A replacement for a Nevada County judge who retired over a year ago has finally been named by Governor Newsom. 56-year-old Yvette Durant, of Truckee, is taking over for Robert Tamietti. She has been serving in Sierra County since 2016. Tamietti, who was on the bench at the Truckee court, stepped down under pressure, after being admonished by the State Commission on Judicial Performance. The commission had determined that he improperly attempted to interfere with two different investigations and showed bias against local prosecutors. He promised to never serve again, in exchange for the commission not pursuing its investigation beyond the public admonishment. Tamietti became upset, in 2019, when he felt the district attorney’s office was taking too long to consider formal charges against a man who had been arrested and released on suspicion of annoying or molesting a child, a misdemeanor. He was also disciplined, that year, for discourteous remarks about a lawyer who appeared before him in a civil case. In 2013 and 2013, the commission had also found that Tamietti improperly questioned former District Attorney Cliff Newell’s decision to drop a battery charge.