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.

Eating Away at Health

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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 that some overweight or obese young adults may have eating patterns that could lead to conditions such…

CSUSB Supports Countywide Sept. 13 Arts Conference

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By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– Arts professionals from throughout San Bernardino County and surrounding areas will convene for a full day of speakers, workshops, roundtable discussions and networking opportunities at the 2014 Arts Conference Connection. The conference will be held on…

Volunteer Training Sessions at County Museum

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By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– Annual volunteer recruitment and training is starting this month at the San Bernardino County Museum. The museum’s education division will offer weekday training on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 9 and 10, from 9:00 a.m. to…

Exercise and Breast Cancer

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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. African-American women who exercise regularly seem to have a lower risk of breast cancer. Boston University researchers found this in…

Anxious Schooldays

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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. Can school make kids worried or fearful? For some kids, at some point, yes. The start of a new school…

Sun: Natural Isn’t Always Healthy

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By Staff Reports (DGIwire) — Mother Nature can be both kind and cruel. For example, when it comes to the sun, “less is more” definitely applies. After warmer weather brings us out of winter hibernation, many people flock outside to bask in the…

A Mighty Power Unleashed to Fight ID Fraud

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By Staff Reports (DGIwire) – “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” This sage advice comes from Ferris Bueller, of the 1986 smash hit Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. He’s not wrong—life…