By City News Service
The San Diego Superior Court is looking for 19 area residents to serve on the 2011-12 grand jury, it was announced Friday.
The panel investigates citizen complaints and serves as a watchdog over public agencies.
Prospective grand jurors must be at least 18 years old and a U.S. citizen who has lived in San Diego County for at least one year and be proficient in the English language. Candidates will go through a criminal background check.
Grand jurors will work six hours per day, four days per week, from July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2012. They will receive a small daily stipend, and the county will pay for mileage and parking.
Applications are available in the business office of all courthouses, by telephone at (619) 450-7272, or download the form at
The applications are due by Jan. 14.