Long road to employment: Local jobless rate nearly 4.5 higher than national rate

On June 21, 2013, in News, by barstow

Desert Dispatch Brooke Self BARSTOW – Barstow’s unemployment rate ticked down to 12 percent, according to the latest employment data released by the California State Employment Development Department. Meanwhile, the national unemployment rate is at a four-year low of 7.6 percent, according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. The latest numbers for the [...]

Barstow officials take casino petition to D.C.

On November 28, 2012, in News, by barstow

Timeline for long-awaited project still not established Daily Press Brooke Self, Staff Writer BARSTOW – Three city government officials and members of the Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeño Indians met in Washington, D.C. earlier this month to discuss the status of the Barstow Casino. In talks that have gone on for 10 years, [...]

Tanger ranked No.12 in state

On August 9, 2012, in News, by barstow

Outlet mall brings in more money per store than most BY KRYSTAL MAESTAS SPECIAL TO THE DESERT DISPATCH BARSTOW • Crowds of tourists roam across the busy sidewalks of the Barstow Tanger Outlet Center every day — some coming from as far as China. Being the “pit stop” between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, the [...]

Northern California off-reservation casino could be model for Barstow

On July 26, 2012, in News, by barstow

The Desert Dispatch By SAM PEARSON, staff writer Hundreds of miles from Barstow, an American Indian tribe plans to break ground on a $433 million hotel-casino project that will bring a local community an estimated 900 construction jobs and 2,250 permanent jobs. The Sonoma County city of Rohnert Park’s new casino from the Federated Indians [...]

Unemployment rate rises in Barstow

On May 12, 2012, in News, by barstow

Desert Dispatch State, county added jobs in March By SAM PEARSON, Staff Writer BARSTOW – Barstow’s unemployment rate increased in the month of March, estimates released Friday by the state Employment Development Department show. Barstow’s unemployment rate was 15.7 percent, the agency said, up from 15.4 percent in February and 15.3 percent in January. California [...]

Chukchansi tribe accused of strong-arm tactics

On April 12, 2012, in News, by barstow

Madera Co. organizations say Chukchansi pushed them on Hwy. 99 casino. By Marc Benjamin – The Fresno Bee Representatives of two eastern Madera County organizations that receive funding from the tribe that runs Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino say they’ve been pressured to come out against another tribe’s casino plans. Members of the Coarsegold Rodeo [...]

Barstow 2011 in Review: Los Coyotes casino returns

On December 31, 2011, in News, by barstow

The Desert Dispatch The proposed Los Coyotes off-reservation casino for Barstow received a new breath of life when the federal Department of the Interior decided to re-evaluate the reasons they rejected the plan in 2008. In 2008, the Department of the Interior rejected the proposal because the San Diego-based tribe members lived too far away [...]