Mecham on the move; sheriff visits

First District County Supervisor Frank Mecham has changed the location of his San Miguel office from the CSD office downtown to the San Miguel Parish Center behind Mission San Miguel.

He meets with constituents in the San Miguel area on the first and third Thursdays of each month from 2 to 4 p.m. — today and on the 18th. If he has a conflicting event or meeting, his capable assistant Vicky Shelby will be there. More information is available online by going to http://www.slocounty.ca.gov or by calling 781-4491 or 800-834-4636, ext. 4491.

Sheriff in town

At the recent town hall meeting, Sheriff Ian Parkinson stressed the need for people to help his office in its efforts to curb crime in all areas. Also present were the commander of the North County station in Templeton (434-4290), Supervisor Mecham and representatives from various agencies connected with the department including the Sheriff’s Advisory Committee.

The officers rely on citizens to be their eyes and ears. You may also make reports on their website, http://www.slosheriff.org. There’s a lot of information on the website. For emergencies, call 911. Non-emergency crimes may be reported at 781-4558. They will accept an anonymous call.

Math showdown

Students from both schools in the San Miguel School District are preparing for an intense competition in mathematics to be held at Lillian Larsen School on April 19. Sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders from Lillian Larsen and Cappy Culver schools will go head-to-head (brain to brain), competing for points in comprehensive knowledge of this year’s standards.

Lynne Schmitz’s column is special to The Tribune. She is a longtime resident of San Miguel and her column appears here weekly. Reach her at Lynne-Schmitz@yahoo.com (with “San Miguel News” in the subject line) or at 467-3565.