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.

High Desert Cash Mobs Target Local Stores

By Staff Reports (Victorville)- — As part of the spontaneous movement sweeping the nation, consumers here in the High Desert have decided to show their support for local, independent businesses by organizing “cash mob” events. A Facebook page ( has started to…

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Local Real Estate Firm Holds Event For Charity

By Staff Reports (Victorvielle)–—Lee & Associates, one of the largest commercial real estate brokerage firms in the country, is looking forward to the annual mixer they’ve dubbed “HoLEEwood.” While the first 50 guests will receive a “HoLEEwood” gift bag, the…