Category: Barstow

Barstow’s population was 21,119 at the 2000 census. Barstow is located 55 miles (89 km) north of San Bernardino.

Barstow is a major transportation center for the Inland Empire Metropolitan Area. Several major highways including Interstate 15 and Interstate 40 converge in the city. It is the site of a large rail classification yard, belonging to the BNSF Railway. The Union Pacific Railroad also runs through town on trackage rights on BNSF’s main line to Daggett 10 miles (16 km) east, where it heads to Salt Lake City, then the BNSF heads to Chicago. It is about 62 miles (100 km) to Baker, California and 111 miles (179 km) to Primm, Nevada.

Barstow is home to Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow and is the closest city to Fort Irwin Military Reservation.

Workforce Development plans Virtual Job Fair

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– Are you looking for work? High Desert America’s Job Center of California is hosting a “Getting Back to Work” hiring event from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. April 22. Industries represented will include Warehouse, Healthcare,…

Needles planning events for Route 66 Bike Week

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– Route 66 Bike Week kicks off April 21-25, titled “It’s All About the Ride – Needles To Seligman and Beyond.” In honor of the event, Needles Tourism and Visitors Center will offer complimentary tours of the historic…

County pauses use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– San Bernardino County this morning temporarily paused distribution and use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine in accordance with recommendations made by state and federal health agencies. The pause was issued in response to…