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.

CSUSB Celebrates 19th Fall Commencement on Dec. 7

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– Cal State San Bernardino will celebrate its 19th December commencement with three graduation ceremonies at the university’s 3,200-seat Coussoulis Arena on Saturday, Dec. 7. About 1,144 students are expected to participate in the ceremonies: 1,018…

Comic Book Review: Folklords #1

By Nolan P. Smith Staff Reporter (Victor Valley)– BOOM! Studios are owning 2019. No joke, look at the titles they have released so far: Something is Killing the Children, Once & Future spring to mind as runaway hits lately. I have…

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– Illuminate your holiday season at Hesperia’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Thursday, December 5th.  The annual event, presented by the Hesperia Recreation and Park District and the City of Hesperia, is open free to the…

Have a Safe, Warm Winter

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– As the cooler weather months approach, most homes need a little extra help from additional heat sources such as a fireplace or space heater. However, taking precaution to use these heat sources safely can greatly…