BARSTOW • A Barstow woman allegedly nearly hit a good Samaritan with her vehicle as she fled the scene where one of her dogs attacked a juvenile only moments before, authorities said.
Cheryl Morrow, 51, is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday after she was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon in connection with the alleged inci
BARSTOW • The National Labor Relations Board is expected to file an injunction in federal court against Barstow Community Hospital regarding its alleged bargaining tactics with the California Nurses Association, according to a CNA news release.
The injunction could come as early as this week, according to the CNA, the union which re
Friday — Sunday
Shenika Hope of Barstow was arrested on or about Friday in San Bernardino County on suspicion of assault.
Moses Mirabal of Barstow was arrested on or about Friday in Kern County on suspicion of felony theft.
Monsha Page of Barstow was arrested on or about Friday in San Berna
BARSTOW • Three men are at large following a robbery where a man was forced into an apartment at knifepoint, tied up and stripped of most his clothing, authorities said.
Demetrius “Panic” Porter, 22, Andrew Peterson, 21, and an unidentified male allegedly approached the victim Saturday afternoon at an apartment complex o
BARSTOW • Plata’s Mexican food is as connected to the history of Barstow as the BNSF Railroad and Marine Corps Logistics Base, said Armando Gonzalez.
True to its roots in Lenwood, the restaurant serves up authentic Mexican food to much of the city’s populace of BNSF, military and blue-collar employees, said Gonzalez, man
BARSTOW • Pink rifles and a kid’s miniature LEGO table at the entrance of Route 66 Guns and Ammo indicate that owners Lorren and Susan Schendel are hoping to appeal to a wider customer demographic and deter negative stereotypes of gun ownership.
The Main Street store has seen a lot of interest from women lately, with many comi
FORT IRWIN • Fort Irwin will host its 3rd Annual “Cali Swag Car Show” on June 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The event is hosted by the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers and base Morale, Welfare and Recreation.
Grammy-Award winning rapper Ludacris will perform in concert on the base the same day. Admission to th
BARSTOW • Approximately 242 students, a majority from Barstow Community College and others from Park University campuses, earned degrees and certificates during a joint graduation ceremony at the college Friday night.
“It’s been a great two-and-a-half years,” Associated Student Body President Antoinette Williams sa
BARSTOW • An 82-year-old man was killed after he was run over by a pickup truck in a traffic collision Friday night, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner.
At 8:15 p.m., the Barstow Police Department responded to a report that a man was pinned underneath a pickup truck after being run over in the 2200 block of P Str
The Daily Press and Desert Dispatch made a big change in our Customer Service Department at 7:30 a.m. Friday, flipping the switch on a new phone system that brings all of our customer service calls home to the Victor Valley.
Until Friday, customer service had been outsourced for several years, leading to challenges in subscriber satisfac
BARSTOW • A spike to water bills this summer may come sooner than expected.
The Golden State Water Company was approved to increase system rates beginning May 22 by roughly 13 percent, according to GSW Mountain and Desert Region District Manager Perry Dahlstrom.
The average customer in Barstow and Apple Valley consumes about
LUDLOW • An 81-year-old woman died after the vehicle she was traveling in ran off westbound Interstate 40 outside of Barstow and rolled, authorities said — marking the second fatality on the highway in a week.
Marlene Donahue, of Murphys, was in the front passenger seat of a 2007 Lexus RX350 when the crash occurred Thursday af
Gilbert Verastegui of Barstow was arrested on or about Thursday in San Bernardino County on suspicion of driving under the influence.
Amy Delaney of Barstow was arrested on or about Thursday in San Bernardino County on suspicion of unspecified drugs.
Paul Newell of Barstow was arrested o
BARSTOW • Continuing efforts to fill subgroups in the Desert District Advisory Council (DAC), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is soliciting nominations from the public for nine members to join its Special Recreation Permit (SRP) Subgroup.
“The subgroup identifies operational issues in the application of required SRP proced
LOMPOC • The Lady Aztecs had to settle for a wild card berth to get to the CIF-SS Division 5 playoffs. But now, after many teams with higher seeds have been eliminated, Barstow softball plays on.
On Tuesday, the Lady Aztecs made short order of their wild card opponent, beating Marshall High School of Pasadena, 10-3. That win p
VICTORVILLE • High Desert communities have banded together for the world’s largest retail trade convention, hoping to bring new business and development to the area.
Representatives of all four cities of the Victor Valley plus Barstow will come together for the first time to attend the International Council of Shopping Centers
BARSTOW • Dr. Deborah DiThomas will become Barstow Community College’s 16th president July 1, according to a BCC news release.
The BCC Board of Trustees made the announcement late Wednesday during a regular meeting at the college.
“We are very glad to have her as she’ll be working with an awesome team of pr
RIVERSIDE • Two sides in a lawsuit filed March 27 contending the Barstow Unified School District Board of Education acted outside environmental law when it voted to close Hinkley and Thomson schools will come together Tuesday in Riverside, according to a settlement meeting notice.
On Feb. 26, the board of education voted 5-0 and 4-1
Remi Chapel of Barstow was arrested on or about Wednesday in San Bernardino County on suspicion of petty theft.
Jennifer Alvarez of Barstow was arrested on or about Wednesday in San Bernardino County on suspicion of unspecified drugs.
Kimberly Buchanan of Barstow was arrested on or abou
More money for schools with an emphasis on English-learning and lower-income students highlight Gov. Jerry Brown’s revised budget, which was met with optimism by both local superintendents.
“It levels the playing field,” Silver Valley Unified School District Superintendent Marc Jackson said, calling the May revision of
FORT IRWIN • The touring Soldier Show, made up of 15 soldier-performers, will make its annual stop at Fort Irwin on May 24, according to a base news release.
This year’s theme is “Ready and Resilient” and the performance will focus on how soldiers and their families can maintain those qualities through military dep
BARSTOW • The Hershey’s Games track & field competitions were held at Barstow High School earlier this month, and some local athletes took part.
Among girls 9-10 years old, Charlotte Smalls won the 50m race with a time of 10.34, with Kayla Washington right on her heels at 10.39, and Dylan McKinnon third with a time o
BARSTOW • Scores of motorcyclists zipped through Joseph Boll Avenue at the Marine Corps Logistics Base on Wednesday en route to the Vietnam Memorial in Washington D.C.
The “Run for the Wall” riders hope to raise awareness about prisoners of war and those killed or missing in action, according to their road guard and flag
BARSTOW • A man falsely presenting himself to passersby as a Boys & Girls Club of Barstow employee was arrested Tuesday night after collecting $22 worth of donations outside Stater Bros., authorities said.
Michael Taylor, 26, was booked at the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Jail in Barstow for misdemeanor petty theft, acc
BARSTOW • A Wednesday morning blaze at J’s Auto Body Shop caused damage to interior office space and charred much of the West Main Street business’ street-facing metal exterior.
The fire at 1440 W. Main St. was reported to Barstow Fire Protection District officials at 7:37 a.m. and under control by 8:30 a.m., Assistant F