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August 11, 2014 8:35 AM

Earth Log: Remembering Donald Pitts, an endearing Yosemite judge

I visited Federal Magistrate Donald Pitts to interview him as he retired after holding court for 18 years in Yosemite Valley. His 125-pound Rottweiler named Bailiff presided over every question. Pitts died recently. He was 86.

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Mark Grossi has the pulse of the San Joaquin Valley ecosystem, writing since 1993 about subjects such as the region's notorious air quality, the restoration of the San Joaquin River and unhealthy drinking water in rural towns. Twitter: @markgrossi Mark retired from The Bee in October 2015.

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