San Miguel Advisory Committee and the Lions Club.  Mike is a good example for all who would like to be a part of making San Miguel once again the friendly, thriving community it once was.  Stop  by the Mercantile and tell him you appreciate him!

Our Shout out! is a fairly new feature recognizing community members who are         involved. I need to hear from you about your suggestions regarding this feature. Email us if you know someone who deserves this recognition. Tell us who and why

We encourage everyone to take part in Your Community! It’s bustling with opportunity!

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 History Project and this webpage are currently the major projects of the 
San Miguel Resource Connection.       
This month we share one of Tom Taylors Flash Histories.  This one is about California's Grizzly Bear.   Tom's writings are always interesting and give you a snapshot background on history in the Central Coast.   Enjoy!  

           KNOW San Miguel's  GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

                    KNOW ITS  ORGANIZATIONS

Check out the following opportunities to get involved

San Miguel Community 
Services District


San Miguel Community Services District (SMCSD) is a public entity  committed to serving the community with water, sewer, fire, and lighting services. 
     The Board  regularly meets on the 4th Thursday of the month at 7 PM.  

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.  4th Thursday of each month 7 pm
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   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