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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

2008-07-09 15:00:00

By Aaron Aupperlee, Desert Dispatch, Barstow, Calif. Jul. 9--BARSTOW -- Several Barstow firefighters sat in the City Council Chambers Monday night to watch the Council members move closer to collecting more money for the Barstow Fire Protection District.

2008-07-09 15:00:00

By Aaron Aupperlee, Desert Dispatch, Barstow, Calif. Jul. 9--BARSTOW -- A last-minute letter from an Inland Empire law firm in opposition of the proposed Wal-Mart Distribution Center caused the City Council to delay a vote approving the project until later in July.

2008-06-25 15:02:34

By Abby Sewell, Desert Dispatch, Barstow, Calif. Jun. 25--BARSTOW -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agreed Monday to consider new protections for the habitat of a rare plant that grows only in the Mojave Desert in and around Fort Irwin.


Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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