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.

Falls, Assaults, Sports and Crashes

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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. An in-depth collaborative study on how young people get head injuries shows a lot of difference. Washington University’s Kimberly Quayle,…

Registration Open for County Museum Volunteer Training

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By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– The San Bernardino County Museum has several openings for weekday volunteers in the Education Division beginning in January 2015. Those interested in volunteering can fill out an application online at the museum’s website, www.sbcounty.gov/museum, or…

Why Turtles Don’t Get Sick or Fat

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By Staff Reports (DGIwire) — Here in America, because so many people are overweight, the word “diet” has become synonymous with a specific way of eating to lose weight.  It is also seen as something temporary, which is implemented only…

Death on Duty

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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. A study finds that, during stressful situations such as suspect pursuits and altercations, police officers have about 30 to 70…

Community/ Scholarship Opportunity

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By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– The Dreamers, Visionaries & Leaders Legacy Scholarship Project anticipates the opening of its second year of scholarship opportunities with the announcement of two new scholarships, the Anna Sugi Award for Young Women and the DVL…

Efficient Seniors

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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. A study indicates seniors who run regularly are better walkers in one key way than seniors who walk. Researcher Justus…