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.

Working Off Smoking

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, I’m Ira Dreyfuss with HHS HealthBeat. Being more physically active may help teens become less active smokers. Researchers saw this in astudy of 233 teenage smokers…

Rep. Paul Cook Votes Against Base Closure Amendment

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– Rep. Paul Cook (R-Yucca Valley) issued the following statement on his vote against an amendment regarding Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) during today’s National Defense Authorization Act hearing in House Armed Services Committee: “This BRAC…

Rep. Cook’s Johnson Valley Plan Passes U.S. House

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– Rep. Paul Cook’s (R-Yucca Valley) plan to create the Johnson Valley National Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Recreation Area passed the U.S. House of Representatives today as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Originally introduced…

Supervisor Ramos Names Planning Commissioner

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– Today, the Board of Supervisors approved the appointment of Paul Smith as Planning Commissioner to represent the Third District on the Commission. While Kerri Tuttle, the previous Planning Commissioner for this seat, had to resign…

Happy Dining The Healthy Way

By Ashka Patel Staff Writer (Victor Valley)–Eating out is on the rise, and that can be a challenge to good nutrition. Many see eating out as a festive opportunity, while others are forced into it because of work or travel.…

Recommended Budget Now Online For Public Review

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– The county’s 2013-14 Recommended Budget is now online and available for viewing at www.sbcounty.gov. This year’s $4.01 billion recommended budget is guided by the county’s efforts to partner with the community to achieve the Countywide Vision, which…

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…