Adelanto is a city about 9 miles northwest of Victorville. The population was 18,130 at the 2000 census. The population as of July 2008 was near 27,500.

The name Adelanto means progress or advance in Spanish, and was first given to the post office that was established on the site in 1917.[4]

Adelanto is located in the Mojave Desert at 34°34′34″N 117°25′58″W / 34.57611°N 117.43278°W / 34.57611; -117.43278 (34.575990, -117.432713)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 138.7 km² (53.5 mi²). 138.6 km² (53.5 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it (0.04%) is water.

Approximate elevation: 2900 ft.

Indoor Tanning Teens


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I-15 Cajon Paving Work Begins

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By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–Cajon Pass Rehabilitation project preparation work begins with night time outside shoulder strengthening. This is the beginning of a 2-year pavement reconstruction and restoration project along the 13-mile stretch of the Cajon Pass in San Bernardino…

Mavericks Open Season


By Staff Reports (Adelanto)– The new High Desert Mavericks will have its season opener Thursday, April 3 at 7:05 p.m.  Doors open for Mavericks Stadium at Heritage Field at 6:00 p.m. The High Desert Mavericks announce that the Santa Fe…