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San Miguel Advisory Council seeks new members

The San Miguel Advisory Council will hold elections at its June meeting. Nominations will be accepted at the next two meetings — April 27 and May 25.

The group meets once a month at 7 p.m. at the Community Building in the park. The council is an advisory liaison between the community and the Board of Supervisors and County Planning Department.

For more information, call Mike Sanders at 712-9120 or attend one of the meetings.

School board meets

The San Miguel School District Board will hold a special board meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday evening at Lillian Larsen School. Open session will reconvene at 6:30 p.m.

For information call 467-3216 go to

Salute to volunteers

Thank you to employees of Courtyard Cellars who spent a public-service Saturday helping clean and refresh our downtown.

Lunch fundraiser

The Pleasant Valley Community Foundation invites everyone to an “Old Fashioned Box Social” fundraiser on Saturday, April 16, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the 1908 schoolhouse at 2030 Ranchita Canyon Road, off Estrella Road.

Bring a picnic lunch for two to be sold at auction to the highest bidder beginning at 11:30 a.m. Lemonade will be provided; wine will be available at $5 a glass.

Proceeds go to the continued restoration of the schoolhouse. Music provided by John Zamora of Wine Country Troubadours. For information e-mail

Brooms for sale

The San Luis Obispo County Farm Bureau Women once again have brooms for sale. They have contracted with a local company to provide the brooms. Call 238-2868 for information.

Go to for current information on San Miguel events, businesses, organizations, churches and opportunities to volunteer. A history section features stories and pictures from early day families, the town and area.

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.