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2011-01-10 21:52:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Erin Brockovich will be joined by her Chief Environmental Investigator Bob Bowcock for a community meeting in Barstow, California on Wednesday, January 12, 2011. Brockovich and Bowcock will take questions and address community members growing concerns about a PG&E chromium 6 groundwater plume that is contaminating the community. The latest chromium 6 contamination comes nearly fifteen years after PG&E was ordered to pay a $333 million...

2010-12-01 19:36:00

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C., Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- US Logistics, a wholly owned subsidiary of private equity consolidator Ranger International Services Group, announces the promotion of Gary Pinson to Vice President -USMC Programs. Pinson serves as the company's Program Manager for Barstow, CA operations. US Logistics is a government outsourcing contractor specialized in tactical vehicle overhauls and repairs, technical staffing, base logistics, and aircraft technical services,...

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 15:00:13

By Abby Sewell, Desert Dispatch, Barstow, Calif. Jul. 12--BA R S T OW -- D e p u t i e s caught an escaped jail inmate who took refuge at Barstow High School Friday morning. Randall Zackery, 31, climbed over a 15-foot chain link fence topped with barbed wire and razor wire at the Barstow jail and led deputies on a foot chase that ended at the high school, said Detective Anthony Padfield with the Barstow sheriff's station. Zackery was scheduled to appear in court Friday m o r n i n g...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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