Thousands Attend Rally
May 25, 2020

Thousands Attend Rally

BARSTOW — On the day when America pays tribute to those who have fallen in service to their country, elected officials joined thousands of concerned citizens at the “Save the Barstow Veterans Home Rally.” The Memorial Day event began at Dana Park Community Center and across the street at the Barstow Fire Protection District Headquarters. …

CalVet Secretary Vito Imbasciani Initially Recommended Closure of Barstow Veterans Home
May 23, 2020

CalVet Secretary Vito Imbasciani Initially Recommended Closure of Barstow Veterans Home

A patriot recently discovered the dreaded May 14th letter sent to the veterans home residents and employees was not one of a saddened former service member disheartened by news of the location’s planned closure. But rather a statement of his own doing, setting in motion the proposed closure citing underuse among other issues. Anyone working …

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Congressman Colonel Paul Cook (R.) Letter to Governor Newsom
May 22, 2020

Congressman Colonel Paul Cook (R.) Letter to Governor Newsom

On May 21st, 2020 Congressman Cook of the 8th District of California sent a letter to Governor Gavin Newsom urging his office to abandon the idea of closing the Barstow Veterans home in favor of exploring more impactful cuts in other areas of the state. We are pleased Mr. Cook agrees with our sentiments. Though …

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Board of Supervisors Dawn Rowe and Curt Hagman Urge Opposition of Closure
May 22, 2020

Board of Supervisors Dawn Rowe and Curt Hagman Urge Opposition of Closure

“The Barstow Veterans Home ranked in the top 10 percent among the 15,000 SNFs nationally and is one of the highest ranked facilities in California, with a 5 star rating. Closing the Barstow Veterans Home could cause additional undue stress on veterans and their families as the next closest veterans home is in Lancaster, nearly …

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1 Week Update
May 22, 2020

1 Week Update

Patriots: One week ago today, almost to the hour, you heard a call to action. In just seven short days, you have responded to levels none of us could have imagined! Your letters, e-mails, phone calls, shares, and other social media actions, have spawned a WORLD WIDE movement to force @GavinNewsom to reverse course, and keep the …

Senate Budget and Fiscal Review— SUBCOMMITTEE NO. 4
May 21, 2020

Senate Budget and Fiscal Review— SUBCOMMITTEE NO. 4

May 21st 2020 8955 CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (CALVET) Issue 206: Closure of Barstow Veterans Home (Read Full Document) May Proposal. The Administration proposes the closure of the Barstow Veterans Home, with a correlating $400,000 in General Fund savings and a reduction of two positions. These cuts will be triggered off if federal funds …

ABC 7 Visits Barstow Veteran’s Home
May 19, 2020

ABC 7 Visits Barstow Veteran’s Home

BARSTOW, Calif. (KABC) — The Veterans Home of Barstow has fared well during the COVID-19 pandemic, with none of the residents nor the staff contracting the virus. But a devastating blow came last week, with a letter from the state’s Department of Veterans Affairs announcing the planned closure of the facility because of the massive …

Important Update: Former Barstow Mayor Joe Gomez
May 18, 2020

Important Update: Former Barstow Mayor Joe Gomez

I applaud all your efforts to bringing the attention with all the media coverage and events to the possibility of closure of Barstow Veterans Home. As a former Mayor of Barstow I supported the Veterans Home and will continue to now and in the future. Since day 1 of the announcement I have been in …

A message from the Admin
May 17, 2020

A message from the Admin

Everyone please understand that the US Department of Veterans Affairs have/had nothing to do with the decision to close the Barstow Home.So, FYI. Also, I just had a lengthy conversation with Barstow Mayor Julie Hackbarth-McIntyre. She has asked that we clarify for ALCON (that’s ALL CONCERNED for non-military types, lol), that Assemblyman Jay Obernolte, Congressman …

Mayor Julie’s Update
May 15, 2020

Mayor Julie’s Update

May 15, 2020Immediate ReleaseJulie Hackbarth-McIntyre, Mayor City of BarstowBarstow Veteran’s Home: Response to Governor I am greatly disappointed by the Governor’s most recent budget proposal, which includes plans to close the Barstow veteran’s home, an integral part of our community since 1996. The veteran’s home provides California veterans with invaluable services, supporting a quality of …