In a job opportunity that seems tailor-made for SF Gate’s commenter community, SF’s superior court has announced that it’s beating the bushes for 19 City residents to volunteer on the 2009-10 Civil Grand Jury. According to Presiding Judge James McBride. “Serving as a watchdog with authority to investigate San Francisco City and County agencies, departments and officials is a unique public service opportunity.” Presumably, he was not being sarcastic.

Finally, the opportunity to “interview public officials, conduct audits and inspect government facilities, and then issue public recommendations for reforms”! Put your free time where your mouth is, blogosphere, and apply today.

the author

Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at

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