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.

Rep. Paul Cook Votes To End Abusive Lawsuits


By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– Today, Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) voted for HR 758, the Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act. This bill would prevent the filing of hundreds of thousands of pages of frivolous legal pleadings in federal court. The…

Family Fiesta at the County Museum on Sept. 26

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By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– Music, dance, crafts, and learning will highlight Family Fiesta! at the San Bernardino County Museum on Saturday, Sept. 26. The day recognizes Hispanic Heritage Month and the museum’s current special exhibit, “Hispanic Heritage Art Exhibit…

Create Your Plate for Hispanic Heritage Month


  By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)— In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the American Diabetes Association (Association) introduces its new interactive nutrition tool in English and Spanish. The Create Your Plate tool allows users to create a balanced meal by prompting them to…