Among the many viewing pleasures of the fabulous holiday weekend was the extraordinary array of watersports gracing our pristine waters. Kayaking, swimming, diving, boating, and that most pandemic of water sports — stand-up paddleboarding.
There was a panoply of healthy, eco-friendly, noiseless activities that reminded us of the amazing bluebelt playground we call home. And all of it was enhanced by warm, clean, clear water and our ubiquitous, resplendent golden kelp beds. Monet couldn't have painted it better. My, my, my, what a wonderful world we live in.
Hospital must work to gain back residents' trust
Editor's Note: This is an open letter addressed to Mission Hospital and Michael Beck, vice president of operations:
A few months ago, I attended a meeting at Mission Hospital at which you presented the hospital's plan for the next few years. During your thoughtful and interesting presentation, you indicated that Mission Hospital was aware of the need for a strong local presence and good community relations.