Grand jury seeks new members

Applications are available for those interested in serving on the 2010-11 Stanislaus County civil grand jury.

Civil grand jurors must meet the same qualifications as a trial juror. The term of office is one year, from July 1 to June 30. Civil grand jurors must be available at least 20 hours per month.

The primary function of the civil grand jury is to act as the public watchdog by investigating and reporting upon the affairs of local governmental agencies, including county and city government, special districts and school districts.

For more information, call 558-7766 or go to to download an application.

The deadline is May 3.