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Old timers eat free at picnic in San Miguel

The annual Old Timers Picnic is set for Sunday at San Miguel Park.
The annual Old Timers Picnic is set for Sunday at San Miguel Park.

Meet and greet old and new friends and the Pioneer Day Royalty this Sunday at the annual Old Timers Picnic in San Miguel Park on K Street.

The Lions Club will serve chicken barbecue from noon until 3 p.m. for $12 per plate. People 80 and older are given a free meal.

Election update

The deadline to register to run for elective offices has closed, and contests with only enough candidates to fill the openings will not be on the November ballot. Anthony “Bear” Kalvans, John Green and Joseph Parent will serve on the Community District Services Board; Janice Lynch and Michael Sanders will serve on the San Miguel Joint Union School Board.

Community plan

A handful of people attended the meeting Monday night to discuss draft updates proposed for the San Miguel Community Plan.

Planners Brian Pedrotti, Rob Fitzroy and Michael Conger explained that the changes reflect comments submitted by area residents.

An attempt to streamline the permit process is being made in an effort to encourage construction of new homes and


The draft environmental impact report was released Aug. 9.

Comments may be submitted until Sept. 23 to the county department of planning and building in San Luis Obispo. For information, call 805-781-5624 or email

No pancakes

San Miguel Seniors will not have their pancake breakfast this month nor in September because of other events.

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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.