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.

Museum Open Columbus Day Monday

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–The San Bernardino County Museum will be open on the Columbus Day holiday, Monday October 8, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Regular museum admission fees apply. Museum visitors will enjoy three floors of exhibits…

What You Should Know About Lung Cancer

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–Lung cancer mostly happens to smokers, but it can happen to nonsmokers as well. However, a study finds that smokers’ lung cancer cells are worse off. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis…

Discover What’s In Your Own Backyard

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–The friends of the Victor Valley Museum are asking you to save the date of November 8 for a special reception. There will be presentations by First District Supervisor Brad Mitzelfelt, Museum Director Robert L. McKernan…

HealthBeat: Changing Dangers

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports huge jumps in use of pipe tobacco and cigars that are like cigarettes, just about offsetting a drop in cigarette smoking, from 2000 to 2011. Pipe tobacco is…

Business Profile: SoCal Solar Energy, Inc.

Location: Inland Empire Location: 6566 Caliente Road, Ste. F, Oak Hills, CA 92344 Orange County Location: 23452 Campestre, Mission Viejo, CA 92621 Website: www.socalsolarenergy.com Phone: 1-877-767-5967 Date Established: 1996 in Orange County, in the High Desert for 4 years now…