Your Input for Design Plan

posted Oct 1, 2011, 1:03 PM by Laverne Buckman   [ updated Oct 10, 2011, 8:27 AM ]

San Miguel Design Plan Workshop
Photos from the design workshop

Please attend the second Community Visioning Workshop for the update of the San Miguel Community Plan on Wednesday, December 1st from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. at the Mission San Miguel Parish Center located between the Old Mission and Hwy 101. School children are invited for planned activities and refreshments will be served.

When adopted by the County, the plan will help shape new growth, enhance the quality of life, and bring new vitality to San Miguel. This is the second of three workshops planned as part of the Community Plan update process. 

Hear what your fellow residents had to say about San Miguel and its future at the first Community Workshop held on October 23rd. Make  suggestions about the ideas expressed. Give your ideas about ways that San Miguel could develop in the future.

The results of this workshop will guide preparation of the draft San Miguel Community Plan so your views are very important! Please view this as an opportunity to help shape the future of your community. Should you have questions about this meeting, please, contact Chuck Stevenson, Long Range Planning Manager, 805-781-5197, or Professor Zeljka Howard, City and Regional Planning Dept., Cal Poly at 805-756-1507.

Click on the following links for the detailed flyer in*English or *Spanish and help spread the word!

Enter Magic Light Parade & Christmas Fair!

San Miguel Magic Light Parade
Photos from 2009 light parade

Parade and Christmas Sidewalk Sale entries are wanted for the 19th Annual San Miguel Magic Light Parade on Saturday, December 18th. All parade entries must be lighted with the parade starting at 6:00 pm in downtown San Miguel. Kids are invited to meet Santa at the Christmas party held at the San Miguel Fire Station immediately following the parade.

Interested parties are invited to attend the next parade planning meeting on December 2nd at 6 pm at the San Miguel Fire station. Please plan now to make this our best parade yet!

You can register now as a parade entry or for theChristmas Sidewalk Sale. Call Fire Chief Roland Snow for more information at 805-391-0137. Turn entry forms into the San Miguel CSD office. Deadline to register is Dec. 13th.

Those lining the parade route on Mission street get to enjoy seeing the parade TWICE as the entries turn around by Mission San Miguel and come back to their starting point. Ruth Elvin wrote a poem inspired by this fact called, "Twice Down Mission Street."

The parade is sponsored by San Miguel CSD, San Miguel Volunteer Firefighters, Native Sons of the Golden West, San Miguel Lions Club, and the San Miguel Resource Connection.  More sponsors are needed and welcomed!

To Be Continued?

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The San Miguel Resource Connection is a non-profit dedicated to the welfare of the San Miguel community.  We bring art, music, and nutrition classes to local kids, promote downtown improvement, work to expand recreation, sponsor the town parades, and facilitate advocacy issues such as a safe RR crossing for school children. Join us to make a difference by supporting our website with your donation!

Pheasant Hunt Awards

Miller Memorial Hunt group
Group of pheasant hunters

For the fifth year, the San Miguel Lions Club and Paso Robles Friends of NRA teamed up to offer area youngsters a chance to hunt pheasant.  This year the hunt was renamed the Harry Miller Memorial Hunt in honor of San Miguel Lions Club member and local rancher, businessman and sportsman Harry Miller, who passed away earlier this year.  The hunt has been held on the Miller Bros. ranch in Parkfield for the past four years.  

Hunt organizer John Jamrog welcomed the sixty or so young hunters and along with NRA representive Jason Quick, emphasized that the hunt was started to teach youngsters how to hunt pheasant in a fun and safe manner.   He reminded the young hunters about the basic hunter safety rules and told them part of the fun would be learning to clean their own birds.

Pheasant hunt gun winners
Gun prize winners pictured with Noel of Farm Supply

At the conclusion of the hunt every participant went home with a raffle prize and Vanessa Soto was the girls’ winner of a new shotgun while Austin McMillin took home a new 410 for the boys.  

The San Miguel Lions Club set up camp and prepared lunch for all the participants, parents and safety instructors.  They also brought out the clay pigeon station and helped the youngsters learn how to shoot a shotgun on birds.  

Most youngsters went home with two birds and big smiles.  Next year’s hunt will be held again at Miller Brothers Ranch in Parkfield the Saturday prior to Thanksgiving.  - Story and photos by Judy Bedell

Mentoring Award

Healthy Hornets students get award

The Healthy Hornets are a group of 7th and 8th graders at Lillian Larsen School in San Miguel who act as mentors to the younger students.  It has been a while since most of us were in elementary school, but do you remember the awe you felt when you looked at “big kids” and how much you wanted to be one of them? 

The Healthy Hornets use their influence to coach younger children and teach them the importance of healthy eating and proper exercise through leading Walk to School days, through conducting tastings of fresh fruits and vegetables in the cafeteria, through teaching fun games to kids during recess and teaching proper exercise “form”, and through developing educational handouts and presentations, including presentations on intake of sugary beverages.

HEAL-SLO presented the mentoring award to the Healthy Hornets of Lillian Larsen – Ashley Coates, Mikayla Rowlett, and Jacob Salinas. Also acknowledged was the mentoring the students receive from three exceptional women - Laverne Buckman, Eileen Rogers and Christina Wilkinson.  Laverne, Eileen and Christina work magic with limited dollars and put in many hours above and beyond. - submitted by Kathleen Karle from the SLO County Public Health Dept.

Register for Reverse 911

Reverse 911 logo
The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Dept. went "live" with a new Reverse 911 program on November 1st.

The Reverse 911 system is used to call persons in certain geographic regions when an emergency, such as a wild fire, chemical spill, evacuation or major criminal incident takes place and what action may be required of them.

The system currently contains all known hard line phones in the county and the focus of announcing the new system today is to encourage people to register cell phones, voice over internet protocol (VOIP) systems or to insure their hard line phone is in the system.

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department dispatch facility has the capacity to inform the public directly by sending a phone message to each land line phone in the county to inform persons of evacuation orders, missing persons, Amber Alerts, etc.

Persons wanting to sign up are asked to go to the Sheriff's department website at Those residents who have only a cell phone or would like to be notified by cell phone may also sign up on the Sheriff’s website under Self Registration Portal. -submitted by Brandy Swain, Crime Prevention Specialist, San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Dept.