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.

Teen Health, Adult Risk

From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, I’m Ira Dreyfuss with HHS HealthBeat. Researchers say too little physical activity and too much unhealthy eating are setting teens up for heart disease as adults. At the University of Oklahoma…

Mental Illness And Weight Loss

From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, I’m Ira Dreyfuss with HHS HealthBeat. A study indicates people with serious mental illness can lose weight – with help. Many antipsychotic medications have weight gain and an increased appetite as…

3rd Annual BOSS Cali Swag Car Show

By Staff Reports (FORT IRWIN)– BOSS (Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers) and Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) are hosting the 3rd Annual BOSS Cali Swag Car Show on Saturday, June 8, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.…