San Miguel Resource Connection

         Jan. 1    
         Jan. 12 ...Sr. Citizens Potluck
         Jan. 13...Bingo at Sr. Citizens
         Jan 20..Christian Unity Serv.@Mission SM
         Jan 25...SMAC mtg.
                                                                           Jan. 26... SMCSD mtg.
                                                                           Jan. 27...Bingo at Sr. Citizens
                                                                           Jan.29..Breakfast at Sr. Citizens, 8:30am
                                                                           Feb. 11...first "Pushing Limits" program 
                                                                                                at San Miguel library.

    2016 San Miguel Christmas Lights Parade


    San Miguel Park Construction has begun,
    but K St will remain open until L St. widening is completed.
     The Ground Breaking ceremony was held on Dec. 16 with ground work beginning the following week.

    County Parks' plan is  to provide a bigger, more usable, park for the citizens of San Miguel. This expanded park will provide a multi-use sports field so youth field sports (soccer, football, etc.) can be played in San Miguel.  In addition there will be a  bike trail, walking trail, parking lot and an enhanced area highlighting the historical monuments already in the park. They hope to have the expanded park completed and opened in time for summer.


    A great free event for adults at the San Miguel Public Library and it's FREE. 

    San Miguel Library will present an informal four-program book/video/discussion series called Pushing the Limits, in partnership with a science partner. Two programs will be in February (Saturdays, Feb. 11 and 25 at 4:30), and two will be in March (Saturdays, Mar. 11 and 25 at 4:30). You can sign up for one or more of the programs. It’s free and registration is required.

    Each adult program is organized around a different theme – nature, survival, connection, and knowledge. Each theme provides a context for showing how humans push their own limits every day and the ways in which science is a part of that effort.

    The program discussions will be based on a recommended reading of popular fiction or historical nonfiction and the viewing of two short (5-7 minutes) videos.

    For each program, the book connects directly to the first video, an interview with the book’s author, who reflects on the subject of the book and touches on the creative process, the subject matter of the book, and the way in which the author used science in writing his/her work.

    The second video is what one might call, “real people, real stories, real science,” and provides a look at an individual or family using scientific ideas, principles, or technologies to push limits in their own lives.

    Pushing the Limits books for the program series: 

    T.C. Boyle, When the Killing’s Done        Program date: Saturday, Feb. 11, 4:30

    Clive Cussler, Arctic Drift                            Program date: Saturday, Feb. 25, 4:30

    Erik Larson, Thunderstruck                        Program date: Saturday, Mar. 11, 4:30

    Jean Auel, The Land of Painted Caves     Program date: Saturday, Mar. 25, 4:30 

    Just a reminder, library is at top of the hill on 13th St. on the south east side of the alley.  Stop in anytime between and get acquainted with all they have to offer.  Wednesday 11am to 5pm, Thursday noon to 6pm, and Saturday 10am to 4pm       

    North County Churches Host Christian Unity Week

     Annually the local Churches  hold a week of services for Christian Unity Week.  The  schedule this year is:

    Wed, Jan 18: Bethel Lutheran Church,Templeton

    Thur  Jan 19: St. Williams Church, Atascadero

    Fri     Jan 20: Mission San Miguel

    Sat    Jan 21: St. Rose Church, Paso Robles

    Sun   Jan 22: St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Atascadero

    Mon  Jan 23: TBA with Pastor Vernon Hayes

    Tue   Jan 24: United Methodist church, Atascadero

    Wed  Jan 25: St. James Episcopal, Paso Robles

    Improvements underway at US 101/Wellsona Rd.
     Caltrans is making   improvements   on US 101 in vicinity of Wellsona Rd.
    • Caltrans will add one luminaire in the northbound direction and one in the southbound direction to bring more light to this location.
    • The truck crossing sign on northbound US 101 will be enlarged and include  a super high intensity reflective sheeting to increase visibility.  A flashing beacon will be placed on top of the sign.
    • The truck crossing sign on southbound US 101 will remain in the same location but will receive a flashing beacon at the top of the sign.  They will be located 600 feet before the intersection.  This is an increase from two to four signs approaching this intersection.
    • All of the striping (lane lines/arrows/edge stripes) will be refreshed to a new condition up to two miles in each direction of US 101
    • All of this work is expected to be complete in late 2016/early 2017.

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

    San Miguel  Advisory Council   January 25, next meeting,  

     general meeting beginning at 7pm.   You can contact Mike Sanders for more information:  805-712-9120


    Next mtg Jan. 19, 7  pm

    Thanks to the SanMiguel Firefighters for all the responses they make.  We appreciate them dropping whatever they may be doing to respond.  Please keep in mind they receive minimum wage while responding, and almost all have other full time jobs.  
    Newly elected SMCSD board member was installed at December meeting.  Welcome Joe Parent to the board.
    Current Board  
    John Green, Gib Buckman, Anthony Kalvans, Larry Reuck, and Joe Parent
    New chairman of the board is Anthony Kalvans, and Larry Rueck is Vice Chair.

    Enjoy a fun night out playing bingo!     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.  Doors open 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 interested in joining them. 

    History Project: 
    We had the pleasure of another visit from Bert King  whose story we shared some time back.  He lived in San Miguel as a child in the late 1920's to mid 30's--  Bert is 98 years young with a great memory still and so we enjoyed hearing more of his stories from the past.from 1976 news article on Stone Canyon RR    

    He remembers this old train car operated as Chili Car  lunch stand and located at W.  13th and Missionphoto from Bert King (where presently there is a vacant lot).

    With the cold weather we've had lately,  thought you might also like to see this Snowman photo given to us by Bert.  He says they built that snowman in 1931 or 32 close to the park, which, at that time, was between 13th and 14th St on the east side of Mission Street.W. 13th & Mission (presently a vacant lot). 

     I remember snow in San Miguel in the 50's, but not that much.

    If you have any memories or photos you'd like to share, please contact us at

    San Miguel Joint Unified School District 

    Board Meetings

    The board packet for the  meetings  are posted and available for review/download 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.   

    Please jo

    in the Almond Country 

    Quilters’ Guild for their Monthly Meeting.

    Please join the Almond Country Quilters’ Guild for a general meeting:

    Monday, Jan 2, 2017.  

    at Trinity Lutheran Church, 940 Creston Road, Paso Robles, 6:30 pm

      For routine meeting information the contact is

    Our new Website is  Our Facebook link is:



          • Large household items such as furniture, mattresses ($10 fee for each), and generally things that won’t fit into your regular garbage can

          • Metal items such as washers, dryers, refrigerators, freezers, scrap metal of any kind

          • SMALL batteries &electronic items such as TV’s, VCR’s computers, monitors, stereos, etc.

          • Donations are appreciated to help cover dumping fees The

          • Garbage Company donates their service as the Firefighters donate their time for the clean up days, but they have to pay a $350 dump fee plus $10 per mattress, so your generous donations are needed to insure that this event continues.

        • All donations should be addressed to :  SMFA Cleanup Committee

        • Thank you San Miguel Firefighters Association Volunteers

          and San

          Miguel Garbage Co. for all your efforts in making this event possible!