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.

Trapped in the Car Smoke

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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 a rider in a car with a smoker gets cancer-causing chemicals by breathing second-hand smoke. At the…

Sit Down, Raise Weight

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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 weight is up among women who work sitting down. At Washington University in St. Louis, researchers saw…

Be Aware of Scams

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By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department would like to remind citizens of the increasing frequency of telephone scams occurring throughout our county and others. One of the recent scams involves a person impersonating an official…

Autism Scams

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By Staff Reports From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, I’m Ira Dreyfuss with HHS HealthBeat. Autism spectrum disorder affects 1 in 68 children in the United States. Parents naturally want their children to get the best treatment.…

Storm Alert and Update for San Bernardino County

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From Supervisor Robert Lovingood (Victor Valley)– As this current storm system passes through, I wanted to assure you that we are closely monitoring conditions across San Bernardino County. The County Office of Emergency Services (OES) and Department of Public Works…

Hurt Through 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. An 18-country study of alcohol use finds the risk for injury is higher for women who drink heavily than for…

Caltrans Prepares for Massive Winter Storm

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By Staff Reports (Victor Valley) – Caltrans is preparing for one of the strongest storms Californians have seen in years with more than 1,500 pieces of storm-related equipment and over 3,000 maintenance employees ready for this week’s major weather shift…

San Bernardino Safety Officers Play Santa

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By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– This weekend dozens of deputies will play Santa and help San Bernardino County children pile their shopping carts high with toys, clothes, music and more during the 13th Annual Shop with a Cop hosted by…