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San Miguel to celebrate new highway monuments, sidewalks

The new San Miguel gateway monuments will be dedicated at a ribbon-cutting on Thursday.
The new San Miguel gateway monuments will be dedicated at a ribbon-cutting on Thursday.

On Thursday morning, the completion of the San Miguel gateway monuments project will be celebrated with a ribbon-cutting.

Included in the project are welcoming monuments along Highway 101 at each end of the town and two blocks of sidewalks on south Mission Street.

County-provided buses will depart for the site of the ceremony at 11:30 a.m. from the Park & Ride on K Street and 10th Street. Please do not drive your own vehicle.

Arts at the library

This Saturday at 1 p.m., the San Miguel Library is hosting Arts Live, showing a family film and providing arts and crafts activities. For information, call the librarian at 805-467-3224. Library hours are Wednesday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m; Thursday noon to 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

School fun run

Lillian Larsen School, 1601 L St., is hosting the 25th annual Larsen Fun Run — aka the third annual Rogers Family Run — on Saturday, Oct. 16.

The 3-mile course runs through San Miguel neighborhoods, around Mission San Miguel twice and back to the school. Children (toddler through fourth grade) run a 1-mile route on K Street to the park, down the hill one block and back to the school.

Registration is 8:15 to 9 a.m. at the school. Run start times are: 9 a.m. for the Children’s Mile; 9:14 a.m. for students in fourth through eighth grades, 3 miles; 9:45 a.m. for the Open Division, 3 miles. Walkers are welcome. A special award will be given to the alumnus winner from each decade from 1970 through 2010.

For information call 805-467-3216, ext. 207, or email

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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 (with “San Miguel News” in the subject line) or at 805-467-3565.