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Latin jazz played in a 'Big' way
Desert Manna is hosting the first annual night of "Latin meets Jazz" featuring musical performances by Alturas, Joe Cruz, Raul Ayllon and the Barstow Fire Protection District's Nick DiNapoli at the Ramada Inn on May 7. The event will kick off a 24-hour web-a-thon being sponsored by the county called Give Big.
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Wed Apr 23, 2014
San Bernardino County Sun
71-year-old woman found dead in Red Mountain mine shaft
RED MOUNTAIN >> A 71-year-old woman was found dead in a mine shaft, and her death is being investigated as a homicide, according to a San Bernardino County sheriff's news release.
Mojave Desert: Crash kills elderly motorcyclist
A crash along a remote Mojave Desert road killed a 73-year-old motorcyclist from the Sacramento area, say Barstow-based California Highway Patrol officers.
Officials: Rimrock Road project finished
"City staff is glad it's over," consulting city engineer Brad Merrell said. "We are thankful to the city residents for being patient and cooperative.
Tue Apr 22, 2014
Costs rising for off-road poker run
BARSTOW Winning a off-road poker run, according Mel Wessel, is all in the cards.
Man accepts plea deal in brawl stabbing case
BARSTOW The Barstow man accused of stabbing a man during a large brawl in February has entered into a plea deal.
Mayor: Plant on China tour not ready for visit
BARSTOW The decision to postpone a trip to China by city officials was made after it was discovered one of the aluminum plants the group was to visit is not online yet, according to Mayor Julie Hackbarth-McIntyre.
New guy learns about Barstow
I started three weeks ago as the city editor/senior reporter at the Desert Dispatch.
Mon Apr 21, 2014
Keeping track of time
I walked into the downtown Main Street shop Thursday afternoon. Business was kind of slow, so I found Robert passing time with Leonard Schreiner.
Sun Apr 20, 2014
On the road in the Mojave Desert: The desert in bloom
California's Mojave Desert is in bloom. Despite the lack of rain most of this year, the late-season rain in February resulted in a desert full of color.
Fri Apr 18, 2014
Officials' weeklong trip to China postponed
BARSTOW A weeklong trip by city officials to China to review sites similar to the $1.5 billion aluminum plant proposed south of a defunct golf course has been postponed.
Casino's final impact statement released
BARSTOW A proposed $160 million casino and resort off Lenwood Road near Interstate 15 has been cleared of any major negative impact on the environment by the U.S. Department of Interior.
Thu Apr 17, 2014
Barstow police officers to sport body cameras in coming weeks
BARSTOW Barstow Police Department patrol officers will soon sport body-worn cameras, becoming the third agency in San Bernardino County to do so.
Boy, 14, arrested in connection with Tuesday fire
BARSTOW Barstow police arrested a 14-year-old boy whom they believe was involved in starting a vegetation fire Tuesday.
City's finances 'relatively strong'
BARSTOW Despite an aggressive street and infrastructure improvement program, City Manager Curt Mitchell says Barstow is in a "relatively strong financial position, and we plan on maintaining that status into the future."
Protesters send a message on tax day
That's why retired Barstow resident Gil Burke was sitting on the corner of Barstow Road and Virginia way in front of the Barstow Fire District fire station on Tuesday - the final day to file taxes without facing a penalty.
San Bernardino County Sun
Human remains found inside burned vehicle in High Desert
Sheriff's deputies found human remains inside a smoldering vehicle in the desert south of Barstow and are labeling the death a homicide.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
BARSTOW: Quiet base performs critical work
Lt. Col. Greg Field, 39, walks past rows of MRAPs A' mine protected ambush resistant vehicles A' that stretch hundreds of yards into the desert on Monday, March 7, 2014.
Boys & Girls of Barstow: Providing a safe place to go after school
The group's mission is "inspiring and enabling all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens."
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Meet and greet to showcase Fort Irwin project
Cyber Professional Solutions Corp. announced a meet and greet on Thursday for Barstow-area contractors to showcase the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fort Irwin explosives receiving building project.