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BARSTOW — Despite California’s high cost of electricity mentioned this week as a reason for the unraveling of a proposed $1.5 billion aluminum plant, a Southern California Edison spokeswoman said "substantial savings" had been offered to the project’s would-be developer, which was set to become one of the largest SCE clients in the state.Spokeswoman Nancy Jackson said SCE had been working with the city and Newport Beach-based Scuderia Development...

Updated at 5:51 PM

BARSTOW — While City Manager Curt Mitchell this week downgraded the status of the proposed Barstow Aluminum Corporation plant to "unlikely," sinking hopes that the massive project might jumpstart the local economy, city...

Updated at 5:02 PM

TEHACHAPI — Kern County Sheriff’s officials are seeking public assistance in tracking down a "person of interest" in the homicide investigation of a BNSF employee murdered in Tehachapi. Kern County...

Updated Aug 20, 2014 at 7:32 AM

T he spectacle of an American president "presiding" over a collapsing foreign policy is not a pretty one. Millions of Americans wanted very much to believe in his promise of a more peaceful world. But there was always...

Updated Aug 19, 2014 at 10:22 PM

BARSTOW — A cyberattack that targeted hospital operator Community Health Systems did not affect patients at Barstow Community Hosptial, according to spokesman John Rader."The breach was isolated to affiliated outpatient...

Updated Aug 19, 2014 at 10:19 PM

BARSTOW — City Councilman Richard Harpole is encouraging residents to participate in letter campaign against Golden State Water company’s rate increase application.The rest of the council endorsed Harpole’s call...

Updated Aug 19, 2014 at 10:11 PM

BARSTOW — Construction of two preschool classrooms has been a top priority at Barstow Christian School as Monday’s first day of school approaches.The new classrooms are expected to be completed by Monday and accommodate...

Updated Aug 19, 2014 at 10:05 PM

VICTORVILLE — Barstow police arrested a woman Sunday after she allegedly fled the scene of a traffic collision with six children inside her vehicle. Erica Latisha Williams was arrested on suspicion of hit-and-run and child...

Updated Aug 19, 2014 at 10:00 PM

VICTORVILLE — A Barstow man will face a felony charge after being arrested for allegedly shoplifting and threatening an employee at Dollar General over the weekend. Ronald Boyd pleaded not guilty to robbery in a Victorville...

Updated Aug 19, 2014 at 9:58 PM

VICTORVILLE — A Barstow woman was in court Tuesday after a month-long investigation led Barstow police to arrest her on suspicion of stealing funds from her mother’s checking account.Sarah Nicole Jaramillo pleaded not...

Updated Aug 19, 2014 at 12:07 PM

TEHACHAPI — Kern County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the murder of a Helendale man at a BNSF maintenance facility in Tehachapi over the weekend.Robert Limon, a BNSF employee, was found unconscious and with...

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