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February 2001


Marin Civil Grand Jury Wants You

Interested applicants are invited to apply for the 2001-2002 Marin County Civil Grand Jury. The Civil Grand Jury is composed of 19 persons who agree to serve for one year, spending a minimum of 15 hours a week on jury work. The 2001-2002 Civil Grand Jury will begin its term July 1. A civil grand juror must be a US citizen, 18 years of age or older, and a Marin County resident with good character and English literate.

The Marin County Civil Grand Jury is an independent investigative body which monitors local governments and makes recommendations for their improvement.

Civil grand jurors receive $20 for each day of service, and reimbursement for auto mileage to and from the courthouse.

The deadline for submission of applications is Tuesday, May 1, 2001.

An application may be obtained by personal appearance at the office of the aide to the Civil Grand Jury, Room 112, Hall of Justice, by written request to PO Box 4988, San Rafael 94913, or by calling Irene Mariani at 499-6072.

Senior Companionship Program

Bring a little sunshine to a senior's life... and yours. You can reach out and enrich the life of an older adult in Marin County by participating in the Senior Companionship Program. Call today to find out how you can be matched with a senior who may otherwise be isolated from the community. Volunteers will be matched with a senior for one hour weekly visit filled with conversation, short walks, or other enjoyable activities. To find out how to become involved in this nonsectarian program, call Jewish Family and Children's Services at 415-419-3135. JFCS provides training and ongoing support for this program.

Winter 2001 Show With Elen Brandt

Two Bird Cafe at the Valley Inn presents "Landscapes, longscapes and other Escapes" by Elen Brandt through March 4, 2001. Elen's works are acrylic paintings of Marin and the North Coast on rag paper. Born in Western Massachusetts, Elen now lives in San Rafael. She has worked in art all of her life, inspired by her mother who was a painter and commission artist. Acrylic is a new medium, coming after studies in composition, etching, and watercolor. Her paintings are semi-realistic with a slightly surreal edge. She says, "I find Marin County and the North Coast to be the most physically compelling areas to depict and [I] never run short of material - even the same view has so many moods it would take a lifetime to do all of them justice."

The restaurant is located at 625 San Geronimo Drive, off Sir Francis Drake Blvd., in San Geronimo. Hours are Wed. through Sun., 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5:30 to 9 p.m.

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