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Grand Jury Candidacy

Recruiting is underway for openings for the upcoming 2022-23 Alameda County Civil Grand Jury, a citizen watchdog group that investigates public agencies and community entities throughout the county.

“The civilian grand jury depends on and encourages the participation of a diverse group of citizens who will bring perspectives and experiences from both their local community and their own personal backgrounds,” organizers said.

The application window, which opened last month, runs until April 15.

Alameda County Superior Court officials will review the nominations and select 30 finalists, from which the final panel of 19 jurors will be chosen by lot. To apply or learn more about service requirements, visit

Pickleball and cricket

The Town of Pleasanton is holding another community meeting this weekend regarding options for a cricket pitch and pickleball pitch at Muirwood Community Park.

The next session, which will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, February 12 at the park at 4701 Muirwood Drive, follows two similar events elsewhere in the city last weekend.

To learn more, visit the city’s website at

Get on the rails

Tickets are on sale now as Niles Canyon Railway reopens with train runs on Saturday and Sunday the second and third weekends of February, March and April, starting this weekend and departing from Sunol only.

Open and closed wagons will be used. Learn more at

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