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 Few actors could name Whitefish, Mont., as their show business origin, much less while attending first grade. Constance Towers remembers the day, around 1940, when visitors arrived at her school in search of radio talent. "They wanted someone to play a little boy for Northwest Theatre, so I raised my hand," recalled Towers from her home in Los Angeles. "I had no idea what I was getting myself into and ended up working on radio for three...

Updated Jul 21, 2014 at 10:46 AM

The San Bernardino County Fire Department is finishing up a trial program to test the feasibility of pro­viding rescue, treatment and trans­portation for victims out of a single helicopter.The program differs from the...

Updated Jul 21, 2014 at 10:07 AM

BARSTOW — A Barstow Area Transit System fiscal year 2014-15 budget adjust­ment is one of the many items on the agenda for the Barstow City Council on Monday night. According to the agenda, the City Council authorized staff on...

Updated Jul 21, 2014 at 9:09 AM

Ghosts, spirits, supernatural events.I have watched a few hor­ror films now and then. But I can safely say I have no real-life ghost experiences to share. I’m not really sure what a real ghost looks like.The Desert...

Updated Jul 21, 2014 at 8:45 AM

BARSTOW — City Council­man Richard Harpole was in the Christmas spirit at the last Council meeting."There are 170 shopping days to Christmas," Har­pole said during a comment period for councilmembers on...

Updated Jul 18, 2014 at 6:31 PM

BARSTOW — Authorities are still seeking the public’s assistance in a nabbing a hit-and-run driver who struck and killed a Las Vegas man on Rimrock Road last month.California Highway Patrol believe the vehicle involved...

Updated Jul 18, 2014 at 6:21 PM

BARSTOW — Police arrested a woman after she allegedly provided a false name to officers during an alcohol sales compliance operation in Barstow on Thursday. Detectives from the Barstow Police Department Street Enforcement...

Updated Jul 18, 2014 at 6:15 PM

LAS VEGAS — A Barstow man who was wanted for attempted murder in October was arrested at his sister's Las Vegas apartment this week, authorities said.After unsuccessfully following up on leads of David Green's whereabouts,...

Updated Jul 18, 2014 at 6:05 PM

SACRAMENTO — Local unemployment rose in June while the state’s jobless rate dropped to the lowest figure in six years, officials reported Friday.Unemployment rates rose by roughly half of a percentage point in local...

Updated Jul 17, 2014 at 11:20 PM

Coming from a family with a rich wrestling tradition could easily cause lofty expectations for a high school athlete.That wasn’t a problem for Barstow’s Ryan Barela, despite the fact that his father Pete was the High...

Updated Jul 17, 2014 at 8:13 PM

BARSTOW — Barstow Community College could save an estimated $150,000 to $220,000 a year in energy costs by installing solar modules at its campus, according to consultant with the Community College League of California.Clyde...

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