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Construction pauses on new shops in San Miguel

Because of a need for some restructuring, work has stopped on the new shops being built at 11th and Mission streets.

The owner has high hopes to start again soon.

Meanwhile, the new signs at each end of town continue to take shape. Work on the new sidewalks and intersections from 9th to 11th streets has been completed, and they look really good.

Race at Camp Roberts

The 16th annual Buzz Marathon, sponsored by Lillian Larsen School and the U.S. Warrant Officers Association, Gold Coast Chapter, Army Reserve National Guard, will be held this year Feb. 13 on the course at Camp Roberts, with which the school has partnered for several years.

This is a certified race, and participants are eligible for major events including the Boston Marathon. Buzz Marathon races include a full and half-marathon, 10K, 4K and a mile for children younger than 12.

Previous participants have come from all over the country. Getting a leg up, Eileen Rogers announced that mail-in registrations must be postmarked no later than Feb. 1 and online registration ends Feb. 7. There will be no walk this year because of security considerations. All information is available online at

Wishing you all a prosperous and happy new year!

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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.