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2010-03-08 03:00:00

SAN DIEGO, March 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE: BPI), a provider of post-secondary education services focused on providing higher access to higher education, announced today that Ashford University has signed an articulation agreement with Barstow Community College (BCC). The school, located in Barstow, California, focuses on green technology and alternative energy programs. Through the agreement, participating students will be able to transfer up to 90 of...

2009-07-31 20:26:42

Wild burros are to be relocated from an Army post in California and from areas around Death Valley, federal officials said. Burros drawn by natural springs at Fort Irwin, Calif., are disturbing the habitat of the desert tortoise, a species listed as threatened, and other native animals are being threatened when they stray into live fire areas, The Barstow Desert Dispatch reported. When you only have one water source ... where else are they going to go? They're going to concentrate there and...

2009-01-17 11:26:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- General Barry McCaffrey (ret) issued the following statement today on the inappropriateness of New York Times reporter David Barstow being allowed to write the paper's story today on DOD's Inspector General Report refuting Barstow's earlier stories referencing Gen. McCaffrey: Gen. McCaffrey stated: "Disappointing and slanted coverage of this DOD IG Report by the NYT Editor who cleared Barstow to write this news piece. Barstow should not have...

2008-08-05 15:00:32

By Abby Sewell, Desert Dispatch, Barstow, Calif. Aug. 5--BARSTOW -- The 2008 Olympic Games open in Beijing Friday, representing the death of one man's dream that the international trial of athletic prowess would be held in Barstow. Of course that man, Benny Finch, was a fictional character in the independent film "Barstow 2008." The movie, made in 2000, centered around Finch's quest to bring the Olympics to Barstow, despite the doubts of his family and fellow Barstonians. The movie...

2008-08-05 15:00:32

By Abby Sewell, Desert Dispatch, Barstow, Calif. Aug. 5--BARSTOW -- Monterrey Pictures Entertainment LLC announced Monday that it will produce "Barstow," a dark comedy-drama following the lives of three desperate men living in Barstow. The film was written by Philip Railsback, writer of Universal's upcoming drama, "Flash of Genius," who died in 2005, according to a posting on Monterrey Pictures' Web site. It will be directed by his brother, Steve Railsback, and starring Scott Wilson and...

2008-08-05 15:00:32

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- As the 2008 Olympic Games open in Beijing later this week, an independent movie about one man's dream that the Olympics would be held in the desert town of Barstow, Calif., is getting big laughs around the country. "Barstow 2008" centers on Benny Finch, a Barstow male manicurist hoping to bring the Olympics to Barstow, despite the doubts of his friends, family and fellow residents. The movie was the first feature film co-written by Bob Morrow and...

2008-07-23 15:00:50

By Aaron Aupperlee, Desert Dispatch, Barstow, Calif. Jul. 23--BARSTOW -- The Barstow City Council unanimously approved a plan to bring a Wal-Mart Distribution Center to Barstow. The Council's vote, which approved the final environmental impact report and the West Barstow Specific Plan #4, came with little discussion Monday night by the individual Council members. However, more supporters of the planned distribution center went before the Council to urge its approval. Cliff Brock,...

2008-07-18 15:00:46

By Abby Sewell, Desert Dispatch, Barstow, Calif. Jul. 18--BARSTOW -- Metal thieves recently zeroed in on another source of cash, and Barstow car owners are paying the price. Barstow police said thieves have been targeting catalytic converters, a vehicle-emission-reducing device that is mandated by law. Over the last weekend, Barstow Police Department Detective Jeremy Bledsoe said police received at least 10 reports of stolen catalytic converters in Barstow. The thefts occurred at...

2008-07-17 15:00:49

By Abby Sewell, Desert Dispatch, Barstow, Calif. Jul. 17--BARSTOW -- Three men had to be rescued from their car after they attempted to drive through a flooded section of Soap Mine Road east of Old State Highway 58 Tuesday night. The car was unable to make the crossing. Instead the driver and passengers, whose names were not available at the scene, found themselves stuck in a flooded wash, with the water continuing to rise, at about 7:20 p.m. "You could tell they started to panic,"...

2008-07-12 15:00:15

By Abby Sewell, Desert Dispatch, Barstow, Calif. Jul. 12--As large swathes of Central and Northern California burn, spurring mass evacuations, Barstow area firefighters are among the hundred of crews battling the wildfires. A crew of three from the Barstow Fire Protection District headed by Capt. Nick DiNapoli has been fighting the wildfires for more than two weeks, Chief Darrell Jauss said. The firefighters were released from the Gap fire in Santa Barbara County on Thursday and returned...


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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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