San Miguel Scene

Youth Day service planned Sunday in San Miguel

Special to The TribuneAugust 7, 2013 

Lynne Schmitz

Greater Mission Ministries Church, 1141 Mission St., will hold a Youth Day service on Sunday starting at 8:45 a.m. For information call Denise Sterrett at 610-4410.

Planing for San Miguel's future

If you are interested in the future of San Miguel, the County Planning Department is sponsoring a meeting on Monday, Aug. 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Mission Parish Community Center behind Mission San Miguel to discuss the review draft of the San Miguel Community Plan. This document will be used to guide development for the town and its surroundings through 2035. Now is the time to give your ideas and opinions to the county to be included in this long-range planning. For information, contact planner Michael Conger at 781-5136 or 1-800-834-4636, ext. 5136. The plan is available on the county website at

To be involved in the long-range community planning, you’re welcome to attend meetings of the San Miguel Forward Collaborative to work with planner Conger. Their next meeting will be at 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 19 at the CSD office. They will discuss Chapter 4 of the plan.

Artwork highlights history of San Miguel

The first two sections — more to come — of an ambitious art-history project, Honoring Pioneers of San Miguel, were put into place this week on the fence at Awalt & Son Aqua Engineering just past Mission San Miguel. The character cut-outs, which will form a visual historical timeline, are the handiwork of the Kalar family, whose roots here go back to the 1800s. Lillian Larsen students made pencil drawings, which were used for the characters. Read the story on The project is spearheaded by the San Miguel Resource Connection.

Lynne Schmitz is a longtime resident of San Miguel, and her column is published weekly. Reach her at (with “San Miguel News” in the subject line) or at 805-467-3565.

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