Each week we’ll run through the sublime, the trivial and profound issues, decisions and goings on that strike us as Hits or Misses. You can join in, too, by emailing your Hits & Misses to email@example.com.
MISS (from reader Shirley Moon): to Nevada County people! We blew it. By not being vigilant with masking, cleanliness, distancing, we’ve managed to jump two tiers — right into the purple zone. How can businesses survive? If you don’t want to wear a mask, stay home. Let’s try this again and be serious about everyone’s health — physical, economical and emotional. We can do better.
MISS (from reader Phil Reinheimer): Gavin Newsom’s attendance at the pricey French Laundry event for his lobbyist may cost him much more than the expensive dinner tab.
HIT (from Editorial Board member Dick Tracy): How mature it would be if Donald Trump’s entire COVID medical team were to meet and share lifesaving information with President-elect Biden’s coronavirus task force. This isn’t about politics. It’s about saving American lives.
HIT (from Editorial Board member Shanti Emerson): Part of our history has been significantly improved…The Holbrooke Hotel. Lola Montez would be proud. Every table was taken at lunch on Saturday. Great pumpkin soup and cheese cake.
MISS (from Emerson): to the sign that appeared at Saturday’s Farmers’ Market in Nevada City that said “Masks are Tyranny.” Masks are not tyranny. They are to stop the spread of the worldwide pandemic. These instructions are worldwide, not just our state or our country!
HIT (from Emerson): to cool wet weather. My garden loves it.
HIT (from Editorial Board member Susan Rogers): to the three awards for innovative county programs won by Nevada County from the California State Association of Counties: a Challenge Award for rural counties in the Disaster & Emergency Response/Management category, for