The Barstow Veterans Home still needs our help.
August 31, 2020

The Barstow Veterans Home still needs our help.

Earlier this year, Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed to close the Barstow Veterans Home and displace the 200 veterans who call it home. I’d like to give our community an update on this proposal, and the efforts to keep this vital facility open.  Though the state budget is understandably stretched thin by the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting …

Legislature’s 2020-21 Budget Cut Rejected by Budget Committee
June 4, 2020

Legislature’s 2020-21 Budget Cut Rejected by Budget Committee

I am very happy to announce that the Legislature’s 2020-21 Budget has rejected Governor Newsom’s proposal to close the Barstow Veterans Home!!! As the Vice Chair of the Assembly Budget Committee, I’d like to thank the Budget Chair and the rest of the committee for working with me to prevent the closure of this vital …

Update from Assemblyman Obernolte
May 29, 2020

Update from Assemblyman Obernolte

An email from Jay Obernolte. I’d like to give you an update on what is happening with the Governor’s budget proposal to close the Barstow Veterans Home. I am happy to report that this week the Senate Budget Subcommittee 4 on State Administration and General Government rejected the Governor’s proposal! This is great news but …

Elected Officials Fight for the Home
May 28, 2020

Elected Officials Fight for the Home

By PAUL COOK | , SHANNON GROVE, JAY OBERNOLTE and DAWN ROWE |PUBLISHED: May 27, 2020 at 5:08 p.m.  “A man who is good enough to shed his blood for his country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards,” opined President Theodore Roosevelt in 1903. It’s safe to say that Roosevelt would be appalled, as are we, by the recently announced …

A Message from Senator Shannon Grove
May 26, 2020

A Message from Senator Shannon Grove

Last week, I was pleased that members of the Senate Subcommittee 4 heard my pleas and voted to REJECT the Governor’s proposal. However, we must continue to fight to ensure this proposal is stopped in the Assembly and that no future proposal to close this facility will be brought forth. As an Army veteran and …

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 …

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 …