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.

Drugs From Where

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By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, I’m Ira Dreyfuss with HHS HealthBeat. If you buy your prescription drugs from a U.S. or Canadian company, you can be confident you’re getting the real…

Flu Time

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By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, I’m Ira Dreyfuss with HHS HealthBeat. Fall brings colder weather and flu season. We can’t do anything about the weather, but we can help stop flu.…

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

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By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– The County of San Bernardino Department of Public Health announced plans to commemorate National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, October 19th-25th, with a week-long information campaign about childhood lead poisoning.  Sara Hernandez-Singh, of the Childhood Lead…

Two Paths to Teen Binge Drinking

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By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, I’m Ira Dreyfuss with HHS HealthBeat. Researchers at Yale University and Oberlin College in Ohio have identified two pathways leading teens toward heavy drinking. These pathways…