escondido rain

Water, water everywhere; it’s a good thing

John Van Doorn, former business editor of the North County Times, managing editor of the New York Post and a New York Times editor, among other avocations, had this thing about rain. “Wet stuff,” Van Doorn would say. “If anybody around here uses the cliche of ‘wet stuff,’ for any reason, under any circumstances, they’re fired.” With that in mind, Escondido, North County and the…


El Nino huffed and puffed and blew Goodwill Industries Thrift Store roof down

“Quite frankly, when I got the first phone call, it was there’s a problem with the roof. The second phone call was the roof collapsed and third phone call was thank goodness our staff got out safely.” — Beth Forsberg, Goodwill VP Retail & Operations, at the scene Thursday morning. Goodwill Industries Thrift Store workers spent Thursday mopping and moping. The group’s venerable thrift shop at…