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.

Point-In-Time Count Volunteers Still Needed

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– Volunteers are needed for the Jan. 23 countywide count of homeless individuals. This effort will help promote government and private grant funding to help people exit life on the streets and prevent homelessness. The 2020…

Walk to Raise Awareness About Human Trafficking

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– The San Bernardino County Coalition Against Sexual Exploitation (CASE) will draw attention to the crime of commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking one step at a time. The coalition will host its 2020 Human Trafficking Awareness…

UCR: Local Wage Growth Fuels Taxable Sales, Real Estate

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– The Inland Empire continues to drive economic expansion in California. Employment growth is still surpassing statewide gains, the University of California Riverside reported. Job growth lowered the Inland Empire’s unemployment rate, and perhaps more important,…

Interstate 15 Lane and Ramp Closures in Victorville

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) continues work on the Interstate 15 (I-15) interchange project in Victorville. The work will require north and south bound lane and ramp closures from Quarry Road (near Osborne Airport)…