Somewhere Near Barstow, Budget Cuts Kicked In

They were somewhere near Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the state courts budget crisis kicked in, literally; Barstow is among those communities losing its court as California balances its budget amid justice system cuts. The Press-Enterprise newspaper is reporting that San Bernardino County Presiding Judge Marsha Slough told the Assembly Judiciary Committee this week that “… we will have five facilities left to service 20,000 square miles and more than 2 million people.”

Closures include some significant cities: Chino, Redlands, Barstow, Needles and Big Bear. You can read more here.